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.
But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues; and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say. For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
“Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
“But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.