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May 2022
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Associational Staff 

  Dr. Michael Haynes
Director of Grand Oak Mission Center
Rev. David Jackson

Office Manager
Mrs. Shannon Peelor

Financial Secretary
  Mrs. Burnace Smith

Youth Ministry Consultant
Rev. Doug Watson

834 W. Battlefield
Springfield, MO 65807
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5 National Day of Prayer Breakfast, Oasis Convention Center, 7:00 am

5-9 Pastors and Wives Leadership Conference, Guadalajara, Mexico

7 State Bible Drill, Ridgecrest

14 Stamp Out Hunger/Food Drive for GOMC

15-22 Associational Missions Focus/Jim Joslin Missions Offering

20 SoulQuench Youth Camp Early Bird Deadline

30 Memorial Day, Associational Office Closed


9 Girls Camp Early Bird Deadline

12-13 National WMU Missions Celebration/Annual Meeting

14-15 Southern Baptist Convention, Anaheim, California

24 Baptist Home Golf Tournament, Rivercut Golf Course, Springfield

27 Boys Camp Early Bird Deadline


4 Independence Day, Associational Office Closed

4-8 SoulQuench Youth Camp, Baptist Hill

9-16 GCBA VBS Mission Trip, Guadalajara, Mexico

18-24 GCBA Soccer Mission Trip, Guadalajara, Mexico

25-29 Girls Camp, Baptist Hill

Jim Joslin Missions Offering

MAY 15-22

GOAL: $10,000

· Pastor Renewal/Recovery (assistance with retreat, training, counseling, etc) - $1,000

· Church Renewal/Revitalization (help with funding for consultant, materials, etc) - $2,000

· Guadalajara Mission Trip (training materials, eyeglasses, expenses) - $1,000

· Christmas Live Nativity (expenses) - $1,000

· Life Builders Multi-Housing Ministry - $500

· Freeway Ministry - $500

· Baptist Student Union (meal ministry for MSU football team) - $1,000

· Grand Oak Mission Center (special evangelism programs/projects) - $1,000

· Hand-in-Hand Multicultural Ministry (expenses for Afghan Immigrant work) - $1,000

· Assistance with Ukrainian refugee crises - $1,000

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The Power & Blessing of the
Jim Joslin Missions Offering
Each year at this time we ask our churches to give to our Associational Missions Offering. We call this our Jim Joslin Missions Offering in honor of the man who served the Association for more than thirty years before I came. He was not only our DOM, but he had a ministry that spanned this entire region of the country.
Through this offering, we’ve been able to support mission causes that were close to our hearts and that we couldn’t have supported if not for this offering. I want to thank our churches and pastors for your generous gifts to this offering through the years. These gifts have helped empower Kingdom leaders to carry out their ministries and have blessed untold numbers through the various ways we’ve distributed these gifts.
Please take a moment and look through the designated recipients of this years’ offering. Think about the blessing this can be to these ministry leaders and those they serve.
Then, lead your church to give a generous gift to the Jim Joslin Mission Offering this year.
The Lord will use your gift to empower and bless many!
With Thanks and Joy,
GCBA Search
Committee Update:

Thank you for your prayers as we continue our search for the next Director of Missions for the Greene County Baptist Association. We celebrate the blessing God has provided our association through the ministry and leadership of Mike Haynes, and we know that God has great plans for our churches in the days ahead as we move forward together in His kingdom. As the committee reviews candidates, pray that God will give them wisdom and direction for this important process. Pray for the next DOM, that God will direct his heart in His will. Pray that God will continue to grow the ministry of our churches as we serve Him in the years to come.

GCBA DOM Search Committee
National Day Of Prayer Breakfast, Springfield, MO, Thursday, May 5, 2022, Oasis Convention Center, 7:00 am.
The cost is $15 per person. Go to to buy tickets and reserve your spot.
Stamp Out Hunger
Saturday, May 14, 2022

Place a bag of nonperishable food items next to your mailbox. All food donations stay in the community, including part of them going to
Grand Oak Mission Center!
If you can help sort cans at GOMC
this day from 1 pm - 6 pm (part of this
time or all of this time), please contact
GOMC at 417-869-4818.
Requiem For The Living
Come out & enjoy a highly-acclaimed, modern masterpiece, performed by local worship pastors & their choir members! This event includes singers from several GCBA churches, along with a live orchestra.
It is co-directed by worship pastors
Nathan Murfin (Boulevard),
Tim Burgher (Springfield, First) &
Josh Erisman (Strafford, First).
May 22, 2022, First Baptist Church, Springfield, 6:00 pm
Please Pray
For the upcoming Mission Trips to Guadalajara, Mexico!
We have a total of 24 people going to Mexico in July. We are asking for prayers for safety, guidance, boldness and most of all for hearts to be open to hearing the gospel in Mexico!
Harold     New building dedication!
Walnut Grove, First
Note on
Paid In
¨ SoulQuench Youth Camp - July 4-8
¨ Girls Camp - July 25-29
¨ Boys Camp - August 1-5
Online registration and paper forms for Girls Camp & online registration forms for SoulQuench can be found at
Updates and additional forms will be added to the website as they are made available; so keep checking the website for the most recent updates and forms!
1st Annual Baptist Student Union Fundraising Golf Tournament.
Monday, May 23, 2022, at
Whispering Oaks Golf Course, Marshfield, MO.
Baptist Homes & Healthcare Ministries
Charity Golf Tournament
June 24, 2022, Rivercut Golf Course, Springfield, MO.
For more information contact Nick Davis at or 573-822-4319
United On Mission:
150-Year Story of GCBA

Book donations so far this year:
Book donations needed:
Happy Anniversary!!
15 Years:
Robert Dodson, Concord
Ngun Iap, Springfield Chin
5 years:
Joshua Jenkins, Hope
Brandon Taylor, South Creek
2022 Budget Financial Report
Annual Budget $400,167.50
                                               Budget Received                   Budget Required
               Jan 1-Mar 31          $110,471.09                             $100,041.87
(110.42% of budget required received to date)
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