Bayou Baptist Association
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Building Great Commission Partnerships
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Bayou Baptist Association Strategy

The Bayou Baptist Association  adopted the following strategy plan in October 2003.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

The purpose of the Bayou Baptist Association, a family of autonomous churches working together, is to plant, promote and develop strong, healthy Great Commission churches.

MISSION STATEMENT

We will focus on helping our churches develop and implement a Great Commission strategy through local and global partnerships and shared exeriences.

MOTTO

Building Great Commission Partnerships

PRIORITY AREAS

I.  PROMOTE MISSION INVOLVEMENT

  • Goal One:  To conduct an On Mission Celebration in February 2004;
  • Goal Two:  To establish an Associational Care Ministry by January 2004;
  • Goal Three:  To develop an ongoing Partnership with another association by 2005 (preferably in a French-speaking area);
  • Goal Four:  To develop one (1) new work each year beginning 2004 (the association being the catalyst for the new work not a sponsor);
  • Goal Five:  To encourage churches to become involved in global mission opportunities beginning 2004.

II. ENCOURAGE CHURCH HEALTH

  • Goal One:  To encourage churches to increase baptisms by 10% each year, to hold a revival or spiritual emphasis annually and to participate in an association-wide crusade/evangelistic emphasis every three years by providing resources, training an cooperative opprotunities;
  • Goal Two:  to assist churches in establishing and developing ongoing prayer ministries helping members toward holier lives, with a goal of having 50% of our churches beginning such a ministry in 2004, 75% by the end of 2005 and 100% by the end of 2006;
  • Goal Three:  Help each church to choose a plan for discipleship development by providing resource options, leadership training and cooperative efforts (such as Discipleship Showcases);
  • Goal Four:  Promote mentoring/partnering relationships among churches of the associaton by offering training for mentoring/partnering churches with respect to expectations, guidelines, parameters, etc.;
  • Goal Five:  Encourage churches to promote fellowship and fellowship opportunities within the local church and the association by sharing ideas, modeling good fellowship and participating in joint fellowship opportunities.

III. ENHANCE ASSOCIATION AWARENESS

  • Goal One:  To establish an associational offering beginning 2004;
  • Goal Two:  To involve all churches in the One Mission Celebration;
  • Goal Three:  To promote an association-wide Fellowship emphasis beginning 2004;
  • Goal Four:  To have  Progressive/Simultaneous Revivals with Fellowship time to conclude joint service;
  • Goal Five:  To build a new Missions and Ministry Center on new site, utilize visibility of location and develop a brochure on the facility, all by 2006.

IV. DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS

  • Goal One:  To develop mentoring opportunities for (interested) pastors;
  • Goal Two:  To develop a Leadership process for minsiters and lay leaders beginning 2004
  • Goal Three:  To offer a pastoral mentoring ministry (suggested action plan: to help new pastors with cultural concerns/issures, taboos etc.);
  • Goal Four:  To offer an annual Spiritual Transformation Retreat for ministers.

 
 
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