2018 Men’s Fellowship


The 2018 MBA Men’s Fellowship, September 7-8, held at First Baptist Church of Saint Francis. We are privileged to have Dr. Jim Tillotson, President of Faith Baptist Bible College, as our featured Speaker. His preaching will be a tremendous blessing and challenge to the men in attendance. Included in the schedule will be some times for informal fellowship around coffee and snacks. We anticipate having a great group in attendance from the various churches around Minnesota. First Baptist Church is excited to host and serve you at this event. They look forward to preparing and serving great food, snacks, and coffee drinks throughout the weekend. Please save the date in your church calendar and consider bringing a group of men from your church. We would love to have you come!


  • Date: September 7-8, 2018
  • Location: First Baptist Church of Saint Francis, MN
  • Speaker: Dr.Jim Tillotson, President of Faith Baptist Bible College
  • Cost: $25 per person (Teens are half price) – All payments will be received upon arrival.
  • Accommodations: The First Baptist Church facility will be available for those who desire to stay. Showers are available. Area hotels within 20-25 minutes of St. Francis (Coon Rapids, Elk River)
  • Ages: Teen and Adults
  • Registration: Online registration HERE (Register here so we can count on you coming)
  • Schedule: The event schedule is posted below
  • Questions?: Please email Joel Albright at jalbright35@gmail.com


 3:30 PM – Registration Open
 4:00 PM – Pre-session (optional for those that can make it early)
 5:00 PM – Registration Open
 5:30 PM – Evening Meal Served
 6:45 PM – General Session #1
 8:00 PM – Fellowship and optional games
9:00 AM – Coffee and Fellowship
9:30 AM – General Session #2
10:30 AM – Small Group Discussion and Prayer
11:00 AM – Coffee and Fellowship
11:30 AM – General Session #3
12:30 PM – Depart with lunch to go

2018 Ladies Retreat April 6th-7th at First Baptist, Baxter




The Minnesota Baptist Association ladies group invites you to a 2-day event that will be filled with Bible-centered teaching around the theme, “Resting In God’s Goodness,” from Lamentations 3:25. First Baptist Church in Baxter, MN will be hosting the 2017 Ladies Retreat on April 6th-7th. You will be encouraged as you participate in 5 main sessions with our keynote speakers, Shelly Hamilton & Rebecca Brock and lots of opportunity for fellowship. Friday supper and Saturday lunch will be included with your registration.

  • Accommodations: Don’t forget to secure your hotel arrangements so you can attend both days.
  • Age Requirements: This is designed for high school girls on up, but ladies can use their discretion when bringing younger children.
  • Parking: There is plenty of parking at the facility.
  • What to Bring: All you need to bring is your Bible and a pen.
  • More Information: Go to www.facebook.com/groups/MBA.Ladies/
  • Questions?: Contact Heather at browerheather@hotmail.com

2017 Annual Meeting, August 11–12

The date for the Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Baptist Association is August 11–12. We are holding it in conjunction with the Family Camp at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Cottage Grove, August 10–12 (directions).

Greg Huffman

The speaker will be Dr. Greg Huffman, former President of Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and current pastor of senior care and counseling at Brookside Baptist Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin(bio).

Along with the teaching of Dr. Huffman, Mrs. Huffman will lead ladies sessions on Friday and Saturday mornings.

A full music program will be led by Brother Doyle Robertson including congregational singing, and an instrumental ensemble. Those with musical instruments are encouraged to bring them.

Registration for the whole event begins on Thursday at 5:00 PM. For those just taking in the MBA part of the event, registration begins at 12:45 PM on Friday.

The costs for the event is $45 per family for the 3 days or $25 per individual person. For just the MBA portion of the event (Friday and Saturday) the cost will be $30 per family for the two days, or $20 per individual person.

On Thursday, outdoor activities are planned for the afternoon and a campfire in the evening. These fun events will be held as well on Friday.

The MBA business meeting will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday. Complete your 2017 statistics form by clicking here.

2017 Ladies Retreat Session Audio

Below is the session audio from the 2017 Ladies Retreat. You may listen in this post or click to download the audio file to your computer. Thank you to all the ladies who attended, served, and ministered this year. God be praised!

Pastors and Wives Retreat March 28-29, 2016- “Renewing Spiritual Gifts”

Here is a reminder for the Pastors and Wives’ Retreat. Last year’s gathering was great. Expect the same thing this year – but you have to come. It will be here in no time! First Baptist Church of Baxter will again host the event on March 28-29th. “Renewing Spiritual Gifts” will be our theme.

Remember, this is a time for Pastors and their Wives to have a time out. We would like to challenge all churches to make it possible for all their pastoral staff to attend. Missionaries are also encouraged to attend.

There will be a few workshops, discussion times and plenty of fellowship. Come prepared to take home food and gifts of all kinds.
Cost: $25 per couple (there will be a $5 per child charge. Newborns not charged). No childcare or children’s programming will be available. If you can utilize childcare from your church, you will gain more from your involvement in the retreat (and your children will have more fun).

Hotel Reservations: Baymont Hotel (next to church) 1-218-822-3922. Extended reservations may also be made for Sunday and/or Tuesday.
Retreat Reservations: cindygrotzke@icloud.com
Registration: March 28th, 11:30 a.m.
Meals included: Monday supper and Tuesday lunch. Breakfast is available at the hotel.
This year we will have a fun “Carnival” themed supper followed by a string concert. Come prepared for a relaxing time!

You should get your registrations in soon so the church know how to prepare.