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“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 2017
  • 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

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.


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? 


  • 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

25 Days of Blessings!!!

December 1st– Be a peacemaker. If you have conflict with someone, repent of your anger and, when you bury the hatchet, don’t mark the grave. Forgive and Forget! Jesus forgave us, let us do likewise. Rely on God; He will help you. Read Isaiah 26:3.

December 2nd- Today, go though your cabinets or go shopping for a family in need. You may also want to make some care packages. Read Luke 6:38. 

December 3rd– Volunteer at your church. Use your God-given gifts at church. Read Matthew 2:11.

December 4th– Be sure to attend the Family Missions Night at Friendship Baptist Church tonight at 6:00 p.m.

December 5th– Cook, take flowers, or create a gift for an elderly or shut-in person. Pray and read some scriptures with them. Read Matthew 5:16. 

December 6th– Find a good Bible Study and attend faithfully. This will build your spirit man and strengthen you to walk daily with the Lord. Read 1 Thessalonians 5:11. 

December 7th– All things are possible! Write down all your tasks and remember that God is going to come through for you. Are you believing for a miracle? Write it down, and begin thanking God for it. He is so Awesome. Read Matthew 18: 18-20.

December 8th-At work, home, or school, tell someone about Jesus. Be willing to give your testimony and invite them to your church. Read Acts 1:8.

December 9th-The greatest gift is love. Today, find three people and make it a point to show them love. Give an encouraging word. Read Matthew 22:38-39.

December 10th-Today, do something for your pastor and his wife. Challenge: take them out for dinner, give them a gift card, let them know that they are a blessing, send them a card, and pray for them daily. Shower them with encouragement. Read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.

December 11th– Happy Monday! Smile and be happy today! You might even dress up. Let the love of God shine through you. He has great plans for you. Be a positive impact on others. Be enthusiastic, it is contagious! Read Luke 6:31.

December 12th– Bless someone today! Example: If you are at a gas station, pay for someone’s gas. At a restaurant, buy someone’s meal, at a store, help someone put their merchandise in the car. Pray and ask God how you can help others. He will show you. Read 1 Corinthians 13.  

December 13th-Count your blessings! Take time to make a list of your blessings. Always remember to give thanks. Read Psalms 118: 1.

December 14th– Go out and tell others of God’s great love and His salvation. Allow the Holy Spirit to use you in  showing others Jesus. Read Luke 4: 18-19 

December 15th– Do something for your neighbor today. Make them a pie or a loaf of bread. Buy them a nice card and go visit them. Read Mark 12:31.

December 16th– Do something extra special with your family today. They need your encouragement too. Let them know that you love them. You might even give them a helping hand at a project. Read John 14: 26-27.

December 17th– Give praise today! Everyone you come in contact with, encourage them. Let them know that you appreciate them. Read Philippians 4:8

December 18th-Go through your closets. Collect nice used items that you don’t use anymore and take them to an orphanage, shelter, or community outreach. The Lord will bless you as you bless others. Read Matthew 6:25.

December 19th– Volunteer at an outreach, serve the poor, and pray with people. People are seeking, let us lead them to Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Read Luke 6:35-36.

December 20th– Begin Praying in the New year. Start writing down what God is doing in your life. Read the Bible  daily, seek wisdom and guidance from the Holy Spirit. Read James 1:5.

December 21st– This is your day! Do something special for yourself. Jesus loves you so very much. You are loved and appreciated very much. John 3:16

December 22nd– Write a special letter to your spouse, parents, or children. Let them know that you are thankful for them and why you appreciate them. Read Luke 12:7-8.

December 23rd– Plan ahead, bake cookies, or give a Christmas card to people who serve you. Example: mail carrier, trash man, cook at the diner, or etc. Read Philemon 1:4.  

December 24th– Give a special Christmas Offering at your church. Support Missions! Read 2 Timothy 1:12-13.

December 25th– Read the Christmas Story with your family and give thanks together for what Christ has done for us. Begin having daily prayer with your family. What can you give Him? Give Him your heart, 100% of your life. Read John 14: 26-27.Read John 3:16. Amen!





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.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Celebrate Recovery

Thursday Nights-  7:00 p.m.     

First Baptist Church 608 S. Carolina Louisiana, MO 63353

Friday Nights-  7:00 p.m.     

God’s House of Ministry 3407 N. Hwy 79 Elsberry, MO 63343




Awana Starts

Sunday Nights

5:00 p.m.

Edgewood Baptist Church


Pastors’ & Wives’ Appreciation Banquet

Date: December 1st

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Place: The Family Resource Center in Edgewood


Annual Family Night of Missions

The Salt River Baptist Association WMU is sponsoring our  Annual Family Night of Missions on Monday, December 4th at 6:00 pm with a carry in Soup Supper at Friendship Baptist Church. Everyone Welcome!


Contemporary Christian Skate Day

Date: Sunday, December 10th

Time: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Place: Skate Quest

1080 North Walker Street, Montgomery City, MO 63361

Calling all youth!!!

Bring your family and join in on the fun!!!

For more information, call Amy at 573-470-9340.


Free Childrens and Youth event

Bike Stunt Show at the Family Resource Center

Date: Saturday, December 9th                       

Place:   Family Resource Center


Joyful Sound in Concert

Date: Sunday, December 17th

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Place: Elm Grove Baptist Church


SRBA Office Closed

Christmas Holiday Break

Date: December 23rd– January 2nd           


SRBA Executive Board Meeting

Date: January 4th

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: Second Baptist Church


Great Commission Evangelism Conference

Date: February 22nd-25th Place: Harvester, MO



By All Means/ Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting

Date: April 6th-7th

Place: Springfield, MO

For more information, go to www.mobaptist.org/wmu


A Mission Experience for Teen Girls Grades

2018 Pursuit/ A Mission Experience for Teen Girls Grades 7th-12th

Dates: April 6th-8th

Place: South Gate Baptist Church, Springfield, MO


RA Congress 2018

Date: April 27th-28th

Place: MO State Fairgrounds, Sedalia, MO

Grades: All 1st-6th grades boys are invited to attend.

Website: www.mobaptist.org/racongress


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   


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
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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.