Dear United Methodist friends in Christ,
Grace and peace to you in these beautiful summer days.
I encourage you to lead your church in generous support of Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries in August 27 as we interpret this remarkable ministry birthed here in North Carolina. Across the years, DBOM has flourished and grown, connecting those who are incarcerated with those who are beyond in ways that are mutually enriching. In countless hearts, faith has been born, nurtured, and shared. I hope every pastor will share this ministry and invite worshippers to offer their time, talents, gifts and service.
Jesus reminds us to be in ministry to all people and specifically calls us to engage with those in prison. DBOM grew from a call in 1995 to take Disciple Bible Study to people in prison. Today, thousands of inmates have engaged in Disciple Bible Study in North Carolina prisons with hundreds of local church volunteers. In addition, hundreds of juvenile offenders have participated in the RINGS OF FELLOWSHIP program.
Many of you are leaders in DBOM’s outreach ministries in the prisons and youth development centers. Thank you for your service!
From the small seed first planted in our state, this ministry has grown into a national movement with affiliates in eight states! With support from the General Commission on United Methodist Men, expansion continues.
The August offering is the largest single source of yearly support for DBOM in North Carolina. Since DBOM’s office address recently changed, envelopes have once again been provided for each charge based on your average worship attendance and will be available at your district set up meeting or designated location determined by your District Superintendent. Thank you for placing the envelopes in the bulletin on August 27 or a date of your choosing. Together we will work to make disciples for Jesus Christ.
With Appreciation for Your Ministry,