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 Men’s Fellowship



The 2017 Men’s Fellowship will be held September 8-9th at First Baptist Church of Saint Francis, MN. David Marriott, Pastor of Lakewood Baptist Church of Pewaukee, WI will be our keynote speaker.


David Marriott is the Lead Pastor at Lakewood Baptist Church in Pewaukee Wisconsin.  Dave and his wife Emiley, together with a small group of believers, established Lakewood in the Fall of 2009. As lead pastor, Dave focuses on expository preaching.

A third-generation pastor, Dave was born into a ministry-oriented family in Oak Ridge, Tennessee where his parents established a local church. He graduated from Maranatha Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in humanities (applied science), went on to earn a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, and has recently finished his Master of Divinity. Dave’s pastimes include reading, golf, watching football, road trips, and drinking Stone Creek coffee. Among his favorite books are Knowledge of the Holy by A. W. Tozer, Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges, and anything by Charles Spurgeon. His favorite doctrine is the believer’s union with Christ, because without it, we would have no hope for godly living.


 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


Cost for the 2017 Men’s Fellowship is $25 per person

To register ahead of time, Register HERE


You have 3 options for overnight accommodations:

  1. Hotels in the greater St. Francis Area (Elk River, Coon Rapids, Cambridge)
  2. Stay at First Baptist Church (Showers available; Bring your own bedding)
  3. Request to stay at host home of a family from First Baptist Church (on a first come first serve basis).
 22940 Saint Francis Blvd. NW
 Saint Francis, MN 55070


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.