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Augusta, Georgia 30909
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Retired Ministers Luncheon
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
First Baptist Church of Augusta
3500 Walton Way
Make your reservations by
calling The Baptist Center
by March 10, 2015
GBAMA Annual Meeting
Georgia Baptist Association
of Ministry Assistants
Marh 11-13, 2015
Edgewood Baptist Church, Columbus, GA
Register Deadline: February 20, 2015
If you are plan on going please
contact the Associational Office
706-736-8705. We are taking
a Mini Van and we can carpool.
Free Conference With Special Guest Coming to Augusta:
Mel Blackaby, John Waters, Bob Jolly, and Mark Mirza
Pastors, Staff, and Laymen Prayer Conference: March 23, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Fleming Baptist Church, 3027 Peach Orchard Road (Note change in location)
Special Time of Prayer
Interview with an injured pastor who was wounded in ministry
Pre-register at: CTMPrayer.org/events
A light lunch provided
Free Water, Coffee, and Prayer at the Market on the Corner
March 21, 2015
At 8th Street and Reynolds, Downtown Augusta
Six Time Slots Available 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m./1.5 hours per slot
Bring Two Cases of Water Per Group
Association Pays for Booth: Church Groups Invited to Come and Pray
Praying For People and Seeking Opportunties to Minister To The General Public
Sponsored By Our Cross Cultural Commission
Call Gail Griner To Notify Her Of Your Time Slot
A Missionary's Message
My heart is so thankful for you calling me to be your Associational Missionary. What I need to share with you should bring all glory and praise to our Almighty God. We give Him all the credit and acknowledgment with regard to the harvesting, and the fruit gathering which belongs to the Lord. To God be the glory for the great things He is doing through us.
I pray that God is blessing you, your family, and your ministry. Thank you for allowing me to pray, preach, teach, fill your pulpits and conduct personal witnessing workshops in your churches. The workshop focuses on Revelation 12:7-12“overcoming Satan by the blood of the Lamb, by personal testimony, and by sacrificial living.” Please contact me if I can help you in your church or your ministries. I usually need three to four weeks lead time, but I do occasionally have openings in my schedule on shorter notice. I am your servant and Associational Missionary and desire to serve you without seeking any self-promotion; just seeking to help our pastors, our mission/ministry centers and our churches with outreach, evangelism, missions, church planting, and anything to help in reducing “lostness” and in church revitalization.
We had a great month of ministry and I was so blessed to be involved with 11 more people that were saved (7 at Bayvale, B.C. and 4 in street witnessing). We have seen over 100 people saved through: soul patrol training and door knocking, EVANGECUBE presentations both locally and in West Virginia, revivals meetings in our churches, Sunday morning preaching, and at the B.S.M.C. (several people involved), and with personal witnessing. I am so honored to minister with both pastors and church members. My heart has been touched as people have responded to the Gospel and the preaching of God’s Holy Word. A special thank you goes out to all pastors who trust me to train, teach, preach, and knock door-to-door, in our church fields. If you need me in any way contact me; also, the Soul Patrol Workshop, the W.I.N School Training, and the survey with a Gospel presentation training are available to you. My heart’s desire is to help us be involved with reducing “lostness” and leading us to experience church revitalization. Finally, I realize and know for sure that the harvest we are seeing is because of your faithfulness. I am just blessed to be a part of what your church is doing and what is being done at the B.S.M.C. in planting seeds that leads to the harvest we are seeing.
Glenn Hills (South Augusta Missions and Ministry Center) Update: We are starting the process of converting the facility into the training and ministering center God is leading us to assemble. We are going to need help in multiple ways. Pastors will receive a letter once we design a budget for the entire ministry. We have twenty one people involved with the transition team.
In His Secure Grip,
Our Strategy for
“Embracing Christ, Crossing
Cultures: Arms Around Augusta"
We have eight summertime missions opportunities that are available to our churches. Two Ministry Centers and six churches in the Allegheny Association of West Virginia have missions and ministry needs.
Cross Cultural Commission
We will work out the details for our March 21 event at the Market on the Corner during our commission meeting on March 5. Praying for people and giving the free coffee and water is a great opportunity serve together and pray together. The B.S.M.C. will provide coffee 9:00-11:00.
Mission and Ministry Centers
We are still seeking prayer partners and financial support partners for our South Augusta Missions and Ministry Center. The Glenn Hills Church will soon disband and our Association will be responsible for full operations. We will be seeking financial help from our churches for the day to day operations. Their last worship service was February 22, 2015.
Our first pastors roundtable meetings were a blessing and were well attended. Our next scheduled meetings date is May 4, 2015: the full time pastors meet at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and bi-vocational, church planters, part time staff meet at 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Mission Training and Projects
We need to pray for our three new church start planters: Marvin Patrick (Grovetown), Craig Williams (Evans), and Jasper Green (South Augusta). If you desire to partner with any of them please contact Dr. B. We still need African American church planters and planters willing to plant multi-cultural congregations. Finally, we are praying about the possibility of a multi-partnership relationship with a church catalyst.
Martinez - Is looking for a part-time Music Director with the possibility of developing into a full-time position. Send resume’ to the Personnel Committee c/o Martinez Baptist Church, 3632 Lynwood Dr., Martinez, GA. 30907.
Miracle - John Bartlett accepted the call of Pastor effective January 18, 2015. We welcome Rev. Bartlett to The Augusta Association of Baptist Churches.
Silvercrest - Will be in Revival March 22-25 with Revival Speaker Rev. Kenny Walker. Sunday Services will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., the rest of the services will be at 7 p.m
Augusta Association of Baptist Churches - Congratulations to Deborah Canuette as she celebrates her 35th anniversary as Administrator for the Augusta Association of Baptist Churches.
World Changers/P2 Combo Project
June 13-19, 2015
This year Combo Project is different than we have done in the past. We are a pilot city for the Combo Project. The students will be coming in on Saturday June 13, 2015 and leave out on Friday, June 19, 2015. They will worship with the Church Host on Sunday. This year they have the choice either to do construction or mission work. We have 4 church plants that will need teams to work with the Church Planter. Also, we will have teams that will do the construction work. They will be housed at Fleming Baptist Church.
Churches to Host Crews for lunches
Adults that would like to do the Construction Work
Please contact Gail Griner at the Associational Office 706-736-8705 if you can help in any of these areas. Please put this project on your prayer list and pray for the students that are coming, homeowners, Augusta Housing Authority, Claude Gore, Project Coordinator, Stephen Foshee, Construction Coordinator, Dwayne Boudreaux, Ministry Coordinator, Gail Griner, Associational Coordinator, Kitchen Crew, Summer Staff, Church Planters (Marvin Patrick, Craig Williams, Jerry Thangiah, and Jasper Green
As more information is received it will be relayed to the churches.
Children’s and Youth
Bible Drill Mini-Retreat 2015
In our changing world, there are fundamental truths found in God’s unchanging Word: Mark 13:31, “…my words will not pass away.”; Romans 14:12, “So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.”; James 1:19, “… be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.” God should be the center of our lives so that we practice 1 Corinthians 10:31, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
Children’s Bible Drill seeks to give the children in 3rd through 6th grade the skills to use the Bible and the foundation through memorization to stand on His Word. Each year the Augusta Association of Baptist Churches sponsors a mini-retreat for all children and youth using the Bible Drill curriculum from the Georgia Baptist Convention. For 3 hours on Sunday afternoon January 25, eighteen children in 3rd through 6th grades and 8 youth in 6th through 9th grades focused on the 25-30 verses they are memorizing this year. Games such as Key Passage tic-tac-toe and completion “Jeopardy” reviewed and reinforced the verses by tapping into their competitive spirits. Creating a verse holder provided an outlet for their artistic natures. God’s Word is alive and well in the lives of these children and youth.
We want to thank Warren Baptist Church for hosting this event and the eleven adults who conducted the sessions.The annual Augusta Association of Baptist Churches Children’s and Youth Bible Drill will be held at Warren Baptist Church Sunday March 15 at 2 pm. Please contact Beth House at 706-294-6191 for more details if you and your church would like to participate in this exciting and rewarding Bible program.
Does your church need a ministry project?
I have been contacted by "Developmental Disabilities Ministries." They have two homes here in the Augusta area. The Pedigo and Drew Homes for women. Both homes are in need of assistance in several areas.
The churches in the West Augusta Coalition, that worked together on "Love Acts" projects, have agreed to adopt the Pedigo Home for women. They will work to help meet the needs of that home. The second home is the Drew Home for women; both homes have a need for perishables. If your church is looking for a ministry project please call the Association office and we will give you contact information and a list of the needs.