Elder Rena Baker-Golden, East Percy Street CC, Greenwood, MS
The Mississippi Christian Missionary Convention (MCMC) was organized in 1887 under the umbrella of the National Christian Missionary Convention (NCMC), now the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), designed for the organization and gathering of African American Disciples of Christ Congregations in Mississippi. They exist to nurture, provide opportunities for fellowship, and context to understand the life and call for African American Congregations in urban and rural Mississippi. The MCMC Convention meets annually during the summer months for worship, fellowship, training, and instruction.
The 134th Annual MCMC will be held July 20-22, 2023. The theme is “It Makes a Difference When Jesus is in the House,” Isaiah 9:6 and Mark 2: 1,17, What A Fellowship. New Generation Fellowship and FCC Mosspoint are co-hosting the event. Rev. Monique Crain Spells, Executive for the Office of Christian Education/Faith Formation, will do the joint session on Thursday, and Rev. Dr. R. Wayne Calhoun Sr., Executive for the Office of Evangelism & Congregational Transformation Disciples Home Missions, will facilitate the Men’s Session. The Pre-Event will occur on July 19th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The facilitator will be Rev. Dr. Delesslyn Kennebrew, Administrative Secretary of the National Convocation & Associate General Minister. The Bailey Institute of Learning is sponsoring the Pre-Event.
Contact Rev. Rena Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There will never be a time when churches will not have to consider what’s next, who is next, who it will be next, where is our next, and how do we get to the next. The challenge is that most churches have not been able to explore their next beyond reviewing and repeating what worked in the past, or copying the perceived success of another ministry. This workshop will present one strategy to help ministry leaders to discern, discover, decide, and develop what’s next.