As we remember the birth of our nation on the fourth of this month will you join me in praying for Spiritual Awakening in America and Spiritual Renewal in our churches? As I see it, our nation is being pulled increasingly toward secular humanism and further away from the Judeo-Christian values which played such a big part in our founding. If we will strive to bless God by living in relationship with Him through faith in His Son, He will bless us. If we ignore Him or rebel against Him, we will perish. He is our hope!
What a blessing it is to hear such wonderful VBS reports. One of our churches that has an average of about 90 in worship has reported 13 accepted Christ at their Bible School. Another of our churches that runs about 140 in worship had 20 (mainly youth) come to faith in Jesus. Statistically the average Southern Baptist church sees about 20% of its baptisms come through VBS. It is one of our most evangelistic events in a given year!
On Tuesday, August 28 from 7:00-9:00 PM at Emit Grove BC, Randy Mullinax for the Georgia Baptist Missions Board will be with us to share about Revival Preparation and Follow-up. Randy has a passion for sharing the Gospel and seeing others come to know Jesus. I have asked him to present this material to us as we prepare for an intentional time of evangelistic emphasis in early 2019. You may not like the word “Revival,” and that is fine with me, but would you please consider joining your fellow churches in intentionally sharing the Gospel in the hope of leading others to Jesus next year? I hope you will mark this training event on your calendar and plan to bring several from your church with you. We do ask that you contact the associational office and let us know how many are coming from your church so we can make adequate preparations. A sandwich supper and refreshments will be served.
Serving alongside you,