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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.

Do you have eternal life?  If not, contact us and we will explain more about following Jesus.

You can FIND HOPE by calling  1-888-537-8720 (1-888-JESUS-20) at any time, twenty-four hours a day.


Summer 2018 Mission Trip!

Mission Trip to Calvary Campus in Blackey, KY

NOTE: Details are subject to change.

DATES: June 16-23, 2018

COST: $140 per person covers transportation (first come, first serve), meals, and lodging. Background check required for all adults who work with minors—small fee may apply.

INCIDENTALS: Bring money for travel meals (approx. 2), snacks, and souvenirs.

HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS: Families may stay together in small apartments. Men’s quarters and women’s quarters are dormitory style.

DEPARTURE: Sat. June 16, 2018  

RETURN: Sat. June 23, 2018



QUESTIONS: Email SCDirector@Windstream.net


Dear Potential Missionary,

This year’s Summer Mission Trip will be in the Bluegrass State as we travel to Calvary Campus in Blackey, Kentucky. Calvary Campus, part of Meridzo Ministries, is a multi-functional retreat and educational center nestled in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. We will be volunteering at their VBS, as well as working in light construction, electrical work, and other areas around the campus. For more information about Calvary Campus, visit www.meridzo.com/calvary-campus. This missions experience is designed for families or individuals who want to engage in missions. We will be able to use many adults, students, and children in various capacities on this trip. If you have never been on a mission trip, this is a great trip for you.

To secure your slot, please complete the following two-step process before March 31, 2018:

  1. Click on: MISSION TRIP FORM and follow the instructions. You may pick up a printed form at the SCBA Office. Please print out the form for EACH participant. Fill out completely. You must attach a copy of your insurance card. Any minors without traveling parents must have permission to travel by the SCBA TRIP COORDINATOR in advance; minors without traveling parents must the form notarized. When all forms are complete, mail the forms to SCBA Mission Trip; P O Box 160, Ashville, Alabama 35953. Or, forms may be delivered to the offices of FBC Ashville or the St. Clair Baptist Association before the DEADLINE on March 31, 2018. This trip is on a first come/first service basis.
  2. Pay the $140 per person non-refundable trip cost by clicking here.  Go to DONATE ONLINE and process through PayPal. Or, you may write a check to SCBA and include it with your completed form.

Please mark your calendar to attend our INTEREST MEETING on March 4, 2018, at 2:30 PM at the St. Clair Baptist Association Office, Ashville. This meeting will answer many of your questions.

Dr. Jay Stewart, FBC Ashville (Missions Development Team, SCBA)     

Dr. Chris Crain, SCBA (Director)

Maggie Walker (Trip Coordinator)

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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.

St. Clair Association VBS Clinic 2018

The Main Associational Clinic for VBS will be on April 8 at New Hope Baptist Church. Join us from 2-4 PM. Bring your entire VBS team from your church. Training will cover preparing leaders of various age groups in presenting a great VBS!

Ordering VBS materials from Lifeway? Please use the VBS Order Form 2018 (click here). THIS FORM will allow a portion of proceeds from your order to benefit Association Missions! Send the completed form to chris.malone@lifeway.com. Let him know it is for St. Clair Baptist Association. 

SCBA Evangelism Conference

Dear St. Clair Baptists,


Churches must fight the tension to be both biblically faithful (thinking like a prophet) and culturally relevant (thinking like a missionary), and a large part of church health necessitates maintaining both priorities. Without focusing on biblical and spiritual fidelity, a church ultimately ceases to be a church. However, without understanding the culture and a passion for expressing the Christian Gospel in manner that is comprehensible to their community, churches will lose the communication skills necessary to complete the Great Commission.


Evangelism Conference—TWO Great Opportunities for Your Church

Within the tension of biblical faithfulness and cultural relevance, the church must always be about the work of making new disciples. The entry point of disciple-making is articulating the Gospel clearly and authentically. Your SCBA Evangelism Committee believes that evangelism must be at the core of the 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.


Ministers Lunch—March 22, Ashville’s First Baptist at 11:00 AM

Join us at Ashville’s First Baptist Church for the SCBA Ministers Lunch. Billy Hunt, a true encourager in the mold of Barnabus, will be speaking to the ministers on March 22 at 11:00 AM. The catered lunch is free to all who RSVP on Facebook or call our office at 205-594-5173.


Kentucky Mission Trip

Your St. Clair Baptist Association Executive Committee voted to establish a three-year partnership with NAMB Missionary Paul Radosevich and Calvary Campus in Blackey, Kentucky. Your team from the churches of the Association will go June 16-23. If you or your church would like to donate to help us in evangelism and construction, please designate your gift and send it to our office: Kentucky Mission Trip c/o SCBA; PO Box 160; Ashville, Alabama 35953. You may give on our website at STCBA.org. You always provide for our needs!


Thank You!

I express my sincere gratitude for the privilege of serving the St. Clair Baptist Association. I believe we can do more together to encourage, equip, and engage in the Gospel. Our rich diversity is our greatest strength. Please pray for those churches needing revival and leadership for the future. Come by and see our renovated office—courtesy of the generosity of churches within the Association.


Sincerely in Jesus,

Chris Crain, SCBA

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. 

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. 


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.

Scholarships for high school seniors and others!

The Baptist Foundation of Alabama
Scholarship Application Process is NOW OPEN

Every year The Baptist Foundation of Alabama distributes over $500,000 in scholarship awards from more than 120 scholarship funds. The application process for scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year opened January 1 and will close March 31. Applications are accepted online only and can be accessed at http://tbfa.org/scholarships/.

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 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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