"Resourcing churches in the Steel Valley to fulfill the Great Commission."


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A Message from the Missionary


Help from the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio

Dr. Bruce Smith shared at the Annual Meeting that there is a Mapping Center for Evangelism available for every church. This information gives the information for any household in a given area. Many uses for this information. For instance, if your church wanted to just visit homes with children and invite them to VBS. For more information contact Dr. Smith at brucesmith@scbo.org


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We realize that nothing of eternal significance happens apart from prayer. God in His sovereignty has chosen to act in response to the prayers of His people, and He has called us to be a people who seek His face. We also recognize that the communities in the area in which we live are filled with people who do not yet know the Lordmany of these communities do not even have a gospel teaching Baptist Church. Without the planting of new churches in these areas, many people are lost to an eternity without Christ. In fact, within our area we only have 1 SBC church for every 28,000 people. The harvest is many, but the workers are few. Therefore, we must seek the Lord of the Harvest and ask Him to raise up workerschurch planterswho will establish new churches in these unreached areas. As a part of our work in church planting, I would ask that every church determine to adopt one of these unreached communities in prayer that the Lord would start a church in that specific area. As part of this prayer initiative, each church will be provided with a prayer guide for their specific community to help with communicating specific prayer needs and demographic information. Please join us by taking part in this initiative through your local church and leading them to pray for those who so desperately need to see a church planted in their area.


Please take the time to discuss this with your church, and once you have determined which community your church will adopt in prayer, let us know. This is an initiative that we are hoping each of our churches will feel led to participate in.



Blessings!
Daniel Bannister
Church Planting Systems Development Specialist 

Steel Valley Baptist Association


List of Communities without an SBC Church:

Brookfield
Calcutta 

Columbiana 

Cortland
East Palestine 

Geneva on the Lake 

Harpersfield 

Hubbard

Jefferson

Kinsman 

Louisville 

Masury 

Middlefield 

Ravenna 

Saybrook 

McDonald 

Mineral Ridge 

Sebring 


Church Strengthening Team Leader:

TEAM WORK: 

Together

Everyone 

Achieves

More. 


Mark D. Parks (Church Strengthening Team Leader) 678-332-6045 


The Church Strengthening Team is an open team, meaning any member of a SVBA congregation who has a passion for seeing churches strengthened may be a part.