Mission Partnerships
Chairperson: Joann Haas

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. 


Our association is currently partnering together in the following places:


Northeast Italy

Our association, with First Baptist Church of Scott City leading out, has committed to partner with a church in Belluno, Italy, located in the northeast section of Italy which is 0.046% evangelical. To put that in perspective, the province of Belluno has approximately 200,000 people of whom 92 are evangelical. While 80% of Italy considers itself “Christian”, most are nominally Roman Catholic and it is estimated by the Vatican that only 3% actually even attend Mass on a regular basis. We will have two teams going in 2017. Please contact Jeremy Sells or the DOM for more information. You may also follow the MBC Italy Partnership page on Facebook for updates.


El Salvador

     1) We are training local pastors and leaders with the Bible Training Center for Pastors/Leaders. This is a 10 module program that equips pastors and leaders to lead well by providing a solid biblical foundation as well as training in pastoral skills.  






  Follow the El Salvador Facebook Page for continual updates!






  2) Several of our churches are partnering with a church in El Salvador to assist them to grow and plant churches in other areas of the country.














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