THBA Revitalization Report Accepted at Annual Meeting
The Revitalization Committee presented its report at the THBA Annual Meeting on September 11.
It was accepted with work on development and implementation to begin.
Click here for a copy of the report.
Missouri Missions Offering in September
September is the month for the Missouri Missions Offering. The statewide goal is $740,000. All funds are used in the state of Missouri. The offering supports more than two dozen ministries. These include Christian foster care, disaster relief, church revitalization, helping military veterans cope with PTSD, as well as helping young women overcome the trauma of human trafficking through the ministry of Freedom 43:19.
Missouri Baptist Convention meets in October
The Annual Meeting of the MBC will be held in St. Charles Convention Center.
October 24 Missouri Baptist Pastors Conference at the Convention Center
October 24-25 Annual Meeting at the Convention Center
October 26 Directors of Missions Annual Conference at FBC St. Charles
Association Churches Urged to Give Used Literature to Love Packages
Love Packages is a ministry in Butler, IL which collects Christian literature and ships it to English-speaking countries around the world. In 2020 they shipped 1,746 tons (3,492,000 pounds) of literature to countries like the Philippines, South Africa, and Ghana. It is estimated that every piece of literature on the mission field will have an average of 20 reads. We can help by collecting our used Sunday School literature, magazines, books (non-fiction), Bibles, tracts, devotionals, etc. Giving Hope Ministries in Kirksville will come to your church and collect the materials that you collect. Call Jim Maxey at 660-216-4183 for pickup. This won’t cost you anything and is a great way to recycle materials for the Kingdom! You can learn more about Love Packages at https://lovepackages.org/
Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly Strong Roots New Branches Campaign
Their Strong Roots New Branches campaign is to raise funds for the construction of a storm shelter and multipurpose building to replace the outdated Parker Hall. Pastor Rodney Dorr and Caleb Perkins are representing THBA on the fund raising committee. They hope to raise $675,000. For more information on Grand Oaks and the campaign go to www.grandoaks.camp
Pastors, Alert your Students! Missouri Baptist Heritage Scholarship
Southwest Baptist University, Missouri Baptist University, and Hannibal-LaGrange University are cooperating with the Missouri Baptist Historical Commission to offer three $2,000 scholarships annually to students attending SBU, HLGU, or MBU. Applicants must do research and write a paper on some aspect of Missouri Baptist history. All papers must be submitted no later than April 1 for the fall semester of the same year.
Click here for more information and application form.
One of our own was a winner in 2021. Ms. Delaney Sawyer, a member of FBC La Plata and sophomore at Southwest Baptist University won the scholarship with a paper on the Oath of Loyalty that was adopted as part of the revised Missouri state constitution in 1865. The MBC Pathway noted that “she gave a strong legal and biblical defense as to why the Loyalty Oath was contradictory to the U.S. Constitution and was unbiblical in that believers should only swear their allegiance to God. And the law was repealed thanks in much part to Missouri Baptist opposition.”