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Augusta, Georgia 30909
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Glenn Hills Campus
· Glenn Hills Church membership met for the last time on February 22, 2015.
· Our Association now has the responsibility of full operation of the Campus.
· We are seeking partners to help fund the operation of this campus which will become a Missions Center or Institute.
· We are asking our churches to pray about adding the Mission Center as a line item in their church budgets.
· Many opportunities will present themselves for our local churches to be involved in mission projects.
· Our Transition Team is working on scheduling both work days and a Celebration and Commemorative Service for former ministers and church members.
A Missionary's Message
Praise the Lord for another great month of Augusta Associational Missions and Ministry works. We worked on the initial stages of beginning a new Hispanic work, a new Multi-Ethnic work, a newly forming African American work, and bringing the South Augusta Mission Center (not official name yet) online. Cross Cultural Commission had our first booth at “The Augusta Market On the River” on March 21. The transition team at the Glenn Hills Campus is in need of more help, we have 23 official team members, our last meeting was March 18. The Pastor’s Prayer Conference was great: our guests were Mel Blackaby, John Water, Mark Mirza, Bob Jolly and many pastors. We thank Fleming Baptist Church for hosting the prayer conference. Rev. Rick Canfield visited us from Sutton, West Virginia. Thank you Bayvale Baptist Church for hosting Rev. Rick and supporting the West Virginia efforts. We still have a few opportunities in West Virginia for this summer and backpack distribution on November 21, 2015.
We will have Rev. Bill Barker, of Appalachian Regional Ministries (director over 13 states) coming to our area on May 4th and 5th. and he will conduct an Appalachian Cultural Conference. Also, he will conduct an Appalachian Summit in Augusta on August 12-13, 2016. The National Director of World Changer and P2 Mission Projects, Dave McNeill coming to Augusta, on April 20, 2015. We have Dr. Steve Davis, Vice President of “The North American Mission Board,” coming to Augusta on May, 8, 2015. Much more information will be forthcoming.
Once in a lifetime opportunity
A major missions effort will have the eyes of local, state, and national leadership focused on the South Augusta work. A letter will be going out to over 1,100 recipients of our hard copy newsletter which will explain in detail our needs and what the Lord is leading us to do. You are invited to our April 15 Transitional Team meeting at 11:45 a.m. located at 2877 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, Ga. We will vote on a new name, set workday dates, set a date for a Celebration and Commemorative Service inviting former pastors and church members. Visit us on this date and be looking for your formal letter in the mail.
Reciprocating Partnership with West Virginia
We have all the information you need available at our office. Your mission opportunity is waiting for you! Also, we have points of destination and visual maps to help. Contact Gail Griner to help you secure everything you need to experience a fruitful mission trip.
In His Secure Grip,
Our Strategy for
“Embracing Christ, Crossing
Cultures: Arms Around Augusta"
Our partnership with the Georgia Baptist Convention is beginning to produce fruit. We have multiple events that will transpire during 2015. These events will be highlighted in future newsletters and our web site. We have multiple mission works and ministry activities that are under way with regard to our five strategic components.
We have 5 of our associational churches, Kiokee Baptist Church, Washington Association, Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church, and possibly one other church in the process of scheduling trips to West Virginia. Appalachia Cultural Conference with Missionary Bill Barker, who is the director of Appalachian Regional Ministry will be held on May 4 in the Washington Association and on May 5 be in the Augusta Association. Alleghany Association will probably send 3-5 groups this summer.
Cross Cultural Commission
On June 23, 2015 a Backyard Bible Club will be conducted on the Glenn Hills Campus from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Mission and Ministry Centers
See Associational Missionary Message.
There will be a round table discussion on May 4 for Full time Pastors at The Baptist Center from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. On May 4 a round table discussion will be held for Bi-vocational Pastors and Church Planters at The Baptist Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Georgia Baptist Convention will be feeding both groups on May 4, 2015.
Mission Training and Church Planting
We need to pray for our three new church start planters: Marvin Patrick (Grovetown), Craig Williams (Evans), and Jasper Green (South Augusta). If you desire to partner with any of them please contact Dr. B. We still need African American church planters and planters willing to plant multi-cultural congregations. Finally, we are praying about the possibility of a multi-partnership relationship with a church catalyst.
Bayvale - Congratulations to Rev. Charlie DeLoach on the recent celebration, February 21, of his 10th anniversary as pastor of Bayvale Baptist Church.
Hillcrest - Congratulations to Chris Hobbs as she celebrates her 16th staff anniversary as Ministry Assistant on April 21.
Hopeful - At 6:00 p.m. on April 18, 2015 The Allen Family will be in concert. No tickets needed, a Love Offering will be taken. Google them on Allen Family Ministries.com to get a taste of what you can look forward to.
Miracle - is looking for a part-time or bi-vocational youth minister. If interested please e-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Hills - Welcomes to their staff Ashley Horney as the Director of Youth Activities.
World Changers/P2 Combo Project
June 13-19, 2015
This year Combo Project is different than we have done in the past. We are a pilot city for the Combo Project. The students will be coming in on Saturday June 13, 2015 and leave out on Friday, June 19, 2015. They will worship with the Church Host on Sunday. This year they have the choice either to do construction or mission work. We have 4 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.
Churches to Host Crews for lunches
Adults that would like to do the Construction Work
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, homeowners, Augusta Housing Authority, Claude Gore, Project Coordinator, Stephen Foshee, Construction Coordinator, Dwayne Boudreaux, Ministry Coordinator, Gail Griner, Associational Coordinator, Kitchen Crew, Summer Staff, Church Planters (Marvin Patrick, Craig Williams, Jerry Thangiah, and Jasper Green
As more information is received it will be relayed to the churches.
Georgia Baptist Children's Homes
Breakfast Food Project
Once again the churches of the Augusta Association of Baptist Churches will be collecting breakfast food items for the Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes. The items most needed are: Cereals, Grits, Oatmeal, Pancake Mix and Syrup, and Pop Tarts. Of course, gift cards are always appreciated!
June 1-2, 2015
Churches may bring their items on Monday, June 1 to Calvary Baptist Church from 9:00 a.m. - l:00 pm. On Tuesday, June 2 bring your items to Lake Park Baptist Church from 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon then to Martinez Baptist Church from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
For more information contact Rev. Dwayne Carter at 803-341-5705 (cell).
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