The Atlanta Missionary Baptist Association exists for the purpose of fellowship; the distribution of benevolence; the constitution of new churches, the resolution of disciplinary problems between churches, or within a church, (when requested); the solution of question of theology and polity and the ordination of clergy. We are cooperative in our function, and interrelated in our actions; we exist for our local member churches. We seek to formulate all decisions so that they become the collective and harmonious voice of our messengers, sent by the churches.
The Associational principles allows the member churches to avail themselves of tbe rich resources of Atlanta Baptist, in the area of recommendations to seeking congregations on the subject of Baptist practices in the are,i of polity; to seek to further understand the Scriptures, and in particular, the New Testament as it impacts Baptist doctrine; to have the Moderator preside in church disputes, when requested; to act as an Ordination Council when called upon by a local church. As an organization, the Association would never impose any rules upon a Pastor or Church, but will seek to give the best possible advice when the wisdom of the Atlanta Missionary Baptist Association is sought.
The primary work of the Atlanta Missionary Baptist Association rest in specific departments of which there are four.
- The Women’s Department 2. The Laymen’s Department
- The Laymen’s Department
- The Youth and Young Adults Department
- The Congress
The Association is operated exclusively for spiritual guidance and teaching purposes. The Atlanta Missionary Baptist Association is engaged in religiously educating its members and cultivating the Christian doctrines and values contained in the Holy Bible.
The Atlanta Missionary Baptist Association Special Projects that are coordinated annually are: The Elnora T. Hammonds Scholarship Banquet and The Morehouse School of Religion Day.