Greetings from the 54 Churches of Comanche-Cotton Baptist Association
My name is Mike Tompkins. It has been my honor to serve as the Director of Missions in Comanche-Cotton Baptist Association for over eighteen years. CCBA is an organization of 54 cooperating churches, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Each of our churches has chosen to cooperate in fellowship, leadership and financial support as we work together to fulfill the Great Commission.
There are many benefits to member churches. CCBA provides a sharing of fellowship, encouragement and training for Pastors, Staff and members. No need to fear isolation in Comanche-Cotton Baptist Association, for loneliness and isolation are simply non-existent, given the opportunities to interact formally and informally with those whom God has called to ministry. Our weekly Pastor's Conference will number from twenty-five to thirty-five and sometimes even more. Pastor's and Staff meet for lunch, fellowship, information and inspiration at Cameron Baptist Church each Monday at noon. Another exciting opportunity for Pastors and Staff is THRIVE training.
THRIVE training teaches Pastor's an Staff members how to form church leadership teams which identify priority needs within their churches and develop strategic plans to address those needs. We have enjoyed the fellowship of two THRIVE groups thus far, including eleven Pastors and Staff members. As a NAMB certified THRIVE coach I have had the privilege of training an additional ten Pastors from across the state and four fellow state Director of Missions in this leadership course. I will continue to provide THRIVE training for those who request it.
CCBA has always responded to the needs of our member churches by providing training, consultation, tax guidance, secretarial assistance as well as financial assistance where appropriate. We have encouraged our young people by providing scholarships to OBU, Louisiana Baptist College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and our on-site seminary classes from Golden Gate Seminary.
CCBA continues to provide equipment needed by our churches. As well as the most up-to-date computers and printers, we offer the use of a large laminator, die cut machine folding machines, video projectors and binding machines an well as an excellent supply of quality paper products.
CCBA has responded to the pro-life cause by supporting Lawton's Pregnancy Resource Center through our budget. We continue in a long and proud relationship to Cameron BCM through our budget and believe we have the very best BCM Director in the state of Oklahoma in our friend, Danny Toombs.
I have been pleased to serve as your Director of Missions for over fifteen years and believe that God continues to bring His choice servants to serve the congregations that make up Comanche-Cotton Baptist Association.
Here, on our website you will find information concerning our association and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our association is a warm and loving one, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us at the associational office for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our association.
If you are considering relocating to our area, we would love to direct you to a place of worship.
When you visit one of our churches, you will find:
Serving those who serve in Southwest Oklahoma
Mike Tompkins, Director of Missions
The ACP's are due at the Association office by Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. If you have any questions or need help, please contact Cindy at the Association office, 580-353-2701.
First Baptist West invites you to an OPEN HOUSE on Saturaday, October 11, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. celebrating their new building addition. There will be a dedication service on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Our Annual Meeting and Evangelism Conference will be Sunday, October, 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church West. The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. The preacher for the Annual Meeting will be Dr. Rodney Campbell, Pastor Fletcher First Baptist. The speaker for the Evangelism Conference will be Alan Quigley, Church Outreach Team Leader for the BGCO.