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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The heat of summer is upon us. With the summer heat comes great summer opportunities for all of our churches:
1. Most churches will conduct VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS. These schools have historically resulted in 25% of all the baptisms recorded in PLBA.
2. Most churches will provide a CAMPING EXPERIENCE for the children and youth of their communities. Falls Creek and Cross Timbers alone will accommodate over 50,000 campers this summer. Hundreds and hundreds of those campers will surrender their lives to Christ.
3. Several churches will plan and organize local to global MISSION TRIPS. These mission partnerships result in many persons receiving Christ, many believers being engaged in the Great Commission and many new churches planted or strengthened.
Before we know it, we will be thinking about preparation for the fall and for a new church year. One of the most significant opportunities afforded us in that preparation is the CONNECT 1 EVANGELISM CAMPAIGN through our Sunday Schools. Our Discipleship Team will be hosting a very special CONNECT 1 SUNDAY SCHOOL CONFERENCE on Tuesday, August 16, 6:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church. You will be hearing and reading much more about this conference in the next few weeks. Mark your calendars, enlist ALL your current and prospective Sunday School workers, begin to arrange transportation. A meal will be provided at 6:00 p.m. at New Hope.
When Jesus said to Peter and Andrew, “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men,” He was enlisting His “first responders” to the lostness around Him. He added others later and now HAS ADDED US TO RESPOND TO THE LOSTNESS around us. Connect 1 will help us do that. I hope you will make this a priority in your church in 2016-2017...and beyond.
Encouragingly yours, Russell Cook