Elkin Baptist Association
Sunday, July 03, 2022

A Missionary's Corner

 

Greetings from your Church Equipping Team!

 

Statistics show that our state is experiencing a demographic change as baby boomers enter retirement age.  In 2000 there was a little less than one million seniors.  By 2030, it is estimated there will be 2.1 million.  Therefore, with the aging of our churches and communities, we are prayerfully considering and offering a Senior and Aging Ministry program.  Hopefully our churches are already ministering to this group, but additional training would enhance this ministry and provide greater opportunities to show the love of Christ to those in the church and those outside of the church. 

 

Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear thy God:  I am the LORD.”  Leviticus 19:32

 

Mike Smith

Church Equipping Team Leader

 

 

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This is an exciting time to be a part of Elkin Baptist Association! As our brand new structure begins to work we have seen churches in our area strive together to impact lostness and touch lives with the love of Christ. In terms of mission engagement we have two exciting opportunities that you need to know about: First, July 9-15 all of our churches are encouraged to plug in with local missions and helping ministries to be Christ's hands and feet. We have a list of projects available through the association office as well as circulating in many of our churches. These projects provide places for everyone who is willing to jump in and serve the Lord and the people of our surrounding area. Second, this fall, October 26-30, we have another multi-church mission trip planned! Just as we did in the spring, all EBA churches are invited to send believers on mission together to reach an inner city community in downtown Baltimore. We will partner once again with Graffiti Church and Pastor Charlie Brown. Details for this trip will be available soon through the EBA office.

 

Hopefully that is what you are looking for! I am going to forward to you the e-mail I sent to some of the pastors, it has the details about the local mission projects we are working on. 

Stephen Robbins

Mission Engagement Team Leader

 

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Ronald Regan wrote, "if we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under." As part of the prayer ministry group for Elkin Baptist Association, we see the need for every church in our association to partner with a school in their area and pray for the community. If there has ever been a time in the history of the United States that we need to be in prayer, it is now. School shootings are becoming more rapid; sin in our land is at an all-time high, and the only chance we have is for the Lord almighty God to send down change. So, what do we need to do as children of God? We need to join together on August 21st and ask the Lord if He would watch over our communities, watch over our schools, our kids, our faculties, and everyone that takes part in our public schools. Schools should be safe for kids, not terrorizing areas of harm. Your churches will receive the school you will be adopting, so please make all efforts to attend. Afterward, we will gather at the Elkin Recreation center associational-wide to pray around the amphitheater.
Also, keep your ears attentive to more events possible in the fall for a night of prayer or other things. As head of the prayer team, I pray that I do all the Lord desires for us to do as an association and will be glad to hear from you for ideas and anything else that would benefit our team. Keep praying, and stay ready because the Lord's answer to your prayers may be around the corner!

 

Joe Wood

Prayer Emphasis Team Leader

 

 

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Dear Pastor Larry,

 

Thank you so much for the invitation to share about East Baltimore Graffiti Church during the Elkin Association Spring Semi-annual meeting on April 28.  It was an encouraging meeting with great worship and preaching.  Looking forward to the possibility of partnering with more churches in the Elkin Baptist Association!

 

Sincerely,

Charlie & Diane Brown and

Graffiti Team