GPBA & WOBA May 2021 SWBCA NEWSLETTER
WHO WE ARE
Southwest Baptist Churches Assembly is a Christian campground facility owned by two Baptist Associations of local churches. Our mission is to have a safe environment to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and give believers an opportunity to grow in their relationship with Him.
We accomplish our mission by providing a facility for large and small groups to meet for weeklong camp events, as well as for shorter retreats or meetings. The entire campground may be rented or a single cabin with sleeping and cooking accommodations may be rented for church, group, and family events.
In keeping with our mission all groups must agree with our Statement of Faith and code of conduct.
The camp is owned by the churches of Great Plains Baptist Association and Western Oklahoma Baptist Association
HISTORY OF SWBCA
The immediate purpose was to provide a camp for that summer. The far-reaching purpose, however, was to give Southwestern Oklahoma a Baptist encampment that could serve the district. The first two years (1945-1946) recorded over 500 in attendance each year.
From 1945 to1951, they rented property for camp from Quartz Mountain State Park. Then in 1952, the camp was incorporated and began a long-term lease on the current property, which was purchased in 1984.
Currently approximately 2,000 campers are on the property annually.
Southwest Baptist Churches Assembly is looking to hire two lifeguards. If you or someone you know is interested please give us a call. (580)846-5784
ADOPT A CABIN OR PROJECT AT CAMP
Altus Reformed Baptist Church adopted the staff cabins and have been working hard on the remodel
FBC Sayre sent a group to help paint the dining hall
FBC Sayre Men are rebuilding the bridge
FBC Hammon carrying the cross up the mountain
Father's Day Offering
As owners of our campground at Lugert, we are beginning a special offering to be taken each Fathers' Day to support the ongoing expenses of having a safe and accessible campground for our younger students and other groups. If every church member of our Association and the Western Oklahoma Baptist Association gives $5 (or more!), our annual budget will be met and extra improvements can be made. Your church will have special offering envelopes by June 1. Please promote this offering and encourage your church to participate!
Director of Missions for GPBA
Great Plains Baptist Association and Western Oklahoma Baptist Association are so grateful for our churches and how they’ve worked and given to our camp. We are just at two weeks away from the first of two weeks of GPBA camp and a month away from WOBA camp. Because of our churches’ dedication to the camp, we are installing new television monitors and sound system in the tabernacle. The rains we’ve been having will put the new bridge to work and of course the camp will look nice and green. We have a request as you read this newsletter. First, pray for our campers and sponsors. Pray for the Carlisle family as they minister at the camp. Second, pray for everyone who attends camp this summer to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Third, pray for the camp leaders.
Your generosity with money, time and prayer will bring honor to the Lord.