Nation­al­ly known speaker/teacher Josh Hunt is com­ing to our area to lead a spe­cial con­fer­ence Feb­ru­ary 11th at 6:30 p.m. at FBC Lyons. Change Your Church or Die is a great con­fer­ence that every pas­tor, staff mem­ber, and church vol­un­teer will ben­e­fit from attend­ing. This con­fer­ence will address real prob­lems many church­es are fac­ing and will give each par­tic­i­pant some very prac­ti­cal and use­ful ideas on how to take a church from where it is today to where God would have it be.

Please remem­ber our month­ly DBA Prayer Ral­ly which will take place Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 1 at Cross Tim­bers Bap­tist (Vidalia) at 6:30 p.m. to specif­i­cal­ly pray for our com­mu­ni­ty. Please invite any­one  you know (no mat­ter the Chris­t­ian denom­i­na­tion they belong to) who has a heart for erad­i­cat­ing spir­i­tu­al dark­ness in our com­mu­ni­ties to join you and oth­ers as we seek God in prayer.

On Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 15, 2016 at our DBA office in Ailey we will be host­ing Fed­er­al Pay­roll Report­ing Require­ments for Church­es and Finan­cial Update sem­i­nar for church lead­ers. This sem­i­nar will address things the church must do in order to legal­ly have the abil­i­ty to pay salaries or hous­ing allowances, as well as prop­er reporting.  It will also address IRS changes, finan­cial require­ments, and pay­roll issues for church­es. Our Geor­gia Bap­tist Mis­sion­ary Tony Neal will be lead­ing this time of dis­cus­sion so please join us and feel free to ask ques­tions. This sem­i­nar is for any­one but espe­cial­ly for pas­tors, staff, church trea­sur­ers and even dea­cons. This is offered free of charge and is open to any church or denomination.

Our first of two mis­sion trips to West Vir­ginia will be March 28 (the day after East­er) through April 2. This trip will be a con­struc­tion trip which will take place in the New Riv­er area of the state. The cost is $200 per per­son which cov­ers lodg­ing, food, and trans­porta­tion. If inter­est­ed in this con­struc­tion mis­sion trip (for men and women) please attend the upcom­ing trip infor­ma­tion meet­ing which will be this Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 31 at 3 p.m. at our DBA office in Ailey.

I am very excit­ed about our upcom­ing mis­sion trip to Kan­tu­nilkin, Mex­i­co June 21–27 where we will be work­ing in small vil­lages shar­ing Christ through revivals, con­struc­tion, prayer walk­ing, tes­ti­monies, and vaca­tion bible school. If you might be inter­est­ed in this mis­sion adven­ture please join us this Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 31 at 4 p.m. at our DBA office in Ailey where we will be shar­ing the details. No com­mit­ment nec­es­sary at this time we just want you to be informed and have a time to ask questions.

Please be in prayer for this week’s Church­es of the Week:

  • Faith Bap­tist (pas­tor Jim­my Dupree)
  • FBC Alamo(pastor Kyle Woodfin)
  • FBC Glen­wood (pas­tor Kevin Hammons)
  • FBC Lyons (pas­tor Dan­nie Williams)
  • FBC Mt. Ver­non (pas­tor Karl Hay)
  • Please con­tin­ue to be in prayer for Don Moye (FBC Vidalia) as he recov­ers from illness.

Quote of the Week

(in response to the notion a church will lose peo­ple if they change in order to reach their com­mu­ni­ty) “If the church doesn’t change, it will still lose peo­ple. It will lose the peo­ple whose hearts beat for the church to be the hope of the world. It will lose the peo­ple who desire, more than their own com­fort, God’s plea­sure. It will lose the peo­ple who are not liv­ing for them­selves but for oth­ers. In oth­er words, they will lose the peo­ple who look like Jesus. These are not the peo­ple a church can afford losing.” –Brad Powell



DBA Update Jan­u­ary 25, 2016