CONFERENCE OF MISSISSIPPI BAPTIST EVANGELISTS
AFFIRMATIONS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
We the members of the Conference of Mississippi Baptist Evangelists do hereby, before the Lord and each other affirm the following statements concerning our accountability as vocational evangelists.
♦We confess Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as Lord and Savior and declare our obedience to the Great Commission, our willingness to advance its purpose and our availability to fulfill its meaning.
♦We affirm our belief that the Bible is the infallible word of God and is our only source of authority. As Mississippi Baptist evangelists, we support the 1998 Baptist Faith and Message position.
♦We assert the call of the vocational evangelist is an authentic New Testament call; thereby, we approach our vocation with the same degree of preparation and integrity as is demanded of the other Christian vocational skills.
♦We are accountable to the local church where we are members by participating in its programs and supporting it with our tithes. We will strive to conduct our ministries so as to build up the local body of believers by proclaiming the great doctrines of Scriptures.
♦We acknowledge that the conviction of sin is a work of the Holy Spirit and we will extend the invitation with integrity and without coercion or manipulation.
♦Our priorities are: First, to a disciplined devotional life, insuring our personal spiritual development; Second, to our families, demonstrating our commitment as companions and parents; Third, to those with whom we minister giving evidence of the credibility of our message.
♦As servants of God, we confirm our duty to live morally clean, pure, holy lives. What we proclaim in public, we are obligated to practice in private.
♦We declare to be faithful and responsible under God in the reporting of our finances and statistics.
♦We need and desire to be filled and controlled by the Holy Spirit in order that we may be thoroughly prepared and thoroughly empowered.
♦We seek to promote evangelism with integrity through every segment of our ministries and, in so doing, we expect the same standards from those with whom we serve.