DBA UPDATE September 22th, 2016
All Annual Church Report Packets have been either emailed or mailed out. If you have not received your packet, please let Jessica know as soon as possible. You will need a username and password to complete you ACR online, please contact the DBA office for that information. ACR’s are due by October 3rd, 2016. Thank you so much for your participation!
PEDALS FOR PASTORS Each day pastors in India travel great distances by foot to reach people for Christ. In an effort to help them grow the Kingdom, the DBA’s Missionary Team is challenging each church to purchase one bicycle for a pastor by year’s end. Each bike costs $80 (please make checks payable to the Daniell Baptist Association). For more information, please see the attached flyer.
Do you want your children to be actively serving in the local church when they turn thirty and beyond? Our upcoming Why They Stay conference with Steve Parr on October 11th at 6:30 p.m. at FBC Mt. Vernon can help! Much has been written about younger adults and their departure from church involvement. Concerned parents and church leaders want to know what has caused them to depart. Instead of asking why young adults are leaving the church, Parr and Crites conducted a national research project of those who grew up in church and are still serving faithfully. They studied why they have stayed and the results are compelling. In this conference with Dr. Parr you will learn as a parent, pastor, or church leader specific actions that you can take to make a definitive difference in whether or not the fifteen-year-olds attending your church now are still attending and serving when they turn thirty.
Our quarterly Pastors/Ministers Roundtable discussion will take place on Thursday, October 13th, at 10:00 a.m. at the DBA office. All pastors are invited to attend. Please put this date on your calendar, make plans to join us, and feel free to bring guests.
We are excited that Trinity Baptist Church is sending out missionaries! Please pray for Andy & Courtney Miller as they seek to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. See below for a correspondence from them to you.
Friends in the DBA,
We are members at Trinity Baptist Church in Vidalia and are currently raising support to go to Cusco, Peru as full-time missionaries. We are going next year with a group called Reaching & Teaching International Ministries (RTIM). We would love to share our ministry with any of you who are interested, either individually or to your church. Our purpose in going to Peru is to help disciple pastors who have never had the benefit of training in God’s Word. We pray that through our work, they will be fruitful in the ministry of the Gospel and able to teach others (2 Timothy 2:2). Also, Courtney is a pediatrician and will be ministering to families through medical practice. If you would like to know more about us and our ministry, here are some links and contact information. And most of all, please join us in praying that the Gospel will go forth in Peru!
Our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy’s cell: 478-837-3619
Blessings in Christ,
Andy & Courtney Miller
Blessed to serve,