Welcome to the Pottawatomie-Lincoln Baptist Association website. Your interest in this ministry is really appreciated.
Our purpose is to glorify God by enabling each church to fulfill it's unique mission for Christ and provide channels for cooperative ministry. The association is focused on church planting through partnership Missions and church revitalization through training and consultation.
As you "click through" this site, please pray for God's favor upon each aspect of our work. And let us hear from you, if we can help you fulfill Christ's Great Commission.
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A Word of Encouragement from our
Director of Missions
I’ve come to an eye-opening realization in the past 90 days. “Church-Planting was not on the front burner of our association’s strategic plan.” In fact, apart from our partnerships out of state, it hasn’t even been on the stove. God has more or less forced our hand on the matter.
When it became clear that Son Rise Baptist Church west of McLoud was likely to close, God began to convict me, and a handful of others, that there may need to be a “new church start” considered for that area… and maybe for that building. As I said, this was not on our agenda, but since when has God ever yielded to our agenda. He has always called upon us to yield to his. That is, discover where He is at work and join Him there. So that is what we will do. Watch and pray and wait and listen and follow Him.
Of course, one of the first questions we had was “Is this a work of God or a work of man or even Satan?” I have concluded, strange as it has been, that this is a work of God. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9). Who would have thought that God might close a church in order to start a new one. But God can do that if He wants! I pray for the few members of Son Rise that will now look for God’s will in their lives. And I pray for all those whom He will yet call and direct to a new work.
All this is so much bigger than I am—-than any of us. Yet, it is a clear act of God working in the hearts of those who will partner and support a new church. As much as I ever have, I am trusting and obeying, knowing there is no other way to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.
Encouragingly Yours, Russell Cook