Stone Mountain Baptist Association
October 2019 Newsletter
Cheek's Challenge
Dr. Larry Cheek
Associational Missions Strategist
Stone Mountain Baptist Association
Why Should I Attend the
Associational Annual Meeting?

The 180 th Annual Meeting of your Stone Mountain Baptist Association meets on Thursday, October 17 th at the First Baptist Church of Stone Mountain. You and your church family are encouraged to attend.

You might be asking yourself, “Why should I attend?” Our Association of Churches is like an extended family of churches filled with all kinds of people in large and small churches who worship and serve the one true God!

The New Testament referred to believers as a body, a fellowship, a flock and as a family.  The primary term Paul used to refer to the church was “brother”. It is recorded 98 times in the New Testament!
  In Galatians 6:10 the Apostle Paul shared with the church at Galatia, “Therefore as we have opportunity, Iet us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." Paul thanked the Church at Phillpi for their “partnership in the Gospel.” (Phil. 1: 5)

So I encourage you to come to our “Family Reunion”! You will be blessed and equipped to
“Ignite Your Passion for Evangelism!”

Space is limited in our workshops, so I encourage you to pre-register at our website:
Pre-register for the SMBAC 2019 Annual Meeting TODAY so you can reserve the workshops you wish to attend.
Space is limited!
15 Workshops That Will be Taught Twice! 

*How to Transform our Cities Block by Block *No Place Left Behind
*Tips for an Intentional Church Evangelism Strategy
*How to Pray for People Far from God *Reaching People and Keeping Them
*Steps to Reach Students *How to Share Christ with Children
*Keys to Reach the Nations *How to Use Social Media to Share Christ
*The Power of Evangelistic Preaching and Invitations
*Partnering with your Local Schools to Reach People
*How Every Church Can Plant a Church
*Steps to Reach the Hispanic Community (Spanish Workshop)
*A Simple Strategy to Help you Share Christ with Others
*Digital Marketing & Evangelism/Discipleship Resources
Your Church Must Submit an Annual Church Report PRIOR to the Annual Meeting in Order to be Eligible to Vote on Business of our Association of Churches.
Have you completed your
Annual Church Report?

The Annual Church Profile forms are due now. The information requested in this form is essential to the work of the Association as well as the State Convention and the SBC, so your help is greatly appreciated.
Please contact the association office if you need any assistance at
770-483-2776 or CLICK HERE to email.

Our pastors give so much of their time and heart, this is the perfect time to truly show them how much we appreciate all they do.
“The elders who lead the church well should receive great honor. Those who work hard by speaking and teaching especially should receive great honor.” 1 Timothy 5:17 (ICB)
Stone Mountain Missions Needs Volunteers
to Help with 2020 Easter Sunrise Service
Stone Mountain Missions will be giving leadership to the 76 th  Easter Sunrise Service at Stone Mountain Park. This year’s event will feature a dramatic presentation with some key people who were responsible for bringing you the Atlanta Passion play.

We are looking for partner churches to take leadership on assembling the following teams: Prayer, Ushers, Greeters, Decision Counselors, and Follow-up. Perhaps your church could volunteer to be the “base” of volunteers for one of these teams and we can supplement the teams with individuals from partnering churches.

This event is sponsored solely off of donations from churches, individuals and businesses. If you or your church are interested in supporting what could be one of the largest evangelistic events in metro Atlanta, contact Rick Lunsford at
Bold Mission Builders Update

The Bold Mission Builders of the SMBA exist to assist missions, churches and other church related organizations in the construction of facilities that will bring honor to our Lord Jesus Christ and further the advancement of
His Kingdom.
The following are just a few of the projects Bold Mission Builders has completed this year:
  • Construction of storage room and shelter at The Retreat at Slade's Pond, Cordele, GA.
  • Framed walls and installation of drywall for expansion at Peace Baptist Church, Decatur, GA.
  • Cleared grounds and assisted with caulking and painting of new cabins at Pastor's Retreat at Stillwater Plantation, Arabi, GA.
  • Interior and exterior repairs to existing buildings and restriping of parking lots for Zion Baptist Church, Covington, GA.
  • Installation of trusses, decking, etc. over flat roof of education building for Washington Heights Baptist Church, Thomson, GA.
  • Assisted with repairs to Pastorium for Cheek Memorial Baptist Church, Americus, GA.
SMBA Announces Lyman Fisher as New Unit Director of Disaster Relief Feeding Unit 11-F
Dr. Larry Cheek, Associational Missions Strategist for the Stone Mountain Baptist Association of Churches announces that Lyman Fisher,  has been enlisted to be the new Unit Director of the feeding unit, owned and operated by the Association.

Lyman is a layman and Sunday School Teacher at First Baptist Church of Winder, Georgia. He has been on our volunteer team for many years serving in various roles. Prior to his move to Georgia he served as a White Hat in Disaster Relief for the North Carolina Baptist Convention.
Please join us in welcoming Lyman as our Unit Director and lets give him our full support!
Ministers Connection Opportunities
  • Bi-vocational Roundtable: Meets Monday, October 28th, 7-9 pm in Conyers at the SMBA office.
  • Roundtable at Trinity Ellenwood: Meets Monday October 7th, 7-9 pm at Trinity BC.
  • Roundtable at CATG: Next meeting is Thursday, October 3rd, 9-11am at Church at the Grove.

  • Student Leaders Meeting: Next meeting is Tuesday, October 29th, 7pm at the SMBA office.

  • Pastors Roundtable at Stone Mountain FBC: Meets Tuesday, October 1st. 12pm lunch at WNB 1054 Main St, Suite C Stone Mountain followed by Roundtable at SMFBC's Administrative building.
  • International Pastors Roundtable: Meets Thursday, November 14th at 7pm, exact location to be determined. For more information, please email Bill Johnson at

  • Newton County Servant Leader's Meeting: Every Wednesday morning. 8 am at IHOP in Covington.
Evangelism Resources Available
SMBA Evangelism Trailer
Contains two bounce houses, popcorn machine, cotton candy machine, snow cone machine. Rental cost: $200 for SMBA church or $250 for
non-SMBA church.
Call 770.483.2776 or email snichols@stonemountainbaptist for more information.
Portable Baptistry
Our Association 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 to SMBA at the time of scheduling.
Call 770.483.277 6 or email  snichols@stonemountainbaptist  to schedule use. 
Upcoming Events
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19th Annual Hallelujah Festival

Thursday, October 31st
6 PM - 8 PM

Zion Baptist Church
7037 Hwy 212 N.
Covington, GA 30016
Monthly Feed The Hungry Meal

Thursday, October 24, 2019
5 PM – 6:30 PM

5120 Old Brown Bridge Rd SW, Covington, Georgia 30014

Hosted by Journey Church, Oxford
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