Weekly news & updates
2-17-2021
Association Meetings & Events
Office Closure
Due to weather conditions and the requests to conserve energy, the PBA office will be closed through Friday, February 19. Our staff members can be reached by cell phone during office hours. We will check messages periodically during the day when our office phones are available.

The office will reopen on Monday, February 22.
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Partnership Spotlight - Elisabeth's Voice
We are highlighting ways that members from our churches are transforming their communities and the world. Today, we highlight Elizabeth's Voice.

Elizabeth's Voice is an organization co-founded by Amy Brewer, a member of Church at the Crossing in Aledo. Amy met her business partner, Evelyn, while working as a nurse in Uganda. They employ 32 single mothers and widows to sell their beautiful, handmade products. These women are bringing change to their community, having taken in 12 orphans and starting a hospital visitation ministry. You can learn more at www.elizabethsvoice.org.

Also, you can visit Elizabeth's Voice's new shop at 222 N. Main Street in Weatherford. Stop by to purchase some of their beautiful products. Follow this link for a brief video about this ministry - https://youtu.be/WbVQPQNPwyI.
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Disaster Relief
Disaster relief volunteers from Parker Baptist Association joined others from around the region on Thursday, February 10 to assist with fire recovery. Fire destroyed a home in Fort Worth, and the homeowner did not have insurance. In six hours, DR volunteers had cleared the house of all debris, drywall, cabinets, and fixtures for the grateful homeowner. Volunteers prayed with the homeowner and assured her and her son of the love of Jesus in the midst of crisis.
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Mark your calendar for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
The week of prayer will be March 7-14, 2021.

And don’t forget to order your materials, visit my.wmutx.org or www.sbtexas.com/giving ; look for the link below the Annie Armstrong information.
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Don’t Forget to Turn in Your 2020 Annual Church Profile by February 26, 2021
The importance of a church’s ACP is not to compare churches but see the growth each church has, and record that data on a yearly basis. As of this date the association has only received 10 ACP for 2020. If your church needs a hard copy to better equip the individuals filling out the report, please let us know. And if you are having difficulties entering the data online please bring the hard copy to the associational office for us to enter for you. 

The Annual Church Profile for 2020 can be completed online. Here are the links:

For churches affiliated with Texas Baptists use: https://texasbaptists.force.com/acp.

For churches affiliated with the SBTC use: www.sbcworkspace.com

Due to COVID-19, we ask that you report attendance averages between October 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020. However, please report giving numbers for the whole year. If you have any questions please call Leah at the office at 817-599-6586.
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Online Giving
Did you know you could give to the Association online? Online giving has never been easier or safer. To give online click here and follow the instructions.
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BSM Announcements & Events
Church Announcements
Prayer Emphasis for this week:
  • Faith Community
  • FBC Dennis
  • FBC Horseshoe Bend
  • FBC Millsap
Follow PBA on social media for a daily update on our prayer emphasis.
Useful News & Tips
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It is terrible but true—sexual predators target churches. In the mind of a predator, a church offers a compelling target and, too often, an easy target. I recently worked my way through On Guard by Deepak Reju and learned that there are at least six reasons why sexual predators specifically target churches.

Endurance is a quality consistently found among great leaders. It is a sister to resilience, as the ability to “bounce back from a setback.” Endurance is the ability to just keep going regardless of the obstacles and pressure.
Job Openings
Lead Pastor Positions

Baker Baptist Church - Bi-vocational
1912 Baker Cut Off Rd
Weatherford, TX 76087 

Eureka Baptist Church
401 Eureka St
Weatherford, TX 76086

Soda Springs Baptist Church - Bi-vocational
1801 Soda Springs Rd
Milsap, TX 76066
You may also call Michael Kinman at 817-565-6010 for more information.

Zion Hill Baptist Church
PO Box 2920
Weatherford, TX 76086
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Full- and Part-time Support Staff Positions

Brazos Trails Cowboy Church is searching for a paid part time secretary/bookkeeper. This position involves financial, secretarial and administrative skills and duties. Please email resume to pastormterry@yahoo.com.

Brock Baptist Church is searching for a part-time Worship Leader/Music Minister. They are also looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant at 20 hours a week, 5 mornings a week. They are looking for someone preferably with receptionist/office experience, computer skills & website/social media knowledge & skills. If interested, please email resume and cover letter to office@fbcbrock.com or call Pastor Greg Bowman at 817-597-7944.

FBC Willow Park is searching for a part-time Children's Minister (serving birth-6th grade). If interested, please email your resume to Pastor Jonathan Mansur at pastor@fbcwillowpark.com.

Silver Creek Baptist Church is seeking a paid part-time Worship Pastor to lead worship on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, and a part-time Youth Pastor. Interested candidates please email Brandee at bfaughn03@gmail.com.

Walnut Creek Baptist Church in Azle (Reno) is looking for a part-time Worship Leader/ Music Minister and a part-time Youth Minister. Please contact Shane Scott at pastor@walnutcreekbaptistchurch.com or 817-221-2110 for more information.