From Chris Crain, Director
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June 5, 2017, 3:20 PM

Thank You Partners!

St. Clair Baptists,

Thank you for partnering with the St. Clair Baptist Association! Our mission is to encourage, equip, and engage in Great Commission Ministry. Pray for this Summer as we minister throughout the Association. Impact Campus Ministries, Disaster Relief, and our office will be serving St. Clair County and the world with the Gospel! I will be praying for you during your VBS and other summer events; may God open hearts to the Gospel! I will see some of you in Phoenix at the Southern Baptist Convention. Others will be joining me to take the Gospel to work alongside North American Missions Board partners in the Appalachians in June.


Here are a few opportunities for you to consider:

1. Israel: Dr. Josh Burnham, pastor of Bethel, is leading a group to Israel February 12 to 21, 2018 I am planning to go with him. If you or people in your church would like to go, we need to get them registered ASAP; space is limited. Visit for more information.

2. Church Planting: The SCBA is hosting Church Planting Basics conference on June 29 at noon to July 1 at 4:30 pm for you or anyone in your church interested in church planting. Joey Rich, Pastor of Northside Fellowship, said, "I would have taken this training back when I was pastoring an established church if I understood how helpful it was in learning to reach people.” Visit for details or to register.

3. Ministers Group: If you are interested in an hour-long (or less) early morning, daytime or evening Pastor/Ministers Prayer Group, meeting every two weeks at a restaurant or local church, reply with what time works best for you. Please send an email to with your best times and locations.

4. Mission Support: We are going to Kentucky to serve under-resourced people in Appalachia by sharing the Gospel, making disciples, and light construction. If you wish to make a donation to help us with VBS supplies, visit and click “donate” to give. Or, mail your gift to SCBA, PO Box 160; Ashville, Alabama 35953. Mark your gift: Kentucky Donation. We will steward your gift well.

I have one more request. Would you do something for me? Would you place this list of needs before your church?

Associational Needs

1. We would like to train and engage 10 new volunteers for Raceway Ministry. On two weekends per year, we bring the Gospel to hundreds of people at Talladega Super Speedway. Would you like to help? Email us at

2. I would like to reach our current goal of 5,000 subscribers on our St. Clair Baptist Association Email Newsletter list. You can ask for email addresses in your church and send these to us or anyone can visit to subscribe.

3. St. Clair Baptist Association Disaster Relief is operating with an aging fleet. We are praying for the Lord to provide a late-model truck with dual wheels and a great towing capacity and a newer van.

4. We are praying for God to raise up a generation of leaders to serve and help our DOM bring Associational Missions to a new era of Kingdom ministry for God’s glory. We want St. Clair to help set a course for Associational Missions in the future.

5. Impact Campus Ministry always needs volunteers and church groups to help provide food and resources for their ministry on the campus of Jefferson State Community College—Pell City.


Please send me any suggestions for helping you or the churches. I want to serve you as effectively as possible; I have a lot to learn. Also, do you want to serve someone or have resources to share? Let me know how I can help you make a difference. 


With sincere gratitude,

Chris Crain

St. Clair Baptist Association


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