A message from our Executive Director-Treasurer
We invite you to spend some time here at our Web Site and we trust that it will be time well spent to either encourage you or to help you find the information, people, or resources that you may need to help you in your personal walk with the Lord, or to help your church, group, or association with anything they may need.
In order to find your way, it is helpful to understand how the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board is set up to do their work. The responsibilities of the Convention Board fall into three natural divisions. One division is Business Services – the funds that are received and distributed to Kingdom causes are handled following Biblical guidelines of Christian stewardship and absolute fiscal responsibility. The second division, Church Growth, oversees those areas of church ministries that strengthen, equip, and enable the church and its functions. The third division, Mission Strategy, is entrusted with the responsibility of the work beyond just the walls and doors of the church. Our mission is to reach the world across Mississippi, the nation, and the uttermost parts of the earth.
Dr. Jim Futral
The Business Services Division is responsible for the areas of accounting, audits, communications, encampments, finance, insurance, annuity, legal issues, policy matters, and the management of all real and personal property. All work in this division is of a service nature as it undergirds the programs and ministries of the Convention.
The Mission Strategy Division of the Mississippi Baptist Convention encourages churches to participate in a worldwide strategy of missions collaboration. The work is coordinated through emphases in Missions Mobilization, Men’s Ministry, Collegiate Ministry, and Church Planting. The division nurtures relationships with sixty-eight Associational Missions Directors to facilitate and strengthen church mission response. The goal of the Mission Strategy Division is to mobilize an ever increasing number of Mississippi Baptists in missions projects which help fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.
The Church Growth Division exists to provide resources, revitalization, and leadership development to the local church and association and consists of the following departments: Sunday School & Small Groups, Evangelism, Discipleship and Family Ministry, Church Music, Pastor/Leadership Development, Woman’s Missionary Union, Stewardship & Cooperative Program Promotion, and Church-Minister Relations. Our current organizational structure allows the Church Growth Division to focus on specific needs with the church. Directors and consultants offer expertise in their respected areas and are available to serve a single church or multiple churches in our associations.