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

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EPHESIANS 3:20

 

World Changers/P2 Combo Project

June 10-16, 2017

The students will be coming in on Saturday June 10, 2017 and leave out on Friday, June 16, 2017.  They will worship with the Church Host on Sunday.  This year they have the choice to do construction or mission work.  We have six church plants that will need teams to work with the Church Planter.  Also, we will have teams that will do the construction work.  They will be housed at Fleming Baptist Church.

Needs List: Prayer Partners, Churches to Host Crews for lunches, Adults that would like to do the Construction Work

The construction sites will be in the East Boundary area: 202 Japonia Avenue, 215 Magnolia Avenue, 702 East Cedar Street, 708 East Cedar, 617 Beaufort Avenue, 709 Wallace Avenue, 1305 Bruce Street, 1306 Bruce Street, and 1311 Cherry Avenue.  Our six Ministry sites will be in Grovetown (2), and South Augusta (4). 

Please contact Gail Griner at the Associational Office, 706-736-8705, if you can help in any of these areas.  Please put this project on your prayer list and pray for the students that are coming; the homeowners; Sonya Johnson-Lee, Housing & Community Development Department; Claude Gore, Project Coordinator; Jody Stevens, Construction Coordinator; Dwayne Boudreaux, Ministry Coordinator; Gail Griner, Associational Coordinator; Susan Perkins, Kitchen Crew; Summer Staff; and Church Planters (Esaias Merritt, Steven Adams, Tony Liggins, Ron Jones, Todd Wiggins, and Wayne Todd).

 

AUGUSTA PROJECT

The Augusta Mission Center: Slowly but surely, we are making progress at the Augusta Mission Center.  Work on the showers is now complete and the AC units in the Sanctuary have been repaired/replaced.  Work on the furnaces in the Fellowship Hall has begun.  There is a long list of completed items on the white boards in the conference room at the mission center. On April 29, CityServe will be volunteering at the mission center.  They will be doing some painting and yard work.  They will also help with a mission outreach, a Parents’ Day Out for the area families.

Reciprocating Partnership:  Associational Mission Trips to West Virginia are being planned for July 10 through July 28, 2017.  If you are planning to be involved with mission trips connected to our West Virginia Partnerships, please contact Gail Griner ASAP.  Only a few opportunities remain.

Cross Cultural Commission:  The next Cross Cultural Commission Meeting will be May 4, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at The Augusta Mission Center, 2877 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA  30906

Fund Raising Training with Scott Preissler:  The next afternoon training session will be May 18, 2017, for Broad Street Ministry Center, at 1:30-3:30 p.m.  The next evening training session will be May 18, 2017, at The Baptist Center, 1120 Marks Church Road, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Come learn how to Warehouse Wealth, Sustain Funding through donors and partners, and how to be viable regarding being good stewards with present funding.  Finally, Scott will teach us not only how to raise funds but to cultivate long term donors also.

A Missionary's Message

Your Servant: Thank you, pastors and churches, for allowing me the blessing to preach, teach, pray, prayer walk, and minister to you and your church members. I am starting over again on my rounds to churches. We are up to 65 churches (including mission church starts), and we are working on a few more. It takes about 14 -16 months to make the round of churches. If you need me, call me.

Praying for Revival and Studying about Revival: Pastors and staff meet at a different church every Thursday to pray for revival. I attend as many of these meetings as possible and as my schedule allows. I am praying for revival in the C.S.R.A. and particularly in our Association of Baptist Churches. Pastors Kevin Steele and Russell Davis are in charge of scheduling churches for prayer locations and sending out reminder text. If you desire to join us and/or would like us to meet at your church, contact them and they can add you to the reminder text that goes out.

We have a small group (Pathways) that meets each month, and we are studying revival and the book, “The Life of Martyn Lloyd Jones 1899-1981,” by Iain Murray. We meet next on May 9, 10:30AM at the Baptist Center. We take prayer request and pray then meet and discuss revival and the present book we are reading.  At our next meeting, we will discuss chapters 3-6, then some of us will go to lunch, Dutch treat.

Cross Cultural Commission:  We joyfully meet the first Thursday of every month, 6:30PM, at The Augusta Mission Center, 2877 Lumpkin Road (old Glenn Hills Baptist Church site). We discuss community needs and plan missions and ministry events and activities. We have experienced several fruitful events together and are always planning more. 

Cross Walk on Good Friday:  I was blessed to participate in the walk again this year and I have some great pictures. We walked the way of four churches in South Augusta praying, singing, and carrying crosses. This is done every year on Good Friday. We start at a Methodist church, then walk to a Lutheran, then walk to a Baptist, and finish the walk at a Roman Catholic church. My impressions each year are a little different. This year I was moved by the number of children and teens carrying crosses. Multiple cultures are also represented. The entire event takes about 2 to 2.5 hours. There is a special time of prayer and singing at each church on the walk.

Our Jerusalem; C.S.R.A; Augusta: We have churches in our local Baptist Association located in four counties: Richmond, Columbia, Burke, and Lincoln. We have one of the most diverse Associations in the state of Georgia. First the Southern Baptist Convention was birthed out of First Baptist Church, Augusta, at 802 Greene Street. We have every type of Baptist Church from a demographics and topography stand point: small country churches; urban churches; inner city churches, both large and small; suburban churches, small and big (they are being taken over by city sprawl), they are becoming city churches; traditional neighborhood churches; legacy churches; churches, large and small, in transitional neighborhoods; a few regional churches; large and small African American churches; language churches like Chinese, Korean, Asian-Indian, Vietnamese; medium-size churches in both the city and in the suburbs; and various size mission church plants. We need a church to have a vision to help us start a Hispanic work in Augusta.

We have 40 different languages spoken in Richmond County and 38 different languages spoken in Columbia. We have a great challenge as a Baptist Association. The world has come to our Jerusalem!   

In His Secure Grip,

 Dr. “B”

 

Praying for Revival!

Join us each Thursday, at 10:30AM,

 as we gather to pray for revival in the CSRA!

April 27

Warren Baptist, 3203 Washington Road

May 4

The Augusta Mission Center, 2877 Lumpkin Rd

May 11

Parkway Baptist, 2543 William Few Parkway

May 18

Calvary Chapel, 803 Sharon Drive

 

Church Financial Compliance & Giving Seminar

Keys to Best Practices in Church Compliance

And Giving in the Church

May 25, 2017 ~ 6PM-9PM ~ $10.00 per person

Northside Baptist Church

1001 North Jefferson Street NW

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Registration and Information:

gabaptist.org/churchadministration

 

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 augmissioncenter@knology.net.  ALL NOTICES MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING.  Thank you.

Grove First is having a Tent Crusade, featuring Kenny Evans, beginning Sunday, April 23 at 11AM at 108 W. Robinson Ave., Grovetown; April 23-27 at 7PM at the future home of GFBC, 5470 Harlem-Grovetown Road, Grovetown, across from Grovetown Middle School. A love offering will be received each evening. 

Hopeful Baptist will be celebrating their 203rd anniversary with a Homecoming on April 30.  There will be a covered-dish dinner following the worship.

Woodlawn Baptist Church in Grovetown, GA, is seeking a motivated and energetic Christian individual to be a Part-time Nursery/Preschool Coordinator. Strong leadership skills, positive friendly attitude, and organization a must. Need to be available for Sunday school, Sunday worship service, Sunday & Wednesday night service, and other Preschool activities. First-Aid and CPR training preferred. Contact Woodlawn Baptist, 706 210-8014, for more details. Resumes can be sent to woodlawnbc@knology.net.

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 fbcevans@knology.net.

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 full-time Associate Pastor/Music Director.  A complete job description can be found at www.cbcaiken.com.  Mail resume to: Cornerstone Baptist Church, 100 Cornerstone Drive, Aiken, SC 29801, Attn: Dwight Redick.

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

Betty Cox is looking for used song books that a church might be discarding.  A group from Washington Commons is forming a chorus.  If you hear of someone with available books to donate, please contact Mrs. Cox, (321-794-7474). Thank you.

FREE TO GOOD CHURCH: 46-50 gently-worn Murphy Robes from Lifeway. Robes are cream and trimmed in jade green, currently have TBC embroidered on them, but could be removed and re-stitched.  Call Kaye Morris, director of Christian Ministries, BSMC, at 706 722-5999 or 706 830-6337 to see them.

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