ABOUT STONE MOUNTAIN BAPTIST ASSOCIATION

Vision Statement

We see a day by 2020 when Stone Mountain Association of Baptist Churches
has 125 healthy reproducing churches.

Core Values
  • Every church has a distinct function to expand the Kingdom of God.
  • Churches must work in unity to support, encourage, and pray for each other.
  • Churches should develop disciples who are on mission with God.
  • A healthy church demonstrates the Biblical purposes of church: lifestyle worship, discipleship, evangelism, ministry, and fellowship, supported by prayer.


History
The Stone Mountain Baptist Association was originally formed as The Rock Mountain Baptist Association in 1839 at the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Newton County with 588 members in 16 churches. For many years other Associations, including Atlanta, Gwinnett Metro, Apalachee, Henry, and South Metro were developed from Stone Mountain Baptist Association Churches. In 1840 in its second Annual Session the annual sermon was based on Matthew 16:18 when Jesus declared, "Upon this rock I will build My church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."


In 1847 the Stone Mountain Baptist Association joined the Georgia Baptist Convention. Then in 1963 the Georgia Baptist Convention assigned an area missionary to work with the Stone Mountain Baptist Association and other associations in its area. By 1980, a full-time Director of Missions was working. Currently the Association has a paid and volunteer staff of 8 working in various aspects of mission ministries providing "hands-on help" to churches.

The Association serves three major counties: Southeast DeKalb County, an urban county with a diverse people base consisting primarily of African Americans (87%), Rockdale County, a suburban, bedroom community, and Newton County, which is making the transition from rural to suburban. In 2002, Newton County was named as the 7th fastest growing county in the United States. Two other counties also represented are Morgan and Walton. The total population of the mission field is more than one million people.



Click here to read the 2016 Associational Missionary report.
We see supported by prayer.

Stone Mountain Baptist Association • Conyers, GA • 770-483-2776  © 2017