How Can I Help?

Our Association is made up of 64 various Southern Baptist Churches.  Each church has a “personality” and each person within that church has been blessed with certain gifts that should be used to further Christ’s Kingdom.  You as a leader, and individual or a pastor are invited to join us in our many ongoing ministries as well as the opportunities that arise during the year.

Like to Cook/Bake?

In November, we ask our churches to prepare “Pies for Prisoners”.  The goal is to have one pie per prisoner to last throughout the week of Thanksgiving.  The pies should not require refrigeration.  Deliver the pies to the Loxley Correctional Center on Hwy 64 on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
 
In December, we gather “Goodies for GARM”.  The WMU prepares packages of homemade cookies and candies to deliver to the various businesses that have helped over the past year. 

Like the Beach?

Our Gulf Area Resort Ministry (GARM) is also known as Barefoot Believers.  Living on the Gulf Coast, we have thousands of visitors each year – summer beach people, winter snowbirds and everyone in between.  Myriad opportunities for outreach are open to individuals and groups.  GARM sponsors Beach Reach, RV Park day camps, worship services, Random Acts of Kindness and much more.  

 In October, GARM has a presence at the Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores.  A tent is set up where sno-cones and popcorn are served, kids can make crafts and adults can rest and be ministered to by our volunteers.

Have a heart for those in prison?

The Loxley Work Release Center houses some 500+ inmates, many of whom are not local men.  Mike Legrone heads a weekly worship/outreach program, helping these men move toward a happier, more functional and productive life as disciples of Christ, and helping prepare them for a life beyond incarceration.  You can lead a devotional, sing a song or pray with the men.  

Got building skills?

The Baldwin Baptist Builders travel each summer during the third full week of July to various sites to assist in building new or expanding established church facilities.  The group includes adult, youth and children – carpentry, painting, finishing, cooking, doing outreach and whatever opportunities develop.  No experience necessary!
 
The Association office itself needs help with upkeep, as well!

Like putting together surprise packages/goodie bags?

Weary truck drivers, sometimes traveling with family members, stop at the Wilcox Exit off I-10.  There, not only can they fill up with fuel and food but they can be spiritually fed, as well.  To lift their spirits, they are handed a goodie bag filled with items that could be useful to them as they travel the roads.
 
You can create these bags – brown or white paper bags that kids could decorate – and fill them with things such as gloves, notepads, pens/pencils, lifesavers or mints, hand sanitizer, chapstick, etc.  These bags can be dropped off at the Association office in Silverhill or contact Chaplain Charlie Wilson at 205-310-0195 and he will arrange to pick them up.
 
Love Kids?

Our afterschool program in a low-income community in Foley (Aaronville) is always in need of snack items, craft supplies and sports equipment such as basketballs, volleyballs, etc.  This program gives the kids a fun place to go to do their homework, have something to eat and learn about Jesus.  Often, this Good News is taken home to their families and can impact them, as well.

Over 50’s

Once you get past fifty, the fun has just begun. Whether retired, just plain tired, or active as ever, the over-50 group of Keenagers provides refreshment, ministry, and times of valuable interaction. The group meets quarterly at various churches for a delicious pot luck meal, music and a program.  

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