July Newsletter
Cheek's Challenge
No, I am not talking about the Atlanta Falcons. I am challenging the Church and men of God to “rise up!”

The hymn writer penned these words:
Rise up O men of God,
Have done with lesser things.
Give heart and soul and mind and strength,
To serve the King of Kings

It is time for the Church to rise up and to speak up! Believers are the only people on the face of this earth that offer hope for this world when we share our faith in Jesus with others!

The prophet Jeremiah said, “But if I say I’ll never mention the LORD or speak in his name, his word burns in my heart like a fire. It’s like a fire in my bones! I am worn out trying to hold it in! I can’t do it!     Jeremiah 20:9

I am asking the men of God to “rise up”! God is moving among laymen in our churches who are God led and Pastor fed to prayer and ask God to send revival.

Read this newsletter about upcoming Men’s Revivals and how you can participate. Keith Boggs of Real Momentum Men’s Ministry has said, “Revival changes everything. In revival God is glorified, people are sanctified, the church is edified, the world is mystified, and the enemy is notified!

Again, I say, “Rise up!”

Dr. Larry Cheek
Associational Missions Strategist
Stone Mountain Baptist Association
The Stone Mountain Baptist Association wishes you and your family a blessed and happy Independence Day. The office will be closed the week of July 6th and reopen on July 13th.

Ministers and Pastors Zoom Meeting
Thursday, July 9th at 9 am
Topic: Developing Your Church Prayer Strategy

Join Pastor Stan Patterson, Associate Pastor Ryan Wyatt, Tarita Kuhns and Holly Hayes all from Church 213 in Covington as they address the topic of PRAYER .
SMBA Zoom Conference Calls
Call: +1 646 876 9923

Meeting ID: 770 483 2776
If required, password is: 770 483 2776

The session will be recorded.
People of Prayer Zoom Meeting
To aid churches in developing specific and effective prayer strategies, Dr. Larry Cheek and Stone Mountain Baptist Association of Churches are offering many wonderful resources and opportunities for you to utilize.
One of these resources will be a  recurring ZOOM Meeting on Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm   beginning July  12th - August 16th. The meetings will give you a chance to hear from other people of prayer, like yourself, and to share ideas, strategies and encouragement that you can then take back and implement in your local church. 
Here’s the link to every zoom meeting we host:

SMBA Zoom Conference Calls
Call: +1 646 876 9923

Meeting ID: 770 483 2776
If required, password is: 770 483 2776

The session will be recorded. 
27th Annual Black Church Leadership Conference
Free Online Event July 20- 24
This is the premier worship and leadership development event for black churches. For 2020, Black Church Life and Family Conference is being held online at no cost so that we can all still worship together amidst social distancing guidelines.

Each day we will have morning and evening exposition, plus plenty of workshops from all ministry areas.

Register today and get  Big Results: Sunday School & Black Church Life  eBook FREE. Please provide your email as your registration. 
Who's Your One? Pastors Dinner
Who's Your 1? at Fusion Church
Who's Your 1? at Solid Rock Baptist
It's Time for a Revival!
40 Days of Revival at Fusion Church
40 Days of Revival at Solid Rock Baptist
Men's Bible Study's Facilitator Training
by Real Momentum
Free One Day Youth Event

The Stone Mountain Baptist Association presents REDEFINED a FREE One Day event preparing the Youth of Newton, Rockdale and
DeKalb counties to make an impact in their schools and communities this school year.

Saturday, Aug. 8th 1PM-8PM

Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center
720 FFA FHA Camp Road
Covington, GA 30014

Featuring: Jeff Wallace
Executive Director of Lift Tour
and YPS for Student Leadership
How Often Do You Pray for Your Neighbors?
Bless Every Home provides the tools for members to get to know their neighbors by name so that they can begin to build relationships with them. Members will receive scheduled reminder emails with a prayer prompt and a list of five neighbors to pray for each day.

Stone Mountain Baptist Association has registered which covers the first two months free for our churches. The cost, starting month three for our churches, is only $15 monthly which covers your entire church membership. Your church will be able to track the prayer and outreach of your members to their neighbors. Bless Every Home will provide helpful resources at no cost to equip your members to Pray, Care, and Share the Gospel with their neighbors.

CLICK HERE  for more information and to register your church.
Awaken His Church & Pray

As the people of God, let’s not join in the social or political tug-of-war and smack talk…Let’s Shut-up and PRAY! Make a statement...Order your T-shirt today…and let’s Pray together!

For more information about Awaken His Church CLICK HERE .
Have You Taken the Pastor Poll?
The Pastor poll is a quick, weekly survey that allows you to see how pastors are handling the crisis. This poll tracks how you are doing personally, how your church is functioning, and your current needs and priorities. CLICK the video image to see how easy it is!