Hello Faith Communities of the Piedmont Triad

We keep this article on top for instructions, however if you scroll down you will see our newest opportunities for connection.

Because we want “to see our community radically transformed by the power of Christ” we are using this blog space as a fresh, easily up-datable way to communicate opportunities that exist for partnerships and community impacting ministry among the body of Christ in the greater Triad area.

We hope this resource can be used in at least these two ways:

1. If a group of people in your church is interested in starting a ministry of your church to a specific group of people then we can help them partner with ministries to accomplish what God has called them to do.

2.If someone is burdened to minister to a specific group or type of people but they are the only one in your church, maybe they can partner with another person or group from a local body to accomplish what God has called them to do.

This site is using a blog format, so the easiest way to navigate is to use the Categories in the right hand column to find ministries. We will continue to use the category of “An overview of Transform the Triad for general information and updates. Notes in that category will also be “sticky” and be found at the top of the blog site.

As is the case with any resource, it is only as good as the relevance of the information. For us to keep the data updated and relevant we need assistance from local churches and staff to keep us up to date with what you are doing, opportunities that arise, and even let us know about your experiences with these ministry groups. The way this list is compiled and updated will always be in a state of flux to try to make your experience with it as user-friendly as possible. We do not have a model for this approach but hope that it is a resource that can benefit the body of Christ in our mission “to extend the glory of our great God to the ends of the earth”.  Any assistance you would like to give to help us keep this up to date is appreciated, any ideas to make the information more palatable would also be considered – triadtransformers@gmail.com.

We can only list the churches that we are aware of that are involved with these ministries.  If your church is involved, please send your church name and the contact name (we will not post any personal emails or phone numbers – the interested person can call your church office to get that information for your members. The only contact we publish is ministry contacts that are already on the web).

We can only list ministries that we are aware of, if your church partners with a ministry and has had a good experience please send us that information and we will add it here to make more people aware.

Please feel free to contact any listed churches to see what their experience has been (good and bad) with any listed ministry – it may make your process easier and more successful.

Email: transformthetriad@gmail.com

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Ed Stetzer on what it means to be “missional”

Ed Stetzer, the SBC’s Master Yoda of church planting, posted these two videos on his blog not too long about explaining what a missional church looks like.  We thought you all may find these edifying or enhancing to your ministry.

http://www.edstetzer.com/2010/02/what-is-a-missional-church.html

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Deep Impact

Deep Impact Missions Weeks are pre-packaged week long mission experiences of NC Baptist Men that provides Middle and High School students with the opportunity to: “Share God’s love with hurting people through word and deed.”  Youth will participate in a variety of mission opportunities including construction, VBS, sports evangelism, servant evangelism, prayer walks, and others.  Evening worship each night will help students reflect on their lives and commit themselves to serving others in Christ’s name.

Deep Impact
June 11-15, 2012- Training on June 11

Contact Tracey Ford at tnford12@yahoo.com

FOLLOW US ON Twitter @DeepImpactNC
and Facebook at DeepImpactNC

Churches Involved:

Guilford Baptist Church will be hosting youth for the local mission of this ministry.

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Community Transformation meeting for Churches and Ministries

We are currently up to our necks sponsoring a community worship gathering for May….  Please see (www.ph121.org and click on the Come As You Are link)  It is a gathering to introduce the concept of “community transformation” to the worshiping bodies our part of the Triad community (Ledford/ HP, WS, Tville, Kville, Wallburg, Hasty, Friendship…..)  You may recognize Ruth Ruibal (introduced on the Sentinel Groups “Transformations I video”  will be with us….  We’re hoping for good things….

Scott Reid
121

 

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Burmese Karen Refuge Church

In 2007 Friendly Avenue Baptist Church opened their hearts to co-sponsor a Burmese Karen refugee family coming to America under the US Refugee Resettlement Program. Little did they realize at the time in God’s providence that this would lead to the sponsorship of a church plant among this people group.

Since starting in January 2009 with a few families, the community of Friendly Avenue Karen Church has grown to well over 100 and by the grace of God continues to grow with the help of the FABC community, PBA and state funding.

Ministry Contact: C. Bryan Presson, church planter

Friendly Avenue Baptist Church 4800 West Friendly Avenue  Greensboro, NC 27410        336.292.3567 ext. 319 bpresson@friendlyavenue.com

Ministry Website:

Local Churches with on going involvement:

Friendly Avenue Baptist Church;

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Angel Food

Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States. The program began in 1994 with 34 families in Monroe, Georgia (between Atlanta and Athens), and has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of families every month across 45 states. Angel Food Ministries crosses denominational lines and has spread the good news of the gospel of Christ through salvation tracts that are placed in each food order.

Link: Angel Food

PBA Churches that are involved

Lexington Avenue Baptist Church

 

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Hungry School Children in the Triad

BackPack Program

There are children in America that rely on resources such as free or reduced-priced school lunch, during the school year.

The BackPack Program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations.

About a BackPack Program

  • Backpacks filled with food that children take home on weekends
  • Food is child-friendly, non perishable and easily consumed.
  • Backpacks are discreetly distributed to children on the last day before the weekend or holiday vacation

In addition to providing nutritious food to school children in need, some BackPack Programs provide extra food for younger siblings at home and others operate during the summer months when children are out of school and have limited access to free or reduced-priced meals.

In Greensboro, there is a problem of childhood hunger.

According to Guilford County School’s Nutrition Office, 52.8 percent of children in our school system — about 37,000 children — receive free or reduced lunches.

Statistics show it takes children two and a half days after they start eating well again for them to retain what they are learning.

Some of the local Back Pack opportunites:

United Way Backpack Program

Second Harvest Food Bank Back Pack Program

Out of the Garden Backpack Program

PBA Churches that are involved:

Green Street Baptist

Each weekend our “Backpack Ministry” sends home a bag of food with 24 children at a local elementary school.  Our goal is to feed the child, not the entire family.  These children have been identified by the school as those having the greatest risk of going hungry.  Volunteers from the church donate/purchase food, help assemble the food bags and deliver them to the school.  The school makes sure that the children have the food to take home with them in their backpacks.

The Crossing @ High Point

Each weekend fifty children from Kirkman Park School are able to take home a backpack that has nutritious cereal, shelf life milk, easy to use canned meal like chili, red beans and rice, etc.  and nutritious snack  for each weekend day. The response of the children is pure excitement and the comments to the Social Worker have been heart warming and touching. We praise God for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful project.

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Did You Know that Guilford County Schools is looking to partner with local Churches?

This year 63 Guilford County Schools have one or more faith based partnerships. Mo Greene and his staff are hoping that number continues to grow.

Hello Friends of Guilford County Schools,
There’s so much going on with Guilford Parent Academy this spring! We hope you can attend one of our FREE upcoming sessions. And please share this with your churches, friends, group members or anyone you think would benefit. Here are just a few offerings. For more information, visit http://www.gcsnc.com/parentacademy/index.html

 

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