Golden Triangle Baptist Association
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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.

 

 

 

 Our association is so excited and blessed to have Brother Russell Mord beginning his ministry with us. Let me share a portion of his testimony as told to the Administrative Team in late March. He was born in Macon, Mississippi and has a degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations from Mississippi State University. After graduation he married Summer Conner Mord, and they have two children, Meagan Grace, 16, and Zachary, 13. He went on to earn his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from NOBTS, specializing in Cross-Cultural Missions and Denominational Leadership. His home church is Sturgis Baptist, where he has served as pastor for almost 16 years. While serving as a pastor, he has been involved associationally all through the years, serving on several of our committees and is currently on the Administrative Team. Thankfully he knows our association and what is involved in carrying on the business of helping churches Tell the Good News of Jesus, encouraging pastors, and providing resources and leadership development.   

In presenting the message for our GTBA Spring Meeting this past Tuesday evening, Brother Russell used the passage in Isaiah 58:3-12, perhaps you would want to read it, and brush up on the prescription for Revival: Prayer, Missions, Unity. Prayer and Revival go hand in hand, if you don’t care enough to ask God to revive us---then you don’t want it! Great moves of God in history came because of Prayer. With prayer we need to put feet to our actions….we need to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, clothe the naked. If you want Revival, go to work, share the Gospel. Then we need Unity. So much the better if we do all this Together. Read Psalm 133: “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!” In closing we were reminded that we want to be about Serving and Following Christ TOGETHER. For Russell and his family this has been a time of grief (leaving Sturgis Baptist), excitement (starting this new ministry journey), and sheer terror (vast, new, projects to begin, continue, and finish). Let’s begin right now, lifting up Brother Russell and his family and our association in prayer. “And so I am sure that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it on until it is finished on the Day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

      

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  Calvary Baptist Church in West Point is seeking a part-time Minister of Music.to lead its Music program.

Seriously interested candidates should submit resumes to: Calvary Baptist Church

C/o Kerrie Blissard, Music Search Committee Chairperson

282 McCord Street West Point, MS 39773

 Or

 Email resume to Kerrie Gentry-Blissard at: kgentry@wpnet.org

Any questions, please feel free to email Kerrie Blissard or contact her at 662-524-0350.

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 ***First Baptist Church in Columbus is seeking a part time director of media. For a job description, please email the church at rpounders@columbusfbc.org. We will be accepting resumes through April 30.

 

 ***New Salem Baptist Church, Caledonia, is seeking an experienced custodian.  This position will be part time ranging 20-25 hours per week.  Starting salary will be $14,300.  For further information regarding this position, please contact the church office at 662.356.4940       

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Professional Training Course & Skillshops

For Ministry Assistants

August 8-10, 2017

Garaywa Camp & Conference Center

Clinton, MS

Reservations must be received no later than

Friday, July 28, 2017

For more info, contact Vesta Clary at 1-800-748-1651, ext. 305 or e-mail: vclary@mbcb.org

 

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The New Orleans Baptist Seminary extension class for 2017-2018 will begin August 21, 2017, at 7:00 PM in the Applegate Building at the First Baptist Church, Starkville. The first eight-week course will be Baptist Beliefs. Dr. Bill Duncan and Dr. Lee Brand will be the instructors.

 

The one-time enrollment fee in the seminary program is $25, the fee for a course toward graduation is $100, or to audit a course for knowledge and experience is $50. We offer four courses each year and each course runs eight (8) weeks. Last year, we had a record number of students who came from the Golden Triangle area, Tupelo, and Aliceville, AL.

 

Churches in the area are urged to encourage their pastor, church staff or prospective church leaders to attend this training for inspiration and skill development. The purpose of the program is to give interested persons tools to use in working in their churches. The atmosphere is helpful for people who are seeking God's will for their lives. The students are mostly bi-vocational men and women who want to be more effective where they are now serving. Church leaders are urged to seek out prospective students and help them learn about the program. Pastors currently enrolled may want to invite interested students to attend a class with them to get the feel of the atmosphere of the program. One of our local pastors was instrumental in involving six people from his church to assist him in developing a stronger ministry in the church.

 

Again this year, we are planning to have a Fall Preaching Conference for the area. It will be for all pastors and church leaders at no expense. In-service training to sharpen our tools and develop our skills is so important. Details for the conference will be announced after the fall term begins.

For further information, call Dr. Bill Duncan at 662-323-6448 or email him at billkduncan@bellsouth.net.

 

 

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Please mail or email your Church Directory to us, this will help Brother Russell as he begins making new friends and placing them with their church family. Your Directory is also a valuable resource for the office.

 

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Christian Women's Job Corps

Fall Semester Calendar – Day classes

Orientation - Thursday, Aug. 31, 9 am to noon

Classes - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:45am to 3 pm, Tuesday, Sept 5, through Thursday, November 9

Graduation - Tuesday, November 14

  

Christian Women's Job Corps is preparing for the Fall semester that will begin in September. We need women who would like to assist site leaders during the night classes   (5-9 pm) or be a Christian Friend for a participants in the class. We offer training and support. This is a great opportunity to answer the Great Commission and encourage others  in Christ. Please call Rita Usher 662-312-5634 to volunteer or for more information.  

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Growing Churches 2017 

"...for the training of the saints in the work of the ministry,

Friday, August 11th - Saturday, August 12th

 

          Harrisburg Baptist Church | 4675 Cliff Gookin Blvd | Tupelo, MS | 38801

 

 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charles S. “Chuck” Kelly 

 

President of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

 

After much thought and discussion, the GTBA Administrative Team has determined that this year, 2017, we will support and encourage our folks to attend the Growing Churches Conference, which is an every other year event. We supported this event in 2015 financially, but also had our own GTBA Sunday School event. This is the year to do something different……The Growing Churches conference will take the place of our annual GTBA Sunday School conference. Mark your calendar and plan NOW to join us at the Growing Churches Conference!

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Crossroads International Friendship House Garage Give-Away

The Annual Garage Give-Away for International Students will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017. For this ministry we need donations of dishes, cookware, flatware, towels, washcloths, furniture, sheets, blankets, pillows, small appliances, electronics, bicycles, children’s toys, and books. We welcome any GENTLY used items in good condition. Please, NO CLOTHES OR SHOES NEEDED! These items will be a tremendous help to International Students and their families when setting up their homes with very limited resources. Donations can be dropped off at the Crossroads International Friendship House, 211 College View Street, Starkville, beginning Tuesday, September 5, 9am-2pm, through Friday, September 8, 9am-2pm  (You may call and make an appointment for another delivery time if needed.) You may also bring your items to the GTBA office starting now through September 6th, 9:00am-4:00pm. To set up a donation drop-off appointment, or additional information contact Tracey Nash at traceynash102399@hotmail.com, or Call (662)323-8555, or (662)418-8947

 

 

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