Golden Triangle Baptist Association
Saturday, December 03, 2016
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.

 

 GTBA Office Will Be Closed December 23rd - January 2, 2017. 

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  Members of First Baptist Church of Columbus, teaming up with the Shops at Brickerton, will stage the sights, sounds and events surrounding the Christmas Story in Bethlehem, December 9-11; 6-8 PM. Visitors will be able to visit a replica of an historic Bethlehem marketplace with 13 shops, a home, a synagogue, an inn and the nativity -- complete with live animals and outdoor drama scenes. Roman soldiers on horses, shop keepers and a Rabbi teaching children will provide an interactive experience for village guests. In addition to walking through Bethlehem, attendees will be able to hear beautiful Christmas music provided by local and area choirs. “We believe the addition of more choral groups will enhance the experience of ‘First Christmas’ attendees. Christmas music is always so uplifting and joyous,” said Jayne Doolittle, music coordinator.  

This is the 16th production of “First Christmas” by FBC members; it’s the fourth year to be presented at Brickerton, which affords more space for the village and parking. Tina Gatewood, overall director of “First Christmas”, said, “It is absolutely amazing how many people are actively involved in the production of this event. Each character has studied his or her role in the presentation and strives to make it as realistic as possible. Much research has been accomplished through the years, and the characters are more fully developed”. Gatewood added, “We sincerely hope this Christmas presentation inspires participants and attendees to examine their lives and to reflect upon spiritual matters.” 

Parking areas will be clearly marked. Cars may use the main Brickerton entrance on Military Rd., near the Hwy. 82 Bypass, or use the Columbus Brickyard Entrance off Bluecutt Rd. 

The event has been made possible through the collective efforts of more than 500 volunteers and will feature a cast of approximately 250 people.  

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Please be sure to complete your Annual Church Profile.

A hard copy for the office is due by December 31st.

Thank You.

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 NEW ADDRESS INFORMATION NEEDED

 

The postal service is always up-dating addresses.  If you have a change in address,        please call  the office or email Kay at goldentriangleba@bellsouth.net                              We want to keep you informed.

 Also if your church has an extra current Church Directory, Please share it with our office. This is a great help to our office as we try to match faces with church families. There are 65 churches in the Golden Triangle Baptist Association, lots of folks to learn and remember! Thanks for your help.

 

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 At the Fall Meeting we had our 2016 Books of Reports available for Messengers and Guests. Our goal is for every church to have a copy for information---2017 Associational Calendar---and as a resource for your church----Ministries that you support and a directory of Pastors serving and Associational Officers/Leaders serving.

 

At the time of publishing the Mission Contact, this is the list of churches who did not have representation at the Fall meeting or somehow missed getting their Book of Reports. The Books are available to pick up in the office, 9am - 4pm; Thank you for your help.

 

Artesia     Broadmoor     Center Grove     Emmanuel     Faith, Starkville     FBC, Steens     Grace     Hebron     Immanuel     Longview     McBee     Mt. Zion     Murrah's Chapel     New Covenant     New Journey     New Hope, Starkville     New Life     New Montpelier     Pheba     Pine Bluff     Pleasant Ridge     Self Creek     Trinity     Wake Forest

 

Hope to see you soon.  :)

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 FREE TRAINING

Job & Life Skills plus Computer training

for Women (age 18-up)

Night Classes Tues & Thurs starting January 24th

At Christian Women’s Job Corps

207 S. Lafayette

 Starkville

Now enrolling for spring semester!

Call Now with questions or to enroll!

662-722-3016

662-597-1030

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Tell Me Rallies

“I believe that God wants to take every person who knows Jesus and comes and fills our churches week after week and specifically and powerfully engage them in sharing the Gospel. He wants to speak to us, use us, and bless us, to Tell Someone. It could be, and I pray it will be, an unusual and overwhelming move of God among us to hear from Him and to be used to speak His word, to be His witness, to someone who we know needs to know Jesus. The power of God and the transforming grace of Jesus is more relevant than the newspaper you may read in the morning.  It tells of old news. What Jesus brings is up-to-date, right where we are, saving touches of the Lord and He wants to use us. Tell Me – Tell Someone. It’s more than a book of acts in the Bible; it is acts of God among us today. May 2017 glorify Jesus and see more souls come into His kingdom than ever before.” Prayerfully yours, Jim Futral (excerpt from Dr. Futral’s overview in the 2017 Church Design Handbook) Tell Me Rallies will take place all across Mississippi, January-March, 2017, in combination with your local association and the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board. Dr. Jim Futral, Executive Director/Treasurer, MBCB, will be the featured speaker at all rallies. The target audience is both believers and non-believers. The Tell Me Rallies have a 3-fold purpose: First, believers are encouraged to pray for and invite lost people to the rallies to hear the gospel. Second, believers will be inspired to learn one gospel conversation and thirdly, believers will be asked to commit to share their faith with someone in 2017. You can also view all available materials for this year’s theme at:  www.mbcb.org/tellsomeone We look forward to seeing YOU at your Rally!

January 24th, 2017, GTBA Rallies:

Clay:  FBC, West Point     Lowndes:   FBC, Columbus (Downtown Location)     Oktibbeha:  FBC, Starkville

 

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