Partners in Ministry Newsletter
—May 2022—

It is such a joy to be able serve you and our Lord Jesus as Associational Director of the CBA. Each week I get to share in what you and your church are doing as you serve God’s Kingdom through the proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ.

I also have the joy of working alongside our convention entities to help resource, train, equip, and encourage pastors and churches as they fulfill their mission and purpose in their communities.

In April we were able to host a Church Administrative Seminar that was led by Gerald Farley of the Baptist Convention of NM. Gerald and I work very closely to help churches with their constitution and by-laws, financial issues, and legal questions. Gerald is the “guru” in these areas and I have been able to learn a lot from him to help individuals and churches do their best to ensure that they are aware of and in compliance with the requirements of governmental standards. Too often churches are unaware of those requirements, or “best practices,” that can help them avoid problems that can result in financial loss, penalties, or lawsuits. If you want help or have questions about any of these areas you can give me a call, and if I don’t have the answers you can call Gerald (I have him on speed-dial).

Associational Directors (DOM’s, AMS’s, or however you want to call us) were invited to attend the BCNM State Executive Board meeting on Monday, April 25th. Three of us from around the State were able to attend and hear reports about what is going on through the various divisions with in our State convention. I sat in on the Missions Team meeting and the evening board meeting. What a great atmosphere of cooperation and support I sensed from those who are serving in our State.

I had the joy of preaching at Albuquerque Chinese Baptist Church, First Baptist Moriarty, and Monterey Baptist church in April. I am always ready to share God’s Word when needed.

Some of our churches make it a point to pray for CBA churches and other churches in their community on Sunday mornings. What a blessing it is to know that throughout the year your church is being lifted up in prayer by a sister church.

Let me encourage you to look at our website: Our website has lots of information about how to reserve the Block Party Trailer and the portable baptistries when you need them. We have an interactive map of all our churches and other information about various ministries available to you. On the website you can find information on the Gateway ADVANCE classes for the Fall. These classes are for anyone who would like to continue their education in Christian studies.

Finally, I want to remind you that we are here to serve you and resource you the best we can to help you fulfill the calling and mission God has given to you and your church.


—Feed the Kids May Update—

As our packing season is drawing to a close for the 2021/22 school year, I would like to ask a favor of all churches participating in FTKs or a school feeding program. Would you please email me or Bethany at the CBA office with the following information:

· Your Church

· School(s) you currently serve

· Number of Bags you pack each week

· Do you plan to continue when School begins in the fall?

· If not currently doing a feeding program, would you consider helping a school in the fall?

This information will help us when we receive inquiries about whether a school has a feeding program or not. We have a group that would like to start FTKs at Apache Elementary. I would like to approach other schools to assess their needs for FTKs, but I need churches to be willing to step in and help out. Need more information about what’s involved? Contact me!

Rose Alexa, Team Leader, Feed the Kids

C: 505-269-3784

H: 505-281-3457

Thank You!

Pastor Search—Calvary Baptist Church, Jal, New Mexico

See below for information from Calvary Baptist Church, Jal, NM:

“Calvary Baptist Church, Jal, New Mexico is in search of a full time pastor to shepherd our people. Our pastor has retired so we are looking for the man God has for us. CBC, Jal is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention. Our worship service includes both hymns and contemporary Christian songs. We are looking for God’s man for us with sound biblical teaching and preaching, with a heart for outreach and love for our community. We are proud to be a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church. You may contact the church by sending us your profile to Calvary Baptist Church P.O Box 1150, Jal, NM 88252, or by email to”

—Chairman, Mike Orr.

Upcoming Events

  • Revitalizing Worship Webinar

    • Thursday, May 12th. 6:00pm—8:00pm, via Zoom. There is no cost to participate.

    • “The Tri-Area Baptist Association will be offering a Revitalizing Worship Webinar. In this webinar, participants will learn from and engage with worship and church revitalization experts to go beyond “surface” matters, and focus on the core of what matters in Christian worship. They will be challenged to consider the value of a mentoring relationship to form an alliance with other leaders that includes curriculum and a path for development in worship revitalization”

    • Register online at:

Announcements & Updates

Pastorless churches
Monterey Baptist Church, Lindrith Baptist Church, El Buen Pastor

Replant churches
FBC Tijeras (pray for the church and the Replant Team), Mesa Valley Baptist

Feed the Kids, ADVANCE (Gateway Center)

Church Plants
Anchor West, Vertical Barelas, Restore Church (formerly Anchor South), Awaken Church, Casa de Oracion (Spanish church)

New Partner Churches
Good News Ministries (African church, worships in Swahili)

Visit our website for updates

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