Twin Rivers Baptist Association
Sunday, July 21, 2024
Churches joining hearts, prayers, and hands to see our world brought to Christ's saving power.

Our Ministry Strategy

 

 We are a body of believers committed to worshipping and serving Jesus Christ. As an association, we join together with Christians in our churches to spread the gospel around the world. Our slogan is more than just a catchy phrase. We hope that it gives you insight into just who we are. Christ reached out to people of all ages and backgrounds and at Twin Rivers Baptist Association we desire to do the same. That's why you'll discover here ministries geared to various life stages and needs. That's why we have a place for everyone to study the Scriptures, fellowship together, and minister to others through numerous service opportunities. We want you to be a part of the blessings of God in the life of our association. We'll bring you updates often on just what's happening at Twin Rivers Baptist Association and share the stories of how Christ is making a difference in churches' lives. The area we live in has a population of over 209,000 people.  There are so many people yet there seems to be so few workers.  If we are to see the Kingdom of Christ grow we will need to reach everyone of these people who do not know Jesus as their personal savior.  Pray with us now and seek where you can join God at work. 

 

TRBA  Ministry Strategy

 Leadership Development

       Pastor Cohorts (Regional Pastor Fellowships)

       Continuing Education

       Mentorship

       Discipleship

 Church Health

       Revitalization

       Church Assessment

       Partnership with Resound Network and MBC

Biblically Healthy Churches

God’s Target for His Church

Identities

  1. Worshipers
  2. Family
  3. Missionaries

Foundations

  1. Gospel
  2. Scripture
  3. Prayer

Structures

  1. Leadership
  2. Membership
  3. Discipleship

 Missions Engagement

       Disaster Relief

       Mission Partnership (Montana, International Partnerships)

       Montana Partnership (2022 – 2025)

       Camps

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church Planting 

Growth in the Twin Rivers Baptist Association is absolutely awesome! In a few moments, you will read about some of the population trends. For now, let us share with you that there has been a population shift in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region for over a decade. Those who have lived in the area can verify that 10 years ago there were farms and open fields where new sprawling suburbs exist and families live. Finding places to shop and eat is not a challenge. What is a challenge is providing road systems to keep up with expanding traffic needs.

Now, for a few facts...Below are a few cities in our Association that have shown growth. This is not an exhaustive list. The growth percentages are taken from a comparison between the 1990 and 2000 US Government Census. For more quick facts, click here.

  • Troy - 77% growth
  • Moscow Mills - 89% growth
  • Foristell - 134% growth
  • O'Fallon - 147% growth

As you can see on the map, Twin Rivers Baptist Association is comprised of churches in the St. Charles, Warren, Montgomery, and Lincoln Counties area. Since much of the population growth is coming west of St. Louis (as well as north and south) you can see that our Association is on the front side of the growth wave. The "white water" of the wave is on the way. Included in this growth swell are people groups such as: African Americans; Hispanics; Asians; Russians; and Anglos. As a matter of fact, there is a projection indicating we will experience a large influx of Hispanics and Asians during the next decade. Also of interest is the fact that the largest Bosnian population in the United States lives in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region.

With that little bit of information, the question is, "What kind of planter do we believe God wants in our area?" Below is a small list of experience and character qualifications. This is not a complet list.

  • A person who has a proven history of active personal soul winning and corporate evangelism experience.
  • A person who has had experience in mission work in the US or overseas.
  • A person who has a track record of building relationships with individuals, community organizations, businesses, and other civic groups, with the goal of building a core group and a sponsorship base.
  • A person who has a cache of leaders, in their past, whom they have apprenticed and involved in ministry.
  • A person who passionately and intentionally disciples believers to their potential and releases ministry to them. We would call this an Empowering Leader. 
  • A person who leads by example and coaching.
  • If married, a wife who fully supports and undergirds the work and has determined her own unique role in the ministry of Church Planting. We lift up the planter's family and encourage them to nurture their relationships.
  • A core values set that provides the necessary passion for a long tenure and a Spiritual Gifts cluster that empowers others toward becoming a Great Commission church.

Since our joy is helping churches birth new churches, the Association staff works to develop a candidate "pool." Twin Rivers Baptist Association Churches, with a vision to plant a new church, can draw from this pool at any time. If you would like to submit your resume to our candidate pool, please mail it to:

Twin Rivers Baptist Association
100 twin Rivers Lane
Wright City, MO 63390

636-745-9777 

If you would like to communicate with someone regarding church planting, please feel free to contact, Director of Missions.

Other links:

 North American Mission Board

Missouri Baptist Convention

 

       Church Planting

       Student Ministries