Stone Mountain Baptist Association
August 2019 Newsletter
Cheek's Challenge
Dr. Larry Cheek
Associational Missions Strategist
Stone Mountain Baptist Association
Where is your focus in life? In your church? For several months now we have been talking about this matter as an Association of churches. We have determined that this statement encapsulates our focus:

“Stone Mountain Baptist Association of Churches starts and strengthens churches in partnership to ignite a spiritual awakening.”...

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I am continuing to share this statement and unpack its meaning so we can gain understanding and your feedback. Please send me your thoughts!
Ignite the Passion is the theme of our Annual Meeting
Our Annual Meeting this year will focus our attention on igniting a passion for Evangelism! It will be much different than any meeting we have ever had before as we will incorporate a workshop format. Here's what you can expect:

12 workshops that will be taught twice!                  2 Plenary Speakers and Music

Our Speakers are: Dr. Levi Skipper from the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and our own, Pastor Tyrone Barnette, Lead Pastor of the Peace Baptist Church. You don’t want to miss this event! Mark your calendar and make plans to enlist a team to join us as we ask God to ignite our passion for reaching people!
Disaster Relief Training!
Registration Deadline: September 20 th
Saturday, September 28
9 am - 1 pm
First Baptist Covington
CLICK HERE to register!
Summer Leadership Conferences
Our Summer Leadership sessions on preaching and leadership were a tremendous success! We averaged 40 participants in each session. Thanks to our speakers Rev. John Mark Oliver, First Conyers and Dr. Eric Suddith, Emmanuel Community, for their sessions on preaching. We also thank Rev. Scott Moore, Eastridge Community, and Rev. Tyrone Barnette, Peace Baptist, for teaching
on leadership. 
Rev. Scott Moore of Eastridge Community and Pastor Matt Alexander of Fusion Church engage in coversation.
Pastor Tyrone Barnette of
Peace Baptist teaches.
Associational Pastors learn
and network.
NWF Welcomes Larry Black
Our New Work Foundation Trustees hosted a reception to greet Larry Black, our Association’s new Church Planting Catalyst. We are grateful to the Foundation for their support of this endeavor!
Larry Black
SMBA Church Planting Catalyst
Guests enjoy the reception.
Dr. Suddith, President of the NWF welcomes Trustees.
Time is running out!
Register to Volunteer TODAY!
Time is running out! If you plan to volunteer you need to register before August 14th so you can attend training on Thursday Thursday, August 15th (5pm - 8pm) and Saturday, August 17th (9am - 12pm). You MUST attend one of these trainings in order to be a volunteer. CLICK HERE to register today! If you have any questions, please email or
Gardening Mission Project Helpers Needed

Stone Mountain Missions is also looking for a volunteer gardening team to help spruce up a small area at the campground.

For more information contact Missions Catalyst, Rick Kirkland at
Evangelism Trailer Available
Porterdale Baptist Church led by Pastor David Wheeler, held their Community Back to School Bash this past Saturday.

Our Association of Churches Evangelistic Block Party Trailer was deployed to help make this event a success. The Evangelistic Block Party Trailer is available by reservation for your church to use. Call our office at #770-483-2776 or
CLICK HERE to visit our website for more information.
Pastor David Wheeler passes out cotton candy.
Children pick up their school supplies.
Cotton candy and popcorn for all!
Portable Baptistry Available for Churches
Our Association now has a portable baptistry that we are making available for use for associational church events.
The baptistry will be delivered, setup and transported by our Evangelism Team Cost for usage is $100 payable at the time of scheduling to SMBA. This simply is a cost recovery basis for maintenance and repairs of the equipment.
Please reach out to our office at 770-483-2776 or by email to and schedule use today.  
RTN Hosts International Roundtables
Reach the Nations Atlanta's mission is to be a multicultural, multilingual church glorifying God by sending bilingual and bi-cultural missionaries to make disciples of all nations.
If you are interested in learning more about RTN, International Roundtables and how you can become a partner please contact Bill Johnson at .
Pastor Bill Johnson speaks at the International Roundtable.
International Pastors.
Roundtables are held every other month.
Ministers Connection Opportunities
  • Stone Mountain Roundtable: Meets every first Tuesday. The next meeting is August 6th, 12 pm The pastors will meet for lunch at noon at WNB (Wings 'n Burgers) located at 1054 Main Street Suite C.Store # 20 Stone Mountain, GA 30087 followed by the meeting at 1pm at FBC Stone Mountain.
  • Newton County Servant Leader's Meeting: Every Wednesday morning. 8 am at IHOP in Covington.

  • Student Leaders Meeting: Next meeting is Monday, August 26th 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the SMBA office.

  • Bi-vocational Roundtable: Meets Thursday, August 22, 7-9 pm in Conyers at the SMBA office.
  • Roundtable at Trinity Ellenwood: Meets every 2nd Monday. Next meeting is Monday, August 12th, 7-9 pm.
  • SMBA Roundtable: Next meeting is Thursday, August 15th, 8-10 am at the SMBA office.
  • International Pastors Roundtable: Meets Thursday, September 26th at 7pm, exact location to be determined. For more information, please email Bill Johnson at
Upcoming Events
We want to promote what 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.
Watch the video of RTNs Community Church Choir to get a sample of the beautiful music you will enjoy on Wednesday, August 7th 7pm at Emmanuel Community Church Conyers.
Go Georgia is a two-day inspirational conference for all church staff, Bible study teachers and church volunteers. To register and for more information visit .  
Rockdale Newton Fellowship of
Christian Athletes Golf Tournament
Monday, September 9 th
 8 AM Registration
Hickory Hills Golf Club
209 Biles Road
Jackson, Georgia 30233

Players and teams: please contact Pastor Stanley @ 770.598.7715
Sponsorship Opportunities
Contact: Terry Boddie
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

Larry Black
Church Planting Catalyst

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