We the Auditing Committee have examined the following reports:
Fifth Sunday Meeting
Mission Board Treasury
Youth Camp Treasury
Kitchen Committee Treasury
Separate Baptist Bible Institute Treasury
We found the figures given to be correct.
Jim H. Tharpe
We the Education Committee believe that education should be life oriented in order that it may touch and be included in every facet of our daily walk with Christ at every moment. As taught by Moses in Deuteronomy 6:7, we should teach the Word of God “diligently” unto our children and talk of the commandments of God while in our homes, when walking by the way, when lying down, and when rising up.
We believe, as stated by the psalmist in Psalms 78:5-8, it is the present generation’s responsibility to make the testimony and law of God known to our children in order that they might not make the mistakes of those before who have rebelled against God.
We believe that education is not limited to the teaching of the young but is necessary for people of all ages. As the Hebrew writer stated in chapter 5, verse 12, there are some “who ought to be teachers” yet they have need “that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God.”
Proverbs 22:6 states, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” We believe that we are all children in the eyes of God. Our first steps in our Christian walk of life must be aided through Sunday school and weekly Bible classes at our churches in order that we might not depart from the way.
MINISTRY AND DOCTRINE
We your committee believe in a God called ministry, Rom. 10:15, that our ministers preach the truth as written in the King James Bible. God our Ruler, Jesus Christ our Redeemer, the Holy Spirit our Guide.
We believe our ministers should meet the requirements of I Tim. 3:1-7, and Titus 1:6-9.
We believe that every minister should seek God’s will for his life and labor to do that work, defending the truth and standing against false doctrines. 2 Pet. 2:1-3
We believe our people should study the word of God to be sure they are rooted and grounded in the truth. II Tim. 2:15
Rev. Jerry Ridge
Rev. Homer Whited
Rev. Johnny Perkins
We, your committee on missions are very thankful and appreciative of what Central Indiana is doing in missions today. We pray that our work and fellowship with the people in the Ivory Coast will continue and prosper. We urge our Pastors and churches to be aware and to respond to the great need for mission work throughout the world. We encourage our people to seek out ways to support mission fields and those who God has called into those fields. Let us pray fervently that God will call more from our midst to the mission field, “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” Mat. 9:38
“Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the utter most parts of the earth for thy possessions.” Psalms 2:8
“Say not ye, There are yet four months and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.” John 4:35-36
We would also encourage each church to prayerfully and physically support our sister churches during time of revival or any other special meetings.
Pastor Lonnie Palmer has volunteered to teach, preach and promote Missions among Separate Baptist Churches. We encourage you to promote missions by contacting your SBMI board member to schedule special services with Bro. Lonnie.
We your committee submits the following report:
Edinburgh- Honorable Pastor Bill Noble,
Dorinda Hadley (charter member), Lewis Hardin
Franklin- Leon Doyle
Friendship- Monford Tichenor
Mt. Zion - Eva Hercamp, Carl Purdue,
William Clark, Edna Livingston
Salem - Ralph Freeman, Ruth Bruner
Shiloh – Florence Van Auken
OBITUARY REPORT CONTINUED…
Several of our loved ones have passed from life on this earth unto life eternal with Jesus Christ our Savior. Even though our hearts do grieve at their passing, we do rejoice to know that we can see them again in that heavenly city where, “God shall wipe all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain for the former things are passed away.” (Rev. 21:4) “ Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints”. (Psalms 116:15)
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. (John 11:25)
We also ask that those who have lost their lives in the “War on Terror” be included in this memorial.
We have asked Rev. Ray Unger to come forward with a few words and prayer in memory of those past on this year.
Bro. Don Wiggington
Bro. John Perkins
Sis. Edna Caudill
We your committee on Resolutions wish to thank the committees and officials of the Association for their effort in making our Camp Meeting and Association possible and extend our thanks to the ladies for the good food and service in the kitchen by a special word of thanks by the moderator, representing the whole body.
Be it resolved that we have an Association at the regular time in 2007, being the Friday and Saturday before the second Sunday in September, and the clerk have the necessary minutes printed and distributed to the churches with an ample supply for the 2007 association.
Be it resolved that we have a Youth Camp in 2007.
Be it resolved that we have a Camp Meeting in 2007 starting Monday July 30th, 2007 and continuing through Saturday August 4th, 2007 and that the Camp Meeting evangelist be selected by the body by standing vote on Saturday afternoon during the election of officers. If the evangelist selected by the body cannot serve, the Camp Meeting committee shall select an alternate. The Camp Meeting committee shall notify all associational churches with a flyer stating times and dates of the Camp Meeting. As your committee we suggest each church consider dismissing evening services to attend Camp Meeting.
Be it resolved that we continue the Separate Baptist Bible Institute in the upcoming Associational year, and the Moderator appoint a committee of five to oversee, plan and select teachers for each class.
Be it resolved that a Camp Meeting Committee, Youth Camp Committee, and Kitchen Committee be appointed by the Moderator and the Moderator divide the churches into three groups and assign members of each group to assist the Kitchen Committee with one meal in the 2007 Association and the Kitchen Committee divide the churches into two groups to bring desserts, salads, and breads for one day only of the Association. We your committee urge the churches to consider the financial needs of the Kitchen Committee in supplying the meats and vegetables for the Association.
Be it resolved that this Association meet the General Association by letter and delegates and send $500.00 from the Association Treasurer to the General Association Treasurer and $250.00 from the Association Treasurer to SBMI.
Jimmy R Wheeler
Michael A. Wilson
We your committee on Sunday school, believe it is an essential work of the Church and is the primary method of teaching the Word of God. Our Superintendents and teachers should be spiritual and have a sincere desire to know the Word themselves and teach it to others. Our Superintendents should encourage our churches to invite others to attend Sunday school.
Teachers should use the classroom setting to witness to the lost, study and explore the eternal truths of God’s Word, encourage Christians to grow spiritually, and be a friend in time of need. Christ left us a wonderful example of his teaching. He taught many things in his Sermon on the Mount, he also showed a personal interest in the children. “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the Kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:14)
Sunday school is an excellent opportunity to reach and teach children and families God’s Word. Lessons taught in our Sunday Schools can have a lasting impression and influence. “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
We encourage our churches to hold Sunday school in high regard and work for its success. “Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest” (John 4:35). “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,” (Hosea 4:6)
Bro. Jack Polston
Sis. Marline Hardwick
Sis. Rachel Tharpe
We your temperance committee, believe that every Christian should, “abstain from all appearance of evil.” I Thessalonians 5:22
Mind altering drugs and alcohol. Proverbs 20:1, Titus 1:7,8
Immoral conduct and sexual conduct outside of marriage. Hebrews 13:4
Homosexuality. Romans 1:25-27; I Corinthians 6:9
Indecency. I Timothy 2:9, 4:12
Evil communication in all forms, such as cursing, Exodus 20:7, gossip, speaking evil of one another or slandering one another. Ephesians 4:31.
Closely monitoring our and our family’s use of the mediums of the internet, television and radio programs, books and publications as they may be used for evil.
Abortion and euthanasia (mercy killing). Exodus 20:13
Defiling one’s body (God’s temple). I Corinthians 3:17
WAYS and MEANS
We your Ways and Means Committee believe we should all have the goal of bringing the plan of salvation to the lost. In order to do this, we must use any means that God may grant us to accomplish this goal.
Moses was asked of God, “What is in thine hand?” (Exodus 4:2) Moses’ response was, “A rod.” God then used this rod as a means to help deliver the children of Israel.
We must then ask, “What is in our hands and what means do we possess to see souls saved?”
God has given us the ability to fast and pray for the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16)
God has given us the opportunity to encourage and financially support the mission work abroad and at home.
Using the different means granted to us by God, we have been enabled to accomplish the command of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15)
God provides both ways and means. We must be willing to be the instrument used to obtain the results God wants. Jimmy Polston
John “Buddy” Cave
Ruth Ann Walden
We the Young People Committee believe our association has a great challenge in increasing the interest of our youth in the work of God, (in our association, churches, Youth Revivals and related activities) that they might be a light and encouragement to other young people and the church. “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me” (Proverbs 8:17) “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;” (Ecclesiastes 12:1)
It must be a priority in our homes to conduct daily Bible reading and prayer as well as counseling our children in the way of the Lord. “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up” (Deuteronomy 6:7).
We must free ourselves from the many worldly concerns to devote more time to the spiritual growth of our families. (Ephesians 5:15,16 Colossians 3:20,21)
We as adults and youth must strive harder to get more young people involved in our church services and use them in our Church to bring more labourers into the field. (Matthew 9:37,38) The young people are not only the church of tomorrow, but the church of today also.
“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12)
Jesus said in Mark 10:14 “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.”
We also encourage Parents and Grandparents to bring the Youth in your church to Services and Youth activities. We also strongly urge parents to help their children support the quarterly Youth Union Meetings.