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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (770) 936-5227
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, email@example.com.
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