ASSOCIATION NEWS UPDATE
Rev. Paul Langston, Mission Mobilization Consultant with Baptists on Mission points out that “These are not just for churches who have never done OIAM but also helpful for veterans who want to be even more effective.” Learn more about OIAM and how it can become a life-changing ministry for churches and believers that participate in this ministry. This united effort among churches in NC in the past has included over 2000 churches involved in some form of local community outreach.
We will learn how to do this effectively by learning outreach ideas which will include some great possibilities for your church to minister to your neighborhood. We will learn how to effectively plan, promote, and build upon a OIAM event that will have a lasting impact on your church and community. Through this process, we are building relationships and bridges to care for our neighbors by demonstrating and sharing the love of Christ.
Please contact the association office for information on "Dozens of Projects for an Inasmuch Day".
"We exist to motivate Christians to serve the local church and leave behind a legacy of the gospel."
We would like to invite you to serve with DC church plants by helping them accomplish ministry goals, and encourage them by showing support. Our hope is that by supporting a local church planter we would grow in our relationship with God.
If you would like more details on this summers trips, you can reach us at:
You can also see availability, trip details and schedules at our website: gospellegacydc.org
We are passionate about supporting church planting efforts in Washington DC, and having a great time while making a difference!
“North Roanoke Baptist Association,
My name is Clint Clifton and I serve as the Send City Missionary for Washington DC with the North American Mission Board. Since 2012 more than 100 new churches have started as a result of our work here in the region surrounding our Nation’s Capital.”
“DC needs your help this summer. In an effort to support our church planters better and give partnering churches an opportunity to see God’s work first hand we are teaming up with the Gospel Legacy team to offer affordable, all-inclusive mission trips to DC this summer.”
“The church planters are doing great work in spreading the gospel here, but in order to make the biggest kingdom impact, and to encourage them in their work, we could use more hands. This is where I am hoping your church might consider helping. We’re looking for churches to send teams of Adults, Students or a mixture to serve alongside church planters on summer mission projects in 2019.”
Clint Clifton email@example.com
ITEMS TO COLLECT
Each zippered school backpack should include:
1) Two to three items of New clothing such as winter hats, gloves, socks, scarf, etc.
2) Small pop-top canned food such as ravioli, tuna, beef stew, vegetables, fruit (3-4 cans)
3) At least one NEW, age appropriate non-breakable toy. Examples: small cars, balls, dolls, small stuffed animals, yo-yos, jump rope, sidewalk chalk, Slinky, card games, Legos, other (no toy weapons, please!) For older youth cattegory, substitute appropriate item for toy. (See website for suggestions).
4) Hygiene items including toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, washcloth, brush or comb, shampoo, deodorant (please fit these items into a one gallon Ziploc bag so they will not leak).
5) Fresh, wrapped candy (no chocolate please, as it may melt - and no peanut products please due to allergies).
6) A children's or youth Bible (no particular version is required). This is the most important thing that goes into the pack!
7) A copy of "The Christmas Story" (downloadable and printable .pdf found on website).
Appalachian Coalfields Ministry, sponsored by NC Baptists on Mission, seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people living in the Appalachian Area. One of the greatest ministry needs in this area occurs at Christmastime. We are calling on churches statewide to respond to this need through Appalachian Christmas Outreach in 2019.
GOAL and COLLECTION DATE:
The statewide goal is to collect 16,000 backpacks of items to be distributed to Appalachian children in areas of need in December of 2019. The statewide collection day for 2019 is Saturday, November 2 from 9am to 3 pm. Specific sites will be listed on the Baptists On Mission website later in the year. We encourage churches to begin collecting and filLing the packs early – and throughout the year.
AGE GROUPING and LABELING:
Each backpack should be labeled boy or girl as well as the appropriate age. New for 2019: Age groupings for this year are 4-7, 8-10; 11-14; and 15-17. Due to labels falling off in previous years, we have gone to a ribbon system for labeling the backpacks. A royal blue (or similar) ribbon will indicate a boy’s backpack. A pink ribbon will indicate a girl’s backpack. In addition, a yellow ribbon will indicate that the backpack is for ages 4-7, a green ribbon for ages 8-10, a red ribbon for ages 11-14; and a white ribbon for ages 15-17.
Rev. Dennis Cherry, DOM of the Alleghany Baptist Association spoke at our Fall Meeting to share mission projects in the Summersville, WV area. Mission Teams are needed to partner with a variety of churches to conduct VBS, Backyard Bible Clubs, building maintenance and repair, Prayer Walking, Youth Ministry, and many other outreach opportunities. Volunteers are also needed at the Mountain Market Place Ministry, (perhaps the most effective benevolence ministry in the Appalachian Mountains), which cares for over 300 each week.