Knowing Your Strategy

Submitted by admin on Sat, 01/06/2018 - 12:52

An important gathering to unify our churches

At the TCMBA annual meeting in October, we had two training sessions. Chris Reinertson shared we are "Better Together" and we looked at Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 for wisdom. The three points were "The Dangers of Being & Doing Alone," "The Benefits of Better Together" and "The Beauty of the Cord of 3 Strands."

Church Planter Jonathan Parnell reminded us from Genesis 1 that God is "Bigger than You." God is bigger than your problems and God is bigger than your dreams. 

We adopted the verse Jeremiah 33:3 as our theme verse for 2018 to unify together and pray corporately for God to move within the TCMBA.The pastors and planters who attended felt challenged, encouraged, united and grateful to be part of this Twin Cities Movement.

Our commitment in 2018 is to pray Jeremiah 33:3 at 3:33pm every Wednesday. Remember to set your cell phone alarm to alert you to pray corporately for TCMBA and our pastor's.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE JAN 15. This is one of the highlights of the year for your marriage! Take a few days away from work, your kids and daily busy lives to relax in the beautiful setting of Green Lake, WI. This is just for you and your wife. No kids. No staff to talk work with. Enjoy encouraging speakers and great fellowship with our MN/WI convention pastors. And best of all, the food, housing and entertainment is provided, all at zero cost to you. The Texas Baptist Convention is again gifting pastors and spouses with this retreat. Click above to get registered and use passcode 2018MWBCP&W.
Leadership Lunch with Jon Akin
Monday, January 15  12:00-2:00pm
Join us for lunch at Kieran's Irish Pub, 85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN
and meet Jon Akin, Director of Young Leader Engagement. RSVP here:
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Praise God for the 37 people going on the Puerto Rico Mission Trip in February. Seven TCMBA churches have members participating. The final training meeting is Sat, January 20. Please pray for God's hand of blessing on this trip, for people to come to know Christ and be blessed by the work done there.
Thanks for your cooperative giving to the TCMBA.
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A new ministry opportunity is in the works for all churches and church plants: Summer interns who will help you in any ministry capacity you need. You may recruit a candidate you know or we can help you partner with seminary/colleges to find one. 
HOW IT IS FUNDED: Your church commits to fund one third, TCMBA funds one third and another financial partner will fund one third. Your church/plant must be able to invest $1000 for a 3 month intern.
HOW TO APPLY: This opportunity is limited to 6-10 churches. Contact TCMBA for more information: OR
Applicants will be reviewed and decisions will be made on a rolling basis.
  • Praise God for a wonderful season of celebrating Jesus' birthday prayer number one
  • Praise God for new people coming to each church and church plant
  • Pray for the interns, apprentices, church planters and pastors of TCMBA
  • Pray the pastors and planters would share the gospel with lost people a few times every week in 2018
  • Pray that God will provide the financial needs of each plant and church

I am grateful for each one of you and the commitment you have to build God's Kingdom. It is not for our glory, but for His alone. Thank you for persevering through the good and bad and sometimes ugly to build His Church. I hope you feel encouraged and empowered knowing you are prayed for by me every Sunday. May God bless you, your family and your ministry in 2018!

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2018 Theme - Jeremiah 33:3