MBCB Restart Conversation Guide for MBCB Churches – As we prayerfully considering returning to physical gatherings, churches must be particularly sensitive to both the needs of their congregants and health directives recommended by appropriate authorities.  (Note: These questions are not intended to prescribe when a church should reopen but to think through the process of reopening.)

Questions for Reopening Church Facilities – Click to Download

Events sponsored by the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board through June 30 have been postponed or cancelled. Those events are listed below. Please contact the listed department for more information.

Church Music Department
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MS Baptist All-State Youth Choir & Orchestra – June 8-15
CMM (Church Music Mississippi) – July 23-25
HeartSong Camp – June 23-27
SMACK Camp – July 7-10 (Pearl River Community College, Poplarville)
SMACK Camp – July 14-17 (Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville)

Evangelism Department
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Men’s Ministry Department
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Pastor/Leadership Development Department
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Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries Department
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Connect Camps
Kids Camps
Super Summer

Woman’s Missionary Union/Women’s Ministries Department
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Engage in Focused Prayer

By Dr. John Pace, Director
Pastor/Leadership Development Department
Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

– Encourage your church, ministers, and leaders to pray without ceasing for God’s healing, blessing, protection, provision, and comfort during these difficult days for our state, nation, and world.

– Call for and establish regular prayer meetings and groups — online and in person – throughout this time of struggle.

– Needed areas of prayer that God’s people need to lift up include:

– For God to eradicate this virus and protect and save lives.

– For healing for those who have been infected.

– For comfort and strength for families where there has been the death of a loved one related to COVID-19.

– For wisdom, strength, and blessing on our President, Governor, and other governmental leaders guiding us through these times.

-For protection, blessing, and guidance for the medical professionals caring for people with the virus.

-For knowledge, wisdom, and blessing for the medical researchers and scientists doing research to combat the virus.

– For Christians and churches to be Christ-like powerful and faithful servants to our people and communities during this time.

– For provision and blessing for those affected economically by the virus.

– For safety and blessing on missionaries around the world.

– For God to be glorified and the Gospel of Christ to be advanced in the midst of the difficult and trying challenges of these days.

Disclaimer: This communication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information for the subject matter covered. It is provided with the understanding that the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board and its employees are not engaged (employed) to render health, medical, epidemiological, or other specific services. If such advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional person should be sought.