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2022 Events ~ Save the Dates



Pastor/Staff Breakfast 
at BAGBR Annex
 8:00-10:00 AM
Thursday, September 1, 2022

BAGBR Annual Session and Ministry Fair
     Sunday, October 16, 2022   
4:30 PM - Missions and Ministry Fair

6:00 PM - Annual Session

Pastors, elect your messengers and send  their names, on your
church letterhead, to the association office by Thursday, October 6, 2022.
Send to jan@bagbr.org or BAGBR 10560 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

BAGBR Pastor, Staff and Spouses
Annual Christmas Open House

  Tuesday, December 6, 2022   4:00-7:00 PM


Greetings from Executive Director Dr. Tommy Middleton

Sermons - Tommy Middleton


Dear BAGBR Churches,

Romans 14: 3 “the one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does not eat…”

There were competing perspectives on eating meat…some did, some did not.  Paul came down hard on those who sought to condemn those who were too quick to judge and condemn anyone who did things differently or saw this issue oppositely.  This was not a major ‘doctrine’ of scripture, even though, each apparently had expressed his opinion and could justify and even legitimize his view; these were not to be sources of division. 

We have doctrines of our faith that distinguish us from others religions, fundamental beliefs in regard to Christology, Soteriology, etc…that are not debatable and these determine the difference in who is a Christian and who is not.  We must hold firmly fixed convictions on the fundamentals of the faith without negotiation.  However, not everything we ‘believe’ in the practice of our faith is to rise to the level of a ‘doctrinal position’ and thus determinative of fellowship, one with another.  Know the difference in that which is fundamental and that which is personal opinion.  How do we do that?  We must be deeply grounded in the Word, and personally resolved to live obediently and humbly before the Lord with a heart to reach the lost, love the saved, treat all with respect and kindness, and if possible be at peace with all men. 

We can always find something to ‘fight’ about but it is more important to find common biblical ground that we can follow as we serve Him.  We should not make our personal opinions a ‘doctrine’ but every biblical doctrine should be a conviction; but, we the maturity and humility to know the difference!

 In Christ,
Tommy Middleton

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The Baptist Association's Vision, Values  & Mission


The Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge will be a Network of Churches and Missions cooperating together as agents for positive change in the spiritual, social, and cultural fabric of their communities through Christian redemption and Christian life values. This vision will be accomplished by penetrating the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through family and community orientation, and social involvement that exemplifies the caring and sharing nature of Jesus Christ in order to effect life transformation in individuals, families, and communities. Actions developing from this vision will be relationship based, evangelism centered, service oriented, and training focused.

The churches and individuals of the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge are asked to MAKE A COMMITMENT TO A VISION FOR KINGDOM GROWTH THAT IS LARGER THAN THE LOCAL CHURCH.


Service – Christian concern results in observable actions that meet the needs of the lost

Relationships – Serving the needs of others establishes relationships for evangelism

Trust – Relationships based on biblical principles and Christian character establish trust

Commitment – Trust based biblical principles and Christian character establishes an       opportunity for commitment to truth and life through Jesus Christ

Inclusion – God’s truth and life through Christ’s presence and forgiveness is open to everyone

Empowerment – All who respond to God’s Spirit receives the power needed to fulfill God’s call for training and service

Involvement – God’s life changing call motivates each of us to actions of service


The Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge has as its present mission (A) to establish new relationships between both the churches and pastors; (B) to strengthen existing relationships of the churches and members through a commitment to a vision for kingdom growth that is larger than the local church. This commitment can be evaluated by the degree to which the local church members will penetrate their community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through family and community orientation and social involvement that exemplifies the caring and sharing nature of Jesus Christ.


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