Houston Herald

April 2019
A publication of
Houston Baptist Association
Reaching Our World For Christ
From Your Associational Mission Strategist
This is a great season of the year. I love Spring time as everything begins to bloom and everything looks like its coming back to life even though the trees, bushes, etc., never really died. Of course, the greatest reason I love this time of year is because we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. There were many who speculated that when Jesus died on the cross that it was the end, but on the third day he arose and is sitting at the right hand of His Father in Heaven. The fact that He arose is just not good news, it’s GREAT news! Because He lives, we can face tomorrow, and rest assured we have a hope that we will live eternally with Him forever! As our churches are getting ready to celebrate the resurrection, let me encourage every Christian to invite at least one lost person to the services on Easter Sunday. I know that our Pastors are preparing their messages and the good news of the Gospel will be preached. I believe there could be hundreds of lives changed forever if we will invite and then pray that our lost friends place their faith in Christ as the Gospel message is preached! May we be faithful in making sure that our lost friends and neighbors know the hope that is found in Christ as we celebrate our risen Savior.
Bro. Gary

Acorn Pond Baptist Church will be celebrating their 125 yr. Anniversary with gospel singing and preaching by former pastor Rob Gray there will be lunch to follow. Also, more presentations and singing after lunch...Side dishes and desserts are welcomed! April 7th, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

Moldova-Ukraine Mission Trip 2019
Your Mission Strategist, Gary Leutzinger is available to churches for the following:

  • Pastor Search Committee training
  • Strategy Planning
  • S.S. Teacher training
  • Pulpit Supply
  • Revivals
Please pray for

■Asssociational Missionary Gary Leutzinger
■Church planters Drew and Shannon Cunningham, Santa Cruz Area, California
■Church planters Adam and Ashley Sewell, Pittsburgh Area, Pennsylvania
■Pregnancy Care Center–Crisp, Dooly, Wilcox
■Lost and unchurched people
■Revival in HBA churches
■Unity in our churches and unity among our churches
■Churches without pastors: Bakerfield, Dooling, Byromville, New Life Hispanic Mission Church, Sharon and Lakeshore
■TV ministries of Cordele First, and Pinecrest churches 
■Our schools, teachers and students
■All the events and activities mentioned in this newsletter

Church positions available

Ebenezer Church is seeking a part time worship leader for more information please contact Jared Worthy at jworthy00@gmail.com

Smyrna Church is seeking a part-time minister of music. Contact Linda White at 229-268-6792.

Pinehurst Church is seeking a part-time youth leader. Contact Pinehurst for more information

Sharon Church is seeking a retired or bi-vocational pastor, contact Donnie Johnson at 322-9426 for more infornation.
Youth Event
April 27, 2019
Be on the look out for more information!
coming up

Houston Baptist Association events are printed in bold. HBC is an abbreviation for Houston Baptist Center.

 Tuesdays Men’s Prayer
Breakfast 8am, HBC

April 2 Ministry Safe Conference, 6:30pm, Cordele First Baptist

April 4 Exploring the Old Testament class begins, 6:00pm, HBC

April 11 Sunday School Mentoring Meeting, Meal at 6:30pm and Meeting at 7:00pm at Ebenezer Church

April 21 Easter Sunday

April 27 Ministers Wives Fellowship, 10:00 am, Cracker Barrel in Cordele

April 27 Youth Event, details TBA

Ministers Wives Fellowship:
April 27,2019 10:00am,
at Cracker Barrel in Cordele
August 17,2019, Details TBA
November 2, 2019, Details TBA
If you or someone in your church would like to serve as a Camp Missionaries (counselors ) applications can be found at http://www.houstonbaptist.org/Camp.html or come by the Houston Baptist Center for more information.
Reminder: Churches, please make your camp reservations now. The Houston Baptist Camp is available to all HBA churches first and at no cost.
If your church is interested in recycled GA magazines for your GA’s please contact the Houston Baptist Center.
What to do with all those old Sunday School books?  

Don’t throw them away–bring them to HBC

Bring your old SS literature to Houston Baptist Center. Chad Harris will take it to a Edwin L. Hodges Ministries collection site to send overseas. ELHM is a Christian literature ministry that collects donated Bibles, books, magazines, tapes, and tracts from American Christians and ships them to Bible schools, churches, missionaries, and ministries overseas. ELHM is a non-denominational, nonprofit, evangelical ministry .
Blood Drives

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Cordele Community Clubhouse
1:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Partner with Lifetouch to create a no cost, updateable directory for your leadership, staff and families and start 2018 with new tools to help your church stay connected.
Be a Church Host or Volunteer in times of disaster!
If you would like your church news or events featured in the Houston Herald please send it to secretary@houstonbaptist.org