Contact Us:

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

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CONCLAVE ONEDAY     

A training event for Youth Pastors and Youth Ministry Volunteers

held simultaneously at six sites across Georgia.

September 6, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Journey Community Church
4498 Hardy McManus Road
Evans, GA

All details are available online at

www.superwow.com/oneday/.
 

Called

Executive Committee Meeting

September 8, 2014

The Baptist center

1120 Marks Church Road

Augusta, GA

Fellowship - 10:30 a.m.
Meeting - 11:00 a.m.

The purpose of the called meeting is to receive the Proposed Budgets for 2014-2015 and

the updated Nominating Committee report.

Note:  There will be no fellowship time, just the business as stated above.

 The Augusta Association of Baptist Churches 

Annual Meeting

 October 23, 2014

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Annual Meeting

Bayvale Baptist Church

2240 Bayvale Road

Churches please elect your messengers and list them on the Annual Church Report

 Missionary's Message

We have had an extremely busy 2014 Summer focusing on missions, ministry and planning for the new church year.  I am honored and blessed to be participating with you as we are discovering God’s will together in Augusta.  Some of our highlights are covenant partnership agreements with both a West Virginia Association of Southern Baptist and the Georgia Baptist Convention.  A partnership relationship between the Broad Street Ministry Center and the GeenJackets Minor League baseball team has been fun (and rainy, wet).  Two cross cultural events experienced and another one planned.  Our strategy plan is coming together.  A new opportunity to have a mission and ministry center in South Augusta presented itself.

The Augusta Project will also be supported by our two year partnership with the Georgia Baptist Convention.  The “future is now,” and we have unprecedented partnership opportunities to reduce lostness and encourage church revitalization.  The Lord God has brought about a confluence of events associated with prayer requests, and all of us praying together for God’s will as we serve together as a Baptist Association of Churches.

Reciprocating Partnerships
The backpacks we collect, October 13-31, will need to be delivered to Summersville, W.V. We need churches to help deliver backpacks to Summersville, West Virginia, during November 17-20.  We have one church lined up for a distribution and ministry event on November 22 at First Sutton, in Sutton West Virginia.  We will be receiving more details (individual churches and individual dates will be forthcoming) about other churches who will allow us to be part of their distribution of backpacks.  We need churches to help with the delivering and then later help with distributing backpacks.

Cross Cultural Commission
We are involved in active dialogue and missions work with ministry initiatives that are leading to ministry activities engaging our culture and crossing cultures.  Please pray about becoming involved in the events we promote and ministry we engage in as we attempt to help reduce lostness and help with church revitalization.

South Augusta Missions and Ministry Center
We will need partners to help us establish our Missions and Ministry Center.  Please pray for us as we go forward in our covenant relationship with the members of Glenn Hills and the new ministries that will be conducted through the mission and ministry site.  There are three joined buildings with two spaces for sanctuaries.  We need prayers associated with planting a new African American work and a multi-ethnic work.



In His Secure Grip,

Dr. "B"

 

 

AUGUSTA PROJECT

  Our Strategy for

“Embracing Christ, Crossing

Cultures: Arms Around Augusta"

The Augusta Project:  Discovering God’s Will Together - ”Embracing Christ, Crossing Cultures:  Arms Around Augusta, Revelation 14:6-7.”  Dr. B. is inviting pastors and church staff members to his office (strategy room) to present and discuss the five strategic components of the Augusta Project.  Those five components are the strategic driving forces we are utilizing to help fulfill the Great Commission to reduce lostness in Augusta and in the world.  Those components are as follows:  1.) Church Revitalization, 2.) Cross Cultural Commission, 3.) Reciprocating Partnerships, 4.) Missions and Ministry Centers, 5.) Mission Training and Projects.

Historical Vote and Georgia Baptist Convention 2 year Partnership—Our historical vote for a partner with the GBC to help us reduce lostness in Augusta for the next two years passed unanimously.  The Executive Committee of The Augusta Association of Baptist Churches fully supports our newly forming partnership relationship.  The GBC will formerly adopt this partnership resolution in November.


 Reciprocating Partnership

We have experienced the beginning of teams going to the Allegheny Association and their teams coming to our Augusta Association. Backpacks for Appalachia collected in Augusta will be sent to our Allegheny Churches and opportunities to both deliver and distribute those backpacks. Our churches will need to help with this delivering and distribution project.  {see details inside}


 Cross Cultural Commission

Our next ministry event is, Friday, September 5, 5-8 p.m., in downtown Augusta. A prayer canopy will be set-up, and free water distributed as we offer to pray with people on the street. We will assemble in front of Odd Fellows Art Gallery, 1036 Broad Street. Bring water with you or bring water to our ministry center.


Ministry Centers

Your prayers are needed. We need to form a transition team that will eventually lead to the formation of a Board of Directors for our Missions and Ministry in South Augusta. {see details inside}
 

 

Church News:

Crawford Avenue - Rev. Brian LaFavor submitted his resignation as pastor on Sunday, August 3.  His last Sunday at Crawford Avenue will be August 31.  A going away dinner for the Pastor and his family was held on Thursday, August 28.    Brian is currently a High School teacher at Augusta Christian and will be available for supply.

Miracle - is accepting applications for a part time church custodian.  Please send resume or information to 1308 Hephzibah McBean Road, Hephzibah, GA 30815 or fax to (706) 592-6447.  For more information you may call the church office at (706) 592-5129 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Piney Grove - has dated Sunday School literature they would like to give to someone who could use it.  Call Lance Poindexter at 706-829-0960 for details.

Pine Hill - Baptist Church will celebrate their 102nd Homecoming on Sunday, October 5.  The Homecoming service will begin at 10:45 a.m..  Guest Speaker will be J. D. Turner.  Lunch will be served after the worship service.



 

 

Ministry Project

Does your church need a ministry project?

I have been contacted by "Developmental Disabilities Ministries."  They have two homes here in the Augusta area. The Pedigo and Drew Homes for women.  Both homes are in need of assistance in several areas.

The churches in the West Augusta Coalition, that worked together on "Love Acts" projects, have agreed to adopt the Pedigo Home for women.  They will work to help meet the needs of that home.  The second home is the Drew Home for women; both homes have a need for perishables.  If your church is looking for a ministry project please call the Association office and we will give you contact information and a list of the needs.