Henry County Baptist Association


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Developmental Disabilities Ministries (Horne Home)
Raceway Ministries
Disaster Relief Ministry
Woman's Missionary Union
Senior Adults
One Accord Food Pantry
Operation Inasmuch

Developmental Disabilities Ministries

In 1992, the Henry County Baptist Association began to respond to the residential needs of families with developmentally disabled adults. We began with the generous gift of a home, associational commitment, and a partnership with Hope Tree Family Services (formerly the Virginia Baptist Children's Home and Family Services) Developmental Disabilities Ministry. Countless hours of volunteer service and donations led to the renovation and furnishing of the home.

The home was named the "Horne Home" after Dr. Chevis and Helen Horne. Presently there are four ladies living at the home, and there is room for six residents in all. The DDM Walk-a-thon is held each year to raise money for the upkeep of the home. Our mission continues to be to provide quality Christian care to developmentally disabled adults and their families.

Raceway Ministries
As a member of the National Fellowship of Raceway Ministries, we are all about providing Christian ministry to race fans, competitors, workers, and others in the motorsports community.

Twice each year, major races are held at the Martinsville Speedway. Volunteers from our churches serve by providing race fans an opportunity to worship, enjoy Christian music, and discover the message of Christ.

Volunteers serve in our Ministry Tent where they give out free refreshments, distribute tracts, and share their faith. Another mission of Raceway Ministries is to transport the handicapped who need assistance to and from the track in golf carts. For more information on Raceway Ministries, call the HCBA at (276) 638-2951 or visit their website at www.racewayministriesmartinsville.com.

Disaster Relief Ministry
In the beginning, the association's goal was to purchase a disaster relief trailer and stock it with tools to take along whenever they went on an assignment. That became a reality in the fall of 2008.

Diaster volunteers are trained and stand ready to go at a moment's notice to help prepare food for and speak a kind word to the people who have gone through a disaster such as a hurricane or a large storm that leaves destruction in its path. If you are interested in becoming a part of this ministry, call the HCBA at (276) 638-2951.

The Evangelism Team strives to be a resource for the churches in the Association to promote training in how to share the gospel, and to promote and implement area wide evangelistic events that proclaim the Good News.

Woman's Missionary Union
The WMU challenges believers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God. (WMU vision statement)

WMU Tasks - Discover the Joy of Missions

Together the Association and its churches can accomplish the purpose of WMU:
• pray for and give to missions
• do missions
• learn about missions
• develop spiritually toward a mission lifestyle
• participate in the work of the church and Association

Senior Adults
The senior adults meet three times a year (April, July and September) at one of the local churches for fellowship, food and entertainment. For the September meeting we have a "Talent Showcase" from our member churches. Several trips are planned throughout the year for the senior adults, including both one-day and multiple-day trips.

One Accord Food Pantry
The Association is in partnership with the food pantry of One Accord Baptist Church where no one has to go hungry. Applicants, when approved, receive a box of food items. Approximately 100 families receive food each month.

Operation Inasmuch (OIAM)
In October, 2013, 13 churches in our Association participated in Operation Inasmuch in a joint project with the Pittsylvania Baptist Association. We continued the mission in 2014, 2017, and 2019. OIAM is a one day mission event to provide opportunities for every member of our churches to become a missionary in our local community. It is for all ages and skill levels. Some of the ministries shared were at laundromats, gas stations, minor home repairs, thank you baskets for law enforcement and EMS, and toiletries for nursing home residents.