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Richard Ray: Director of Missions -  
Weekly Update 
Please pre-register online for the Annual Meeting hosted by FBC Copperas or by calling your area office. The Tri-Rivers Ladies Bible Conference is scheduled for Saturday, September 21 from 9 am - 2 pm at the Tri-Rivers Retreat Center. The title of the conference is "A Journey to Forgiving and Forgiveness" led by Ponice Hartman. To learn more and to register please view this newsletter or go to
This past Sunday, I was honored to preach at Eastwood Baptist Church. This week has been busy assisting churches who are in search for their next pastor, while also visiting with Truett Seminar as they partner with us. I also spent some time at the Retreat Center preparing for the Boyd Chapel Dedication Service scheduled for Saturday, October 5th at 10:30 am at the Tri-Rivers Retreat Center.
This Saturday, Texas Baptist Men will be hosting a Yellow Cap Orientation Training and a Laundry/Shower Unit Training at the Tri-Rivers Retreat Center. If you would like to take this training show up at 9 am at the Tri-Rivers Retreat Center.
Sunday through Wednesday of next week, I will be leading worship for the Revival Services at Fairy Baptist Church with pastor Chris Ortego of School Creek Baptist Church delivering God's Word and The Hubbard Family providing special music.
Pastors, take notice of the DOM/Pastor Luncheons Schedule for September. The first luncheon is on Thursday, September 12, 11 am - Pastafina Restaurant in Stephenville.
Please take time to view the newsletter for additional ministry and mission opportunities. It is always a joy to serve you so please do not hesitate to contact your Tri-Rivers Area office if you need assistance or information regarding your ministry needs.
Until next week, "All the believers were together and had everything in common." - Acts 2:44

Please take this opportunity to submit your Church Life Report to share how God's church is furthering His kingdom.

God's Daily Word

This blog has dual purposes: To present the gospel message in such a way that people will be drawn by God's love into a
saving relationship with Jesus Christ; and to encourage and strengthen Christians in their journey toward spiritual
Chuckle: "What kind of man was Boaz before he married? Ruthless!"
Quote: "I think that God means that we shall do more than we have yet done in furtherance of his plans and he will open the way for our doing it."--Abraham Lincoln
"The Lord will work out his plans for my life -- for your faithful love, O Lord endures forever" (Psalm 138:8 NLT).
Everyone dreams and makes plans for the future. I enjoyed a recent TV commercial that showed several retirement age people saying, "when I grow up, I want to . . . " Each one filled in the blank with his or her dream. Those who do not know Christ as Savior and Lord have only their own wisdom and skills to bring their dreams and plans to fruition. But to experience what is best for you in life, you must make your plans and dreams compatible with God's plans. If you believe that God has a plan for your life, you may be wondering what that plan really is. He alone knows what is best for us; and He alone can lead us to fulfill His plan for each of us.
Your ultimate purpose is to please God. You and I were created for God's pleasure, and God's plan is for each of us to fulfill His purpose. You may not fully understand what God is doing in your life, where He is leading you, or what He wants to accomplish through you. But the most important question is this: Do you trust God and believe that He knows where He wants you to go and the person He wants you to become?
Whether or not you fully understand God's plan for your life, your faith should include a firm belief in God and that He wants you to fulfill His purpose for your life. Further more, each of us should trust Him to lead us and bring us to our final destination. ", . . . But the Lord's plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken" (Psalm 33:11 NLT). God is completely trustworthy -- His intentions never change.
Regardless of your age or circumstances, God has plans for your life, and God's plans are what matters, not yours. Knowing and doing what God has planned for us should be our first priorities. If so, we will trust Him completely to lead us in a way that will bring them to complete fulfillment. "Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; . . . they would be to many to declare" (Psalm 40:5 NIV).

  September Calendar of Events and Opportunities to Serve



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Texas Baptist Men will be providing the following training at the Tri-Rivers Retreat Center on Saturday, September 7th.


We are Needing Composition notebooks for the Prison Ministry. Please bring them to the Tri-Rivers office through Monday, September 9th.

True Vine Fellowship Church of Hico will be hosting a Celebrate Recovery Fall Kickoff Party
Thursday, September 12th, 6:30 PM
Food, Fellowship and Music
Lampasas WMU Gathering
School Creek Baptist Church  
Saturday, September 14, 10:00 am to noon lunch.  
School Creek furnishing all foods, Guests take a dessert.   
Speaker is Rev. Daniel Rangel, Director River Ministry, BGCT/Texas Baptists. 
School Creek, Brenda Ortego, Director,  is sponsoring offering of Hygeine Packets, to be given to River Ministry.

Attention Pastor/Staff and Church Leadership: Tri-Rivers Baptist Area in Partnership with UnLimited Partnership will provide a Leadership Development Session with Guest Speaker Dr. David Hardage, Executive Director BGCT. Lunch is provided. Please register early. 
Monday, September 16 
11:30 am - Lunch Provided
Speaker:  David Hardage - Executive Director of the BGCT
Location:  FBC Hico
  Register Here

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Central Texas Hospitality House is Seeking Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the following days and areas:

Saturdays & Sundays 9am - 12pm 
--Light cleaning 
-- Making Beds 
-- Cleaning Restrooms 
-- Greeters

Mondays 8:30am - 10:30am 
-- Cleaning

Saturdays 5pm 
-- Provide a meal & serve  
The Central Texas Hospitality House always welcomes volunteers and is in need of a husband and wife team or a team of two ladies to work either the first or second Sunday morning of each month from 9:00 to 12:30.  The work consists of greeting our day visitors, completing laundry and folding sheets and towels and doing light cleaning in the bathrooms.

For More Information Contact:
James or Martha Parrish
708 Hwy 36 W.
Gatesville, TX 76528

First Baptist Church of Hico has pews to donate.  Contact FBC Hico at 254-796-4238 for additional information.

Church youth director with experience needed (salaried position - $800 a month) to lead children on Wednesday nights.  Will need to recruit children.  Person hired must become a member of our church, attend Sunday morning services, and be willing to teach Sunday School. 
If interested, call Community Baptist Church, Dublin, for an application 254-445-4479.
Background check required. 
For questions, e-mail Pastor Judy or call 254-979-1944

Northside Baptist Church of Lampasas is seeking a Volunteer Youth Minister.  Please contact Pastor Josh Morrison at to submit resume and for more information.

College Avenue Baptist Church, McGregor is currently looking for a Youth Minister

  • Have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and to have taken the step of believers' baptism.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Be spiritually mature, maintaining personal Bible study and prayer to nurture personal walk with Christ.
  • Meet qualifications set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
  • Adhere to Baptist doctrine.
  • Be able to communicate effectively and build Godly relationships with youth of Church and community.
  • Have a desire to impact youth in terms of Christian discipleship and moral values.


  • Work under the direction of the Pastor, and in cooperation with the Youth committee, to plan, coordinate, and actively participate in church youth program, including, but not limited to Bible Study, worship, mission education, service projects, recreation camps and fellowships.
  • Prepare and administer Youth Ministry budget, with Youth committee.
  • Coordinate and oversee fundraising for youth activities.
  • Work to lead youth to a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and nurture them in their Christian walk, through individual and group discipleship.
  • Attend all scheduled church services. Encourage Youth to attend and participate in Sunday School, Sunday morning and evening services, and Wednesday evening activities. Also encourage Youth of the church to participate in activities within the church, such as VBS, banquets, fellowships, mission activities, etc.
  • Attend Staff and Church Council meetings (and other committee meetings as needed) to communicate youth status and needs. Integrate youth activities with church calendar.
  • Reaching out to the youth of the church and community by personal contact encouraging them and assuring them of the church's interest and concern, using visits, community and school activities, email, phone calls and social media.

Salary - $150.00 a week
Background check will be required.


Selden Baptist Church is seeking a good used organ for their church.
Please contact the church at (254) 485-8593 to donate or for more information.

Oakalla Baptist Church is looking for a pianist for their Sunday Services.
They are willing to pay a honorarium.
If you are interested please contact Bro. Clay Cole: or (254) 681-7397 

Cove Korean Baptist Church - English Missions is in need of a piano player. For more information contact Bro. Fisher

First Baptist Church Kempner is in need of a piano player.  
For more information contact Don Casper
(512) 932-3195  

Mountain Baptist Church is seeking a part-time music Minister for Sunday mornings. If you are interested contact Kurt Fuessel 254-865-7528 


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Tri-Rivers Retreat Fund Supporting Churches
The following churches support the Tri-Rivers Retreat Center for 2019

Carlton Baptist Church
Clear Creek Baptist Church
Cowboy Church of Erath Co.
Eastwood Baptist Church
Edna Hills Baptist Church
Fairy Baptist Church
FBC Copperas Cove FBC Gatesville
FBC Kempner
FBC Oglesby
Jonesboro Baptist Church
Pidcoke Baptist Church
School Creak Baptist Church
Seldon Baptist Church
White Hall Bapitst Church
Trinity Baptist Church

If your church would like to participate contact your director of missions, Richard Ray:

Tri-Rivers Ministry Fund Supporting Churches
The following churches support the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Strategic Plan for 2018

Carlton Baptist Church
The Church at Blue Ridge
Eastwood Baptist Church
Fairy Baptist Church
Turnersville Baptist Church
Edna Hill Baptist Church
College Ave Baptist Church Clear Creek Baptist Church
Trinity Baptist Church
First Baptist Church Kempner
FBC Copperas Cove
Levita Bible Fellowship
Morgan Mill Baptist church
Coryell Community Church
Cove Korean English Misson
Clairette Baptist Church
First Baptist Stephenville
Live Oak Baptist Church
First Baptist Church Purves
Jonesboro Baptist Church
First Baptist Church  Hamilton
True Vine Fellowship
Hispana de Gatesville
Cottonwood Baptist Church

Cove Korean Baptist Church
Greens Creek Baptist Church
Pidcoke Baptist Church
Seldon Baptist Church
Double N Cowboy Church

If your church would like to participate contact your director of missions, Richard Ray:

Adopted Ministries of Tri-Rivers

Office Hours:

Monday           9:30am-3:30pm
Tuesday          9:30am-3:30pm
Wednesday     9:30am-3:30pm
Thursday         9:30am-3:30pm


Tri-Rivers Baptist Area
502 E. Main Street, Gatesville, TX  |  254.865.1299