Tri-County Baptist Association is a family of Southern Baptist churches that serve God together in Christian, Stone and Taney Counties in the beautiful Ozark highlands of southwestern Missouri.
We're an ASSOCIATION because for over 300 years, Baptist churches have found that they can do more for Christ by working together than they can alone. Associations provide fellowship for churches and church members, training for church leaders, and a platform for communicating information about the work of the churches and the denomination.
Organized in 1975 when the Christian County Baptist Association and the Stone-Taney Baptist Associations voted to combine efforts and resources, Tri-County is one of over 1200 associations in the U. S. today and 61 in Missouri. We meet annually in September to elect officers and committees and to transact business. An executive board made up of ministers and laypersons from the churches serves between annual meetings.
We're a FAMILY because we are spiritual kinfolks. As is true in all families, we are not exactly alike. Some of our churches are large and some are small. Some are traditional and some are more contemporary. Our churches meet at various times and locations.
Tri-County is not a denominational agency, but churches that choose to labor together to carry out the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.