1120 Marks Church Road
Augusta, Georgia 30909
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AUGUSTA MISSION CENTER
March 12, 2016
7 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
If you would like to volunteer to help with the Yard Sale call
John Mack at 706-312-4479.
Retired Minister's Luncheon
March 15, 2016
Augusta Mission Center
2877 Lumpkin Road
Make Reservations by calling
The Baptist Center at 706-736-8705
Bible Skills, Drills, and Thrills
February 7 ~ 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Warren Baptist Church
Children & Youth Bible Drills
March 13, 2016
For more information and to register
to attend either event, please call
Beth House at 706-294-6191
Ministry Assistants' Breakfast Meeting
February 18, 2016
Cracker Barrel at I-20
RSVP-706-736-8705 by February 16, 2016
We have a van going to the GBAMA conference in Clayton, GA, March 2-4,
if you would like to ride in the van with other secretaries attending the
conference please call the Association Office at 706-736-8705.
Bridges To Missions
The proposed event is depending upon a vote on February 8, 11:00 a.m., at the Executive Committee Meeting, at Parkway Baptist Church, 2543 William Few Parkway, Evans. The proposed event will take place on October 22 and October 23. This proposed event will involve both a joint celebration and a different format for our Association's Annual Meeting. There will be more details forthcoming, and a letter to all pastors will be mailed soon. The Georgia Baptist Mission Board will sponsor the celebration and banquet.
Evangelism Training Workshop
"How To Share Your Testimony"
Our workshop will be held at The Augusta Mission Center, 2877 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, on February 13 (8:00 a.m. coffee and donuts, workshop begins at 8:30 sharp). We are going to conduct a workshop on how to share your personal testimony that can lead to a Gospel Presentation. This workshop will be available to all lay-people, ministers, missionaries, and church members. We will finish by 11:30 sharp.
I am so grateful for, and appreciative of, your prayers and support of my family and our ministry this past year. My life is enriched spiritually by your love and caring prayer support. Finally, I am so blessed to be your Associational Missionary Minister.
We had a great, eventful, historic year in our Augusta Association of Baptist Churches. We experiencec so much fruit within the Mission and Ministry projects. Thank you for all your hard work in building relationships, connecting networks, and encouraging the development of new partnerships. This last year was both challenging and fun as we worked together in Augusta, in Geogia, in West Virginia, and in our local individual church fields.
Many projects are in progress, as well as, new missions/ministries are being planned for both the Augusta Mission Center at Glenn Hills and The Broad Street Ministry Center. We have two openings for Cross Cultural Commissioners and plans are being made for the Cross Cultural missions and ministries events for this year.
Annual Meeting/Celebration of Unique Partnership/Banquet
A lettr and e-mail with details will be forthcoming. Important vote to approve this unique one-time event will be conducted on February 8, at the Executive Committee Meeting, 11:00 a.m., at Parkway Baptist Church.
In His Secure Grip,
Abilene - Dale Faircloth, Financial Secretary retired from Abilene as of December 21, 2015. We wish the very best for Dale in her retirement.
Fleming - On January 13, 2016 Rev. Billy Atkins announced his resignation as Pastor to accept a call from Jamestown Baptist Church in Waycross, Georgia. His last day at Fleming will be February 14, 2016.
Grove, First - on December 13, 2015 the Church voted to call Bill Eckles as Pastor.
Harlem - Rev. Carson Britt has accepted the call of full-time Pastor, effective February 1, 2016
National Hills - Congratulations to Melvis Powell on her recent celebration of 27 years as Secretary.
Parkway - Matt Conway accepted the call as full-time Worship Pator. He began his duties in August 2015
Pine Hill - On February 1, 2016 Dr. Robert Drigges will celebrate 15 years as Pastor of Pine Hill Baptist Church
The Hill - Bob Walker, Minister of Worship/Seniors resigned after twelve years of service to move to Florida. He completed his service to The Hill at the end of December. The Church celebrated his years of service with a reception on Sunday, December 27.
Broad Street Ministry Center - Congratulations to Kaye Morris as she celebrates her 6th anniversary as Director of Christian Ministries on the 1st of February.
Augusta Association of Baptist Churches - Congratulations to Gail Griner as she celebrates her 20th anniversary as Mission/Ministries Secretary on February 20.
Augusta Project: The 2015 report is available in our Augusta Association's Book of Reports. If, your pastor or church has not received a copy contact Gail Griner. The Augusta Project is our vital strategic effort to reduce "lostness" and lead to church revitalization. Our 2016 projects and mission/ministry opportunities are multiple in scope and nature. Please contact us if you or your church desire to be involved with Augusta Association's projects. We are still seeking partners to help with the missions, ministries, and funding.
Reciprocating Partnership: The Augusta Churches are being connected, to the Allegheny Churches, for scheduling missions and ministry to be conducted this summer. The Augusta Association will have a block of time scheduled for June 27-July 10, 2016 as our Associational-wide effort. Other time slots may be available on an individual church basis. Contact Johnny Mack or Gail Griner for more details.
Mission Center: The newly formed Board of Directors meets the first Thursday of each month at The Augusta Mission Center, 11:45 a.m. They will be responsible for the operation; and the direction of the mission work, and function of the facility, and the budgeting of the mission/ministry funding. Dr. Mark Boyd is the Chairman of the Board, Johnny Mack is the vice-chairman, and Cyndy Lifsey is the Secretary, functioning as standing officers. Next Board of Directors meeting is February 4, at 2877 Lumpkin Road, Augusta.
Cross Cultural Commission: We are excited about our new year and working with new commissioners. If, you or your church desires to be involved in cross cultural ministry at the associational level, contact Dr. B. Also, we have two more poritions that have come available as commissioners; please, pray for or commission as we seek to fill these two important positions! Next meeting is February 4, 6:30 p.m. at The Augusta Mission Center, 2877 Lumpkin Road, Augusta.
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