We are looking for folks to help us prayer walk in our communities on Saturday, April 17th. You can prayer “drive or walk” your community any time of the day as we pray for the salvation of our community.

To sign up and to receive more information please go to

Simply click on the register link, fill out the info and:
under the “area” drop-down menu, click Unifour,
under the “location” menu, click Valdese & Morganton/Scattered/April 17th.

Instructions and training material will be sent to everyone who signs up.

Mission Trip to Cincinnati, Ohio
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We are excited to announce we will be partnering with Amer Safadi (church planter in Cincinnati) this summer. Our mission trip to Ohio will be July 10-18, 2021 and we will be helping a new church reach its community for Christ. We will be helping with Block Parties, Vacation Bible School and feeding families at a local school. We hope you and your church will join us on this exciting adventure. The cost of the trip is $210 which includes transportation, lodging, and food while in Cincinnati.

  • Information Meeting – April 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the CRBA office
  • Training Meeting – May 24, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. also at the CRBA office
  • Deadline for returning the deposit and notarized forms – May 31, 2021
  • Trip Dates – July 10-17, 2021 leaving early on Saturday the 10th

For more information and to register please go to

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We are excited to announce we will be going to Kenya for a mission trip from October 26 thru November 5.  The cost is estimated from $2,200 to $2,500 depending on travel. This year we will be hosting a pastors training event in villages and will also construct 4 houses for widows. This is going to be an awesome trip but is limited to 14 people.

Reserve your spot today by going to  (You may have to place your cursor over the link, and hold down your Control button while left-clicking to get it to open). You can also find your project by going to Mission Projects/Outside US/Kenya from any page on the website or by scanning the QR code above. Scroll to the bottom of the Kenya Partnership Page and then find and click on your project (the Details/Register button). Note that the site only displays ten projects at a time, so you may need to hit the “next” button at the bottom of the page to scroll over and find your project. Once on your project page, it should ask you to sign in or create an account.


IF YOU ARE A NEW USER simply create a new account. The e-mail/username has to be unique (i.e. – husband and wife cannot share the same e-mail). If you have been sharing an e-mail with your spouse, you will need to create a unique one for one or the other of you. Once you have created your new account, go back to the homepage and find your project by clicking (Mission Projects/Outside US/Kenya). Projects are listed at the bottom of the Kenya Partnership page. 


IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT go ahead and sign in. Remember that….Usernames are based on e-mails. If you have forgotten your username, we can look that up for you if you contact our office. If you cannot remember your password you can reset it. After doing so, you should receive an e-mail with a new password to put in. Once logged in you can change it to whatever you would like your password to be. Once you sign in, it should keep you on your project page and you can continue with registration as a team member. But if not, go back to the homepage and find your project by clicking (Mission Projects/Outside US/Kenya). Projects are listed at the bottom of the Kenya Partnership page. 



1.      Click “1” at the bottom of your project page where it asks you to “Choose Quantity”. Then click the “Continue” button. It should take you to a second page.

2.      The second page should ask you to put in your “team name”, which is: CRBA (case sensitive). Click “Continue”. 

3.      The third page should present your account information (general, passport, etc.) for verification. If anything on your account is unfinished, it may require you to complete it. Once you have, click the “Register” button.

4.      You will be taken to a “Thank You” page. On this page is a link to our background check requirement. You can go ahead and click this button and submit the needed information for your background check at this time if you wish.  (You will also receive an e-mail with the same information you see on the “Thank You” page. )

CRBA Spring 2021 Meeting High Peak Ad

We will begin at 6:30 and it will be a time of rejoicing as we hear how God is using our churches to make a difference in our county, nation and world. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Rev. Chuck Campbell who serves at the Baptist Convention of NC. He will share how we can Pray and Go together to reach our communities for Jesus. Due to COVID restrictions, nursery and supper will not be provided this time. We encourage everyone to participate but we strongly encourage each church to send its allotment of messengers as noted in our CRBA Bylaws and Constitution:

Representation: The members (churches) shall be represented by individuals which each member (church) appoints to be known as messengers. Each member (church) shall be entitled to the following number of messengers:
~Three messengers for the first 100 members of a church, or fraction thereof. 
~One messenger for each additional 100 members of a church. 
~Each member of a church who is a ministerial staff member of the church shall count as an additional messenger. 
~The Moderator, Vice Moderator, Treasurer, and Secretary of this Association shall be considered messengers. 

Churches are encouraged to send in their list of messengers
a week in advance of our Spring Meeting.


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Boys and girls come to Baptist Children’s Homes from situations of unimaginable neglect and abuse causing them to feel alone and forgotten. When you add a global pandemic on top of their already traumatic circumstances, their feelings of hopelessness are amplified. The Baptist Children’s Home of North Carolina is in need of grocery store gift cards. We encourage each of our CRBA churches to donate at least $100 in gift cards to help these children in need. Drop off for the gift cards will be at the CRBA office (1812 US HWY 70 E, Morganton, NC 28655) now through April 29th, 2021. Please contact our office at (828) 437-0137 for more information.

Quilt Making Mission Trip to Rose Hill, NC

April 27-30, 2021

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We are planning a trip to Rose Hill for a Tuesday-Friday and will distribute quilts to families who have had Baptists on Mission repair their houses after hurricanes hit our east coast.  Each family will receive a handmade quilt as a gift as they move back into their homes.
Even if you are not able to go on the trip, we need your help. Beginning March 8th, we will be offering quilting classes on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm through the month of April. We will use that time to make squares for the quilts so the team will be prepared before making the trip. You are needed whether you are inexperienced or experienced in quilting. All classes will take place at the CRBA office (1812 US HWY 70 E, Morganton). To sign up for the class and for more information please contact our office at 828-437-0137 or

For those able to travel to Rose Hill, the cost of the mission trip is $40 per person which includes lodging and food. For more information, please contact Dawn Mathews at 828-962-5255 or our Associational office at 828-437-0137. There will also be opportunities to do light projects for those who want to do construction and/or painting.

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BurkeChangers Update:

The CRBA Youth Ministry Team is excited that God is blessing the preparations for BurkeChangers Mission Week coming in June. Our BurkeChangers Leadership Team continues to pray, plan, promote, and prepare for a great impact. Churches are partnering with us and we would love to extend the invitation to other CRBA Churches! Find out more information at – We also have a promo pack (filled with goodies) for your church if you would like one. These are limited and on a 1st come 1st serve basis. 

Ways that you can be involved:

– PRAY for planning and preparation.
– PROMOTE to other churches.
– BECOME a Partner Church: $50 registration.
– ENLIST Crew Leaders, Skilled Supervisors, Students & Chaperones.
– BE willing to assist provide lunches for a work crew. 
– HELP us with Block Party Outreach Events
– DONATE to BurkeChangers Mission Week through CRBA.

There are so many ways that your church can get involved and we would love to have your partnership! If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please reach out to us at or contact Greg Klapp – CRBA Youth Team Leader or Eddy Bunton – BurkeChangers Team Coordinator. God bless!

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Church News

Amherst Baptist is seeking a Pastor.

Antioch Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

Burkemont Baptist has 150 wooden childrens chairs they are willing to donate to a church in need. For more information please contact Giovonnia Hennessee at 828-437-2357.

Catawba Valley is seeking a Pastor.

Community Missionary is seeking a Pastor.

El Bethel Baptist Church in Morganton is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor of Worship and Youth to join their ministerial staff. Please send resumes and questions to

Missionary Ridge is looking for a full time Youth Minister. Please send resumes or direct questions to

Mull’s Grove Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Minister of Music and a bi-vocational Youth Minister. Please send resumes and questions to        

Pleasant Hill Baptist is seeking a full-time Children’s and Youth Ministry Pastor as well as a part-time Worship Pastor/Leader.

Rutherford College First Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.  

Partner News

VBS make it matter 2021

April 20, 2021
Virtual VBS Training Conference
(provided by Baptist Convention of NC)

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is one of the most effective ministries churches can offer for evangelism, outreach, and discipleship of children and their families.

Join us for virtual teacher and leadership training to make this year’s VBS one of the best ever. Training will feature keynote and breakout sessions covering all aspects of VBS, including how to adapt amid the lingering impact of COVID-19.

This is a free virtual training event! Your registration includes access to all content for 30 days after the event.


Breakout Sessions
There are several sessions available for you to choose from throughout the day. The first begins at 10:15 a.m. and the second at 11:15 a.m.

Beth Whitman
Join us as new and experienced
VBS directors dig into
VBS administration.

Backyard Kids Club
Shelby Hallquist
Explore the Backyard Kids Club
resources for VBS.

Erica Whitener
Unpack the 1st-6th grade
Craft Rotation resources and
Craft Packs Plus.

Graded VBS Bible Study (1st-4th)
Janet Smith
Discover the Destination Dig
Bible Study resources
for grades 1-4.

VBX (preteen) & Student VBS
Amanda Monroe
Dig into the VBX Bible Study
resources and the Student Bible Study
& Rotation resources.
Decorating Made Easy
Erica Whitener
Grab your gear as we break down
tips to Lifeway’s “Destination Dig” decorations.

Kelly Settlemyre
Unearth information about the
Missions Rotation resources
for grades 1-6.

Multi-Aged VBS
Shelby Hallquist
Join us as we map out the
Bible Study resources for
teaching broad age groups
(1’s-6th grade) together.

Rebecca Lindhout
Join us as we unpack the
Destination Dig Bible Study
resources for 3’s, Pre-K and
 Kindergarten Junior Archeologists,
and Multi-aged Preschoolers

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Ad request from Steffi Adams:

My mother recently passed away and I would like to donate her piano to a church that could use it in God’s service. The piano is a Kohler & Campbell model purchased in the late 1960s and well-maintained (picture attached). The church would be responsible for moving it from her house located a few miles from Lowe’s Hardware in Morganton.
Contact Steffi Adams at 828-443-0287.

Kohler Campbell Piano