How to Plan an Anniversary or Milestone Celebration

The following articles have been published by the Missouri Baptist Historical Commission to inform and assist Missouri Baptists about their history and how to preserve it.

Old Bethel: Pioneering Church Planting (.pdf)

Old Bethel: 200 Year-Old Spirit Rebuilds “Old Bethel” (.pdf)

Directions to Old Bethel (.pdf)

What is the Missouri Baptist Historical Commission? … (and what can we do for you?) (.pdf)

Church Records: The Oldies and the Hits from Today (.pdf)

Bridging the Generation Gap (.pdf)



Scholarship Program

Southwest Baptist University (SBU) and Hannibal LaGrange University (HLGU) are cooperating with the Missouri Baptist Historical Commission to offer one $2,000 scholarship to freshman or sophomore students attending SBU and one $2,000 scholarship to freshmen or sophomore students attending HLGU.


Plan a Celebration

Anniversaries are exciting times of life.  They make us look back to where we’ve been, and compel us to look forward to the path ahead, and each participant brings their own perspective to the remembrances.  A church’s anniversary can be a time of uniting to celebrate the growth of God’s kingdom.