Dr. Wade Lott
Happy New Year! I hope that each of you had a blessed holiday season! 2017 was one of the busiest years of ministry that I have ever experienced. Between preaching at multiple churches, planning and conducting many events, and starting a new personal ministry to fishermen, things have been hopping! I try to visit each church in the association at least once per year. However, due to extended time spent preaching with multiple churches, I was not able to accomplish that goal last year. Please know that if I have not visited your service in a while, you are on my list and I look forward to joining you for worship, as soon as my schedule will allow.
I want to encourage you to block out April 27-28, 2018 on your calendar. The association is going to be putting on a Bass Fishing Tournament on Lake Hartwell going out of the mega ramp at Tugaloo State Park. The purpose of this tournament is to share the Gospel with those that will take part in the tournament. There will be much more information coming out in the very near future, but please make plans to promote, participate in, and invite others to join us for this great outreach event!
We have a couple of other events that will be happening in the association in the month of January. On January 22 at 10:00 a.m. we will host our next Pastors Roundtable. Rev. Stacy Dyer will be with us, once again, and our topic of the day will be “Planning for Easter.” Easter is one of the most well-attended Sundays of the year. How is your church planning to make the most of this opportunity to reach the lost with the Gospel? Come and join us and share your thoughts and plans. The other event is the Church Engines Video Series on January 30, at either 10:00 or 6:30. The topic of this session is “Your Ministry Placement and Leadership Development Systems.” Join us for this FREE training event…we will even provide your meal!
Thank you for the privilege of serving you as your Associational Missionary. It is hard to believe that it has been five years since this journey began. I am grateful for each of you and your commitment to missions within the Tugalo Baptist Association. Have a great January!