A Missionary's Message
New Name For An Augusta Institution
The new name for our mission center is The Augusta Mission Center. We will utilize the facility to equip missionaries, ministers, and laymen to be trained in mission laboratory experiences, mission activities, and ministry. Please pray for our Transition Team as we work with donations until we can put together a 2016 Budget. We will be asking our churches to help us with line items in their 2016 budgets. We are praying for our multiethnic church planter Jasper Green, he needs a church sponsor, praying for an African American GBC Church Planter, and a Hispanic Church Planter.
We will have Rev. Bill Barker, of Appalachian Regional Ministries (director over 13 states) coming to our area on May 4th and 5th and he will conduct an Appalachian Cultural Conference. He will be at The Baptist Center, 1120 Marks Church Road, May 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m. We are asking everyone who is going to West Virginia to attend along with anyone interested in going to West Virginia. Also, he will conduct an Appalachian Summit in Augusta on August 12-13, 2016.
Two Major Events In May
We have Dr. Steve Davis, Vice President of “The North American Mission Board,” coming to Augusta on May 8, 2015. He will view the Augusta Project, tour Augusta, and tour The Augusta Mission Center (at Glenn Hills). Southeastern Seminary is sending a team of department heads, on May 28, 2015, to view the Augusta Project, tour The Augusta Mission Center (at Glenn Hills), tour Augusta, and visit the strategy room at The Baptist Center.
Round Table: Church Revitalization
The Georgia Baptist Convention is sponsoring round table discussions and will supply lunch for the Full-time Pastors from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Also they will be sponsoring an evening round table for Bi-Vocational Pastors and Church Planters with an evening meal. Rev. Stacey Dyer is a State Missionary who has been a Pastor and loves Pastors and identifies with the joy and challenges of being a Pastor. Rev. Ricky Thrasher is a State Missionary who is a big supporter of our Ministries in Augusta and instrumental in helping us with funding that goes to the Broad Street Ministry Center. Please call the Associational Office 706-736-8705 and let us know if you are going to attend these meetings.
Cross Cultural Commission Event
We will have our first Back-Yard Bible Club sponsored by our Cross Cultural Commission on June 23rd at The Augusta Mission Center (at Glenn Hills). If you desire to help please call Rev. Billy Atkins, 706-798-3511 and share with him how you are willing to participate. Our P2 Project participants, who will be working with our Multiethnic Church Pastor, Jasper Green, will distribute fliers in the neighborhood the week prior to the event.
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