Welcome to Pioneer and Western Baptist Associations of Southern Minnesota. We are 17 churches, missions, and outreaches, seeking to share the message and life of Jesus Christ with the people of Southern Minnesota.
Pioneer and Western Baptist Associations exist to help churches carry out the Great Commission. We pray and covenant together to make these three priorities our goals:
1. That every person in Southern Minnesota will be provided with a clear gospel witness;
2. That every person in Southern Minnesota will have access to Christ-exalting, loving, Bible teaching/preaching churches who will develop and strengthen believers; and
3. That these churches will represent Jesus Christ by serving and ministering to all peoples in the communities across Southern Minnesota in His name.
We covenant together to provide fellowship, encouragement, help and resources to one another to see these priorities accomplished.
We are here to be your resource and to help your ministry. Also, you will find links to many of our churches and through these links discover the exciting ways God is working in Southern Minnesota through these churches.
We are affiliated with the Minnesota/Wisconsin Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has grown to over 16 million members who worship in more than 42,000 churches in the United States. Southern Baptists sponsor about 5,000 home missionaries serving the United States, Canada, Guam and the Caribbean, as well as sponsoring more than 5,000 foreign missionaries in 153 nations of the world. Working through 1,200 local associations and 41 state conventions and fellowships, Southern Baptists share a common bond of basic Biblical beliefs and a commitment to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world.