Missions Ministry

Missions Ministry

Harrisburg Baptist Church is a mission-minded body of believers committed to the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). To that end, we seek to train, equip, and send disciples into the world in order to reach the lost.

The world begins right here in Tupelo, Mississippi, and extends to the far ends of the earth. Our mission is to glorify God, our mandate is to share the Gospel, and our motivation is to see every tribe and tongue, people and nation, worship the Lord Jesus Christ for all eternity.


Short Term Missions

Accept the challenge

A short-term mission trip will challenge your faith, your personal ministry, and your view of this culture and world. Each year our missions department provides mission opportunities all over the world, with a variety of focuses.

International Missions

A week of prayer emphasis is held each December in support of international missions. During that time information is studied and an offering is given. It is called the “Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.” Lottie Moon was an early Southern Baptist missionary who served in China for nearly forty years. We have approximately 5,300 career international missionaries

North American Missions

The Annie Armstrong week of prayer and missions offering is observed each spring during the Easter season. This offering supports work here in our own nation. We have 5,100 career national missionaries.

State Missions

The Margaret Lackey week of prayer and missions offering is observed every year during September. The offering supports work within our state and outside the local church.

The Cooperative Program

simply defined is: Caring People Together Touching the World.

Harrisburg Baptist Church gives 15% of our church approved budget each year through the Cooperative Program to Southern Baptist causes. In 2005, this was $368,643.00. We also give 1% of our church budget to the Lee County Baptist Association. We participate in all three major Southern Baptist offerings also to undergird our mission causes. There are several other mission causes we support through our church budget as well.

While we believe in giving to and supporting mission causes and ministries, we also have a strong emphasis on participating in missions. We average three to five mission trips each year. Many of our youth, singles and individual members participate in local, state, national and international missions. These mission trips are paid for by individuals, church sponsored events to raise money and special gifts. Our desire is to have a balance of giving to missions and actually being involved in hands-on mission work.