Golden Triangle Baptist Association
Thursday, July 27, 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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Disaster Relief Training

July 22nd * 8:00AM * Cost is $10 * FBC, Columbus at the MAC 3000 Bluecutt Road

We will be offering these trainings:

Feeding – lunch will be prepared by those who take the feeding training

Chainsaw – we’ll bring the equipment needed

Chaplaincy

Mud out – (all participants will be oriented in mud out at lunch time)

Anyone can attend training. To receive a MS Baptist DR credential the person must be: 1. A member of a MS Baptist Church 2. 18 years of age 3. Attend a training – this one qualifies 4. Pass a criminal background check

Most training modules will be completed by 2:00 p.m. except chainsaw. Chainsaw participants will cut a tree and will complete the training when that is finished. Usually by 3:30 or 4 p.m.

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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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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

 

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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