JUNE 2024

Greene County Baptists

are Great Commission Baptists

Partnering Together: The Jim Joslin Missions Offering

Joshua Hall, Director Of Missions

Each June our churches have an exciting opportunity to partner together financially for the spread of the gospel right here in Greene County and beyond. The Jim Joslin Missions Offering was established in 2001 to encourage and fund missions that are close to the heart of Greene County Baptists, yet are not necessarily included in our general budget. For instance, here are some ways the JJMO has been utilized for Kingdom impact in the past year:


-A church in the heart of Springfield hosted an evangelistic block party for their neighborhood. They applied for a JJMO ministry grant and were awarded funds to help pay for the event which reached many of their neighbors.


-GCBA conducted a pastors’ conference in Guadalajara as part of our longstanding partnership in that region. JJMO funds were used to provide lodging, meals and resources for pastors and their wives to be refreshed and encouraged in the Lord’s work.


-A leader care fund was established at GCBA to provide spiritual care and counseling for pastors in crisis. This was made possible through JJMO.


-JJMO funds were awarded to one of our ethnic churches to undergird their vision of planting five churches in southwest Missouri over the next five years.


-Live Nativity reached hundreds of people with the gospel through a dramatic presentation of Jesus’s life and ministry. This was made possible by the JJMO.


-Partner ministries such as: BSU (collegiate ministry), Freeway (addiction ministry), Hand-in-Hand (immigrant/refugee ministry) and Lifebuilders (multi-housing ministry) receive support through the JJMO.


To support these ministries and many more, please consider partnering with your sister churches to advance the Kingdom of Jesus Christ through the JJMO. Our goal for this year’s offering is $10,000. June is the emphasis month, but you can give at any point during the year. JJMO prayer guides and offering envelopes are available upon request. Please contact our office and we will be happy to get you materials.


Greene County Baptists are Great Commission Baptists! Let’s go!

Honoring A Leader:

The Michael Haynes Ministry Center

Romans 13:7 exhorts us to render honor to whom honor is due. Join us on Thursday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. as we honor our former Director of Missions, Mike Haynes, by naming the GCBA office building the “Michael Haynes Ministry Center.” After the brief naming ceremony, a reception will follow.


We are all so grateful for Mike, who faithfully served Greene County Baptists for 24 years, including leading the transition to our current facility. (To clarify, we are not renaming the association – only the building!) Lord-willing, the Haynes Ministry Center will be the home of Greene County Baptists and a visible reminder of God’s blessings upon our family of churches for years to come.



Click here for a look at our full calendar.

Grand Oak Mission Center


Interested in serving? Visit the Grand Oak tab at www.gbaptist.org.

Churches responsible for food in June:

Ash Grove, First

Cedar Bluff


Walnut Grove, First

-Church News-

Bass Chapel is seeking a FT Pastor. Please email resumes to lwgraham@msn.com or mail them to PO Box 493, Strafford, MO 65757.

Hamlin is seeking a FT Senior Pastor. Please submit resumes by June 30, 2024, to pastorsearch@hamlinbaptist.com or mail to 1942 W. Farm Road 102, Springfield, MO 65803.

Orchard Crest is seeking a FT Sr. Pastor. For questions or to submit a resume, email resumesocbc@hotmail.com.

Rogersville, First, is looking for a PT Student Pastor. For more information or to apply for this position, please visit https://www.fbcrogersville.org/career-opportunities/.

Selmore Baptist, Ozark is seeking a Full-Time Senior Pastor. Please send cover page, resume, or questions to selmorebaptistchurch@gmail.com.

South Haven is seeking a PT Worship Director. Send resumes to employment@southhaven.org.

Joshua Hall, Director



Shannon Peelor, Office Manager



Austen Malley, Financial Secretary


Samuel González, Ethnic Ministry Consultant


Craig Liscom, 417 Ministry Residency Director


David Jackson, Director of Grand Oak


Scott Hamby, Assistant Director of Grand Oak


[417-869-2557]  [gcba@gbaptist.org]  [www.gbaptist.org]