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1120 Marks Church Road
Augusta, Georgia 30909
706.736.8705
FAX:  706.736.1054

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Independence Day

July 4, 2014

Associational Office will be closed

AUGUSTA PROJECT

  Our Strategy for

“Embracing Christ, Crossing

Cultures: Arms Around Augusta”

 

 Church Revitalization

We are beginning the process with Larry Wynn ( Vice President of Church Revitalization and LeadershipMinistry) and Frank Nuckolls from Georgia Baptist Convention.

Reciprocating Partnership

 Journey Community Church will be going on a mission trip to New River Church in the Alle gheny Association July 10-15.

 Fleming Baptist Church will be going on a mission trip to the New River Church in the Alleqgheny Association, July 13-18.

Vision Trip is scheduled to the Allegheny Association for July 13-16.  Our mission team will make contacts and gather information in preparation for future reciprocating mission trips.  We are considering a partnership with ministry centers.

 A mission team from the Allegheny Association will be coming to Augusta July 31-August 3.  More opportunities being discussed.

Cross Cultural Commission

 A Block Party is planned for July 19 at Crestview Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Contact Kevin Jones at 706-840-8368 for more information and to volunteer.  “Building Cross Cultural Relationships and Implementing Multi-Ethnic Initiatives.  Fulfilling Objectives:  Action Plans and Action Activities".

Mission Training and Projects

The Church Planting School has started classes.  The next meeting is July 1 at The Baptist Center from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  {see details inside}

Ministry Centers

The Glenn Hills Baptist Church has been given to the Association and a transition team will be appointed to help with developing a Ministry Center in South Augusta.

 

 Missionary's Message

 

Praise God For Your Faithful Service

I thank my Lord God, and mention all of you in my prayers.  I regularly pray through the list of our churches and pray over the pastors.  Thank you for your intercessory prayers for me and my family.  My son, Caleb, has a new full time job!  I am blessed to serve you as your Associational Missionary Minister.  You bless me and trust me with preaching revivals, preaching at homecomings, ministering in your churches, teaching evangelism and missions to your church members.  Words cannot express how grateful and blessed I am to be your Associational Missionary Minister.

Allegheny  Partnership

We have our vision trip to the Allegheny Association planned.  Our three man team will meet with several pastors, visit three ministry centers, and check on our two Associational Churches, Fleming and Journey, while they are on their mission trips.  Dennis Cherry will arrive, July 30, with his team from the Allegheny Association and serve at the B.S.M.C. on August 2nd.  We are already in discussion of future reciprocating mission trips.  We are planning another associational-wide mission trip to the Allegheny Association.  More details will be forth coming.

Cross Cultural Commission

We have adopted our short term and long term initiatives. Block Parties, Back Yard Bible Clubs, develop ministry and mission projects at two homeless shelters.  Also, we have three projects we are working on: 1.) Homeless Shelters –The Head of the Giant, 2.) Koinonia – ceiling repair issues, 3.) South Augusta Missions and Ministry Center - to be announced. Prayer tents and water distribution September 5th;  Block Party at Crestview B.C. on July 19; Back-to-School Bash, B.S.M.C. on August 2nd.; are our schedule events to date. More events will be forthcoming.

 Church Planting School

The Church Planting School meets July 1st., 9:00 a.m. sharp to 1:30 p.m., at our association’s office.  You can still enroll; however, you need to contact Butch Butcher, as soon as possible, and let him know you prayerfully desire to attend.  Contact information: bbutcher@gabaptist.org or call (770) 936-5227

Church Planters

You need to come by the office and receive an association church start application.  If, you are led of the Lord to plant a church in the Augusta area, please contact me.  There will be between 4-7 church planting opportunities, during the next couple of years, through the association.  Please help me to help you.

South Augusta Ministry Center

We are in the process of putting together a transition team, and we will be working on the specific Missions and Ministries that our association will be engaged in.  Also, we need an African American Church Planter to utilize the facility!

N.O.B.T.S. Augusta, Extension Center

Thank you to the five churches who allowed us to tour their facility. The Provost, Dr. Steve Lemky, Dr. Peter Kendrick, and their team will graciously choose a host church.  If, someone in your church desires to teach or enroll as a students contact Dr. Peter Kendrick, pkendrick@nobts.edu.

In His Secure Grip,

 Dr. "B"

Church News:

 Calvary:   Congratulations to Sean Fulton on the recent celebration of his first anniversary as Minister of Music/Family Minister at Calvary Baptist Church.  Calvary will have Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Wednesday, July 13-16, 6:30 –8:30 p.m. each evening.

Oak Grove :   Homecoming celebration will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014.  Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Dwayne Boudreaux as the guest speaker.

Pineveiw:   Congratulations to Michael Davenport on the recent celebration of his 20th anniversary as pastor of Pineview Baptist Church.

 

Annual Church Report (ACR)

2014 brings us a new ACR form (formerly ACP-Annual Church Profile) as well as a new iGO system to enter the ACR data online.  So, with the many changes, Research Services of the /Georgia Baptist Convention will hold Annual Church Report (ACR) training.

July 24, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Abilene Baptist Church

You may register online by clicking on this link:  http://gabaptist.org/acr-training/ and then clicking on the location.  Seating is limited , so register early.

 

 

WORLD CHANGERS REPORT

We have now completed another World Changers project.  During this week 10 houses were repaired and completed.  The projects through the years have touched the lives of literally thousands of people.

It is impossible to complete a project the size of this without the help and support of many people.  I want to personally thank Fleming Baptist Church, Pastor Billy Atkins, and his staff for providing their facilities for this years World Changers project.  I also need to thank the kitchen staff for preparing and serving the meals every day.  They got up at 3:00 a.m. to be ready for breakfast by 5:45 a.m. and back in the afternoon by 2:30 p.m. to have dinner ready at 6:00 p.m.  My thanks to Susan & Bobby Perkins, Steve & Gail Griner, Deborah Canuette, Danier, Trey, and Lauren Caines, Bobby and Anna Beth Perkins, Debra Williams,  Pat Woods, Leta Cornman and Kenneth.  A special thanks to the churches that provided a meal each day at lunch for our Crews:  Dayspring, Evans, First, Fleming, Hillcrest, Hopeful, Martinez, Open Door, West Acres, and Windsor Spring.

We have been very fortunate over the years not to have any major accidents, but just in case, we have always had a nurse that has been willing to be available.  This year I want to thank Anne Lowe for serving in this capacity.  One final thank you to Gail Griner who served as our Associational Coordinator.  Gail was a tremendous help in recruiting the churches and other personnel to complete the staffing of this years World Changers Project.  Thanks to everyone for a job well done.

The dates for World Changers-Augusta 2015 are June 13-20, 2015.

 

Ministry Project

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.