To assist cooperating churches in their divinely appointed task of
fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Strengthen Churches: assist churches so they can be more effective in their ministry.
Promote Missions: create awareness to mission opportunities & facilitate starting new churches.
Develop Leadership: train church leaders in administration/supervision skills, pastoral ministry,
deacon ministry, crisis ministry, conflict resolution, and planning skills.
Nurture Fellowship: engaging church leaders and members to develop personal relation.
You Are the Association
With the principle of unity at its foundation, our area churches become
an association by acting in cooperation with each other. Within our
churches are individuals with unique gifts and resources which God
bestowed to fulfill the Great Commission. The gathering together of these
resources createsgreater potential for more effective ministry. People
expressing their oneness in Christ by sharing their talents and gifts, is
how the church should be defined and the association is the channel to
As you pray for your church, pray that the spirit of cooperation and unity will
sweep through the Association to advance the Kingdom as never before.
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory,
But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.
How blessed is the man who fears always,
But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear
Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding,
But he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
A man who is laden with the guilt of human blood
Will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him.
He who walks blamelessly will be delivered,
But he who is crooked will fall all at once.
He who tills his land will have plenty of food,
But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.
A faithful man will abound with blessings,
But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished.
To show partiality is not good,
Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.
A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth
And does not know that want will come upon him.
He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor
Than he who flatters with the tongue.
He who robs his father or his mother
And says, “It is not a transgression,”
Is the companion of a man who destroys.
An arrogant man stirs up strife,
But he who trusts in the Lord will prosper.
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool,
But he who walks wisely will be delivered.