Project 34:11
The Grove Amphitheater at Baptist Hill Assembly

Come, O children, listen to me. I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Psalm 34:11
 

Imagine a place where children, young people and adults can worship God in a beautiful outdoor setting–that’s the worship amphitheater at Baptist Hill Assembly. Summer camps, church retreats, and other Christian groups will turn this hillside into a place of praise unto the King of Kings, all because God’s people gave or lent a hand.

What is Baptist Hill Assembly?

Baptist Hill Assembly is a year-round Christian campground and retreat center set in the rich timber Ozarks hills 30 miles west of Springfield, Missouri, near the town of Mt. Vernon. Baptist Hill has seen thousands come to know Christ as Savior and deepen their walk with Him since its founding over a century ago.

Baptist Hill’s facilities include bunk houses and motel-type lodging for guests, RV park, dining hall, a large worship center and teaching pavilions. Its recreational facilities include a swimming pool and water slide, ball field, basketball court and hiking trails.

Every Summer, children and youth from all over southwest Missouri make their way to “the Hill” for fun-filled days designed to strengthen body and soul: outdoor activities like swimming, archery and canoeing; and Spirit-building experiences of worship, Bible study and missions education.

In the Fall, Winter and Spring, senior adults, college students, and church groups make the Hill their preferred place to deepen their fellowship and to grow closer to God.

Many have sensed it, and many have said it: “I feel God in this place.”

 

Why build an amphitheater for Baptist Hill?

Central to everything that happens at the Hill is worship. The Covid-19 crisis has placed severe limitations on how churches can use the facilities at the Hill. An amphitheater will create a space that will provide new possibilities for outdoor worship, Bible studies, and Christian concerts and events.

 

Why should Tri-County do it?

The eight southwest Missouri Baptist Associations, and the churches that comprise them, are at the heart of Baptist Hill. For decades, many Tri-County churches have made the Hill home for their summer camp experiences.
 
Hundreds of people in Tri-County churches took their first steps with Jesus as a result of summer camp at Baptist Hill. Building an amphitheater is a way to give back to the Lord for all He’s done for us, and to pay the blessing forward in a way that will benefit thousands far into the future.

 

 
 
Dedication Service May 21 at 6 pm!
 
For the past year, Tri-County Baptist Association has led in the construction of an outdoor worship amphitheater at Baptist Hill Assembly in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. (click image at right for more information)
 
Through generous donations of many churches and individuals, and the volunteer labor of many others, the amphitheater is near completion and will be ready to use during the 2022 summer camp season!
On Saturday evening May 21 at Baptist Hill, we will dedicate the new amphitheater to the worship and service of our great God and Savior. You, your family and friends are invited to participate in a moving time of celebration, dedication and prayer.
 
During the service, we’ll receive a special offering to help with Baptist Hill’s pool renovation project.
 
 
 
 
January 2022 Update
 

With the help of some very dedicated, hard-working people, all of the seating is now in place and the worship amphitheater is almost complete. Final steps: erosion control work (building frames and moving gravel).

One Tri-County church recently donated $1000 to the project, and wants to challenge others to make a financial contribution to help us “get over the hump”. For more information on Project 34:11 or to make a donation, click on the photo.

Mark your calendar! We’ll dedicate this space to the worship of our great Savior on May 21 with a meal, special music, prayers, and message. All are welcome!

Next steps are
1) building frames for erosion control gravel
2) moving gravel
3) sealing the lumber
 
To make a financial donation to the worship amphitheater project, click here.
 
For more information, contact us at (417) 725-8825 or email Phillip Shuford at phillip@tcsba.com.