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1120 Marks Church Road
Augusta, Georgia 30909
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World Changers/P2 Combo Project Report

The World Changers Are Coming!

June 10-16,2017

Contact Gail Griner at 706 736-8705

if you want to be a part of this year’s event.


“If your dream doesn’t scare you, it’s too small.”

(quote from “Chase the Lion: Stepping Confidently into the Unknown”)

In Mark Batterson’s book, “Chase the Lion: Stepping Confidently into the Unknown”, (original copyright 2007, first in the series), there are three main points:

  • Set God-sized Goals.
  • Pursue God-given Passions.
  • Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention.

The premise of his book is based on II Samuel 23:20, the history of David’s mighty men.  One of those men was Benaiah, “who had done many acts, he slew two lionlike men of Mohab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of the pit in the time of snow.”

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Fund Raising Training

Scott Preissler, a state missionary with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, will be leading a four-session training seminar on fund raising, beginning Thursday, February 9, 2017.  Scott works in cooperative giving and stewardship at the GBMB.  He is a highly qualified, entertaining speaker.  There will be a lot of information packed into these sessions, so if you plan to attend, please commit yourself to all four meetings.  The meetings are on the second Thursday of each month, from 6PM-8PM, at the Baptist Center, 1120 Marks Church Road, Augusta, GA 30909.  Those Thursdays are February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11.  Please contact the Baptist Center at 706 736-8705 to register.



Cross Cultural Commission:  Our next meeting will be Thursday, February 2, at 6:30PM at the Augusta Mission Center.  Commissioners are requested to bring any dates and events they want included on the calendar.  We are continuing to discuss The Blue Sky Institute and courses that will earn certificates and eventually an institutional diploma.  The hope remains that we will experience both the following: a cross cultural presentation of earned certificates and the conferring of diplomas earned from receiving the required certificates.

Augusta Mission Lab:  Our team and board of directors are steadily working on the goal of preparing the Augusta Mission Center to house the Augusta Mission Lab.  The need for prayer and funding is one of the top priorities to prepare the campus to meet both fire code regulations and basic housing needs for incoming mission groups. Once the campus meets regulations and is prepared for housing, this ministry will become self-supporting and self-sustaining.  This investment of prayers, funds, resources, and associational personnel will be utilized not only to advance the Kingdom of God but also to experience being involved with changed lives and saved souls.

Reciprocating Partnership: The partnerships in West Virginia have expanded to nearly one fifth the land mass of the entire state.  Thank you for helping us with collecting, delivering, and distributing 3,018 backpacks at 19 events including six Baptist associations (four in Georgia, two in West Virginia).  If you missed our January 23rd meeting and your church desires to be involved with the Backpack Ministry, please contact Johnny Mack 706-312-4479 or email  Our team can help your church if you would like to be involved in summer missions in West Virginia.


A Missionary's Message

Our Association: Our missions focus is on three strategic components and three essential elements. These components are; 1.) The Augusta Mission Center (Housing); 2.) The Augusta Missions Institutes (Training); 3.) The Augusta Missions Lab (Doing). The elements are: 1.) Reciprocating Partnership; 2.) Cross Cultural Commission; 3.) Linking Arms. Our total general budget for this year is 287k.

Our Needs: The continued prayer and financial support of our Baptist Association and specific project funding within the Augusta Association with regards to the three strategic components and the three essential elements. Simply stated we have the need for both funding of the general budget and the temporary restricted funds (designated funds).

The Blue Sky Institute:  More information will be forthcoming; however, plans are being made to offer certificates and diplomas through the institutes for lay-people and clergy.

Augusta Mission Lab: The last 2 years we had teams come to Augusta from other cities and other states (prototype mission events). We had great experiences. Our goal is to have the Augusta Mission Center’s upgrades and work to bring the facility up to fire code and eventually (by Summer 2018) house the Augusta Missions Lab and The Blue Sky Institutes.

The Augusta Mission Center:  The center has been upgraded and specific physical campus needs have been met. We now have several items that need to be funded and a priority list has been established. The following has been accomplished:

  1. Roof work done - $13k
  2. Four showers in the Mission/Ministry building and a handicapped restroom in the sanctuary were built – $15k
  3. Exterior doors brought to code – $10k
  4. Security system installed - $1,200
  5. Exterior lighting replaced - $2,200
  6. Fence between property and cemetery - $4k
  7. Unfinished upstairs shower - $2k
  8. Replaced gas line - $1,400
  9. Unfinished H.V.A.C. repair - $1k

$49,800 spent to date (1-17-17)

The following list of priorities for 2017:

  1. H.V.A.C. – $19K
  2. Building to Fire Code Standards – $25k
  3. Install an industrial institutional kitchen in Fellowship Hall; remodel kitchenette in Office/Education Building – a two-phased schedule of both labor costs & equipment is being developed as we go to print.
  4. Finish upstairs showers – $3k
  5. Flooring repaired – $12k

$59,000 proposed

(not including cost of kitchens)

 “If your dream doesn’t scare you,

 it’s too small.”

a quote from Mark Batterson’s book, “Chase the Lion: Stepping Confidently into the Unknown”.

Three of his main points are: 1) Set God-sized goals; 2) Pursue God-given passions; 3) Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention.


In His Secure Grip,

 Dr. “B”


Church News:

Hope Dental Clinic has closed.  Funding for the clinic will no longer be accepted.

If you wish to have something included in the newsletter, please fax it to Cyndy Lifsey at the Association Office, 706 736-1054, or email her at  All request must be submitted in writing.  Thank you.

Kiokee Baptist will be presenting “Battle Ready”, a Johnny Hunt simulcast on Friday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, Feb. 4.  Please go to or call the church at 706 541-1086 for more information and to register for this exciting event.  A donation of $50.00 is encouraged, scholarships are available.

Fleming Baptist welcomed their new pastor, Rev. Patrick Latta and his family, on January 8th.

Hillcrest Baptist wishes to congratulate Rev. J. Todd Wiggins on his third anniversary as pastor.

The First Baptist Church of Evans, GA, is searching for a skilled musician who loves God and neighbor to plan and lead worship for their 11:00 Sunday morning services.  This is a part-time position, about 10 hours per week. In addition to Sunday worship leadership, duties will include planning with the pastor and rehearsing with choir and instrumentalists. Their worship is both reflective and celebratory, and they use Christian music from any era that can help their congregation do the work of worship. Please send resumes or inquiries to Mr. Gary Burks, Chair of Personnel Committee, at

Pine Hill Baptist is looking for a part-time Youth Director.  For more information, please call 706 830-0835.

Cornerstone Baptist, Aiken, SC has an opening for a part-time Associate Pastor/Music Director.  A complete job description can be found at  Mail resume to: Cornerstone Baptist Church, 100 Cornerstone Drive, Aiken, SC 29801, Attn: Dwight Redick.

Fleming is looking for a part-time interim minister of music and a youth minister.  Please email resume to

Grove First is seeking a bi-vocational music director or a full-time minister/youth director.  Experience needed in contemporary and traditional music.  Send resume to: Grove First Baptist Church, PO Box 236, Grovetown, GA 30813, Attn: Personnel Team.

Lake Park has 32 cream and maroon robes in excellent condition available for sale at $10 each or best offer.  Please contact Lake Park Baptist Church office at (706) 733-9628 or minister of music Arleigh Mansfield at (706) 863-5731.

Congratulations and Thank you!

Congratulations to Kaye Morris on seven years of service to the Broad Street Ministry Center as of February 1st and to Gail Griner on 21 years of service to the Augusta Association of Baptist Churches as of February 20th.  Thank you for your service!


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