“Our purpose at the MBCB is to equip churches to make disciples from Mississippi to Manchuria.”
A Message from the Executive Director-Treasurer
If the southeastern United States is the Bible belt, then Mississippi is the buckle both geographically and spiritually. Mississippi is recognized as one of the most religious states in the country, which is a great metric to lead! At the same time, many of those who attend services give little evidence of genuine conversion. Even more, countless individuals across Mississippi have no connection to a church and no relationship with Christ.
The Mississippi Baptist Convention Board (MBCB) is a network of some 2100 churches who cooperate both spiritually and materially to help those without God experience a connection with Him. Our purpose at the MBCB is to equip churches to make disciples from Mississippi to Manchuria.
Consequently, we provide a plethora of equipping opportunities to retool leaders for the work of making disciples. Our goal is to stoke the fire of faith lit by God in the hearts of faithful leaders, so they can do the same in their respective church settings.
In the end, we want every person in Mississippi to hear the best news of all time, that Christ was resurrected from the dead and we can know God by grace through faith in Christ. Our mission field starts in the communities, towns, and cities across the state, but it extends to all the world.
We here in Mississippi have been blessed by God with a rich spiritual heritage, and we want to share those blessings with everybody!
If you’re part of this network of Mississippi Baptist churches, know of my prayers. If you’re not, take this as an invitation to get on board with this great mission cause of making disciples!
— Dr. Shawn Parker, Executive Director-Treasurer, Mississippi Baptist Convention Board
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.