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
Blessed are those families that are still in tact in this brand new year. According to some statistics, half of the marriages-both inside and outside the church-didn’t make it last year. Those families are now blited, broken and unblended. This is a big black eye for the Body of Christ. It is no wonder we believers won’t stay with a church, follow a godly Pastor or significantly support the Great Commission. Over half of us can’t even stay married to the same person, parent our own children and pay our bills.
There are really few examples of individual fathers in the Bible. There are many Proverbs, Psalms and even Prophets with great principles of fatherhood. And the New Testament gives us ample truth for parenting but not many actual examples.
In re-reading the “Christmas Story” out of the Gospels this last month, I was impressed with the “fatherhood of Joseph”-yes, the earthly father of Jesus. I noticed he was (1) deeply devoted to God “being a righteous man,” (2) deeply committed to his wife “not wanting to disgrace her,” (3) very sensitive to the Holy Spirit, and His word, “an angel of the Lord appeared to him…” and (4) faithfully obedient to God’s will for his life, “Joseph did as the Lord commanded him…”
Maybe during 2015 we can have more dads and moms apply the devotion of Joseph and not just live together but stay together, pray together, work together, worship together, parent together! Maybe this devotion can even “spill over” into the church and we can see believers stay in their church, love and follow their Pastors and faithfully support the Great Commission. Oh, how I hope so!
Encouragingly Yours, Russell Cook