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.
The Excellence of Love
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.