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On Mission Celebration Presentation

  1. 1. “ Churches Linked Together to Communicate Christ!” Huron & Southeastern Baptist Associations, Michigan Bobby Gilstrap Director of Missions
  2. 2. Thank You for Being Our PARTNER . . . . . . through the Cooperative Program
  3. 4. Prayer Partners … <ul><li>www . find MI church . org </li></ul>
  4. 7. Our Needs Are Great <ul><li>Population of over 10 million people </li></ul><ul><li>Eighth most populated state </li></ul>
  5. 8. Our Needs Are Great <ul><li>More unsaved in Michigan than the total population of 42 other states </li></ul>
  6. 9. Our Needs Are Great <ul><li>More lost than 142 of 160 countries where we have SBC Missionaries </li></ul>
  7. 10. Our Needs Are Great <ul><li>Worst economy </li></ul><ul><li>Highest Foreclosures </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment 2x Nat’l Average </li></ul>
  8. 11. Our Needs Are Great <ul><li>High cost of living </li></ul><ul><li>$40k in Albany = $58k in Ann Arbor </li></ul>
  9. 12. Our Needs Are Great <ul><li>More than 125 language groups </li></ul><ul><li>More Arabs than anywhere outside Middle East </li></ul>
  10. 13. Our Needs Are Great <ul><li>2 nd largest number of religious groups reported of all </li></ul><ul><li>50 states </li></ul>
  11. 14. Our Needs Are Great <ul><li>80+% of </li></ul><ul><li>population is lost </li></ul>
  12. 15. As An Associational Missionary <ul><li>Mission Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Church Starting </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelism </li></ul><ul><li>Church Growth </li></ul>
  13. 16. Study Area: Livingston, Washtenaw & Monroe Counties Ann Arbor 2,000+ Square Miles
  14. 17. In Our 3-County Ministry Focus Area <ul><li>Only 28 Southern Baptist churches </li></ul><ul><li>1 mission church </li></ul><ul><li>2 mission ministries </li></ul>
  15. 18. Our Ministry Focus Area <ul><li>Only 1 SBC for every 28,000+ lost persons </li></ul>
  16. 19. Our Ministry Focus Area <ul><li>68% of Churches Average less than 50 in Sunday School </li></ul>
  17. 20. Our Ministry Focus Area <ul><li>72% of Churches Are Small Bi-Vocational Churches </li></ul>
  18. 21. A Few Ministries …
  19. 22. Starting Churches
  20. 26. Starting Churches <ul><li>(With my family) Church Starter for a Multi-Cultural Church start in the Ann Arbor Area </li></ul>
  21. 28. Canning Hunger
  22. 31. Partnership Mission Trips
  23. 32. Evangelistic Block Parties
  24. 33. `
  25. 40. Will You Be the ONE?
  26. 41. “ Churches Linked Together to Communicate Christ!” Huron & Southeastern Baptist Associations, Michigan
  27. 46. Training Church Starters
  28. 53. Servant Evangelism
  29. 57. Disaster Relief Mission Trips
  30. 61. Super Bowl Watch Party Training
  31. 63. World Series Outreach
  32. 64. Photo Evangelism
  33. 65. Photo Evangelism
  34. 66. Mission Leader Training
  35. 68. Michigan VISION Tour
  36. 70. Bus Tour of Area
  37. 71. Church Starting
  38. 110. Will You Be the ONE?
  39. 111. Baptism Rally
  40. 115. Will YOU Be … <ul><li>A Prayer Partner? </li></ul><ul><li>A Mission Partner? </li></ul><ul><li>A Volunteer? </li></ul>
  41. 116. Is God Calling You . . . . . . to Accept Him as your Lord and Savior? . . . to Recommit your life to Jesus’ Lordship in Your Life?
  42. 117. Is God Calling You . . . . . . to Career Missions? . . . to Vocational Ministry? . . . be a Mission Volunteer? . . . to Serve Him in Some Other Way?
  43. 118. “ Churches Linked Together to Communicate Christ!” Huron & Southeastern Baptist Associations, Michigan Bobby Gilstrap Director of Missions
  44. 119. Is there something special about missionaries? Is there something different than other Christians?
  45. 120. There Shouldn’t Be
  46. 121. ALL Christians should . . . <ul><li>Be surrendered to God </li></ul><ul><li>Be committed to serve God </li></ul><ul><li>Be willing to do whatever God asks, and </li></ul><ul><li>Be obedient to follow God … wherever He leads! </li></ul>

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