Houston Herald

March 2019
A publication of
Houston Baptist Association
Reaching Our World For Christ
From Your Associational Mission Strategist
We are in the planning stages for our Summer Camps and I am looking forward to how God is going to move in the hearts and lives of the children and youth who will be attending our camps. This is a great ministry that our churches can support in many ways. I would like for you to begin praying for our camps and for those who will be leading. In the near future we will be asking churches to help with supplies as well as preparing meals. We really appreciate the churches who commit to helping us. We could not do these camps without our churches! I am also asking every church to designate a Sunday between now and June to receive a love offering for our camps. We are always in need of scholarships to help those who don’t have the financial resources to send their children to camp. We are also in needs of funds to replace and update things in our buildings. There is a need to replace all of our windows in the chapel and that could cost as much as 7,000.00. Any extra financial assistance is greatly appreciated as we desire to have a great camp where people can grow closer to the Lord!

In April we will be having an informational meeting for Pastors and Sunday School leaders to share how our churches can participate in Sunday School mentoring. This will greatly benefit any church who would like to improve their Sunday School. I believe that Sunday School or small group Bible Studies are important in the life of a church and especially in spiritual and numerical growth. I would like to encourage every Pastor and their S.S. Leaders to attend this meeting on April 11th at Ebenezer Baptist Church. We will begin with a meal at 6:30 and the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. I hope we have many churches who will want to be a part of this Mentoring process. 

I am thankful for our churches in our Association and I continue to pray that God will guide us to be Healthy Kingdom Churches that faithfully fulfill the Great Commission!

Bro. Gary

Hatley Baptist Church will be having revival services begining Sunday March 17 at 11:00 am and 6:00 pm and will continue at 7:00 pm Monday-Wednesday.

Ebenezer Baptist Church Revive the Nation Revival March 10 - 13, Sunday 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Mon - Wed. 7:00 p.m.

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.
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

March 7 Mission Trips Information Meeting, 7:00 pm, HBC

March 8 & 9 Men's Retreat, Vienna First

March 3 to 9 Youth Week

March 10 Daylight Savings Begins

March 17 Substance Abuse Prevention Sunday 

March 17 St. Patrick's Day

March 20 Pastor's Roundtable, 10:00am, HBC

April 11 Sunday School Mentoring Meeting, Meal at 6:30pm and Meeting at 7:00pm at Ebenezer Church
Pastor's Roundtable March 20, 10:00am, HBC
The Backpack Buddies are in desperate need of the items listed, if you are able to help please call or bring your items to the Houston Baptist Center.
Mark Your Calendars NOW for this years Children's Camps!
If you or someone in your church would like to serve as a Camp Missionaries (counsleors) 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
Cordele Community Clubhouse
March 12, 2019 
1:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Spotlight Theature 
March 30, 2019
1:00 AM - 6:00 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