GBAMA 2024 CONFERENCE
WHAT IS GBAMA?
Georgia Baptist Association
of Ministry Assistants
is a professional organization of ministry assistants serving in Georgia Baptist churches, associations, agencies and offices.
The Purpose of GBAMA
To identify and properly relate the various roles of the ministry assistants/secretaries.
To provide an opportunity of fellowship for those with similar interests and to stimulate an interchange of ideas.
To develop a better understanding of the work of the ministry assistant/secretary
To provide programs that will deepen the spiritual understanding of the ministry assistant/secretary, improve performance, increase personal effectiveness, acquaint with the latest tools and encourage interest of others in the vocation
Lisa founded the non-profit organization, Scarlett's Closet, in memory and honor of her granddaughter, who passed away of cancer in 2011.
This ministry provides care bags for families whose children are admitted into the hospital unexpectedly. Each bag contains various personal care items, a pen, a journal and a Bible.
In August 2018, Lisa published a book called Courage and Red Wagons. This book is dedicated to Scarlett, who showed Lisa what real courage looks like. Through this ministry, Scarlett is touching more lives than most people do in their entire lifetime.
David is a Christian concert artist and worship leader from Fayetteville, GA.
For many years, David’s family, “The Akins”, traveled around the country singing and preaching the good news of Jesus Christ together.
As David's family has expanded into new ministries of their own, David has begun the next chapter. He is continuing to follow Jesus into a brand new solo music ministry. He is not only writing new songs, but also planning to re-release many of his older songs that people have loved so much through the years.
Sandra is co-founder of OPT for Success, which provides training for office professionals. Her professional career spans over 40 years of government, corporate, and ministry office experience. She served 16 years as the ministry assistant specialist for LifeWay Church Resources, where she developed training materials for ministry support professionals in addition to training and supervising other trainers. Her training style is vibrant and down-to-earth, using her sense of humor and skill at storytelling to make training interesting. She encourages the use of today's technology while embracing the integrity of time-honored customer service and office skills that empower church and church-related offices to positively impact those they support and serve.
Co-founder, OPT for Success
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