June Newsletter





The summer months are here and it is a great time to look at our church ministry.  We can start by looking at the Sunday morning service.  This is the time when most of your people are present and when visitors may wish to visit your church. 

Ask yourself the question, “How does our building look?”  I am not talking about the age or style of the building. I am referring to if it is as clean as we would like it.  Sometimes we don’t see things after a while.  We should look and make sure the corners can be seen.  When we start piling a little bit here, just for now, it begins to build up fast.  We don’t notice, it but others sure do.

Another good question is, “Are we ready to welcome anyone into our church.”  A study of people visiting churches in this area tells us most churches aren’t.  Even some of our members say that we are not very friendly.  It only takes a second to put a smile on your face and greet people. 

You may not know this but the summer months are the very best time to attract new people to your church.  The kids are out of school and looking for something to do.  It is a great time for some summer activities.  Adults are free from the kid’s school activities and have more free time.  It is just a good time to think about reaching out to new people.

The summer months are a good time to look at the ministries of your church and see what you can do to get more involved.

Brother Bill


Vacation Bible School

VBS time is here!  If you are having a Vacation Bible School, please let us know the dates and times.  We love to come and see the beautiful work you have done.  We also love to be able to pray for your VBS. 

VBS is still the largest outreach effort of most churches across our nation.  It is also the time when more people make professions of faith in Jesus Christ than any other single time. 

After it is over, let us know how your VBS went.  We have a form that we need to fill out for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.




June 14-15

With 11,581 people, of which 7,321 were registered messengers, the Southern Baptist Convention met in St. Louis, June 13-14th. There were many messengers this year than last.

The convention took two major directions.  One was a call for national revival.  The newly elected officers were all together on the need for revival in our nation. 

The convention also called for racial unity in our nation and convention.  Representatives from the National Baptist Convention, the State elected officials and the Southern Baptist Convention came together for prayer for unity.

Dr. Steve Gains, Pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis was elected Convention President.

Crossover St. Louis, a door to door visitation, saw 556 professions of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


Celebrate with Us


The Ministerial Association of Johnson County will be hosting a joint service of celebration on June 29th at 7 P.M.  The Independence Day celebration this year will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Wrightsville.


It is a great opportunity to worship with the people in your community.



Pray for Our Churches

And Pastors


Pastor Chris Mitchell and wife, Alicia, are on a mission trip to Uganda.


Churches without pastors:

Hillcrest Baptist

Nails Creek

Ivey Baptist

Brown Memorial Baptist


Pray for the churches doing VBS

Pray for our Pastors



The Party Trailer is Ready!


We have a wet/dry slide                     and a                                       bouncy house



A corn hole game and a ladder toss game



These can be used for VBS , church outings, or outreach. Call to reserve. 770-842-2507


Riddleville has used it for their community “Terrific  Tuesday” for kids.  It was very successful in drawing new kids.


 What is Go Georgia?

This is a statewide church leadership training event.  There will be over 100 breakout sessions related to various church leadership roles whether you work with kids, teach Sunday School, sing in the choir, lead the youth group, coordinate the children's worship, direct the women's ministry or serve on the church finance team.  In addition to this, Go Georgia features a phenomenal array of both nationally recognized speakers and leading practitioners from Georgia. Anyone serving in church ministry roles will gain meaningful, practical information on a wide-range of ministry-oriented topics while networking with like-minded people. 

When: Friday, August 5th 1:30 PM - 8:30 PM & Saturday, August 6th 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Where: Prince Avenue Baptist Church

             3691 Monroe Hwy
             Bogart, GA 30622 (outside of Athens)


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Contact us at 478-864-2220 or 770-842-2507