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 creates greater 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.
To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing. For,
“The one who desires life, to love and see good days,
Must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.
“He must turn away from evil and do good;
He must seek peace and pursue it.