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During the 2012-2013 school year, Mississippi Baptist Student Union raised and spent $972,225 to involve 1,225 students in significant missions experiences.
These activities may have included anything from a weekly community mission outreach event, to a mission project
in New England or California, to a very large mission trip to the other side of the world costing tens of
thousands of dollars.
Today, Mississippi Baptist Student Union students are on the cutting edge of volunteer missions service in
Southern Baptist life. In the area of summer missions as 161 students served, our BSU programs continue to be
in the top tier of the Southern Baptist Convention in the total numbers of students mobilized. This kind of
mission vision is accomplished by an intentional strategy implemented on each campus to “reach, disciple,
and mobilize” college students. If we have not helped every student understand that they are to live a life
of service and witness, we have not completed our job.
Today, BSU is preparing students in the areas of leadership and missions service as the next generation of
leaders in our churches and denomination. Strong support from area churches and associations, and vital
Cooperative Program gifts make these many achievements possible.
Currently, there are more than 30 local Baptist Student Union programs of ministry, and 22 Baptist student centers in
the state; Mississippi Baptist Convention Board holds title to 16 of those centers, while 6 are owned by the local associations,
churches, and Baptist Colleges.
Student missions is a significant aspect of Mississippi BSU ministries. Students are encouraged to grow
and to serve. Last year, students were involved in local community missions, short-term mission trips, summer
and semester missions and our Christmas in China project. Reports from all mission efforts during the year
showed the following results: