Golden Triangle Baptist Association
Sunday, July 22, 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.




Pastors' Roundtable


Church Polity Advice From Dr. C. Barry McCarty




Woodland Baptist Church, Columbus will be hosting Dr. Barry McCarty to come and advise their leadership in how to update bylaws, constitution and other church governance polity. Woodland, would like to offer Dr. McCarty’s expertise to all our association members. Thursday, July 26th, starting at 9am. This will be a full day including a luncheon. He will be available to talk to you individually about any question you may have regarding church polity. He is also a preaching professor and will speak to us about expository sermon preparation. Dr. McCarty will also have his book available, "A Parliamentary Guide for Church Leaders,". For more info please call Woodland at 662-327-6689.




Living Water Youth Rally"


At Slip-n-Dip


312 Lake Lowndes Rd, Columbus, MS 39702


Wednesday night, July 18th


from 6 pm - 9 pm. 



          There are so many youth that may never think about entering a church but would love to go swimming and go down a water slide. How many can we reach? How many seeds can we plant? Please remember, this is an opportunity for you to teach and lead your youth group to invite their friends who do not attend church, those who do not have a relationship with Christ, those who are hurting and need a touch from our Heavenly Father. 

The price will be $10 per person. This will help cover the cost of paying the lifeguards, the speaker and the band. We will also keep our concessions open until 8:00. (This will be extra) 

Students will swim, slide, meet new friends, eat and have a good time from 6-8. At 8:00 we will blow a horn to gather all the students to the pavilion and the band will lead everyone into worship and then the speaker will bring Gods word.


For more info call: (662) 328-7946




Church Ministries Conference


Stewards Of God’s Grace I Peter 4:10-11


hosted by: FBC, Columbus


Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6:45 pm








Preschool/Children:  Bill Emeott, LifeWay


YouthGary Permenter, Gary Permenter Ministries


Adults: Joe Armour, FBC,Tuscaloosa,AL 


 Adults 55+:  Tommy Gillon, Fairview, Columbus


Deacon Ministry:  Michael Lee, MBCB


Choir/Music Ministry:  Slater Murphy, MBCB


Stewardship:  Rick Blythe, MBCB


Church Security & Safety: Roger Orman, MBCB


Grief Ministry:  Ron Mumbower, Prism Consulting, Clinton, MS





Thank you all for your encouragement, generosity, and prayers. Working for our Lord through the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board and the churches in the Golden Triangle Association has been a privilege and a blessing.  Thank you for being so supportive. The Lord has given me many friends and memories that I will cherish all the days of my life.


 Nancy Aulds

MUW BSU Director (Retired)




Please continue to pray for our annual Mission VBS projects this month. Pray for our churches involved, the many volunteers, the communities and the children  that will attend!


Charles Brown Gym - FBC, Columbus - July 3 + 5


Sim Scott - Fairview, Columbus - July 9 + 30


Boys & Girls Club in Starkville –Adaton, Bethel MB, 1st Presbyterian of Starkville & Morgan Chapel, Sturgis - July 16-19



 Thank you to the following churches for their VBS orders.


From Lowndes: Bethel, Fairview, FBC, Columbus, Kolola Springs, McBee, Pleasant Hill

From Oktibbeha: FBC, Starkville                    

From Clay: FBC, West Point


 Because of these orders we will receive over $2000.00 to be used for our 2018 Missions VBS.



Seminary Extension


The Seminary Extension Ministry has finished another very meaningful year of training for church leaders. The final course was "Introduction to Preaching" with 20 students participating. In each course, we had added new students and others have finished their eighth course for a certificate. We really enjoy the fellowship and atmosphere of learning new skills for ministry. Thank you for being our partner in missions at home.


 The 2018-2019 program will begin Monday night, August 20, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Starkville. This first course will be "Disciplines of the Christian Faith." For more information, contact Bill Duncan at 662-312-3792.





GTBA Kick-Off For Missions

Hosted by: Oktibbeha WMU

August 2nd 

2:00 P.M.

“The Warehouse” FBC Outreach Center

210 South Jackson Street Starkville, MS 39759

 Guest Speaker: Cynthia Martin

 Cynthia and her husband are Missionaries in Las Vegas, NV.

She will share how her family welcomes refugees into the USA and how God’s grace is sufficient!

For more information please contact:

Allegra Brigham (Lowndes) 662-386-7249

Sheila Barksdale (Oktibbeha) 662-769-2522

Mary Ingram (Clay) 662-494-2775



You still have an opportunity to send a cup of hot  coffee in Jesus’ name to the Middle East. This is a way for Chaplain Scott Edwards to minister to 400+ soldiers of the Mississippi Army National Guard. THANK YOU to everyone who has bought Keurig K-cups or sent money for purchasing K-cups. We will continue this mission opportunity for the duration of their deployment which is expected to be more than a year. Monies will be used for updated needs and shipment expenses, so please continue to give.