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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
“Central Texas Mission Week”
I hope this letter finds you and your congregations well. On behalf of myself and several other local ministers and churches you are invited to join us in attending, “Central Texas Mission Week.” To be held on July 21st. through July 24th. here in our communities. This event is geared for youth group students. The events will take place during the day and the central meeting place will be Calvary Baptist Church. However, the central theme is to serve your church as well as our local communities. We will accomplish this by preparing for ourselves local church and community acts of service. We will also come together for one large service centralized in Mexia. Use the link below to register your group as soon as possible. The total cost per person is $20.00 and includes the cost of the shirt, local praise and worship band, and special guest speaker, Tony Wolfe. Tony is the Associate Executive Director of the SBTC. We hope to involve as many churches and youth groups from our area as possible. We all love and serve the Lord God. We want to bless Him as we serve one another in love and reach out for the furtherance of His kingdom by loving on our churches and communities. See the information below for more details. Our desire is to hear from you.
EVENT: “Central Texas Mission Week”
PLACE: your church, our local communities, central meeting place Calvary Baptist Church Mexia
REGISTER: by June 30th to assure a t-shirt
WHO: For all youth age students 6th- 12th grade, college-age, pastors, and youth sponsors
WHEN: July 21-24
CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Shane Norcross
Cost: $15.00 per participant
o You may bring as many students/sponsors as you like to participate in your acts of service, the large group act of service, and worship. Registering secures a t-shirt for participants, and helps us better count the numbers of those actively participating.
o You will prepare for and perform the acts of service for your group at your local church and community.
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.
The Southern Baptists of Texas State convention has made available to our churches several Tax Seminars in January this year. These are digital and available online. Also, the State Evangelism Conference is coming in February. That will be an in-person as well as a digital event. Click Here to go to links for these events.