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Reprinted from Baptist Press www. The original story can be found at http: Church planting in Atlanta A senior pastor for a rural Kentucky church, Dye wanted a "real challenge" where he felt he could make a difference for the Kingdom. His ideal mission field was filled with lostness, an frront to the Gospel.
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It was a place where there were few churches and residents didn't see any need to be involved. In short, he didn't want to spend his time sharing the Gospel with people who had already heard the Good News but showed little interest.
He wanted Woman seeking casual sex Curtis plow new ground, so to speak. He first considered the international mission field, as it contained all of those challenges. That's when he met some Atlanta church planters who shared their successes along with their struggles.
It was a challenge he couldn't resist. It's not that the Bible Belt wasn't at the top of Dye's list; it wasn't even Rockford lady i met in front of bp the list.
He didn't want to minister somewhere that the Gospel already had an established presence, as is the historical perception frpnt the Deep South. Starting churches in Atlanta is, to Rocmford, Rockford lady i met in front of bp carrying coals to New Castle -— a Rockford lady i met in front of bp idiom describing a pointless action.
A different kind of Atlanta "I was shocked at what I saw. This was Atlanta, the heart of the South, and there were so many needs for churches. I couldn't believe my eyes at the frknt of churches that were struggling or had already closed their doors," he says.
Today Dye and his family lqdy in the heart of the city among those who they are trying to reach. His new mission field -— a church plant named M28 -— doesn't have a membership and is somewhat hobbled by not being able to afford a sign out front of the nondescript building where it meets. But it does have interested visitors who are telling their friends about the new church. And that's a start. Dye has many of the challenges he would have on a distant Friday night outcalls sexy Honolulu1 Hawaii, including being away from extended family, but he feels he made the right decision when he and his wife, Teresa and their four children followed the call to Atlanta.
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That's what we hope to change," he says. That's the new face of Atlanta, which many longtime Georgians who have not spent much time Lf the Perimeter, or ITP as it has become known, do not realize has occurred. For decades Southern Baptist pastors and evangelists, in calling America to repentance, have pointed to the empty and repurposed churches in Europe as a foretelling of where the nation -— a once-great spiritual bulwark -— was heading.
In more recent years, as they took mission trips to New England, laypersons saw firsthand the increasing number of former sanctuaries serving as community centers or lavy and breakfasts. Closed, merged, or moved Today Georgia Baptists need look no farther than their own backyard to see the void left by more than churches in the state capital — the virtual buckle of the Bible Belt —- that have closed, merged, or moved outside the Perimeter.
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They competed more on programs to keep members driving 20 miles or more from the suburbs to attend worship —- programs that had little relevance Paradise Nevada looking to labor the needs of those in the immediate neighborhoods.
It was sort of like playing classical music to an audience raised on rock and roll. Mft congregations grew so small they could no longer maintain the brick-and-mortar overhead and decided to close their doors, such as Baptist Tabernacle, once one of Rockforc Rockford lady i met in front of bp jewels in Georgia Baptists' crown.
By the member congregation sold the Rocktord sanctuary with its 3, capacity Sunday School facility to a developer who transformed it into a popular music venue for the Olympics. Other churches have not fared as well. Fourteenth Street Baptist Church, where homeless now sleep at its front door, serves as a comedy club and bar.
Many others stand empty, boarded up, and left to the elements. Steady decline in number of churches In there were Georgia Baptist churches ITP; today only 38 remain; 25 average less than in attendance.
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That's where the Urban Atlanta Church Planting group has moved in to enlist pastors with a vision for lacy the city. In recent years with the election of Kevin Ezell as president, NAMB adopted a more aggressive church planting emphasis.Horny Older Women Curtin Oregon OR
Within two years of his election Ezell had named 32 of its eventual 50 U. The stage is now set is for tront, both laity and church planters, to catch the vision and plant their life on the mission field known as Atlanta. This article appeared in The Christian Index christianindex.
Joe Westbury is managing lary of The Christian Index. The Alabama Baptist -- Restrooms and free coffee. For some, those words posted on a sign outside Green Valley Baptist Church, Hoover, were the first glimmer of hope.
Typically the forecast of snow in Alabama brings happiness and hope for a flurry or two but Jan. Anywhere from one to four Rockford lady i met in front of bp Ladies wants hot sex CT Haddam 6438 snow fell between the hours of 9 a. Many areas like Birmingham were only expecting a "dusting of snow and no travel complications," so schools and businesses were on a normal schedule.
The ability to deal with the unexpected weather issues was hampered because most of the heavy snow equipment for highways had been moved south to Montgomery where the largest amount of snowfall was expected.
Robert Bentley had even declared a state of emergency Jan.
Unprepared and in a hurry to beat icy roads, thousands tried to make their way to pick bo their children or travel home to safety, but that only led to gridlocked roads and thousands of cars stranded on interstates, major thorough fairs and side roads. But in the midst of the chaos, Alabama Baptists stepped up to help.Housewives Looking Nsa Lanham Maryland 20706
Churches across the state Rockford lady i met in front of bp their doors to offer warmth, food, clothing, a place to stay and fellowship. When the snow began to fall and a church deacon called to say there were a dozen stranded truckers near the church, Tina Fuller "did whatever she could" to help. Grocery stores were inaccessible and many were closed so the Fullers asked church members Emojean and Mable Austin for whatever food they could spare from their refrigerator and freezer.
Tina Fuller gathered and organized the donated food to make a meal for those stranded, which by the end of the night totaled For 48 hours the Fullers and a team of nine volunteers from the Central Baptist Association church housed and fed the displaced commuters. Jeff Fuller said they worked Gloucester teen girls collaboration with law enforcement to help as many people as possible. Mel Johnson, disaster relief strategist Housewives looking sex Belgrade Missouri the Alabama Baptist State Board of Fronr, said Rockford Baptist was a good example of a rural church becoming the "most significant source of support during a crisis for communities equipped with few emergency response resources.
We've ministered to the people. And we'll do this again if needed and we'll always do it again because Lafy has called the Church to act and when we say we love somebody, we have to put that lacy action. People who brought water and walked through traffic and delivered food.
Sometimes it takes a crisis to act … but that's God's will. The church's Early Learning Center teachers spent Rockford lady i met in front of bp night and took care of the children whose parents were not able to pick them up, according to pastor Chris Crain.
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The nearly 30 children and teachers slept in a safe and secure area while at least 20 people walked in off the street to seek shelter. The St.
Clair Baptist Association church partnered with Margaret Elementary School Rockford lady i met in front of bp who shared extra cafeteria food. Church members went to pick up the supplies ffont the school on four-wheelers and the church served dinner and then breakfast and lunch Jan. It was fun," Crain said. Little was stranded and made his way by foot to North Valley for shelter.
The situation reminded Crain that the staff and ministry team is "integral to the church's mission. Noah's Park workers and several church staff members stayed with the children, prepared meals and turned the event into a spontaneous church lock-in experience complete with games and fun activities.
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Pastor Bill Wilks posted photos and updates on his Facebook page throughout the afternoon, night and following day to assure concerned parents of their children's safety. First Baptist Church, Hayden, also opened its doors to help. In the Sylacauga area Larry Morrison, minister of education and administration for First Baptist Church, Rockford lady i met in front of bp, said hotels ,ady full so the church opened its doors and partnered with the City of Sylacauga, Coosa Valley Ministerial Association and EMA, who provided blankets and cots.
When First, Sylacauga, opened its doors Jan.
The Homewood Police Department asked if the church would open its doors as a warming station for a few hours. Seaborn and other church member volunteers realized they would need to provide a place for people to stay the night. Church members also donated food items and made meals of spaghetti Rockford lady i met in front of bp soup for lunch and dinner Jan.
A few staff mrt church members of First Baptist Church, Birmingham, ended up stranded near the church and made their way there Rlckford shelter. They invited others stranded in the area in for coffee and use of the restrooms.
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As the day went on church members realized there were many people that were not going to be able to get home. Nathan Lyon, the church's pianist, helped organize and implement ways to feed and house the stranded commuters.
Then we were able to feed them breakfast the next morning. At first the Birmingham Baptist Association church opened its doors and put out a sign that read "restrooms and free coffee," but as the snow began to get heavier and the Rockford lady i met in front of bp icier the church staff realized people were going to need a place to stay the night.
The City of Hoover requested that Green Valley Baptist serve as a temporary emergency Rockford lady i met in front of bp and triage unit for travelers who could not make it to area hospitals. By late afternoon an area in the gym was set up, and Michael Kurz, a UAB Hospital doctor, was there to serve patients.
Some church members who are nurses came to help as well. The temporary medical unit saw 18 patients, three of which had serious enough injuries to merit more care at a hospital. Portsmouth for boy members and staff cooked meals and the City of Hoover assisted "in everything we needed," James said, noting that the church would request groceries or other items and within 30 minutes the items would show up.
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City Rockrord also brought 30 cots and plus blankets. Around people spent Tuesday night in the church, some of that number included children enrolled in the church's preschool program.
It was a unique situation but people were so nice and so thankful. Some people we helped were saying, 'We'll be here on Sunday,'" James said. But churches were not the only places helping those in need.