The SBA (Saskatchewan Baptist Association) had its 2015 Fall Meeting on October 17th at Nokomis Baptist Church. We are a group of 13 Baptist churches in Saskatchewan that are members of the North American Baptist (NAB) conference of churches.
The Pastor of our host church, Rick Shott, gave a devotional from Colossians 4:15-17.
Our guest speaker was Gary Clatterbuck. He is with the NAB as the Field Coordinator for Russia. He works directly with Moscow Theological Seminary providing teachers for the many Learning Centers around Russia. He shared some the difficulties of ministry in Russia from the conflict in Ukraine to the decreased value of the ruble.
He asked for prayer for evangelical Christians in Russia, the ministry of Moscow Theological Seminary, the teachers safety as they travel to various parts of Russia, and for the needed finances to make this ministry a continued reality.
Reverend Doug Armbruster of Raymore Baptist Church led us in worship with scripture reading and a few hymns.
Members of the SBA Leadership team, namely Regional Minister Ken Solberg, Good Spirit Bible Camp Director, Luke Prybylski, and Youth Chairman, Stephen Luff all presented reports. All churches present were asked to share what’s going on in their respective churches. Stories of people coming to salvation and baptisms were shared along with struggles and key items for prayer.
The current Financial Report and Shadow Budget of the SBA for 2016 was presented. The Shadow budget is approved to be presented at the annual Spring Meeting at Balgonie March 4-6 2016 for its final approval.
A big thank-you goes to Nokomis Baptist Church for hosting the meeting and providing a wonderful chili lunch and snacks during the coffee breaks.