SMBAC
May Newsletter
Have You Registered Your Church in our
GLOO Network for FREE Resources?
Hello Kingdom leaders,

Almost overnight, the rules around how we conduct worship and serve our communities changed dramatically. Most of us found ourselves asking, how can I adapt quickly to this new reality? What’s the new normal?

As leaders, we naturally seek to serve. How will you make sure that your community knows what programs and resources you can offer in a time of need?

Gloo, our technology partner, has created a free tool that will elevate our ability to serve on the front line during this time of need.

The Community Services Directory is a real-time directory of programs provided by organizations like yours across the country. By completing your church profile and sharing the programs and services you provide such as meal services, errand support, live streaming, and more, your church can be discovered by those nearby who need your help.

If you haven’t registered your church yet, follow this link https://www.weeklypastorpoll.com/stonemountainbaptistassociation/ and get your church added to the Community Services Directory. Put yourself on the map—it’s free and takes just a few minutes to complete.

Serving Together!

Larry Cheek
"Celebration of Hope" YouTube Premier
Our New Work Foundation is pleased to Premier “A Celebration of Hope” on YouTube! Take some time and watch this video of amazing stories about church planting in our Association of Churches. Please subscribe & invite friends to watch!


A Missing Strategy As Churches
 Return to Public Worship
I received this from my colleague David Franklin, AMS in Bartow County Baptist Association and also Chairman of the National Day for Georgia.

Listen to what he has to say:

There is one strategy that has been missing on every call I have been one and every article I have read. That strategy is PRAYER. Just connecting to plead with you to encourage your church to have a prayer strategy for reopening and then beyond. This video says it with some gripping scriptures you can share with your pastors. It also has one awesome preparation idea. 
2020 Natioal Day of Prayer
Never before in history has there ever been a greater need for Prayer in our churches and in our homes among our families.
Please use this attached resource, a Family Prayer Guide for the Nation to share with your church.
This prayer guide was written by Claude King, author of Return to Me and our keynote speaker for our Annual Mission Celebration on October 22nd. It is made where you can add your church logo and personalize the content as you wish! 

Minister's & Pastor's Thursday Zoom Meeting
May 7th 2020
Topic: Guest Presenter from GLOO on COVID-19 Resources for Your Church!
Dr. Larry Cheek is conducting a Zoom meeting for ALL Minister’s and Pastors, each Thursday at 9 am during COVID-19.

Here’s the link to every zoom meeting we host:

SMBA Zoom Conference Calls
Or
Call: +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 770 483 2776
If required, password is: 770 483 2776

Resources
We have resources to provide practical help for your church during COVID-19!  CLICK HERE to see a list of videos, articles, and ministries that will help your church!
Comeback Sunday Resources for Your Church!
What is your church going to do when you return to services in your building? Stone Mountain Baptist Association would like to help you celebrate. We have had special images made to help
promote your church in planning a BIG CELEBRATION for the Sunday you return to public worship!


to download your COMEBACK Sunday resources our graphic artist made just for you!
Share your church's happenings and events with us!
Send your submissions and pictures to snichols@stonemountainbaptistassociation.org .
Submissions received by Thursday morning will be published in the following week’s update!