In September of every year, the churches of the association gather for worship and fellowship in our “Annual Meeting.” Also, during this meeting, representatives of each church, called “messengers,” hear the annual report from key association ministries, consider for approval the coming year’s financial plan and leadership, and consider pressing needs among our churches. The messengers from the churches have the privilege to vote in this meeting on items brought to the association. In this way, all of our churches have a say in what goes on in the Christian County Baptist Association.

Serving as a messenger is both a responsibility and an honor; each member extends God’s Kingdom beyond the four walls of their church by assisting the association in accomplishing its work in our county and beyond.

Each church is allocated a certain number of messengers, depending on the number of resident members.
• resident church membership of 50 or less: 3 messengers
• resident church membership of 51-100: 6 messengers
• resident church membership of 101-150: 9 messengers
• resident church membership of 151 and above: 10 messengers

From CCBA’s Constitution:

“Each cooperating church shall be entitled to three messengers for every fifty active members or fractions thereof, but no church shall have more than ten messengers. Also, there shall be allowed alternates for each CCBA church messenger ready to replace elected messengers who may fail to attend the annual meeting. Both messengers and alternates must be on file.”