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Ministry Assistants (Secretaries) Training
One group of church, association and agency employees that our department is here to assist is the ministry assistants (secretaries).
We sponsor two conferences annually for ministry assistants. We, in conjunction with the Mississippi Baptist Ministry Assistants Association, conduct a Ministry Assistants Conference in the spring at Garaywa Camp and Conference Center in Clinton. This conference is for all ministry
assistants in the state to gather for a time of learning, fellowship and growth. The MBMAA annual business meeting is held the afternoon
of the first day of the conference followed by a banquet that night. Our department enlists the help of a ministry assistant from within
the state convention to coordinate this event.
Later in the year, we also conduct, in conjunction with LifeWay Christian Resources, a Professional Certification for Ministry Assistants and Ministry Office Skillshops Conference. LifeWay provides certified leaders to conduct two courses of study for this event. The
purpose is to create awareness of the scope of responsibility and the need to apply professional standards in the church and ministry
assistant (denominational secretary). To offer in-depth experiential treatment of specific areas of office administration and ministry.
* This Skillshop requires 20 class hours and earns 2 CEUs.
To identify and properly relate the various roles of Baptist ministry assistants (secretaries):
If we can assist your association or church, or if you have a question, please contact our department at 1-800-748-1651 or
601-968-3800 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.