Intercultural Church Planting and Missions Ministry
The Intercultural Church Planting and Missions Ministry strives to assist Georgia Baptist Convention churches, individuals and associations in starting ethnic congregations and ministries to reach language/culture people, the functionally illiterate, the hearing impaired and the blind.
Intercultural Church Planting and Missions Ministry
Baptist Mobile Health Ministry
State Missionary Support
State Missionary Support
Hispanic Ministries – South GA
Yong Nam Suh
Hispanic Ministries – North GA
Announcement: English as a Second Language (ESL) Workshop
– Snellville (Gwinnett County), GA
(Training for a church or associational outreach ministry to teach conversational English while demonstrating and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with their students.)
Friday, May 19, 2017: 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm; and
Saturday, May 20, 2017: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm.
(Must attend all hours of instruction for North American Mission Board certification.)
Bethany Baptist Church
2306 Bethany Church Road
Snellville, GA 30039
$35.00 (Includes Workshop Manual, and lunch on both Saturdays)
Please make check payable to: “Bethany Baptist Church”
Please note on the memo line of your check: “For ESL Workshop”
Please mail your check to: Bethany Baptist Church (2306 Bethany Church Road, Snellville, GA 30039)
Judy Cruthchfield – 770.355.0898
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017.
1. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the noted percentages of the population (5 years of age and above) in the following communities reflect those who speak a language other than English at home:
- Auburn: 15.0 %
- Buford: 36.0%
- Conyers: 16.7%
- Covington: 9.1%
- Duluth: 34.9%
- Lawrenceville: 35.3%
- Lilburn: 41.8%
- Loganville: 16.3%
- Monroe: 3.2%
- Mountain Park: 20.4%
- Snellville: 21.6%
- Stone Mountain: 6.9%
- Sugar Hill: 27.7%
- Tucker: 24.6%
- Winder: 8.9%
2. According to www.peoplegroups.info, there are 2,058 people within Bethany’s census tract and next who are likely to be interested in improving their conversational English skills. The largest representation of those languages is:
- Spanish: 784
- Serbo-Croatian: 608
- Other Indic languages: 339
- French: 95
- French Creole: 70
- German: 48
- Gujarati: 41
- Vietnamese: 34
- African languages: 15
- Chinese: 15
- Korean: 9
For information about …
A. other workshops, please click here;
B. hosting your own workshop, please contact:
Georgia Baptist Literacy Missions Missionary
“ … and you are to love those who are aliens … “
– Deuteronomy 10:19
Time of fun, fellowship and worship for Hispanic youths in the South Georgia area. The cost includes meals, lodging, lifeguards, nurse, pool, use of facilities.
2404 Hwy 30 West
Americus, GA 31719
International SuperWow at Jekyll Island is a camp held every year in conjunction with SuperWow (http://superwow.com/jekyll/). This camp supplements the Hispanic Youth Camps by inviting all other ethnic churches to send their youth for a time of fun, learning, worshiping, and serving.
Annual meeting of those interested in receiving more training for ESL, ARW, TCY, Alfalit and more.
Church Planting Movements:
The link below will take you to a PDF version of the booklet Church Planting Movements by David Garrison. It is a profile of Church Planting movements across the work. The work was originally published in 1999 by the International Mission Board.
Church Planting Movements – English (PDF)
Church Planting Movements – Spanish (PDF)
Funds to start new churches are available from Georgia Language Pastoral Assistance. Additional support can be requested from joint funds with the North American Mission Board for Congregational Assistance. Both funds decrease annually and depend on availability of current monies. All support funds are to assist new churches and are not permanent support
Other Church Planter Resources:
The following are links to different websites that offer information to assist church planters.
- NAMB Supervision e-quip training
- Georgia Church Planting Movement Information System Resource List
- Bibliography on Ethnicity & Multicultural Issues
biblestorytelling.org – Free Materials for House and Cell Churches
Nation’s Foreign-Born Population Nears 37 Million
More Than One in Five People in the U.S. are are First or Second Generation .
Click here to read full article…
Share Jesus Without Fear:
“Share Jesus Without Fear” by William Fay & Ralph Hodge, will equip leaders to train people to share their faith in Jesus with confidence and without fear. Participants discover ways to guide a witnessing conversion without fear of failure or rejection. The downloadable PDF version of the Member’s Book in 20 languages is FREE. Some other languages are available for a nominal fee. Click here to order.
In effort to serve churches in their ministries, BaptistWay Press offers free downloadable resources for your use. If your church has a relationship with a language church or an ESL ministry, FREE downloadable studies are offered in Spanish, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Chinese, Korean, and Simplified English. Go to www.baptistwaypress.org where you can access these free studies and get more information.
Scripture portions, Bibles, and New Testaments can be obtained in printed form. You are able to order FREE 5 items per language per ministry for use in the state of Georgia in 30 + languages. Click here to order…
Bosnian New Testaments:
Bosnian New Testaments are available from the Georgia Baptist Convention at cost ($5.00/New Testament) plus shipping. Click here to order…
Request pamphlets, tracts and videos in various language groups, Literacy Missions, refugees, international seamen and the blind. Please contact Intercultural Church Planting and Missions Ministry at 770-936-5217 to learn more.
Eternal Life Tract in 16 Languages:
You can also order the NAMB tract, “Eternal Life” in 16 languages click here…
Discover the Christian Faith:
To share an informative website with those who want to learn more becoming a Christian, please click here…
Read and listen to the Bible online with free online Bible text and online Bible audio at Bible.is. If you click on “ESV” in the upper right-hand corner, you can change the version and the language. You can also view the “Jesus Film” in many languages once you download the app to your Smartphone.
JESUS the movie:
The JESUS Film Project has a DVD that we have available for you to check out from our media library. This DVD contains audio tracks in eight languages: English, Arabic, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Mandarin and Spanish. The film is subtitled in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Arabic. Or if you prefer, you can watch and listen in your own language online at The Jesus Film Project. There are 1,145 languages listed!
On-line Intercultural magazine:
“Unity in Christ” Check it out at: www.unityinchristmagazine.com
Peoplegroups.info is a website/database system where users can interact with people group information for the North American continent.
For information on working with the Sikh community, please click here: http://sikhoutreach.org
Questions regarding immigration and immigration attorneys should be directed to Carlene Cooper 770-936-5217 or email@example.com
Also visit Immigration Ministries Website: http://www.isaacproject.org
Here’s your opportunity to help! Churches within 100 miles of Atlanta need assistance in sponsoring refugees in their area. Also, assistance is available in helping relatives and friends with processing applications to sponsor refugees. Here are some helpful links:
- World Relief – Atlanta
- The UN Refugee Agency
- Cultural Orientation Resource Center
The COR develops informational and resource materials for refugees, service providers, any anyone interested in learning more about refugee communities in the United States.
- Culture Profiles
- Recent Refugee Backgrounders
- Welcome to the US: Guidebook for Refugees
- Welcome to the US: Refugee Orientation Video/Trainers’ Notebook
- Refugee Family and Youth Orientation Videos
- Migration Policy Institute – Refugee and foreign born statistical data
The United States has an enormous stake in international migration. Equally important is the impact that US immigration policies have on the rest of the world. With the interests of so many people hanging in the balance, it is crucial that the US immigration policy debate be guided by reliable data and analysis. The US in Focus page aims to provide easy access to this information.
Christian Arabic Magazine:
My Living Hope magazine is the only monthly Christian Magazine published in Arabic. Click here for the current issue in PDF format.
Applications for college and seminary scholarships are available by contacting Intercultural Ministries. Some scholarships include:
- Fanshaw Scholarship – deaf students
- Silva Scholarship – Hispanic and other ethnic students
- Language Missions Scholarship – from North American Mission Board for people preparing to work as pastors and missionaries in the United States with language culture people.
Portable Traveling Baptismal Pool:
Are you ready to have a Baptism Celebration Service? Our heated portable Baptismal pool is equipped to travel all over Georgia. The fee is $25 a day, and a lightweight truck can haul the trailer. Call Susan Davis for specific details at 770.936.5346 or 1.800.746.4422 x346.