The Tribal System

In mid-1996, Dr. Sam Davis introduced the Tribal Concept to the BGBC congregation. This system is designed to address the holistic needs of the Church body. The membership, under the guidance of the pastor, are tasked to take care of each other. The congregation is divided up according to the zip code areas in which they live. Each zip code area is assigned the name of a Biblical tribe according to the twelve tribes of Israel. Each tribe has representatives from various ministries to help take care of the needs of the members in the respective tribes. These ministries include deacons, health care, prayer partners, mission representatives, and other Tribal leaders.

A Welcome from the Tribal Administrator

Please allow me the opportunity to personally welcome you to the Beulah Grove Baptist Church family. You have made a wonderful decision!  As you embark on your spiritual journey, I pray that the Holy Spirit will lead you to become actively involved in ministry. Within the next 7 – 10 days, someone from your tribe (zip code area) will be calling to welcome you and to answer any questions or discuss any concerns that you may have. As your Tribal Administrator, I encourage you to become familiar with our Tribal system which is based on “people helping people”.

Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you at any time. I may be reached at (706)724-0186, ext 11. My email address is gjramsey@beulahgrove.org   I look forward to speaking or hearing from you soon.

In the Spirit,

Rev. Gladys Johnson-Ramsey
Tribal Administrator

Tribal Administration

In mid-1996, Dr. Sam Davis introduced the Tribal Concept to the BGBC congregation. This system is designed to address the holistic needs of the Church body. The membership, under the guidance of the pastor, are tasked to take care of each other. The congregation is divided up according to the zip code areas in which they live. Each zip code area is assigned the name of a Biblical tribe according to the twelve tribes of Israel. Each tribe has representatives from various ministries to help take care of the needs of the members in the respective tribes. These ministries include deacons, health care, prayer partners, mission representatives, and other Tribal leaders.

The Tribe Mission Statement

The aim of the Tribal Concept is to develop a fellowship of believers where people are helping people become closer in relationship to Christ, themselves, their families, the church and the community.


The Purpose of the Tribal Concept

With the continual growth of God’s Kingdom through Beulah Grove Baptist Church, the Beulah Grove family recognizes that one person – namely the Pastor – cannot, reasonably, “touch” each member personally.  In addition to this, there exists the innate ability within the lay ministry that does reach each and every person that walks through the doors of Beulah Grove.

The Tribal Concept seeks to develop a system that utilizes the infrastructure already available and optimizes the characteristics of believers and disciples for Christ. In so doing, touching every person within reason and in order.


The Goals of the Tribal Concept

  1. Moving the church from the Building to the Community, extending Christ’s Kingdom throughout the CSRA
  2. People helping people
  3. Evangelism
  4. Restoring sheep

5.  Participation in celebrations