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Sentinel Training

Safeguarding Mission Volunteers in International Travel

The heart of the Mississippi Baptist Convention is missions and sharing the Good News of Jesus. In today's world, travel safety is a significant concern. The Missions' departments (Missions Mobilization, Men's and Women's Ministry and Collegiate Ministry) of MBCB want to assist volunteers in traveling safely. Because we continue to be missional and serve in the difficult areas, we must do our part in preparing our people.

Missions Mobilization encourages volunteers to take advantage of our Sentinel Training that is being offered at churches and associations throughout the state.

Click here to see the upcoming training event locations and dates and to register.

Click here for a Sentinel Training brochure. Link to PDF filepdf

Please note that volunteers and team leaders receiving Margaret Lackey State Missions offering financial assistance from MBCB in 2014 will be required to complete the training.

The cost of the training is $40 per person and includes materials. Each location has a limited number of spaces available so register early. EVEN IF YOU HAVE ATTENDED THE TRAINING PRIOR TO 2013, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AGAIN FOR INFORMATION THAT HAS BEEN UPDATED AND ADDED.

Approximately one week prior to the training, we will email you a confirmation for the training (7.5 hours total training time).

The Friday/Saturday trainings begin with a light meal at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and the training begins at 6 and will end at approximately 9:15 p.m. The Saturday session begins at 8 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 12:15 p.m.

The Saturday trainings will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude between 4 and 4:15 p.m. The host will provide a light lunch. You must attend the entire day in order to receive credit for the training.

During the training, we will introduce the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board Safety & Security policies that have been developed by a team of Mississippi leaders under the advisement of Fort Sherman Academy's expertise. We will also introduce our Crowning Shield program (a contingency support service provided by Fort Sherman) that will be available to volunteers that complete the Sentinel Training.

If you have questions, please email or call 601-292-3398.

Thank you for your faithfulness to go where God is leading.