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.
Parable of the Seed
And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows—how, he himself does not know. The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
Parable of the Mustard Seed
And He said, “How shall we picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil, yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and forms large branches; so that the birds of the air can nest under its shade.”