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,