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 September – November 2021

September-November 2021 Wright Word
Thomas Wright, Associational Missionary
Emphasizing Biblical Prayer, Evangelistic Ministries, Church Development, Church Planting, Partnership Missions

Confidence in Christ
The Apostle Paul penned the great promise of Romans 8:38-39: “For I am convinced [and continue to be convinced—beyond any doubt] that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Amp.).

These verses provide confidence in Christ for each believer. None of those things can separate us from Christ, so do not let the enemy cause you to worry and fret about less important things. Only our sin, our disobedience, has that terrible consequence. The disobedience to Biblical truth impacts our churches and our country. We have the incredible privilege to bring an eternal difference to the people the Lord brings to us. Our culture will change one person at a time. Our confidence is in Christ no matter what comes.

EMERGENCY CWP Relief Fund to Offset Crippling Pandemic Losses
Thank you to the 24 churches and 44 individuals that helped raise $48,205 to keep CWP open. Please pass the word to individuals who have been blessed by CWP and want to see the ministry continue. Rejoice with us for the 32 known registered decisions made  this summer.

Please help encourage the other 90 MBA churches who have not yet responded. The goal of $120,000 is needed to bring in a new director and provide for ministry expenses. We currently anticipate enough funding to remain open until the end of December 2021. We are encouraged with the summer attendance, but we are still under required summer income. CWP already would have closed without a PPP loan and MBA underwriting from savings. Our savings accounts are dangerously depleted.

We still do not have sufficient income to hire a new full-time director. Beverly continues as office manager and Dino Danzey continues as part-time interim director. These changes mean we desperately need volunteers and teams to do yard work, cleaning, maintenance and repair. Beverly and Dino have a punch list of needs and opportunities for every skill level.

Camp Whispering Pines is open for retreats, class meetings and worship options. The staff have done a heroic job including new sanitizing precautions. Again, we have to recover the lost income to survive.

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