Transform: Mission Initiative of Concord Baptist Association
The TMI team: Greg Morrow, chairman, Dr. Lory Feeler, Mark Towns, coordinator of Mobilization team, Mel Callahan, coordinator of Outreach Council of the association, Ken Mercer, coordinator of Discipleship Council of the association, Bill Campbell, Mauricio Vargas, Multicultural Minister, Calvin Brown, association missionary.
Commission: This team was developed by the leadership team of the association to explore and develop a plan to promote mission cooperation in the association.
• When the team began, the idea was to develop a World Mission Celebration project that fit our association. After a couple of meetings, all agreed that what we desire to develop is a movement and not just a weekend emphasis.
Association Mission Statement: "Concord Baptist Association - individual churches united in fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20)"
Purpose: Help strengthen all churches of the association by developing an environment of cooperation in our God-given mission following an Acts 1:8 model of reaching out to our communities, the state, nation, and the world.
Vision: The churches of Concord Baptist Association united in seeking spiritual transformation through mobilization, cooperation, and celebration of our God-given mission.
Three key words that form the direction we are taking:
• Mobilization: To lead an initiative that prepares and resources God's people to be engaged where he is at work.
• Cooperation: To assist churches through connecting, resourcing and training to engage their local and global community with the Kingdom message.
• Celebration: To praise God together for Kingdom victories won in and through CBA churches, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Time Line: (Plans are still developing for the initiative.)
October 2011 – Spring 2012
• Develop local ministry project possibilities.
• Train for mission projects.
- How to of missions
- Project training
Spring 2012 – Fall 2012
• Involve as many churches and individuals in mission projects.
• Celebrate all God has done.
• Evaluate and Repeat
• Preparation: Prayer and present plan to the Association. Focus will be on praying for transformation in our churches and in our world.
• Mobilization: We have enlisted a mobilization team to develop mobilization aspect of the project. This team is lead by Mark Towns, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church.
• Kickoff: We will begin with celebration and challenge involvement. The El Salvadorian Chief of Police, the Mayor of San Vicente, El Salvador, and the pastor of Primera Iglesia Bautista, San Vicente have been invited to share with us during our October meeting. Other plans are developing which will promote mission opportunities for churches and individuals.
Above is the entire TRANSFORM video. Below are two videos for individual churches and leaders to use. The first includes the first two sections of TRANSFORM: Mobilization and Cooperation. The second video is the Celebration of what we have and can accomplish together.