Pastors are the spiritual leaders of the local church. Every church needs a Pastor who is healthy spiritually, emotionally and physically. We are here to encourage Pastors so that God's work continues.
Hebrews 13:17 "Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you."
The local church is still God's plan to share the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ. God has called each church to reach their world in a specific way. We exist to equip the local church to accomplish God's mission to their world.
Matthew 28:19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen."
God's great commission sends the local baptist churches across the street and around the globe. CGBA exists to support, promote and engage in missions, together with local southern baptist churches, the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board and the Southern Baptist Convention so that all peoples may know Jesus Christ.
Romans 10:15 "And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: 'How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!'"