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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.
Some of the slides have links for more information. Feel free to explore by clicking on the picture!
Alan Briggs is the Director of Frontline Church Planting in Colorado Springs. He is also the Multiplying Pastor of Vanguard Church. He has recently published a book entitled Staying is the New Going, Choosing to Love Where God Places You. The premise of the book is “make a difference right where you are”...wherever God places you. I have read some very enlightening thoughts from the book.
For example, “The gospel isn’t something to outsource to overseas missionaries.” He says, “the gospel is God’s gift to the world and expressly to your neighborhood, your schools and your city.” It is important for all of us who serve in one of our local churches to see ourselves as “stay at home” missionaries. We need to bloom where we have been planted and stay planted long enough to bloom.
When the children of Israel were about to go into Babylonian captivity, God instructed them through His prophet. “Thus says the Lord of host...build houses and live in them; and plant gardens and eat their produce...Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you...and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare” (Jeremiah 29:4-7).
Perhaps your ministry and the ministry of your church will be greatly enhanced if you simply prayed for the spiritual welfare of your community, town or city. And make a commitment to stay the course even when the course gets rocky, people become dissatisfied and money runs low. God always has and always will honor our faithfulness.
So next time you think about throwing in the towel or moving to a better place just remember, “staying is the new going.”
Encouragingly yours, Russell Cook