Hello Fellow ministers and missionaries. We are in the midst of exciting events in our Association. The Future Is Now! We will vote, on August 4, at The Hill Baptist Church, 11:00 a.m., to accept the Georgia Baptist Convention’s Partnership proposal. The desire for our state convention to adopt the Augusta Association’s strategy: The Augusta Project: “Embracing Christ, Crossing Cultures: Arms Around Augusta,” can become a realized reality. If, we vote positively to enter into this partnership; the convention will adopt us for the next two years, and focus on resourcing Augusta for revitalizing churches, targeting reducing lostness, and helping plant churches in Augusta. We can experience an unprecedented partner relationship with our convention and key leaders. This could be history in the making. I hope many will attend our Executive Committee Meeting!
Mission and Ministry Center in South Augusta
We officially accepted the donation of the property of Glenn Hills Baptist Church to be converted into a missions and ministry center. We will assemble a transition team and then appoint a Board of Directors consisting of members of the church and members of our association-at-large. Please pray for us and consider helping partner with us. We will need much help at the new mission with volunteers, with finances, and with managing a budget that will reflect our attempt to plant an African American Church in the facility and multiple other ministries in the same building. The potential impact on reducing lostness in South Augusta cannot be overstated.
Allegheny Association Partnership
We signed our partnership agreement and covenant relationship with their leadership. Both Dennis Cherry, D.O.M. and George Secrist, vice moderator, signed the covenant for their Association. Our outpost command center will be located at Southern Baptist Fellowship, 201 Irish Street, Summersville, West Virginia. Please contact Rev. Dennis Cherry, at (304) 880-8501, to schedule mission trips, and find out about more mission opportunities. We are searching for another outpost command center in the Huntersville area (two coordinate points needed) giving us an outpost on each side of the mountains.
Cross Cultural Commission
Planning on having prayer booths, free water, and ministering in the streets of Downtown Augusta, on September 5, 5:00-8:00 p.m.. We are accepting water at The Baptist Building and we need Bibles to give out. Great opportunity to get involved in an Associational event.
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Extension Center in Augusta
Their leadership team will notify the host church they choose, and then notify us when the selection has been made and when classes will start. You can contact Dr. Steve Lemky, or Dr. Peter Kendrick, email@example.com, for more information about teaching a class or enrolling as a student.
Much more coming; however, we are out of reporting space-----
In His Secure Grip,