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The United States, China, Brazil and Nigeria have the greatest number of evangelicals according to Operation World 2010. Kenya has the highest percent evangelicals at 48.9%.

“Share Jesus with someone this week!”

 

We also want to thank every pastor and their families. We are asking God’s abundance of love, hope, joy, faith, peace, power, wisdom, and courage for you. You are valuable assets to the body of Christ.  We love and appreciate you. Thank you for your time and dedication to the ministry.

Check it out!

  • Choose to be thankful in every circumstance
  • Set your alarm clock every day to pray for the lost.
  • Read through the Bible in 2018
  • Take time to show love to your neighbor and share Jesus with them
  • Forgive & Forget– Allow God to use you
  • Keep a journal on what God is doing in you and lives of your family
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That's the kind of God I serve.....

May God remember you like Noah, favor you like Moses, honor you like the Father, fight for you like the Israelites, prosper you like Isaac,  promote you like Joseph, intervene for you Like Esther,  protect you like Daniel,  use you like Paul, heal you like Naaman, answer you like Elijah, anoint you like David, and keep you safe like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. In Jesus’ Name. May you and your family be blessed.

 

Thank you for visiting the

Salt River Baptist Association website!

 

Here you will find information concerning our association and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our association is a warm and loving one, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our association.

 If you are considering relocating to our area, we would love to direct you to a place of worship.

When you visit one of our churches, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age
  • A corporate outlet for truth-filled and moving praise and worship

 

In His Care,
Frank Welch, Director of Missions

 

Have you shared Jesus with someone today?

Helping those in need...

Your contributions of funds or canned and non-perishable food items

to the following outreaches would be most appreciated:

Angel Wings Program: Phone: 573-242-3261

Address: 20389 Hwy W, Clarksville

The Community Food Pantry: Phone: 573-754-2421

Address: 414 Georgia Street, Louisiana, MO 63353

Bowling Green Hope Center: Phone: 573-324-6255

Address: 30 North Court, Bowling Green

Thank you for your prayers and support.

G.P.S.– God’s Plan for Sharing

How can I continue praying and telling others about Jesus???

· Please continue to pray for the families of our communities.
· Pray for the lost people, that they would come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and know Him wholeheartedly!
· Pray that people will attend a Bible believing church.
· Pray that we, as Christians, will be a Godly example for them to follow.
· Pray that God will show us things in our lives that are not pleasing to Him and that we will change into His likeness.
· Invite someone to Church!
· Take some baked good to your neighbors! Let them know you care!
· Visit the shut-ins! Pray with them.
· Do something special for your family! Show them God’s love.
· Pray that God would receive all the glory.
Lord, let them see Jesus in me!
 
 
 The Nails Didn’t Keep Jesus on the Cross–
It was His Love for you and me.
 
 

PRAYER REQUEST LINE:

If you need prayer or know of someone who has requested prayer, please call our SRBA prayer director,  Theresa Trower at 573-324-3814. She will contact our church prayer directors and they will get the prayer going. One of the great blessings of being a part of the Body of Christ is that we can call on fellow believers to support us in prayer. We have a group of dedicated people ready to pray for you. When you submit your prayer request, it is forwarded to those whose ministry it is to intercede for you and your needs. Do you have a special prayer request? 

 

ENCOURAGEMENT
  • Write an anonymous “I praying for you” note and give it to someone.
  • Leave an upbeat greeting on a church member’s voice mail.
  • Add an encouraging Bible verse to a card and send it to someone to encourage them.
  • Write a short appreciation note to members of your family and let them know how much you appreciate them.
  • Make plans to meet with a new believer  for coffee.
  • Let your pastor and wife know how much you appreciate them.
  • Set a daily alarm and pray for our nation and unsaved loved ones.

True Love… Jesus died for you and me!!!

True Love… Jesus took away our sin by going to the cross, so we could have eternal life. Christ died for us even while we were still sinners.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Only the blood of Jesus can wash away our sin. Jesus died on the cross for you and for me. They put Him in a tomb. God raised Jesus from the dead on the third day. He appeared to many people after he arose from the dead and before He returned to His Father in heaven. It is through our faith in Jesus that we are saved. Our  only way to heaven is Jesus. He paid the penalty for our sin.

Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

Nothing we can do on our own can save us. It is only through Jesus, who paid the penalty on the cross for us.

The Bible says in Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Are you trusting in Christ for your salvation?

John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Jesus loves us so much that He died on the cross for us! You can receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord of your life. Talk to God and pray by saying,

Lord Jesus, I love you. I ask you to forgive me of my sin. I know that you died on the cross for me. I know that you were raised from the dead. Jesus, I know you are the only way. Jesus, I confess you are the Lord and Savior of my life. I want to live my life for you.  Jesus, please help me to do my best for you Lord.

In Jesus name, Amen!

This is true love. Accept the free gift from God!  The best gift is you, when you share Jesus with others. The  greatest gift is Jesus. Remember to share Jesus with your friends and family. There is no greater gift you can give, than to lead someone to the Savior. Christ is coming, be ready!

In Christ's Love,

Bro. Frank

 

Annual Church Profiles (ACP’s)- It is important for Missouri Baptist Convention to know what is happening “statistically” in our churches and missions. The data gathered from our churches and missions provides assistance to the Missouri Baptist Convention and our Association in planning how to best serve God’s churches, and it also guides Southern Baptist Convention agencies in funding Missouri church resources. (Some examples of things the statistics are used for prioritizing areas of the state where evangelism and new churches are most needed; to help us look for trends in membership, worship attendance, giving, etc.; and identifying the ways in which we can minister to the people in our community and reaching lost souls for Christ.

Every church and mission is asked to complete an Annual Church Profile (ACP) providing statistics. We also need the names of your church leaders in each congregation along with the current phone numbers, address, and e-mail address. Please do your very best to fill it out completely. Why? We use the leaders’ current contact information to let them know about upcoming events. We also want to send them a copy of the newsletter online.

Once the Annual Church Profile (ACP) worksheet is completed your church secretary or ACP clerk can enter your statistics online or drop it off at our SRBA office at 203 East Maple, Curryville, MO (We have a drop box), or mail it to SRBA, P.O. Box 368, Bowling Green, MO 63334. The church leadership information can be updated all year long from the online website. And this church leadership information is where the mailing lists for the Missouri Baptist Convention are updated. Thank you in advance for all your hard work in helping us collect this valuable information. Your church family will be receiving your ACP shortly. Thank you for your cooperation. May God bless you. For more information, call Amy at 573-470-9340.

 

Vacation Bible School WorkersI want to say a big thank you for your time and dedication this year in VBS. You make a huge difference! You may not always see it, but trust me, it’s worth every ounce of energy when you get to see the outcome of a changed life. Children’s minds are like sponges. They are always learning. They pick up on more than you realize. Therefore we must take our jobs seriously. You don’t just serve snacks, teach a class, or clean the bathrooms. Every job is just as important. When all is said and done… and a child comes to Christ, their family comes to Christ; their grandparents come to Christ… It’s worth everything!!! Don’t take it for granted. Vacation Bible School is very vital. I appreciate you churches for working together and reaching this world for Jesus. To every church who has VBS, you are in my prayers. We must continue praying and asking the Holy Spirit to move in the lives of these little people. For we all know that VBS is only the beginning. Follow-up is very important. May our awesome God bless you with strength and meet your every need. To God be the glory!!! Sincerely, Amy

 

Celebrate Recovery Thursday Nights- 7:00 p.m. First Baptist Church 608 S. Carolina Louisiana, MO

Need Prayer? Call our SRBA prayer director, Theresa Trower at 573-324-3814.

Camp News– Do you have a passion to see others come to know Jesus? Salt River Baptist Association is looking for enthusiastic, fun-loving staff volunteers who love God, children & youth and want to see lives changed to become closer to the image of Christ. We ask that you would prayerfully consider serving in camp this year. Call our office at 573-324-6420 for more details.

NEED Biblical Counseling? – Call Bro. Kevin Ford at 573-470-1736

Pathway Newspaper- The Pathway is provided FREE through the Cooperative Program giving of your local Missouri Southern Baptist Churches. To subscribe to the printed edition, call 800-736-6227 or subscribe online at www.mbcpathway.com 

 

Truths to Remember & Pray in Your Prayer Closet.

· I am loved. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

· I am forgiven. Matthew 26:27-28 “Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”

· I am chosen. 1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

· God’s Word is a lamp to my feet. Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

· We’ve been given armor. Ephesians 6:10-18 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

· The Holy Spirit intercedes for me. Romans 8:26-27 “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”

· He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4 “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”

· The Lord is my help. Psalm 121:1-2 “I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

· Praise silences the enemy. Psalm 8:1-3 “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?”

· God is working it all out for my good. Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

 

 

 

 

Contact Us  
Salt River Baptist Association
203 East Maple
Curryville, Missouri 63339
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 368
Bowling Green, Missouri 63334
Phone 573-324-6420
Regular Schedule  
  • Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. To make an appointment outside of office hours, please call our D.O.M. at 573-324-6420 or573-470-8820.
Affiliations  
Announcements
Celebrate Recovery

Thursday Nights-  7:00 p.m.

First Baptist Church 608 S. Carolina Louisiana, MO 63353

 

 

 

Tuesday Morning Prayer Meetings

Time: 6:30 a.m.

Place: Family Resource Center

Prayer changes things!!! Reaching the lost at any cost!

 

Thursday Morning Prayer Meetings

Time: 6:00 a.m.

Place: Rachel’s Restaurant, Elsberry, MO

 

Prayer Gathering for Pike County

Date: Thursday Mornings

Time: 6:30 a.m.

Place: JJ’s Restaurant 313 Georgia St., Louisiana, MO

For more information, call Pastor Bill Maupin at 573-754-6905.

 

International Mission Board Family Missions Night

Date: Monday, December 3rd

Dinner: 6:00 p.m.

Program: 6:45 p.m.

Place: Ramsey Creek Baptist Church

Special Speaker: Roger Briggs

Carry In Soup Supper---

Bring an item to go along with soups.

(Several will be bringing soups, so if anyone wants to bring soup, just let Eleanore know at 573-324-3507)

Come and enjoy the fellowship as we prepare for the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. Everyone is invited!!!  Sponsored by SRBA WMU

 

Bill Gaither Christmas Homecoming

December 7, 2018

St. Charles Family Arena

 

Pastors' & Wives’ Christmas Appreciation Banquet

Date: Friday, December 14th

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Place: Family Resource Center

 

Cantata “Christmas Is Calling”

Date: December 9th

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Place: Bowling Green Second Baptist Church

 

Christmas Memories

December 20, 2018

6:00 p.m.

Bowling Green Second Baptist Church

If you are 55 and older you are invited to a special evening, with food, music, and a great time of fellowship, as we share memories of Christmas's gone by. This evening is sponsored by the Salt River Baptist Association. If you can please call Kathy at 573-213-9070 or Bro. Don at 573-213-9194 and let us know if you are going to be able to attend. You can also let the associational office know at 573-324-6420. We are looking forward to a great evening of fellowship.

SRBA Executive Board Meeting

 Date: January 3rd

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: Bowling Green Second Baptist Church

 

What does the Bible say about men? Men’s Study

Date: January 8th

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Place: Friendship Baptist Church

 

Lighthouse Ministries Free Dinner & Movie Night

Date: January 11th

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Place: Pike County Christian School

Door Prizes!!!

 

Pastor’s Breakfast

Date: January 19th

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Place: Family Resource Center

 

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

Date: January 20th

 

Baptist Men on Mission Day
2019 Great Commission Conference

Dates: February 21st-24th

For more information, go to https://mobaptist.org/evangelism

 

Darkness to Light– Stewards of Children /Sponsored by the MBCH

 Coming in February

Learning to Live Generously by the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home

 Coming in March

 

2019 Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief Training

Date: March 1-2, 2019
Place: Macon, MO

https://mobaptist.org/dr/dr-training/

 

Need Prayer?

If you need prayer or know of someone who has requested prayer, please call our SRBA prayer director, Theresa Trower at 573-324-3814.

 

Spiritual Gifts Assessment Tools
NEED Biblical Counseling?

 Call Bro. Kevin Ford at 573-470-1736.

 

Evangelism Demographics
Church Families

If you have a special event coming up at your church and would like it put in the SRBA newsletter or placed on our website, please get us a flyer. You can send it by mail, e-mail, or just drop it off at the SRBA office. Please have information to us by the third Monday of each month.

 

Pathway Newspaper

The Pathway is provided FREE through the Cooperative Program giving of your local Missouri Southern Baptist Churches. To subscribe to the printed edition, call 800-736-6227 or subscribe online at www.mbcpathway.com