• What is the Cooperative Program?

    What is the Cooperative Program?

    The Cooperative Program is Southern Baptists’ unified plan of giving through which cooperating Southern Baptist churches give a percentage of their undesignated receipts in support of their respective state convention and the Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries.

    How Does The Cooperative Program Work?

    It begins with you!
    You give yourself first to God (II Cor. 8:5). Next, out of gratitude and obedience to God for what He has done for you, you commit to give back to Him, through your church, a portion of what He provides. This is commonly called a tithe and represents ten percent of your income (Lev. 27:30Mal. 3:10).

    Your Church... decides the next step. Every year your church prayerfully decides how much of its undesignated gifts will be committed to reaching people in your state and around the world through The Cooperative Program. This amount is then forwarded to your State Baptist Convention.

    Messengers at the State Convention Annual Meetings... from your church and other churches across the state decide what percentage of Cooperative Program gifts contributed by local congregations stay in your state to support local missions and ministries. The percentage to be forwarded to the SBC for North American and international missions and ministries is also determined at this time.

    Messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting... from across the country decide how the gifts received from the states will be distributed among SBC entities. These gifts are used by SBC entities to send and support missionaries, train pastors, and other ministry leaders; provide relief for retired ministers and widows; and address social, moral, and ethical concerns relating to our faith and families.

    The bottom line – people around the world hear the gospel and receive Christ! Mayhill Baptist contributes 13% of our monthly tithes to the Cooperative Program, plus gives directly to four missionaries around the world.

  • What is there for my children?

    Our Children's Ministry is fueled by excellent Christian leadership, our children's ministry is comprehensive and totally geared toward Bible knowledge and recognizing the love of God.

    On the Lord's Day (Sunday) beginning at 10:00 am, we offer a Nursery for babies through 3 years old; and five separate Sunday School classes for children 4 - 18.  We use Lifeway material for instruction.  We also offer the Nursery for children through school age during Sunday morning worship services at 11:00 am.

    In accordance with Mayhill Baptist Church Policy, all youth sponsors and children's workers are required to submit to a criminal background check prior to participation in the youth or children's ministry.

    We offer Vacation Bible School during the summer.

    JAM (Jesus and Me) after school program on Tuesday afternoon during the school year.

    If you would like further information, you may contact Charlie Cooper 575-687-3445 or Shelley Hughes 575-551-1080.

  • What is "Text-driven" preaching?

    "Text-driven" preaching takes the substance, structure, and spirit of the Text as the sermon, not trying to fit the Text into a sermon. Thus, it is the interpretation and communication of a biblical text in a sermon that re-presents the Substance, Structure, and the Spirit of the text. Here those three facets are in greater detail:

    Substance: The substance of the Text is what the Text is talking about.

    Structure: The structure of the Text is how the author develops the passage.

    Spirit: The spirit of the Text is the author-intended "feel" of the Text.

  • How do I join the Church?

    Any person may offer himself as a candidate for membership in this church.  All such candidates shall be presented to the Church at any regular church service for membership in any of the following ways:

    A. By profession of faith and baptism according to the Scriptures.

    B. By promise of a letter of recommendation from another Baptist church of like faith and belief.

    C. By statement of a prior conversion experience and baptism in a manner consistent with that of "The Baptist Faith and Message".  This requires special evaluation with the pastor and/or deacons.


  • Where is guest parking?

    We provide guest parking directly in front of the sanctuary (the wooden doors), including Handicap parking.  We also provide guest parking at the Fellowship Hall level for special events.  

  • How do I contact the church for special needs?

    You may contact the Administrative Assistant, Valerie Stevens (575) 687-3754 or email mbc@pvtn.net for assistance with scheduling facility usage, weddings and any and all benevolence needs.