June 2016 CBA Newsletter

When I was a kid I spent my summers going from one Vacation Bible School to another so by the end of the summer, I knew all the songs very well. I had also seen a few pastors get pies in the face and eaten my share of cookies. But I had also made lots of friends and heard the wonderful stories of the Bible over and over again. I still look forward to VBS every year. I pray that the Lord brings children and parents to salvation this summer through your efforts.

I was able to travel to Ducktown this week to prepare the way for our trip to Copper Basin, July 8-12. This year we will focus on two primary projects: working at the Crisis Center and completing some light construction projects. If you would like to join us, please make plans to be at the team meeting 6:30 on June 2 at Shiloh in Thomaston. I would ask that everyone pray for the team and for the Pattersons who run the Crisis Center. Al and Margaret are experiencing some challenges of their own at this time. Let’s continue to pray for them and the vital work they are doing.

We also have folks from Centennial churches traveling all over the world to places like Panama, Honduras, Moldova, Montana, Oklahoma, and Nicaragua, to name just a few. I am grateful that we have so many mission minded followers of Christ serving in our churches. I am also thankful that we live in a time when traveling to the uttermost is feasible. My prayer is that as we go, we will not only make disciples of all nations, but we will bring the excitement of evangelism home with us.

The Most Important Day of ENCOUNTER will be here next month, July 30th. Please, mark your calendars and encourage your fellow church members to attend. We will begin the day at 9:00 with training for our Response Team, those who will be assisting people as they make decisions for Christ at ENCOUNTER. Then at 10:00 Evangelist Jon Reed will share with all of us how to intentionally engage the lost people in our lives with the Gospel and an invitation to join us at ENCOUNTER. I cannot emphasize enough that this day is for ALL church members, not just pastors and leadership. I believe that churches that make this a priority will see an environment of evangelism grow among their fellowship and will see people come to know Christ at ENCOUNTER. I look forward to seeing you all there.

In His Name,

Steve Laughman