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Welcome 

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.

Announcements 

VBS 2018

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. 


What Your Church Needs to Know in 2018

Invest an hour. Strengthen your church and manage risk as a good steward. Free Chick-fil-A dinner provided for all who register. Dave Hargrave of GuideStone will present helpful information for navigating ministry in the most litigious culture in US history. February 15, 2018 6PM—Ashville Office. Register by emailing SCDirector@windstream.net with church and names of attendees.


Scholarships!


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

PACKING LIST: TBD

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 31, 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)


Better Together

We are better together. As Baptists, we celebrate our independence and church autonomy. But when we read the New Testament, we also see how the churches worked together to accomplish larger goals. In our area of the state, we have a huge task before us. In St. Clair County there are over 100,000 people, and the majority is unchurched. Every church in our Association could be filled to capacity, and we wouldn’t come close reaching all the people. Our Association endeavors to make disciples in St. Clair County. Through encouraging, equipping and engaging in missions, we are able to minister to more together. Some churches have increased giving and participation in the Association this year because they realize this task of reaching our county is too great to do alone. We are blessed to be part of a family that has the heart of Christ to reach the lost and to minister to this county.


VBS Early Clinic at SCBA Office

Please note the new date for this training!

Training for your VBS leadership at St. Clair Baptist Association office on Sunday afternoon, February 4 —2-4 PM  

Training Facilitator: THERESA MAYO, Director of Preschool & Children's Ministries
tmayo@gilliamsprings.org
Theresa has served the Children's Ministry at Gilliam Springs since 2005. She serves as a facilitator in children’s ministries for the state convention. For her, there is nothing more exciting than to see a child develop foundations in Christ and become a Christian, well except maybe watching them develop habits for a life-long relationship with Christ! Theresa is married to Lee (25+ years), they have two adult children, Seth and Caylee Beth (married to Ryan). Theresa's favorite things are SummerPalooza, teaching, reading, and spending time with her family. She and Lee are looking forward to becoming grandparents!


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.


St. Clair Association Church Security Summit

St. Clair Association Church Security Summit

FREE for All Church Leaders and Members

Create a safer church today!

Hosted by First Baptist Church Ashville

Sunday, January 21, 2018 

2:00-5:00 PM

Dr. Mark Wakefield, Facilitator

Register by Emailing SCDirector@windstream.net or on the Facebook Event at the St. Clair Baptist Association page. Or, you may call 205-594-5173. We need name of church and names of attendees.

We expect a capacity crowd.


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. 


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! 


Notice

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