Missouri Baptist Convention

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The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) is the State Convention of Southern Baptists in the state of Missouri. Headquartered in Jefferson City, it works in conjunction with nearly 1,900 churches which are divided into eight regions and 63 Baptist associations[1]

Leadership[edit]

Convention Officers[edit]

Missouri Baptist churches send messengers to an Annual Meeting to nominate and elect Convention Officers. The 2015-2016 Convention Officers are:[2]

  • President: Dr. Neil Franks
  • First Vice President: Ken Parker
  • Second Vice President: Josh Hall
  • Recording Secretary: Jeremy Muniz

Executive Board[edit]

The Executive Board is composed of the Convention Officers and Missouri Baptists elected from the 8 regions of Missouri. The number of Executive Board Members is determined by Missouri Baptist church members within a given region,[3] which currently results in 43 Executive Board Members.[4]

Executive Director[edit]

One of the primary duties of the Executive Board is to elect the Executive Director.[5] On October 13, 2011, the Executive Board elected Dr. John Yeats as the 20th Executive Director of the Missouri Baptist Convention. In addition to serving as the Executive Director, Dr. Yeats has held the position of Recording Secretary for the Southern Baptist Convention since 1997.[6]

Missouri Baptist Ministries[edit]

The Missouri Baptist Convention is involved in more than 20 ministries including:

  • Apologetics
  • Discipleship
  • Evangelism
  • Church Multiplication
  • Disaster Relief
  • Church Revitalization
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Leadership Development
  • Church Planting

Funding[edit]

Funding is derived primarily through the Cooperative Program. Missouri Baptist churches give a percentage of their budget to the Missouri Baptist Convention, and about 60% of these funds are used for ministries within Missouri, while 40% is passed on to the Southern Baptist Convention for ministries conducted by the North American Mission Board, the International Mission Board, and others.[7]

Affiliated Organizations[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mobaptist.org/aboutus Retrieved on September 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "Executive Board". Missouri Baptist Convention. Retrieved 2015-11-11. 
  3. ^ http://media.mobaptist.org/public/executive-office/2015-10-executive-board-bylaws.pdf retrieved April 25, 2016
  4. ^ "Executive Board". Missouri Baptist Convention. Retrieved April 25, 2016
  5. ^ http://media.mobaptist.org/public/executive-office/2015-10-executive-board-bylaws.pdf retrieved April 25, 2016
  6. ^ http://www.mbcpathway.com/2011/10/yeats-elected-mbc-executive-director/ Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  7. ^ http://media.mobaptist.org/public/coop-program/cp-budget-2016.pdfRetrieved April 25, 2016