Welcome to our Website!
Welcome to the Bi-Stone Baptist Association that exists in Limestone and Freestone counties. We are a group of Southern Baptist Churches that work in voluntary cooperation to help reach our region with the message of God's love and forgiveness found by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We have five Ministry Teams that seek to assist our Member Churches. They include:
In addition, we have the pages below to help provide information including our Member Churches Contact Information and Latham Springs Camp and Retreat Center.
2018 Lifeway Compensation Study A study to help churches to evaluate staff compensation.
Welcome to Dr. Lowell Warren as our new Associational Mission Strategist. He is now on the field and with his beloved wife, Peggy has already begun to have an impact on the churches of our Association.
His page is entitled "Associational Mission Strategist." Associational Mission Strategist to go to his page.
Events in Member Churches and Association
September 18th Men and Boys Fish Fry Sponsored by Bi-Stone Baptist Association
featuring the comedy of Dennis Swanberg. This is a "Free Event" for all
the churches of the Bi-Stone Association to bring men and boys to attend.
|This outreach event is a wonderful opportunity for our Member Churches to invite the men and boys of their communities to come to a great Fish Fry and to hear not only the comedy of Dennis Swanberg, but also to hear the gospel message as well. For more information, contact our Associational Mission Strategist, Lowell Warren at email@example.com with any questions you have.|
September 11th Local Missions Opportunity
Hispanic Family Festival Outreach
Sponsored by the Southern Baptists of Texas State Convention, the Bi-Stone Baptist
Association, and the First Baptist Church of Coolidge Texas.
All Bi-Stone Baptist Association Churches are invited to participate. We will have booths set up around a central area with prizes, food, and games available. All registered attendees will receive tickets to use when they enter and can earn more tickets by reciting John 3:16! For more information on how your church can participate in this local mission project, contact Pastor Chuck at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know you want to participate.
Sunday School Rally!
As we all think of how we can restart and recharge our churches, I want to challenge you to think Sunday School! I have believed for a long time that if we take seriously the time-honored and proven principles of Sunday School, they still provide a successful strategy for growing and prospering a church! The problem is often that we do not "work the program." As one football coach said, "We don't need more plays, we need to get back to blocking and tackling."
With that in mind, our Associational Equipping Team is planning a "Sunday School Rally" for the purpose of describing and explaining the basics of Suday School and building excitement for the new year! The date is Saturday, August 21, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Mexia. The Rally is for Pastors, Sunday School directors, class teachers, class leaders, and really anyone interested. We will look at principles from Alan Taylor's book "The Six Core Values of Sunday School." Make this a priority and let's all raise the bar for Sunday School!
State Missions Banquet Returns
Notice: Our Next Association is meeting on August 3, 2021, for its Quarterly Executive Board meeting at 6:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Mexia. Following that meeting, we will come together at 6:300 PM for our annual State Missions Banquet, also at the First Baptist Church Mexia.
Reservations for this event are now being accepted. Sign-up lists were sent to every member church by Justin Colquette, our Missions Team Leader. The cost for the meal is $10.00 per person. All registrations must be received by Justin no later than July 19th. This is so that we can make sure we have the proper amount of food for every person who attends. The total number attending from your church, or to make personal reservations for tickets, may be sent by email to Justin Colquette's email. Click here for: Justin's email
You may also click the link here to register online. Mission Banquet Registration
Our Special Guest Speaker this year is the new Executive Director of the Southern Baptists of Texas State Convention, Dr. Nathan Lorick. Dr. Lorick is in his transition phase, having served as the Executive Director of the Colorado State Convention. He has returned to Texas and is working in cooperation with Dr. Jim Richards for the remainder of this year. He is excited to be with us and to meet the members of each of our churches.
This is a great time for us to gather as an Association to give emphasis to the importance of our State Missions Offering and to show love and support for each of the churches of our Association. We hope all churches will be in attendance for this great meeting together. Make your reservations soon!
Latham Springs Camp and Retreat Center is in part supported by our Association. See our page (click here) dedicated to our camp on the tab above. Also, due to the shortages created by Covid-19, they need help in preparing the camp for what we hope will be a wonderful 2021 camp season. See the link to specific supplies they need to be ready for next year. Maybe your church can help them with some of these needs.