This Church Safe­ty Work­shop to be held at FBC Vidalia on Thurs­day, (tonight) April 14th from 6:30 to 9:30 (sup­per will be pro­vid­ed at 6 p.m.) will equip you with the infor­ma­tion to under­stand how chil­dren are at risk of sex­u­al abuse in church pro­grams. That under­stand­ing will be fol­lowed by the infor­ma­tion, tools, and resources to devel­op and imple­ment an effec­tive safe­ty sys­tem to pro­tect chil­dren and those who serve them. For more infor­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter please go to http://bit.ly/1ZXoEyV or gabaptist.org/ministry-safe/. Please reg­is­ter so we will know how much food to pre­pare.

PRAY GEORGIA with spe­cial guest Dr. Robert White of our Geor­gia Bap­tist Mis­sion Board will take place April 26th at 12 noon at Hig­gston Bap­tist in Hig­gston.
This we be a time seek­ing God on behalf of our state and com­mu­ni­ty in order to reduce spir­i­tu­al dark­ness.
Please join us as Dr. White leads us in this impor­tant time of prayer for our com­mu­ni­ties, state, coun­try, and world

Our annu­al VBS Com­mis­sion­ing Ser­vice will be held on Tues­day, April 26th at 6:00 p.m. at Vidalia Bap­tist Tem­ple. Our guest speak­er from Taber­na­cle Bap­tist Church will be Madi­son Her­rin who will encour­age each par­tic­i­pat­ing church to reach our com­mu­ni­ty through Vaca­tion Bible School. This impor­tant com­mis­sion­ing ser­vice is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to con­cen­trate thoughts and prayers on our VBS mis­sion as well as pro­vide train­ing and cre­ative ideas.. Every­one that is involved with VBS is invit­ed to attend; teach­ers, direc­tors, pas­tors, helpers, etc. This event in not “theme” cen­tered and is ben­e­fi­cial for any VBS vol­un­teer regard­less of the lit­er­a­ture you will be using. The evening will begin with a won­der­ful sup­per so please RSVP no lat­er than April 22nd to the DBA office at 583‑2713. Child care will only be pro­vid­ed upon request.

I’m excit­ed about the upcom­ing men’s con­fer­ence we are plan­ning with pas­tor Ken­ny Grant of Cal­vary Bap­tist is Savanah. Please check out the attached for more infor­ma­tion.

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

  • FBC Glen­wood (pas­tor Kevin Ham­mons)
  • FBC Lyons (pas­tor Dan­nie Williams)
  • FBC Mt. Ver­non (pas­tor Karl Hay)
  • FBC Sop­er­ton (pas­tor Mike Spivey)
  • FBC Uval­da (pas­tor Adri­an Bell)
  • Please keep our Tran­si­tion­al Cen­ter Min­istry Team in prayer as we begin to search for rental prop­er­ty to begin a Tran­si­tion­al Cen­ter for for­mer inmates. This cen­ter will help train them in the ways of Christ while help­ing them tran­si­tion back into soci­ety. In addi­tion, we are look­ing for­ward to begin­ning a new church to reach those who are lost and once in prison.

 

Dur­ing the month of April, we will con­tin­ue col­lect­ing loose-leaf note­book paper to be used by our prison min­istry. Please bring all dona­tions to our Ailey office. To dis­cov­er addi­tion­al ways you can part­ner with our Asso­ci­a­tion in reach­ing our com­mu­ni­ty, state, and world for Jesus please go to

Quote of the Week
If there is no pas­sion­ate love for Christ at the cen­ter of every­thing, we will only jin­gle and jan­gle our way across the world, mere­ly mak­ing a noise as we go. –William Wilber­force

Blessed to Serve,

Rob­by

Update April 14, 2016