The teams that had signed up previously for Partnership Gulf Coast have all cancelled and we understand. We also know that as restrictions are eased some groups may still want to do a mission trip. Here is what we are now offering for the Summer of COVID.
1. GCBA will provide a predisinfected area for you to stay.
2. You are responsible for your own policing of social distancing and masks within your group.
3. Groups will comply with the social distancing and protection protocols that their host church requires when they are at the mission site.
4. Groups are limited to 40 or less.
5. Only one team per week.
6. No more than 2 ADULTS at a time in the GCBA Administrative offices.
MISSIONS ON THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST
God is working on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and we want to invite you and your church to join us as we join Him in reaching the lost and unchurched in Harrison, Hancock and Stone Counties. Of the 270,00 who live here, 80% (215, 505) are unchurched.
Gulf Coast Baptist Association (Southern Baptist) provides mission trip teams with the opportunity to partner with both new church plants and struggling churches to provide Backyard Bible Clubs, Mission VBS, sports camps and other ministry choices. Partnership Gulf Coast (PGC), our summer missions program, has been host to over 125 mission groups from Oklahoma to Maryland, from Mississippi to Illinois. 2020 will be our 13th year of hosting mission trips.
PARTNERSHIP GULF COAST HOUSING INFORMATION
Gulf Coast Baptist Association (GCBA) provides housing for mission teams participating in Partnership Gulf Coast (PGC). There are two facilities on our campus in Gulfport. Both have bunkbeds, showers, washer/dryer, large meeting room and kitchen with icemaker. The cost is $12 per person per night. One facility will house approximately 30 and the other 48 with room to get a few extra cots in. You cook your own food with a Sam’s Club 8/10ths of a mile away as well as a Neighborhood Walmart. GCBA also provides the BBC material and the plans for a basketball and soccer camps . PGC can host two teams per week, each in a separate facility. Teams usually come on Sunday and leave on Saturday but we are willing to work with you on your schedule. Check out our facilities in the pictures below. WE ARE PROVIDING ONLY ONE HOUSING UNIT FOR SUMMER 2020. SEE PICTURES BELOW.
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PGC was featured in the Mississippi Baptist Convnetion Board's promotion of the Margaret lackey State Missions Offering. This is just a small bit of what your mission trip could be like.
"I would highly recommend working with Partnership Gulf Coast. I have taken my youth the past two summers on a week long Mission Trip there. The cost is minimal, the lodging is ideal, and the staff is easy to work with. What stood out to me initially is the desire that they have to truly reach out to the area through the churches in the association. Partner up with them for your next mission trip and see what God can do!"
Andy Sibley, Pastor, Hillcrest Baptist Church, AL
"Our eight year relationship with Partnership Gulf Coast has been very beneficial to our ministry at the Vidalia Estates Trailer Park. We began with simple Backyard Bible Clubs the first summer, and the foundation formed grew our ministry from a few children around a table to a fully functional faith-based community center, with a church that meets weekly! God has truly blessed us! We look forward to every summer and all that God has for us through our continued partnership with “Partnership Gulf Coast!” Reserve your spot! You will not regret the ministries and relationships that will develop as you serve God here on the Gulf Coast!"
Vidalia Community Mission, Director
Vidalia’s Bridge Baptist Church, Pastor
Pass Christian, MS