The Lighthouse
November 2021

Missionary's Musing

The Bible is not anti-intellectual, but it opposes mere human intellect as self-salvation. The Greek world made a lasting impression on modern thought. In fact, many of us have some basic interaction with Greek mythology as a literary and philosophical primer on the world. One of my favorite movies, “O Brother Where Art Thou?” is the Coen brothers’ twist on Homer’s The Odyssey. Christian thought was in competition with Greek philosophy in the 1st Century Roman world. Greek was the trade language (lingua franca) of their contemporary Near Eastern society.
Where we are with the Middle Baptist Association Search?
Resume receipt has been closed for now (working with ones submitted). A survey has been sent out to pastors asking them and MBA messengers to respond by 11/15.  The committee is individually ranking resumes and will gather again on 11/16 to compare thoughts. They will evaluate received survey responses at that gathering.      
Moderator: Wayne Bragg (912) 429-8458

Mission Dignity
Applications available
Mission:Dignity® exists to honor retirement-age Southern Baptist pastors, workers, and widows struggling to meet basic needs through advocacy and financial assistance.
Mission:Dignity Grant Eligibility Guidelines
· Applicants must be 65 years of age or older
· Applicants must have 10+ years of paid SBC service
· Applicants must meet the following income limits…...
 For singles: monthly income of $2,148 or less
 For couples: monthly income of $2,904 or less
Applicants must have $45,000 or less in liquid assets
Examples include investments, savings accounts, CDs, etc.
This qualification does not count homes, cars, etc., in the asset amount
(Application available at MBA Mission Center (912)564-2884)
It’s that time again!!!
Annual Church Reports
have been sent out by email.
The MBA will send you a printed copy if needed. 
Clerks asked to make this a priority! Please add email addresses on your leadership report. Call Annora for help, passwords, copies, etc.
Due by 11/15/2021   
Pineora Baptist Church is hosting a Fall Family Fun Day on Saturday, 11/6 from 2-5pm at the Pineora Ballpark. Free community outreach event with activities for the entire family!
Douglas Branch Baptist Church has called Rev. Wayne Powell as pastor. His first day was October 3rd! Congratulations to Wayne and the church!
Oak Hill Baptist Church will have “Fall Back Into Church Sunday” on November 7th. They are falling back into Sunday School at 10am, and Morning Worship at 11am in the sanctuary. Also, on November 21st, the youth and kids will deliver Pumpkin Bread to shut-ins and senior adults at 4pm.
Friendship Baptist Church, Jackson Baptist Church, McBride Methodist and 1st Christian Church are having joint Youth Services on Sunday nights at 6:30pm & food follows. Other churches welcome to join in! (Email Chad Wall for info at

Happy Birthday to:
Maurice Crowder-22-Retired
Happy Pastor Anniversary to:
Rick West -12-Corinth
Bill Kent-17-Memorial
Event Trailer request form is on our website for our member churches. 
First come, first serve basis. Call (912)564-2884 for calendar check!
►Now is a great time to plan your local mission and evangelism focus for your area. We can help with an On Mission Demographics: Knowing the Community and Knowing What to Do About It…...Missional community info using MissionInsite and ACR data for your church, shared at your location. Find out how this can benefit your church. To schedule call Bro. Bobby @ (912)564-2884.
► The Mission Center is open for help, info, food pantry, literature recycling…


Food Pantry Needs : shelf stable food-microwaveable
Member churches can access to take a box to the needy or send them to the office Monday-Thursday.
11/8 Session 1 at 6pm
11/9 Session 2 at 9am
11/9 Session 3 @ 2pm
One Day Health Care Summit
November 8--1-5pm
11/18 in Augusta to register