Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Irma’s uncertain track means local Emergency Management has begun preparation for a possible Cat 4. It would be wise to beat the rush and make preliminary arrangements. Be prepared for three to five days without electricity. Get your propane, fill gas tanks and prescriptions, gather water, batteries and non-perishable food. Check your generator and locate the boards for the windows. One of the many good preparation lists is available at http://hurricanesafety.org/prepare/hurricane-safety-checklists/.

Alabama Teen Challenge

Alabama Teen Challenge is a local resource that may be helpful to you as you help families. Endorsed by the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home, Teen Challenge is a one year, residential, Christ centered program for life controlling behaviors and addictions. For more information visit alabamateenchallenge.org or call their Bay Minette office at 251-580-0091.

Doctoral Student Survey

Dear Ministry Leader,

 

Greetings! My Name is Kevin Bryce Saxton and I am a Doctor of Philosophy Candidate at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. I also serve as a pastor in a local church in South Florida. As part of my dissertation in the area of leadership, I am conducting a survey to gauge ministry philosophy of the churches in the Southern Baptist Convention.

 

This survey will take less than five minutes to complete and is best undertaken by providing your first, instinctual reaction to the ten questions. Any member of your staff (whether vocational, bi-vocational, or volunteer) who is familiar with the ministry strategy of the church is eligible to participate.

 

As a token of appreciation for completing the survey, churches which complete the survey by Monday, February 13, 2017 will be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 Amazon gift card. The card will be mailed to the selected church later that week.

 

To access the survey, please utilize this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KSaxton-ChurchHealthAssessment

 

I very much appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey. I truly believe that the data gleaned from this survey will serve to strengthen the effectiveness of the churches in the SBC.

May God bless you and the church which you serve.

 

Sincerely,

Kevin Bryce Saxton, Ph.D. Candidate

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Wright Word March – May 2021

Wright Word March – May 2021
Thomas Wright, Associational Missionary

Emphasizing Biblical Prayer, Evangelistic Ministries, Church Development, Church Planting, Partnership Missions

A Year of Change
2020 brought many inconvenient and sad changes. It also brought remarkable opportunities and needed adaptation for worship and Bible study. We mourn the recent loss of pastors Bill Whitfield, Chad Massey and Fred Wolfe. Their families, friends and congregations need our prayer support as they struggle with grieving and transition during pandemic limitations.

It is good to rest in what is unchanging. Our Creator God is faithful (Ps. 119:90). He loves us so much He sent His Son Jesus to die for us while we were yet sinners (Jn 3:16, Rom. 5:8). We can minister, teach and worship in spite of a pandemic or persecution (throughout Acts).

The enemy of our soul is Satan. His tactic since creation has been to undermine trust in the Creator God (Gen. 3). God is still faithful and we can trust Him. We have to be careful not to impose on Him our timeline and our preferences. We can trust His timeline and His preferences.

EMERGENCY CWP Relief Fund to Offset Crippling Pandemic Losses
Thank you to the 21 churches and 35 individuals that helped raise $38,273 to keep Camp Whispering Pines (CWP) open through January. Please continue to pass the word. Even with upcoming events, we anticipate needing another $60,000 subsidy to remain open until summer income begins in May.

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