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

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Ministry Assistants Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, October 16, 2014 ~ 12:30 p.m.
National Hills Baptist Church

2725 Washington Road

Cost:  $5.00


RSVP:  706-736-8705 by October 9, 2014
 

 

ANNUAL CHURCH REPORTS

The deadline for submitting your Annual Church Report is Friday, October 10, 2014. 

Your cooperation in getting this information to the Association office is greatly appreciated.

 

 The Augusta Association of Baptist Churches 

Annual Meeting

 October 23, 2014

6:00 p.m. - Fellowship Time/Ministry Booths

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Annual Meeting

65th Annual Session

Bayvale Baptist Church

2240 Bayvale Road

Key Note Speaker:

Rev. John Kilpatrick, Silvercrest Baptist Church

Churches please elect your messengers and list them on the Annual Church Report

 Missionary's Message

Historic Annual Meeting!

We will be ratifying a two year covenant partnership with the Georgia Baptist Convention.  This will be the first time our state convention targets a partnership relationship with a local association.  They will help us with our Augusta Project Vision and strategy initiative.  Our “Arms Around Augusta” efforts will be supported by them.  Also, we will be part of the Annual Georgia Baptist Convention meeting.  Please make every effort to attend this unprecedented meeting.  Praise the Lord.

West Virginia Reciprocating Partnership

This is a historic opportunity to experience a real “two way partnership” which has been embraced by two Baptist Associations for the next 6-7 years.  There are 28 churches located in the Allegheny Association of Southern Baptist Churches.  We will deliver all the backpacks to their association.  Then there will be opportunities to help distribute these backpacks to children in individual churches. 

Some of the poorest children in the U.S.A. live in some of the counties in which these churches are located.  We are already working with poor families and one of their mission centers; also we plan on working with another one.

  South Augusta Missions and Ministry Center

 We need help assembling a transition team for our recently acquired facility.  You will be notified about an initial meeting date after our Annual Meeting.  From this team we will form a smaller group that will constitute a new Board of Directors for the Missions and   Ministry Center.  We will need help with forming multiple partnerships to develop and operate a mission center.  The center will impact the local neighborhood, help train missionaries to impact the C.S.R.A., and eventually send out ministers and missionaries to wherever the Lord leads. We are presently training church planters.  And  we could see a New African American Church plant and possibly a multi ethnic church plant within the facility.

 

 Augusta Project: “Embracing Christ, Crossing Cultures: Arms Around Augusta

The future is now! Our strategic plan of initiatives focuses on discovering God’s will together.  We have identified five strategic components to be utilized in reducing lostness and church revitalization. The five strategic components will be help to impact the Arms Around Augusta efforts.

Will you engage your ministry in these opportunities to help reduce lostness and lead your church in revitalization?  Are you willing to help us discover God’s will in crossing cultures and see Him work in missions and ministry as a local association of Baptist Churches?  We need your help to form new and future partnerships!

In His Secure Grip,

Dr. "B"

 

 

Christmas Backpacks

for Appalachia

Once again the churches of the Augusta Baptist Association are collecting filled Backpacks for Appalachia.  Detailed information has been mailed to each church.  If you have questions or need additional copies of the distributed information please contact the Associational Office at 706-736-8705.  Labels indicating age and gender that are to be taped to the outside of the backpacks may be picked up at the Association Office.

The filled Backpacks will be collected during office Hours, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at The Baptist Center in Augusta, Georgia from

October 13 - October 31, 2014

This year the Augusta Association (with help from our churches) will be responsible for delivering the backpacks to the Allegheny Association of Southern Baptists in West Virginia.  If you would like to be part of the delivery effort please contact Dr. B at 706-639-3839.

Delivery Dates:  November 17-20, 2014

Augusta Association churches will have an opportunity to assist in the distribution of the backpacks in the Allegheny Association.  Distribution dates have not been confirmed at this time but, if you have a group interested in going to West Virginia to help with the distribution of the backpacks contact Dr. B for more information.

 

Church News:

Hephzibah - Danny McGill resigned as pastor, effective August 17, 2014.

Miracle - Darien Spivey resigned as pastor, effective August 2014.

National Hills - Congratulations to National Hills Baptist Church on the September 7th celebration of their 56th Homecoming.

Whispering Pines - David Stockton resigned as pastor, effective July 20, 2014 to accept the call of pastor to Damascus Baptist Church.

OTHER:

Broad Street Ministry Center - Congratulations to Felicia Ponder as she celebrates her first anniversary, October 24th, on staff at the Ministry Center.

Pine Forrest Baptist Church - Located in Langley, S.C., is looking for a part-time Music Director.  If interested or need more information contact Rev. Ron Doss, Pastor at (Church) 803-593-3786 or (Home) 706-738-1225.

Powell Baptist Church - Recently celebrated their Pastor’s 20th anniversary at Powell Baptist Church with a dinner, fellowship and an afternoon of games.  Congratulations to Dr. Randall Whitaker and his wife Linda.

 

 

 

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.