We exist because of the Great Commission. And we exist for our churches.
Just like hundreds of other missions agencies around the world, Tri County Baptist Association is a missions organization. But TCBA is different in that it is the only Southern Baptist missions organization laser-focused on winning three southwestern Missouri counties to Christ.
Our strategy is not to hire missionaries to do the work, but to resource and equip the churches in our communities to do the work of evangelizing and discipling. We believe that strong, Kingdom-focused church leaders will lead strong, Kingdom-focused churches, that will win our communities and counties to Christ.
TCBA’s role in world evangelization is unique because we are primarily focused on the “home front.” We are the “Jerusalem and Judea” part of the Acts 1:8 challenge. TCBA exists because most of the people who live in Christian, Stone and Taney Counties DO NOT attend any church on Sunday. And most of those who don’t go to church, DO NOT know Jesus and are headed to a Christ-less eternity.
We are churches, working together, because we believe that we can do more for Christ together than we can alone.