[vc_row type=”full-width-section” overlay=”1″ overlay_color=”rgba(10,10,10,0.49)” css=”.vc_custom_1452533008296{background-image: url( !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:72px|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text font_size=”20″ css=”.vc_custom_1452279912958{margin-bottom: 5px !important;}”]

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches.”

John 15:4-5

[/vc_column_text][rd_line type=”rd_line_bold” color=”#a1b1bc” width=”50″ line_pos=”center” margin_top=”6″ margin_bottom=”20″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text font_size=”16″]When looking at percentages of lostness in America, it doesn’t take long to see just how far behind we really are in reaching our nation. This is the very reason we choose to be part of the Southern Baptist Convention.  The SBC Family has taken the call of Our Lord Jesus seriously to “…go into all the world and make disciples of all the nations….”  As Christians, we all have our part to fulfill and we all need to partner together as the body of Christ.  We believe these “partnerships” should be defined in order for us to work together most efficiently.  This is the very purpose of the SBC.  Using a tool called the Cooperative Program (CP), SBC church families organize together to reach the world with the good news of the gospel![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text font_size=”16″]These partnerships begin with the local church.  Jesus promised that He would “build” His church and the “…gates of hell would not prevail against it.”  In SBC life, local churches partner to help each other through a system called “Local Associations.”  Associations also partner together by joining with other associations in their State Convention to carry out their work.  Each State Convention partners together for mission work within North America through our North American Mission Board (NAMB), and for international mission work within International Mission Board (IMB).  (Click Here – to find your State and local association)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full-width-section” parallax_background=”1″ css=”.vc_custom_1452191219250{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;padding-top: 55px !important;padding-bottom: 55px !important;background-color: #191b20 !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”So what does this mean for you?” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:35px|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff|line_height:35px” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1452453469159{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][rd_line type=”rd_line_bold” color=”#a1b1bc” width=”50″ line_pos=”center” margin_top=”6″ margin_bottom=”20″][vc_column_text font_size=”18″ css=”.vc_custom_1507827955120{padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;}”]

We help by connecting local churches to resources within our SBC Family.  Because we believe Jesus ordained for the local church to be the instrument He uses to share the gospel, we seek to fulfill Ephesians 4:12 in equipping the saints to do the work of the ministry. 

How do we do that?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1452194781414{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][iconbox type=”11″ icon=”draw-tools7″ i_color=”#02dfdf” title=”Training” t_color=”#2f2933″]We work with churches to help them understand how they can take the gift of the gospel to a greater portion of the world we live in through creating a disciple making culture. If you are a pastor or church leader, please contact us.  Marc’s work with NAMB helps pastors and churches be aware of AND prayerfully implement a Multiplication  Pipeline in order to raise up mission minded congregations across our world.  Contact Marc at for more information.[/iconbox][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][iconbox type=”11″ icon=”bk-site-map” i_color=”#02dfdf” title=”Church Planting Pipeline” t_color=”#2f2933″]Because we believe churches plant churches and that true discipleship leads those disciples to become disciple-makers, we are partnering with NAMB to help bring their Multiplication Pipeline to the local church.  This  tool helps existing church pastors have a way to better equip their congregation to live on mission.  Our prayer is to see churches become multiplying disciple-making organisms.  To connect to these great tools, you can email Marc at[/iconbox][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][iconbox type=”11″ icon=”bk-globe” i_color=”#02dfdf” title=”Next 150 Pockets” t_color=”#2f2933″]For those of you living in NC, we are currently partnering with BSCNC  to help raise awareness of large areas of lostness with the state (Pockets of Lostness).  This partnership connects local churches to these pockets by establishing local strategy groups who work together to reach those who are not currently following Christ.  These partnerships help strengthen current congregations as well as help plant new missional coommunities.[/iconbox][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][iconbox type=”11″ icon=”draw-love22″ i_color=”#02dfdf” title=”Marriage” t_color=”#2f2933″]Marc and Chrissie have been married for over 30 years, and see the gift of marriage as one of the greatest pictures of Christ and His church.  Healthy marriages, and therefore healthy homes, are the best place for the gospel to thrive.  Because we so value marriage, it is our desire to help the church learn how to educate and support biblical marriage as part of their discipleship process.[/iconbox][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][iconbox type=”11″ icon=”draw-users11″ i_color=”#02dfdf” title=”Coaching” t_color=”#2f2933″]We have seen the benefit of coaching through our involvement with NAMB and their SEND North America vision.  We therefore wish to help the local church understand the basics of coaching, and to help train them to use this tool to increase the effectiveness of their work.  We believe coaching is a great way to help workers in the harvest stay focused on the work we are called to.[/iconbox][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”750″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1507828060273{padding-top: 25px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text font_size=”17″ css=”.vc_custom_1452190945164{margin-top: 10px !important;}”]

Your support helps us stay on the field as we carry out these much needed responsibilities.  By helping us, you help make sure dozens of new churches get a healthy beginning!

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