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We exist to ENCOURAGE, EQUIP, and ENGAGE people in the Great Commission.

Find under "OUR CHURCHES" a listing and brief information about the churches affiliated with St. Clair Baptist Association. 

The St. Clair Baptist Association is located in a strategic location Northeast of Birmingham, Alabama. St. Clair County is one of the three fastest growing counties in the state of Alabama!

What does it mean to be a Christian? The meaning of Christianity is best seen in the person and work of Jesus Christ. He is God in flesh--crucified and raised to life.

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Announcements 

Evangelism Conference 2018

Dear St. Clair Baptists,

 

Thank you for your support and partnership! God has brought us together as a diverse and gifted group of churches in St. Clair County to do the work of the Gospel. Recent St. Clair Baptist Disaster Relief Team efforts in St. Clair, Etowah, and Calhoun Counties, under the leadership of Ron Culberson, demonstrate the strength God provides when we work together.

 

Watch and Pray

Frank Page, one of the most visible leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention, suddenly resigned two weeks ago as president and CEO of the SBC’s Executive Committee. Page stepped down over what was described as “a morally inappropriate relationship in the recent past.” His responsibility included building relationships between the 47,000 SBC churches and overseeing a budget of $200 million in CP funds. “As a result of a personal failing, I have embarrassed my family, my Lord, myself and the Kingdom,” Page confessed. 

 

May we learn from Page’s failure. I challenge each person in the St. Clair Baptist Association to “watch and pray” with regards to temptation! Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

 

Jesus used the phrase “watch and pray.” In Jesus’ day, a night watchman—before the invention of incandescent lighting, night-vision goggles, and drone technology—stood guard and watched for danger. He listened carefully for the footsteps of the enemy. Critical reasoning and hypervigilance were a must. The city could not stand if the watchmen were easily distracted. “Watch and pray,” Jesus exhorted.

 

Men and women of St. Clair, “Watch and pray!” The enemy seeks to destroy families and slander the name of Jesus Christ. Only when we are diligent in prayer, faithful in the Word of God, and receptive to biblical accountability can we stand ready in the Spirit’s power for the attacks of the Evil One. Watch and pray for your personal life, family, and church! Be a watchman for the Kingdom.

 

Watch and pray for the work of the Cooperative Program and the work of the Southern Baptist Convention. Issues such as navigating Page’s transition, voting for new convention leadership, and anticipating a new President for the International Mission Board will be concerns discussed by messengers at the Convention this year. The Convention’s theme is “Testify! Go. Stand. Speak."  The Convention will meet June 12-13 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, SBC under the direction of President Steve Gaines—Pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis.

 

Evangelism Conference—TWO Great Opportunities for Your Church

Evangelism is critical to the future of the SBC and to the churches of the St. Clair Baptist Association. Your SCBA Evangelism Committee believes that evangelism must be at the core of a healthy church. They have asked Dr. Alvin (Doc) Reid-- Bailey Smith Chair of Evangelism at Southeastern Seminary--to come to St. Clair County and challenge us in being faithful evangelism.

 

OPPORTUNITY #1: SCBA Evangelism Conference—On Friday evening, May 4 at 6:30 PM at Seddon Baptist Church, Doc Reid will preach a life-changing message on sharing Jesus authentically and naturally in our daily lives. Seddon Worship Choir and others will lead us in worship. Lifeway and D-Life will be on site to offer resources. Bring your entire church and let them be inspired to live out the Great Commission in the community and marketplace. We would love to see representatives from each of the 67 churches of the St. Clair Baptist Association!

 

OPPORTUNITY #2: SCBA Evangelism Seminar—Doc Reid will offer an Evangelism Seminar for leaders and members of SCBA churches on Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 AM until noon at the St. Clair Baptist Association Office Building. He will teach from his latest book Sharing Jesus Without Freaking Out—Evangelism the Way You Were Born to Do It. The first thirty to register on the Facebook Event at SCBA Facebook Page or by calling our office at 205-594-5173 will receive a FREE copy of the book and materials for the seminar. 

 

D-Life

Bill Wilks, founder of D-Life and pastor of North Park Baptist, will be at the St. Clair Association Office to share how D-Life can transform your church into a disciple-making ministry. D-Life is an approach to leading small groups into a path toward Christ-like disciples. The method is centered on the Bible, focused on spiritual growth, and designed to take people out into their communities to fulfill the Great Commission. Join us on Thursday, May 10 at 6:00 PM for a one-hour session on the benefits of D-Life. Register by calling our office or emailing SCDirector@windstream.net.

 

SCBA Prayer Requests

  1. What do Calvinists, Arminians, and Evangelicals of all tribes have in common—especially Baptists? We do not take the Gospel to unbelievers as we should! Pray that we will see a movement of God leading the people of St. Clair Baptist Association to take the Gospel into every situation and to every person!
  2. Pray for St. Clair Baptist Raceway Ministry. The Race Weekend at Talladega Superspeedway April 27-29, 2018. Pray for your Association team!
  3. Pray for our Association partnership with Blackey, Kentucky and our mission trip on June 16-23. We have a record number going to do Vacation Bible School, Food Ministry, Evangelism, Construction, and Nursing Home Ministry. If you would like to donate toward the costs of this trip, please mark your church “Kentucky Mission Trip” or go to stcba.org.
  4. Pray for the pastors and church leaders of the St. Clair Baptist Association. Consider adopting another congregation in the SCBA and praying for that church for one month. Pray for churches seeking pastors and ministers seeking a place of service.

 

With gratitude,

Chris Crain, SCBA


St. Clair Sunday School Conference for ALL Age Groups!

Sunday, April 22 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Pell City's First Baptist Church

The 2018 Sunday School Conference co-effort and being sponsored by and between the Alabama State Board of Missions and the St Clair County Baptist Association, and First Baptist Pell City. Our trainers for the event are: Adult teacher leader – Dr. Stacey Boutwell from Lakeside Baptist Church in Birmingham; Pre-School teacher leader – Marie Harbison from Palmerdale Cross Baptist Church in Pinson; Student teacher leader –Dr. Matt Scott from Redeemer Community Church in Oneonta; and Children’s teacher leader – Cyndi Rogers. The schedule is as follows: 3:30-4pm Plenary session for all teachers with Dr. Stacey Boutwell. 4- 4:15 Break/snacks and teaching aids/books giveaways. 4:15 - 5:30 breakout sessions with age division teacher leaders (pre-school, children, youth, adult) 5:30 Dismiss in prayer within breakout groups. There is no cost for participants.


Helping Senior-Aged Ministers

We are looking for retired Southern Baptist ministers, workers and their widows whose income is insufficient to meet their daily needs to see if they might be eligible for assistance from our Mission:Dignity ministry. Many of our new applicants tell us they didn’t know this resource was even available to them.

Do you know of someone who might benefit from some extra financial help? Be intentional about asking how they are doing financially. We would be grateful if you would let us know about them and if you would encourage them to send us an application for consideration. Our hope is they will see this as a way for their Southern Baptist family to honor their years of devoted service.

To apply, an applicant must complete the Application for Financial Assistance and return it to the address on the form. Applicants may also request an application by calling 1-877-888-9409 or sending an email to us with their name and mailing address. Recipients of Mission:Dignity funds must meet eligibility guidelines:

• 65 or older and retired
• Minimum of 10 years of full-time, salaried Southern Baptist service
• Minimum of 10 years of marriage (during the time of service) to someone who would have met the first two qualifications
• Income cannot exceed $2,010 a month for a single person or $2,708 a month for a couple
• Less than $30,000 in assets, excluding home
• Must re-qualify every two years
• A committee of trustees reviews and makes a final determination of acceptance or decline for any application that does not meet the guidelines.


Senior Adult Road Trip!

Senior Adults! Don't miss an incredible experience with friends from St. Clair County! Doris Munkus, member at Cropwell Baptist, is directing this trip; she has a wealth of experience and is so much fun! Our purpose is to connect seniors across the county. Share this opportunity with seniors in your church!

St. Clair Baptist Association Seniors--Doris Munkus, Director
Presents: 3 Day 2 Night Bus Trip, May 14 - 16, 2018 to:
*The SunDial Revolving Restaurant, Atlanta, Ga.
*National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center,Columbus, Ga *The Bible History Center, LaGrange, Ga

$235.00per person based on double occupancy.
$100 deposit due upon signing. Remaining due April 14. 

Itinerary:  
Monday, May 14- 8:02am Depart Cropwell Baptist back parking lot.
11:32am- Arrive at The SunDial Restaurant Lunch on your own.
1:32pm- Depart for check in at The Hampton InnLaGrange
3:30pm-Free time downtown LaGrange, Ga
Tuesday, May 15- Enjoy your breakfast at The Hampton Inn.
9:02am- Depart for Ft. Benning for a guided tour of The National Infantry Museum, 3 stories &190,000 sq ft. Lunch on your own in the cafeteria. There will be young soldiers throughout the museum going through training while we are there. They are most appreciative of us taking their photos. They love to talk with the visitors. Feel Free to visit with them!
2:02pm- Depart for a guided tour of Ft. Benning.
3:32pm- Depart for our Hampton Inn in LaGrange. Dinner on your own.
Wednesday, May 16-Enjoy your breakfast at The Hampton Inn.
9:02am- Depart for a delightful re-creation of Israel. We will have lunch Israel style at the Bible History Center. After our tour & lunch we will depart for Pell City.

We will be traveling with Birmingham Charter Services equipped with a restroom, Wi-Fi. We will be having daily devotions, singing, playing games (Name That Tune, The Price is Right, BINGO, Outburst, Heads Up, etc. while traveling.

Make Checks. Payable to St. Clair Baptist Association. You may, also, pay with your credit card at stcba.org. Call Linda at 205.594.5173 or Doris at 205.473.4063.


Ministry Coaching Network at SCBA

 Are you looking for a place to talk about real ministry issues?  Join the coaching network at St. Clair Baptist Association!  For information about meeting time and registration, call our office. 


FREE COLLEGE and SEMINARY!

Did you know that the Caskey Center for Church Excellence of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary offers full-tuition scholarships for paid staff in bi-vocational and smaller SBC churches? This is for undergraduate or master's programs on campus, workshop, in extension centers. Scholarship recipients also receive the Logos Silver Bible Software package. For details, email caskeycenter@nobts.edu or call 504-282-4455, Ext. 8227.


Benevolence and Service Ministries

We have compiled a comprehensive list of benevolence and service ministries for St. Clair County. This list is located on the INFO CENTER page on this website. We make this list available to church and community leaders only. To gain access to this helpful resource, call our office.


2018 Partnership with Pathways Counseling

We are excited to announce our partnership with Pathways Counseling--a ministry of the Alabama Baptist Children's Home. A professional counselor will be available at the St. Clair Baptist Association Office in Ashville, Alabama to serve our area. Meet Rod Campbell:

ROD CAMPBELL, MAMFT, LPC-S

Rod Campbell earned a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Reformed Theological Seminary in June of 2000. Rod is a Licensed Professional Counselor for Pathways Professional Counseling, a family ministry of Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes. He currently serves in northeast Alabama in Calhoun, St. Clair, and Etowah counties. In 2013, Rod also received his Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor credential (LPC-S). Rod has been with the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes since October of 2000. Rod has been married since 1995 and is the proud father of two daughters and two sons. Rod is an engaging and informative speaker who has presented on the topics of marriage, families, and children throughout Alabama and the Southeast. Rod enjoys working with clients from all different background and age groups.


Racing Fans Need Jesus!

Raceway Ministries: If you are interested in being credentialed for the Next Race at Talladega Superspeedway, call our office as soon as possible at 205-594-5173. We welcome new volunteers to serve in the race! 


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