Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Friday, October 18, 2019

Monthly Message from the Director of Missions


The first weekend of October area pastors and wives are invited to the NEMO Pastor/ Wife Retreat at Calvary Baptist, Hannibal. Lodging will be at the Comfort Suites. The cost is $15 per couple. For bivocational pastors, the lodging will be provided. I hope our ministry families (pastors/associate pastors and their wives) will plan to attend. Dr. Tom and Rhonda Hufty, friends of mine from college days will be the speakers. They serve at First Baptist Church, Maryville, IL. To register, contact the THBA association office or the Bethel Baptist Association office at

Our new Church Development Coordinator, Pastor Randy Quick, is putting together an associational workshop on church finances. The target audience is: church treasurers, church finance committees/teams, pastors and pastor’s wives. It will be held on Tuesday, November 12 at Fellowship Baptist, Kirksville. Pastor Randy will speak along with Spencer Hutson and Gene Foster of the Missouri Baptist Convention. Topics: Handling God’s money for the glory of God, church stewardship practices and compensation packages for pastors and church staff. The workshop is free. A letter will be sent to all church treasurers, finance teams and pastors with more information.

The Missouri Baptist Convention will be held in Branson October 28-29. There are lots of good things planned. More info at

As your church plans a budget for 2020, would you please consider the association? We could use more support from the member churches so we can reach our budget goals. Would you ask your finance committee or team to consider increasing financial gifts to THBA? Thank you for considering our ministries as you plan your church’s support of missions through the Cooperative Program as well as local ministries. If you would like me to come on a Sunday or a Wednesday and present information about associational ministries, just give me a call to set up a time? We appreciate your church’s support of THBA.