The Great Commission
The eleven disciples traveled to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had directed them. When they saw Him, they worshiped, but some doubted. Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” -HCSB
What is up with our logo?
Jesus doesn't need His church to have a logo...but throughout the centuries, the church has used symbols as a form of identity and remembrance. The cross, a fish, a heart on fire...etc. all hold special meanings to the church. Mercer Baptist Church is located in West Tennessee and strategically between three of the largest towns in our area: Jackson, Brownsville, and Bolivar. With a drive time of under twenty minutes from all three, we are a perfect Sunday drive away from any of them. As a local community church, we desire to bring God's kingdom plans and purposes to this area first. We also want to be a sending church. From the overflow of God's grace and blessings in our own backyards, we can be used to reach other areas of Tennesse, America, and the Ends of the Earth for Christ. When we placed our "M" in the middle of this triangle, it looked like a pointing arrow. Reminding us to never get complacent locally, but to be mindful to go.
Ages Birth - 2yrs
Sunday @ 9:45am.
Staffed by loving and caring servants, you can trust your children will be safe and secure while you learn, worship, and receive.
Sunday @ 9:45am.
Age grade appropriate classes help to engage and entertain your children, but most of all teach them about the Love of God through Jesus!
Children's Sunday School
Sunday @ 9:45am.
We have both Middle School and High School appropriate classes. Your teenager will get a chance to fellowship and learn relevant-pratical ways to engage the world for Christ.
Sunday @ 9:45am.
There is never a dull moment in our Adult Sunday School Groups. Laugh, cry, and learn about God's Grace through the precious blood of Jesus. We have several different groups to choose from. Come and try them out until you find the right group for you!
All children are welcome to partake in our services, but sometimes it's tough for mom and dad. Our caring team of servants will make sure your little one is well taken care through snacks, crafts, age appropriate lessons, and playtime.
Morning Service @11.
Join us for Worship and the teaching of God's Word.
Night Service @6.
Join us as we go deeper into the morning sermon lesson.
Wednesday @ 6:00pm.
Wednesday's are super fun at Mercer! Kids enjoy food, fun, and fellowship while learing an important Bible Lesson! As you bring your kids, plan on joining the Adult Discipleship Group that meets during the same time! During the summer we have "Water and the Word", basically a pool party every week plus all this fun!
Wednesday @ 6:00pm.
Our Middle School and High School kids get together to do life together. They dialog about important life questions while enjoing fellowship, prayer, and Bible study.
Youth Discipleship Training
Wednesday @ 6:00pm.
On Wednesdays we serve each other a big fat Gospel T-bone. Training and sharpening each other, we pray and go way deep into God's Word and it's mysteries. Dialog driven, everyone is encouraged to engage. Our current topic: "The Book of Revelation".
Adult Discipleship Training
Choir / Worship
Have a heart for music?
Are you at least willing to make a joyful noise unto the Lord?! We need your help and talent! There are always enough seats in the choir, or take a step of faith and sing a solo! Muscians are also needed and encouraged to join us for worship teams!
Worship / Music
Love sound or video?
We are blessed with great equipment at Mercer, but we always need people to help run it! This is a vital ministry to get the Word of God to the people of the world. Technicians to Editors are always needed and encouraged to use their talents to glorify God!
Audio / Visual
we need each other!
Titus 2:3-5 says, "the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed." What does that look like in today's society? Let's come together to help each other learn how to Love others and ourselves!
Tuesdays @ 9 am.
We meet in the church fellowship hall every Tuesday morning until Noon. We have fun quilting blankets to give away to the homeless, hospice, and hurting people around the Nation! Making over 300+ quilts annually, we can use your help! No experience needed, we'll teach you!
Hands For Hospice
Last Tuesday @6:30pm.
Every month on the last Tuesday we meet in the Fellowship Hall for food, fellowship, and our current lesson. No matter the age, if your a male come'on! Proverbs 27:17 says, "As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend." Men, we need to be sharper! Let's help each other to become vitally fashioned and effective men of faith!
Need help, prayer, or have concerns? Our Deacon Body are true servants. They want to serve you! Please feel free to call them individually or take note of the 'Deacon of the Week', who is prepared to recieve your requests.
Deacon Family Ministry
Whether your in college or a professional, single or have a family we want and need you! We understand being 18-30 is a crazy time in your life with many changes and challenges. We gather together for routine monthly, quarterly, and annual fellowships, teachings, and trainings with one another.
Young Adult & Family
Young at Heart
Have time to adventure?
We have Day Trips the last Friday of each month from March-September. For those of us who have time, we usually leave around 10am. Depending upon the destination and activities we do after lunch, we get home in the afternoon. Check the current schedule for locations and departure times.
What is a disciple?
Need some personal encouragement? Need a spiritual shot in the arm? Want to learn how to love well and become a disciple who makes disciples? After this 4 day retreat, you will walk away refreshed and ready to serve God. There are two men's and women's walks annually.
Jesus tells us to make disciples...but how do we do that? Even if you have been in Church your whole life, maybe you have never been discipled or made a disciple. It's not too late to start! This seven month discipleship curriculm helps you train a disciple immediately. They in turn, will be able to make a disciple immediately. Maturing you and them along the way! Start fulfilling your destiny of filling Heaven today!
Need a hand?
Do you have a neighbor with a need OR do you have a need yourself? Let us know and we will work with you to figure out how to provide assistance. 1 John 3:18 says, "My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth".
We have Can and Dry goods available upon request. Matthew 10:42 says, "And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward".
Evangelism / Church Planting / Church Revitalization. Want to learn how to share Jesus? Want to start a Church? Need help revitalizing your existing Church? We'll show you how to get out there and start sharing Jesus with the world! These pratical steps are based on Matthew 10, Luke 10, and Acts 10.
Mercer Pastor Program
Answer the Call.
Do you feel the call of Ministry on your heart? We'll help you step into it! We will walk with you to discover your calling and the ministry in which God is equiping you to do.
Need a speaker?
We can help!
Preachers / Teachers / Evangelists. Do you need a substitute preacher or teacher for Sunday? Do you have an event that needs a speaker?We got you covered! We have a diversified list of Speakers who can assist you. Let us know the type of event and we will make appropriate recommendations! Depending upon the distance, travel accomodations may be required.
Hope Recovery Center
We are honored to be partnering with this amazing local ministry. Do you know any Women who need a safe place to recover and find restoration? Maybe, Women of Hope can help!
Women of Hope
Partnering with this dedicated International ministry every Christmas Season!
Operation Christmas Child
Our local Baptist Association partnerships consist of Madison-Chester-Crockett counties. Assisting churches in reaching their optimum potential for accomplishing their unique purpose to bring about global impact for the Kingdom of God.