Golden Triangle Baptist Association
Thursday, May 25, 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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Christian Women's Job Corps graduation will be held on

Thursday, May 2nd @ 6pm at the FBC Starkville Outreach Center.

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Golden Triangle Baptist Association Spring Meeting Highlights

        Our Spring Celebration was inspirational to all who  attended and we couldn’t have done it without Adaton Baptist Church of Starkville. Thanks so much to Dr. Hal Selby, Pastor, and Mr. Brian Brasher, Worship Leader, and those members who so graciously hosted the meeting and the welcome reception for The Mords. Also a  special thanks to the new GTBA AMD, Rev. Russell Mord,  for his message.  Rev. Chip Stevens, pastor of FBC, Starkville and GTBA Moderator, welcomed the Messengers and guests, with a special welcome to Mrs. Summer Mord, Meagan, and Zach, and Russell’s Mom, Mrs. Julia Daniel. Though it was a sixteen month search for the Golden Triangle AMD, it was a search that included many resumes` and much prayer and much discussion of how to  best serve our churches and find who was God’s man for us. Each time God brought them back to Brother Russell and his heart for pastors and the churches of our association. Confirmation came from many fronts, the Team as they worked together; MBCB leadership who knew Russell and had worked with him expressed their excitement over his faithful leadership and his ability to be teachable and willing to listen to others’ hearts. The Spring Meeting also included an update on World Changers from Rev. Marcus Cochran, Director of GTBA WC. We presently have 145 students who will be here June 19-24. They will arrive on Monday to be hosted by Woodland Baptist Church, Columbus, and will be involved with projects Tuesday through Friday, and head home on Saturday. We are looking forward to their coming and ask your prayers for the students and the home owners that have graciously opened their homes for ministry. It was an evening of celebration and of  lifting our hearts in thankfulness for the many blessings we have received.

29—Churches represented, 26— Pastors, 65—Messengers

Clay had 8 Churches + 7 Pastors * Lowndes had 11 Churches + 9 Pastors * Oktibbeha had 10 Churches + 10 Pastors

A Total of 101+

  

 

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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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