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Birthday Scheme Co-ordinators

The BMS World Mission Birthday Scheme is an excellent way for your church family to take part in the life-changing work of BMS World Mission. And they get to do it by simply celebrating their birthday! Each year, the Birthday Scheme raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for BMS ministries, transforming lives across the world – and we’d love for you to be part of it.

How does the Birthday Scheme work?

It’s really very simple…

Anyone of any age can join your church’s Birthday Scheme. On a day when we have so much to celebrate, Birthday Scheme members choose to make a donation to help others in need. Their Birthday Scheme Co-ordinator helps them do this by sending them a birthday card along with a birthday message from BMS. Inside the card is a bulletin sharing some of the projects their money could go towards, and a gift envelope to make their donation.

They then send the gift envelope back to the Co-ordinator, who will send in the gifts to BMS.

BMS provides all the Birthday Scheme materials needed to run a Birthday Scheme including: birthday cards, news bulletins, gift envelopes, posters, Join Now leaflets, a register to note members’ details, videos and PowerPoint to encourage members of your church to join.

What your gift can achieve

Heart for the gospel

Your birthday can share the gospel with people who have never heard the good news of Jesus, so that they may find faith in Christ and the fullness of life that only he can bring.

What your gift can achieve

Hope for the world

Your birthday can help medics in Chad keep vulnerable mothers and babies safe in childbirth.

What your gift can achieve

Hope for the journey

Your birthday could provide vital washing facilities and hygiene items for families who have been forced to flee their homes.

How can I set up a Birthday Scheme in my church?

Speak to your church leadership team about starting up a Birthday Scheme in your church and order a Birthday Scheme Information Pack. The Information Pack includes a form to register your church in the Birthday Scheme and, once we receive this, we’ll send a Welcome Pack to the new Birthday Scheme Co-ordinator with all the resources they’ll need.

Information Pack - Birthday Scheme resource

Date Added

July 26th, 2023
The Birthday Scheme is a great way to get your church friends involved in supporting BMS World Mission’s health and medical ministries around the world. This information pack will explain how the Birthday Scheme works, what it achieves, and how you can best serve you Birthday Scheme members.
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Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by email at or phone Pam on 01235 517617.

In starting up a Birthday Scheme, you’re enabling transformational mission around the world, sharing the good news of Jesus and life in all its fullness with some of the world’s most marginalised people. Thank you for joining the BMS Birthday Scheme team!