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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Words of Wisdom for the Preacher from Jerry Vines
(as printed in Southwestern News, Fall, 2015, page 17)
“Looking back over 62 years of preaching, I was greatly benefited by some words of wisdom from older, seasonal preachers. Here are some that helped me; they might help you as well” -Jerry Vines.
If you are in the ministry for any other reason but Jesus, you are destined to become a bitter old man.
Give your mornings to God, your afternoons to the church and your evenings to your family.
Minister to your own family as you minister to other families.
Preach through books of the Bible to teach your people God’s Word and feed your own soul.
Love the people...the mean ones, the ornery ones, the irregular ones...all the people.
Whatever unjust criticism you receive in the ministry, pass it on to the Lord. Tell the Lord on them!
“In summary, I would say to the newer or younger preachers: Keep yourself clean and healthy in mind and body, love your people with God’s love, faithfully study and preach God’s Word and stay in one place as long as you can.”
Encouragingly yours, Russell Cook