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ASSOCIATIONS: THE OLDEST BAPTIST ENTITY PHILADELPHIA ASSOCIATION-1707 EARLIER ASSOCIATIONS IN ENGLAND 1ST AND 2ND LONDON CONFESSIONS WILLIAM CAREY/MODERN.

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2 ASSOCIATIONS: THE OLDEST BAPTIST ENTITY PHILADELPHIA ASSOCIATION-1707 EARLIER ASSOCIATIONS IN ENGLAND 1ST AND 2ND LONDON CONFESSIONS WILLIAM CAREY/MODERN MISSIONS MOVEMENT

3 PULASKI-BLECKLEY: “THERE IS ROOM” (GEN. 26:22) ORGANIZED GBC ANNUAL MEETING WAS HELD AT HAWKINSVILLE BAPTIST MINISTERED TO PEOPLES OF THE WORLD AND PULASKI-BLECKLEY RESIDENTS

4 THE ASSOCIATION: DOING TOGETHER WHAT WE CANNOT DO ALONE AN EXTENSION OF THE LOCAL CHURCH (NOT PARA-CHURCH) NEW TESTAMENT BASIS: BOOK OF ACTS AND PAULINE EPISTLES

5 EARLY CHURCH: AIDED ONE ANOTHER (Acts 15) FUNDED MISSIONARY ENDEAVORS (Acts 13) PROVIDED BENEVOLENCE (1Cor. 16) PAUL PREACHED IN, ENCOURAGED, SUPPORTED, PRAYED FOR THE CHURCHES (Acts 19, 2 Cor. 11).

6 Today: Modernizing the Mission Ministries of Pulaski-Bleckley Bpt. Assoc.: 1. Church Planting 2. New Church Development/Nurturing 3. Church Resourcing 4. Healthy Kingdom Church Assessment 5. Staff Assistance

7 Ministries (cont.) 6. Pastoral Aid (for church plants) 7. Library: education, discipleship materials 8. Training: VBS, SS, etc. 9. Christian Social Ministry 10. Mission Launch Center

8 Ministries (cont.) 11. Van provision/transportation 12. Theological Education 13. Mission endeavors (Mission trips) 14. Pulpit supply, Search committee and Transition training 15. Community Ministry (Evangelism)

9 Ministries of PBBA (cont.) 16. Ministerial Encouragement/Counsel 17. Consulting/Advice (committees, leaders) 18. Ordination Council 19. Migrant Ministry/Health Fair

10 Ministries (cont.) 20. Communication from Denomination 21. Support for Church events 22. Ethnic Missions/Ministries 23. Background checks for staff members 24. Incorporation Guidance

11 SO, WHY HAVE AN ASSOCIATION? IT IS BIBLICAL. IT IS PRACTICAL. IT EXTENDS THE LOCAL CHURCH’S ARM OF MINISTRY. IT POOLS RESOURCES. IT MULTIPLIES OUR FISHES AND LOAVES (TOGETHER WE CAN DO MORE THAN WE COULD ALONE). IT GIVES CREDIBILITY/LEGITIMACY


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