Vision for the Greater Detroit Baptist Assoction

OUR VISION FOR THE GREATER DETROIT BAPTIST ASSOCIATION IS:

To become a  network of churches working together to advance the Kingdom of God in the Greater Detroit area and to cultivate healthy churches.

 “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.(Luke 10:2) HCSB.

The four priorities to accomplish our vision are:

First Priority is Church Planting-

NAMB has made this a priority in Detroit. We must not let the NMAB bear the burden by itself. We want to be intentional about planting churches in the GDBA boundaries. To do this we must work with send Detroit. Send Detroit is about planting churches with successful planters within the city of Detroit, within the boundaries of our association. We as an association should be working in partnership with Send Detroit.  In discussion with our Send Detroit Coordinator we concluded that there are five areas of our association that need churches and we need to pray for:

  1. Romulus
  2. Highland Park
  3. Southfield
  4. Dearborn
  5. Windsor

We also must be activity praying for our own churches to raise up church planters within our own communities.

We can engage the Church planting in Detroit by meeting with them and praying, create partnerships and providing sending churches to those church plants within the boundaries of the GDBA.

Second Priority is to Invest in existing churches-

There are two ways that we do that:

  1. Revitalization of struggling churches- we want to help in the efforts of making churches healthy and strong in their communities and in missions, we can do that though training, encouraging, coaching, mentorship, and prayer to revitalize.
  2. Continue to support those churches that are healthy and strong, through encouragement, training and seeking them to become coaches/ trainers for other churches needing revitalization.                                                                                                                                                                                                 THE THIRD PRIORITY IS TO: Bridge the gap between urban and suburban churches-

We want to see the GDBA become a network of churches who work together spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, not just in our communities, but also internationally.

We want to see the GDBA become a network of churches who work together spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, not just in our communities, but also internationally.

The Fourth Priority is – Encouraging Pastors, Lay Leaders and Pastors Wives-

The best way for our churches to come together is though getting to know one another and encouraging one another.

We want to meet regularly together to build the unity within our churches and association. Now I know that this takes time away from the ministry, however this can have a pro-founding effect on your ministry as we build the relationships within the Association.

We exist to assist our Association Churches in fulfilling the
Great Commission!

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always,  to the end of the age”  (Matthew 28:19-20) HCSB.

 

To become a  network of churches working together to advance the Kingdom of God in the Greater Detroit area and to cultivate healthy churches.

 “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.(Luke 10:2) HCSB.

Our four priorities to accomplish our vision are:

First Priority is Church Planting-

NAMB has made this a priority in Detroit. We must not let the NMAB bear the burden by itself. We want to be intentional about planting churches in the GDBA boundaries. To do this we must work with send Detroit. Send Detroit is about planting churches with successful planters within the city of Detroit, within the boundaries of our association. We as an association should be working in partnership with Send Detroit.  In discussion with our Send Detroit Coordinator we concluded that there are five areas of our association that need churches and we need to pray for:

  1. Romulus
  2. Highland Park
  3. Southfield
  4. Dearborn
  5. Windsor

We also must be activity praying for our own churches to raise up church planters within our own communities.

We can engage the Church planting in Detroit by meeting with them and praying, create partnerships and providing sending churches to those church plants within the boundaries of the GDBA.

Second Priority is to Invest in existing churches-

There are two ways that we do that:

  1. Revitalization of struggling churches- we want to help in the efforts of making churches healthy and strong in their communities and in missions, we can do that though training, encouraging, coaching, mentorship, and prayer to revitalize.
  2. Continue to support those churches that are healthy and strong, through encouragement, training and seeking them to become coaches/ trainers for other churches needing revitalization.                                                                                                                                                                                                 THE THIRD PRIORITY IS TO: Bridge the gap between urban and suburban churches-

We want to see the GDBA become a network of churches who work together spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, not just in our communities, but also internationally.

We want to see the GDBA become a network of churches who work together spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, not just in our communities, but also internationally.

The Fourth Priority is – Encouraging Pastors, Lay Leaders and Pastors Wives-

The best way for our churches to come together is though getting to know one another and encouraging one another.

We want to meet regularly together to build the unity within our churches and association. Now I know that this takes time away from the ministry, however this can have a pro-founding effect on your ministry as we build the relationships within the Association.

We exist to assist our Association Churches in fulfilling the
Great Commission!

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always,  to the end of the age”  (Matthew 28:19-20) HCSB.