“When the invitation began,” one pastor noted, “and I began to see people raising their hands, then responding, it was an answered prayer. I think the most surprising thing was the number of students in the choir who responded!”
For most congregations and associations, a disaster response is rooted in a reactive, compassionate response to needs. Whether from personal connections, social media or other media, hearts are moved to “do something.”
Attendees can network, share best practices and learn the latest methods for positively impacting their ministry. Training sessions will help sharpen their abilities as they serve in churches, associations or other agencies.
“Your feet were created to follow the Lord. You exist for the Lord, and you always feel something is missing in your life as long as someone is missing.” said Shane Pruitt, NAMB’s national next gen director.
“This is what God has asked me to do: to shepherd those children and encourage them, and to teach them how to appreciate music and use it for the Lord,” said worship ministries consultant for the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board.
Brad Hodges, groups pastor at Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, shared insights on the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board’s “Around the Table” podcast.
Both blessing and challenge make up a church. To utilize those differences for unity, the Discipleship/Sunday School department of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board offers Synchrony training.
We can fight for our beliefs without demonizing each other. Not everyone knows this, apparently.
Calling out the called was the focus of the sixth annual Discern retreat which brought 49 ministry-minded high school and college students from across Mississippi to Garaywa Camp and Conference Center in Clinton January 5-6.
A team of 12 Mississippi Baptists embarked on a “vision journey” to Clarkston, Georgia, a multicultural suburb of Atlanta, transformed by refugees since the 1990s.