Stone Mountain Baptist Association
March 2019 Newsletter
It’s Time for your Check Up!
We get reminded of this from our Health Care Professionals. Regular checkups are the key to good health.  Has your Church conducted a checkup lately? 
Maybe it is time to lead your church to review your past accomplishments and to make adjustments! Let us help you with a statistical trend report of your church as well as demographics of what is happening in your community. Give us a call.
Our Association of Churches is conducting a check up. We have  two strategic planning meetings on March 28 and May 23 from 8 am until noon at our office. You are invited to participate! Here’s how you can help:
  1. Call us and let us know you want to attend one of both of these meetings.
  2.  Give us your input by CLICKING HERE to complete a survey.
It is our desire to be effective in our mission field and efficient in serving our churches. We will keep you posted as to the results of our “check up”!

Serving You Because of Him!

Dr. Larry Cheek
Associational Missions Strategist
Fri, March 22, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Emmanuel Community Church
1400 Highway 212, SW
Conyers, GA 30094
2019 Banquet
The 30th Anniversary church planting banquet for the New Work Foundation, will celebrate 30 years of lives being transformed through starting churches. Hear from churches and pastors from all three decades of church planting while raising significant financial resources to support planting more churches. Be challenged to join others in supporting the Foundation as it is " Resourcing New Churches for Healthy Beginnings.”
A wonderful catered meal is provided FREE as banquet guests enjoy a vibrant program of music and testimonies. Special guest will include Thomas Hammond, local officials and partners. Pledges and donations will be received to support the foundation’s support of new churches.If you'd like to make a donation in advance, CLICK HERE .
Stone Mountain Missions will be doing a soft launch of the Campground Worship service on 3/3/2019 in Stone Mountain Park, and our official kick-off will be on 4/6/2019 at 4:00 pm, with a vision casting service followed by our first official service on 4/7/2019. 

If you or someone you know would like to get involved, please contact Missions Catalyst,
Rick Kirkland by CLICKING HERE .
Join us for a a Listening Session

The purpose of the “Listening Sessions with Thomas Hammond” (roundtable format) is to allow pastors to interact/fellowship with the new Executive Director and to share ideas and thoughts that will shape the future of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. For a schedule and more information please  CLICK HERE

Date And Time
Thu, March 21, 2019
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Emmanuel Community Church
1400 Georgia 212
Conyers, GA 30094
SMBA/GBC 2019 Disaster Relief Benefit Golf Tournament
When: Mon, May 20, 2019 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Providence Golf Club
656 Providence Club Dr. Monroe, GA 30656
Entry Fee: $75 per person/$300 per team
Your gifts are tax deductible and 100% of your donation goes to support this work.
Our Disaster Relief Team will participate in a Beach Reach March 2-23 in Panama City in conjunction with Lifeway Christian Resources. The Disaster Relief Team is available to serve at your church for evangelistic events with advance notice, provided they are not involved in a “call out” for a disaster response. Contact our office at #770-483-2776 for more information. 
Teaming Up for the Gospel Internationally
Reach the Nations and others in the International Pastors Network are challenging SMBA churches to join in the support of working through ethnic pastors, who can communicate in foreign languages and understand foreign cultures. The SMBA sees ethnic pastors carrying the gospel back to Haiti, Mexico, Nepal, and other areas in the next 2 years. SMBA is aiming to host discussions and trainings in the fall of 2019 on how to connect with ethnic pastors for the efforts of spreading the gospel internationally. 
  If you are interested in discovering how your church can partner with an ethnic church planter for the purpose of international missions please contact Bill Johnson for more information at
  • Stone Mountain Roundtable: Meets every first Tuesday. The next meeting is March 5th, 12:15 pm at Wings and Burgers on Main St. for lunch, meet afterwards at First Stone Mountain.
  • Newton County Servant Leader's Meeting: Every Wednesday morning. 8 am at IHOP in Covington.
  • Church Planter Roundtable: Meets every first Thursday. The next meeting is Thursday, March 7th, 9-11 am at Church at the Grove.
  • Bi-vocational Roundtable: Meets Thursday, March 14th, 7 pm in Conyers at the SMBA office.
  • Dekalb County Ministers: Meets at Trinity in Ellenwood from 7-9 pm, contact Pastor Miller at for date.
  • Third Thursday Roundtable: Next meeting is March 21st 8-10 am at the SMBA office.
  • Strategy Planning Meetings- March 28th and May 23rd at the SMBA office 8 am-noon.
  • International Pastors Roundtable: March 7th at 3857 Parklane Dr. Clarkston, GA 30021. Begins at 7 pm. Dennis Rivera, Lead State Missionary,Intercultural Church Planting and Missions Ministry to attend. 
Each VBS Jumpstart will be from 7:00 – 8:30 and did we mention – they’re free! So grab your camera and strap on your hiking boots as we get ready for IN THE WILD; AMAZING ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS! We can’t wait to see you there! For more information click the picture.
Mission Possible Ministry Fair  
Banquet and Speakers
Sunday, March 31st 5:30 pm
Zion Baptist Church  7037 Hwy 212 North Covington, GA 30016
Call 770-786-6767 for reservations.
North Rockdale Baptist Church
3130 Hwy 138 NE, Conyers, GA 30013 
Join us to raise awareness of sex trafficking and find out how you can help end it!
Be a part of the movement!!

River Hills Church
416 Argonne Road Winder, GA.
Saturday, March 23
9:30 am-1:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Covington is going to THE HOLY LAND EXPERIENCE!! We have room on the bus! Please contact FBC Covington at
770-786-9031 To register and for more details!
Total cost per person including bus, adult tickets & hotel for 3 days: Single $401.89 per person, Double $258.45 per person,Triple $210.63 per person, 4 per room $186.73 per person
Lay counseling Training will be offered on Friday March 29 th from 6:30 pm till 9:00 pm and on Saturday March 30 th from 9:00 am till noon. At FBC Conyers located at 2100 Hwy 138, Conyers
The cost is $100.00 and includes, notebook, book and pen. If interested please contact: Pastor Butch Davis @ 770-483-8700 or email
SBC Pastors Conference: Kingdom Character
Birmingham, AL June 9-10 CLICK HERE for more information.
SAVE THE DATE: October 17th-SMBA
Annual Meeting at First Stone Mountain.
We want to promote what all of our churches are doing!
If you would like us to help you share, please send us your information by
CLICKING HERE . All content should be submitted by the 25th of each month to be included in the upcoming month's newsletter.
  • Church 213 as they seek a Worship Leader.
  • Brazos De Amor, Pastor Alcorta as they seek a place to meet.
  • Gratis Church and Pastor Mike Peavy, building plans and capital campaign
  • Christ First Church and Pastor Alan Shaw as they seek a new location in Snellville.
  • Neal and Trish Hadaway, Clarkston Fellowship as they work among Afghan Muslims in Clarkston.
  • Peace Baptist and Pastor Tyrone Barnette, building expansion.

  • Discover Point welcomes Valerie Davis as Worship Leader.
  • Leadership Changes: Church at the Grove, new staff, Katie Landress, Children's Ministry Director and Brandon Stubbs, Worship Ministry Director.
  • Churches without Pastoral Leadership: Oxford, Mountain View, East Newton, County Line, and Calvary Hispanic.

Other Church News

  • Mission Conferences: Heritage Hills- March 10th, Harvest-March 24th and Zion, March 31st.
Stone Mountain Baptist Association
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday,  8 am to 5 pm
closed 11:30 am – 12:30 pm for lunch

Location: 1200 Green St SE, Conyers, GA 30012

Mail to: PO Box 911, Conyers, GA 30012

Phone: 770.483.2776

Dr. Larry Cheek                          
Associational Missionary    

Bill Johnson                             
Missions Connections

Rick Lunsford                            
Associate Director Bold Mission Builders

Melanie Malcolm                     
Ministry Assistant      
Dr. Bobby Gilstrap                         
Executive Director NWF          

Joel Brown                              
Director Bold Mission Builders

Rick Kirkland
Missions Catalyst

Selina Nichols                            
Ministry Assistant