Gulf Coast Baptist Association is ready to receive reservations for mission trips for the summer of 2022 in our Partnership Gulf Coast program! We will continue to practice precautions in the face of COVID 19. As of today, these are our guidelines.
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. 2022 will be our 14th 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 Thursday (during COVID) but we are willing to work with you on your schedule. Check out our facilities in the pictures below.
Check top menu for date availability for your missionary journey.
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
WHAT A GCBA CHURCH THINKS ABOUT PGC
Grateful, thankful, humbled, and making plans to do more Backyard Bible Clubs next summer. Who knew an old outreach tool like BBC would come back around and find a niche here in my own neighborhood? My church, Robinwood Baptist Church, had never participated in a BBC but we sure are glad we did. In four days, we registered 13 kids from my neighborhood, had 8 different parents to bring lawn chairs and sit outside while getting to know each other, 3 siblings who didn’t own a Bible each received an age-appropriate Bible, and the volunteers from my church are still talking about how much they enjoyed the Backyard Bible Club.
Brad Smith, Pastor
Robinwood Baptist Church, Saucier
FBC Myrick, Laurel MS