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ELEVATE is designed to serve the church by providing tools for a strategy driven approach to ministry and missions. Every church member will benefit from attending.

This year our theme is REPLANT. Whether your church is thriving or hurting, you have a part to play in bringing new life to dying churches. If we are to partner together the way God intends, we must work to build one another up. Come hear from Bob Bickford, who is on the front lines of replanting churches and who serves as the pastor of a replanted church himself. Schedule and Topics will be available closer to the event.


Elevate will take place in the gym at First Baptist Church, Barnesville. Please arrive early enough to sign in and find a seat so that we can begin on schedule.

4:30 Welcome, Prayer

4:45 The State of Churches in N. America: Is our church healthy?

You may have heard that churches across North America are struggling to grow, impact their communities and maintain viability. What are the differences between healthy congregations and plateaued or declining Churches? How healthy is your church?

5:30 Peer Learning Groups

6:00 Meal

6:50 Q&A with Bob Bickford

7:10 Pathways for Partnership

Church health, vitality and impact are increased when churches partner together for the sake of the Gospel. What does effective partnership look like? How can every church partner for impact? How can we see leaders raised up and sent out on mission?

8:00 Closing Comments, Prayer

Children’s Home Truck Loading

When you arrive for Elevate, the trailer will be at FBC Barnesville for you to bring items such as paper goods, gift cards, or cleaning supplies for the Meansville Campus of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. Thank you for supporting this vital ministry in our area.

This event is free of charge due to the support of Centennial Association Churches. You do not have to register to attend. However, pre-registering will help us plan for meals and seating needs.

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