We believe that missions is much more than long plane rides around the world. We are called to be on mission every single day of our lives. There are several local ministries that we partner with here in our own back yard.
Baptist Children's Village
The mission of The Baptist Children's Village as a Christ-centered ministry is to help children and their families fully understand and experience the healing ministry of Christ by meeting their daily needs and inspiring them to become Christian adults who are happy, healthy and mature. The Baptist Children's Village has been caring for Mississippi children since 1897 and has grown to a 7-campus, statewide ministry, providing the best possible residential care for about 300 children every year. Because the needs of children and their families have changed drastically since those early days, we continually evaluate this ministry to meet these ever-changing needs, always maintaining the primary focus of our founding father--to show Christ's love to children and families. The Baptist Children's Village is the official child care agency of The Mississippi Baptist Convention. Our Headquarters are located in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
For more information about the Baptist Children's Village click here.
Baptist Campus Ministries
East Central Community College Baptist Student union
Nestled in the small town of Decatur, the BSU of East Central Community College desires to equip college student to make a difference on campus and around the world.
Mississippi State University baptist student union
Located on the Campus of Mississippi State University, in the lovely town of Starkville, the Baptist Student Union just desires to know Jesus and to make His name known. This vision began in the 1920's and is still carried out today by the students of MSU.
For more information on the Baptist Student Union at Mississippi State, click here.
Child Evangelism Fellowship / Good News Clubs
What is a Good News Club?
Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which trained teachers meet with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent's permission. Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson's theme.
As with all CEF ministries, the purpose of Good News Club is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.
Can we really teach the Bible in public schools?
Yes! The Gospel has been taught freely in public schools all over the world for some time. Now children in the U.S. have that opportunity, too! In 2001 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Good News Clubs v. Milford Central School that Good News Clubs can meet in public schools in the United States after school hours on the same terms as other community groups. Children attend Good News Club only with their parents' permission.
What is taught in Good News Club?
Each week an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press is presented. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson's theme.
Each club includes a clear presentation of the Gospel and an opportunity for children to trust Jesus as Savior. Every club also includes strong discipleship training to build character and strengthen moral and spiritual growth. All children are encouraged to attend a local church.
Who teaches a Good News Club?
Christians who are concerned for boys and girls work together volunteering their time and energy to teach Good News Club. They are trained by Child Evangelism Fellowship to have a club that is exciting and informative so that children will want to keep coming. Teachers are asked to sign the CEF Statement of Faith and agree to abide by the policies of the organization. Adults working with the program are screened according to our child protection policy.
In the United States there is a movement among churches to adopt a public school Good News Club.
Back Packs of Hope
Back Packs of Hope is a ministry that started right out of First Baptist Church Louisville. Each week of the school year, bags are packed with snack foods for the weekend. These bags are then distributed to children throughout the county that are in need of these bags. These bags contain: assorted crackers, fruit snacks, pudding cups, pop tarts, potted meats, etc... These items can be donated throughout the year to assist in this ministry.
Cornerstone Clinic is a free walk-in clinic that provides free quality health care and medications for uninsured and unsubsidized Winston County residents. Cornerstone is funded by donations and staffed by volunteers.
The clinic is open twice a month on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 4:30 until around 8:30 PM and is located at 309 S Church Ave, Louisville, MS 39339. The phone number is (662) 773-5599.
Donations are tax deductible and may be made at the clinic or mailed to PO Box 561.
Starkville Pregnancy Care Center
Starkville Pregnancy Care Center supports women who are or might be unexpectedly pregnant in their journey by offering services completely free of charge. The center is committed to providing the information and care needed to assist others in making the most empowering decision possible.