Partnership Mission Team
The PMT is working in tandem with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board to support both a national mission partner and an international mission partner. Nationally, northeast Georgia is coming alongside New England as a partner. We have identified a partner in Hampstead, NH, Island Pond Baptist Church. This partnership launched officially in 2022. We have identified various needs that we can assist them:
– Spring Festival – provide volunteers
– Fall Festival – provide volunteers
– Painting Sunday School Classrooms
– Assisting with Vacation Bible School
– Provide funds for the pastor and his wife to have some time away.
– Provide funds to replace a deck on their building.
In 2023 Sarepta entered into a partnership with
Panama and Pastor2Pastor whose founder is
Pastor Gary Bulley. For a number of years
Gary has been training pastors and church
leaders in Central and South America. He
discovered a huge need in Panama and made us
aware of the need. He found that there had
been no theological training in Panama since
Covid shut down the seminary. There was a
need to train new and existing pastors and
church leaders. Pastor2Pastor has 12 courses available in Spanish to be taught Gary needed
someone who would be willing to go and teach. Sarepta’s Mission Partnership Team agreed to
commit to sending pastors to Panama to teach the 12 courses and potentially develop other
opportunities for ministry. The plan is for a team to go to Panama about every two months to
teach a class in two locations.