Golden Triangle Baptist Association
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Helping our churches to fulfill the Great Commission

 About Us:
 Welcome to the GTBA

Recognizing both our dependence on the Lord Jesus Christ and our interdependence in carrying out His mission on earth, we exist to assist our member churches in fulfilling the Great Commission by providing: Resources, Leadership Development, Coordination of Cooperative Missions and Encouragement! We are affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention.






 Highlights from the GTBA Fall 2018 Meeting

hosted by: Meadowview, Starkville


          In the business time we elected new officers to serve for 2018-2021 term and a new 2019 budget was approved. Also with great joy, the Watch Care committee recommended that Starkville Community Church be brought into full membership of our association. This recommendation was given unanimous support. Brother Doran Henry announced that our Association just became stronger!

Brother Russell stated Ministry can be difficult, but so thankful we don’t have to walk it along. God is Faithful. This year has been a fantastic year in associational ministry! God continues to work in our family of church families to provide strength and desire to embrace the ministry opportunities He sets before us. Consequently, we've seen growth in key areas. In other areas where we still face challenges, God is proving to be sufficient. In that, I am grateful.

That evening the message was brought by Dr. Claude King. He challenged us to 1. Go after Entire Sanctification: Be set apart for God’s purposes. 2. Go after Whole Hearted Love: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul, this is the first and greatest commandment. 3. Go after Complete Obedience: John 14 tells us, if you love me, you will keep my commandments. 4. Go after Full Surrender: Luke 9, verse 23: “ And he said to them all, “If you want to come with me, you must forget yourself, take up your cross every day, and  follow me.” Full Surrender!

Attendance: Churches Represented: 31   GTBA Pastors: 25   Guest: 6   Total Present: 150+

Clay: 6 Pastors & 7/15 Churches 

Lowndes: 9 Pastors & 13/28 Churches

Oktibbeha: 10 Pastors & 11/22+1 Watch Care



Christian Women’s Job Corps
Thursday, November 15th at 6pm
FBC, Starkville, Warehouse OC
210 S. Jackson Street, Starkville, MS
Join us in honoring our Level I and II Graduates for their completion of the
10 week computer and job skills training.
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to
him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who
earnestly seek him” Hebrews 11:6



MSU BSU Disciple Now 2019
January 18-19
This event is open to any church in Starkville, West Point, or Columbus to participate with us.
Worship Schedule: Friday 8:00 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m., Saturday 7:30 p.m. 
Speaker: Sam Collier   Worship Leader: Josh Maze   Theme/Curriculum: Inside Out
· God calls us to serve and share His love with the people around us. If we’re being honest though, this doesn’t always come easy. But as we’ll see this weekend, the way we serve and love not only has the power to change and impact others’ lives, but our lives us as well. It can change the world—and us—from the inside out.
o Session 1 - Luke 10:29-37; Go and be for everyone.
o Session 2 - Isaiah 1:16-17; What we believe on the inside determines what we do on the outside
o Session 3 - Acts 1:8; Serving big begins at home.
Small group discussion materials will be provided to each church for them to use in their small groups. A student notebook will be provided to each participant.
Cost: each church collects the $ from their participants; after the event the cost of the worship services (band, speaker, hotel rooms, travel, BSU donation, etc.) is divided among the participants. Last year the cost was $16.89 per participant that each church paid. 
· $30 prior to Dec. 1 
· $40 after Dec. 1
Each church is free to use the $ how they see fit (paying the per person cost, t-shirts, food, small group leaders); each church charging the same amount has been very helpful in that we are all on the same page & it’s not cheaper or more expensive at any church
T-Shirts: We will do 1 design for the t-shirt, and it’ll be up to each church to place their order with Jason Stoker (Deep South and Co). Typically, your t-shirt order needs to be placed 3-4 weeks prior to the event. There will be a long sleeve & short sleeve option. Shirt cost are typically about $8 for short sleeve and $10-$12 for long sleeve.
Host Homes, Meals & Small Group Leaders: Each church is responsible for providing their own host homes, meals, and small group leaders.
For Questions & More Info: Neil Tullos, Youth Minister at First Baptist Church, Starkville, 662-323-5633





Greetings from Camp Buehring, Kuwait!  Even though the temperature exceeds 110 degrees most days, we are certainly enjoying drinking the coffee that generous members of churches in the Golden Triangle Baptist Association are providing! Dragon Java has been a huge success, and I estimate that churches have provided over 3,000 cups of coffee since this past February! Your generous donations of K-Cups allow me to provide a cup of coffee to Soldiers who come to my office needing to discuss their life issues, Soldiers working the night shift and struggling to stay awake, commanders running between meetings and needing an energy boost, and a little glimmer of normalcy to many Soldiers here in a foreign land. Please consider continuing to support us through Dragon Java during the remaining months of our deployment, and know that your contributions - even through a cup of coffee - are making a difference in the Kingdom of Heaven. Our Soldiers prefer Keurig K-Cups of regular, bold, or Columbian blends (no decaffeinated or flavored coffee please).

Thanks again, and God bless!