Partnership Missions Meeting

The Cape Girardeau Baptist Association is having a round table discussion to explain the current vision, strategy, and plan of the association and how we see it developing in the coming years.  As a reminder, the partnership ministries we have currently are: Peaceful Valley Camp, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Church Planting Center, Church Development, and Partnership Missions. 

Roger Graham has been hired by the association to fulfill the functions that Margaret Tallent faithfully performed the past 30 years. Roger served 15 years with the International Mission Board in the regions of Central and Southeast Asia and most recently as pastor of Red Star Baptist Church.  This gives us 30 years of combined international missions experience in our associational office.  Not surprisingly, we are in the process of developing the Partnership Missions ministry.  We believe this should be a process that involves the leadership of our churches. The input of every church and every leader is important in this process. Therefore, we are scheduling three different meeting times around the region to hopefully provide a location and time that is convenient for everyone.  This meeting is for leaders from churches who are interested or involved in missions, whether local, North American, or International.  The meeting will begin with a brief overview of what we know and are aware of and then transition to a discussion time for people to ask questions, provide additional info, and/or state their desires and preferences regarding partnership missions.

The meetings will begin at 6:30pm and will be the following dates and locations:

1) August 3 at First Baptist Church Advance

2) August 8 at First Baptist Church Perryville

3) August 10 at the Cape Girardeau Baptist Association office.

The meetings will be the same with any variation due only to the group dynamic created by those who are present at each individual meeting.  You are welcome to attend any or all but we request you make it a priority to at least attend one of them.  

Roger and I look forward to seeing each of you in August! 

John Vernon, DOM

Association Annual Meeting

The Cape Girardeau Baptist Association Annual Meeting will be on October 7th, Saturday, from 10am until 4pm.  We are changing the day/time this year to enable people who are working during the week to be able to attend. We also are changing the format to make it Family Friendly.  We will be having a Family Reunion Piknik style event with our block party bounce houses and games setup as well as hotdogs, chips, drinks, desserts, etc for lunch.  Ministry reports and updates will be given from 10am-1pm through booths that will be setup, enabling people to go from one to another on their own time and preference. The business meeting and worship will be in the afternoon.  First Baptist Church of Marble Hill is our host this year.  More info will be sent out as the date draws near.

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