Copper Basin Mission Trip

July 8 - 12, 2016

  • Cost: $200 per person. Deposit of $100 due June 2. Balance due when we leave for the trip.

  • Planning Meeting: Shiloh (Upson), June 2, 6:30 PM. Everyone who plans to go on the trip should plan to attend this meeting. If there is a conflict, please let Steve know ahead of time.

  • The focus this year will be on two primary projects: working at the Crisis Center and completing a construction project.

  • Lodging this year will be closer to the Crisis Center at Copperhill Country Cabins. Space will be limited, so let us know as soon as possible if you plan to go with us.


In the Fall of 2014, Centennial entered into a three year partnership with the Copper Basin Crisis Center in Ducktown, TN. Al and Margaret Patterson are NAMB missionaries serving the Copper Basin area. Al also serves as the Director of Missions for the Copper Basin Baptist Association. Our goal is to meet needs as they are presented to us. Here are a few of the mission projects we have completed or are planning with Copper Basin:

  • Backpacks for Appalachia. Centennial churches have collected and delivered over 1800 backpacks to Copper Basin to be used as a Christmas outreach and to meet the needs of children.

  • Ministry Days. Several churches have taken day trips to Copper Basin to deliver food, clothing, or supplies. Others have spent a day feeding people, providing services like hair cuts, and just loving on the folks.

  • Mission Trips. The association organized a mission trip in July 2015 which included about 30 people from many of our churches. We organized block parties, preached at the churches, helped with Vacation Bible School, engaged people with the Gospel through door-to-door surveys, provided an opportunity for pastors and their wives to fellowship and participate in a Roundtable Discussion, and worked at the Crisis Center stocking shelves, sorting clothing and other donations, and distributing food. Our team also put a roof and siding on a home. It was a busy week. We hope to return in July 2016 to do some of the same things. See the bottom of this page for more information on the upcoming trip.

  • Pastor Roundtable. We introduced the idea of a Pastor's Roundtable during our mission week and continued to meet with the pastors throughout the year to provide encouragement and support for them.

  • Revival. Three of our pastors along with the Associational Missionary preached a revival at Coletown Baptist Church which was a wonderful time of ministry. God blessed the church with many participants and several decisions to follow Christ. They baptized several following the revival. It was a great time for the churches of Copper Basin and the churches of Centennial to work together.