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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.

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A Word of  Encouragement from our
Director of Missions

    So are you retired yet? I have been asked that question numerous times in many different settings over the last couple of years. After a while, I began to respond, “Do I look that bad?” Actually, I have been thinking about this off and on for the last several months.

  There are many different ideas about what retirement means-or should mean. I feel like I’ve heard a good number of those ideas. But the factors that have contributed to my decision to retire are not too complicated. I’m at an age and stage in my life (69 on 8/25/18) when I realize I can’t do all I did at 29, 39 or even 49, my first year at PLBA. I don’t have the energy, zeal or excitement about traveling on mission trips that I once had. I don’t have the same vision for associational missions that I’ve had in the past (although, I know there are many great opportunities of ministry ahead for our churches and PLBA). In recent years, I have watched technology run away from me. I’ve watched another generation of pastors communicate more quickly and easily through email, Facebook, text, ect. than they ever could by face-to-face contact (my traditional and preferable mode).

  Aside from those practical reasons, I have come to believe that God can use me better in areas of preaching, consultation and conferencing without as much administration and oversight. I’ve never, in 47 years, doubted God’s call on my life to preach the gospel. That’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. I hope to do that all the rest of my life or until I can no longer mentally or physically do it.

  I hope I can face whatever is left of the rest of my life with the heart of William Borden (of the famous Borden family). Just before he died as a missionary to China he wrote these words in the back of his Bible, “No reserves, no retreats and no regrets.” The life of Christ afforded to me by God, Himself, is the beginning and end of everything I’ve ever wanted to do or be. To God be the glory!


Russell Cook




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