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Golf Tournament Ad 2022

We are excited about this year’s golf tournament to support our upcoming Toy Store Ministry, blessing children, and families in Burke County. To help us raise funds, we are asking businesses and our CRBA churches to “Sponsor A Hole.” There are different levels of support that allow churches and businesses of all sizes the ability to participate.

To learn more and to become a hole sponsor, please call our office or click HERE.

Momentum August 2022

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Coats for the City 2022 2

Coats for the City shares the love of Jesus by providing warm coats and the gospel to residents of New York City each December. N.C. Baptists have partnered with the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association (MNYBA) in this effort for eight years. Working with churches across New York City, we desire to distribute coats along with a Bible or Jesus film in the language of every recipient.

What kind of coats do we need?

  • New or gently used heavy coats that can withstand a New York City winter.
  • Lighter-weight coats used for layering.
  • No holes, tears, or stains.
  • Zippers should work.

Please call (828) 437-0137 to schedule a drop-off time.

LoveLOUD 2022 (1)

We are looking forward to LoveLOUD 2022 and are grateful for the churches that have chosen to participate. Already, 2 schools have been served, and most of the remaining schools will be served and ministered to next week. Please pray for those being served (over 1,800) that they will be encouraged and reminded that God loves them and our CRBA churches do as well. May God use this ministry to draw people to Jesus.

NCMO men

Each September we ask that churches across NC prayerfully consider participating in the 19 ministries of Baptists on Mission through the NC Missions Offering (NCMO). This offering provides the entire regular budget for Baptists on Mission, about half of the church planting budget for NC, and returns 10% of the offering to local Associations to use as God leads. Some churches think that their Cooperative Program (CP) gifts provide the funding for Baptists on Mission’s ministries like Disaster Relief and Rebuild, but CP funds do not provide the budget for Baptists on Mission. Please encourage your church to promote the NCMO and offer relief for today and hope for tomorrow.  

The time to begin promoting the NC Missions Offering is now! HERE  is a link to a video that helps tell the story of how medical missions through Baptists on Mission changes lives around the world.

Fall Meeting and Missions Fair Flyer 2022

Missions Fair with arrows

We are excited to announce we will be hosting Mission Fair 2022 at this year’s Fall Meeting/Worship Celebration at Mount Home on October 23rd. At Mission Fair 2022, we will have missionaries (local, state, national, and IMB), as well as mission partners present to bless and help our churches. Additionally, we are excited to provide an opportunity for each of our CRBA churches to have a table where they can exhibit their ministries and mission involvement to brag about what Jesus is during in and through our churches. If your church would like to have a table/exhibit, please contact our CRBA office to RSVP. In addition to all the helpful exhibits, desserts will be served.

Toy Store Fabric Needed 2022 (2)

Christmas in August is approaching, and we are excited about the opportunity to serve our community through our annual Toy Store ministry again this year. This is when our churches work together to collect new toys to help families in Burke County. We have the collection boxes ready to be picked up at our CRBA office for any church or business willing to participate. To claim your box, please come by our office (1812 US 70 E., Morganton) or give us a call at 828-437-0137. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Out of the Box (1)

Creative Fall Outreach ideas (from Lifeway)

  1. Sponsor a booth at the county/state fair – churches from the area can sponsor booths at the fair and provide free face painting or even henna tattoos as a means for gospel conversations.
  2. Wear church t-shirts to a local event – this can help raise awareness of your church.
  3. Host a hunting season event for men – consider hosting a kickoff event for hunting season with a men’s dinner and have the men in your church invite their friends.
  4. Honor first responders in a worship service – your church could invite and provide breakfast for all first responders, then briefly recognize them in the worship service.
  5. Sponsor a breakfast for teachers at a local school – use the new school year as an opportunity to minister to local teachers, administrators, aides, bus drivers, and staff.
  6. Staff the concession stand at a local park or stadium – your presence will likely result in gospel conversations and invites to church worship services.
  7. Coordinate a community outreach day through your small groups – pick a Saturday or Sunday afternoon for all small groups to participate in a community outreach event.
  8. Hold a family movie night on the church lawn – consider having a movie night on the church lawn and encourage families to invite their neighbors and friends.
  9. Host an “Invite Your One” day – the fall is a great time to host these events, and they can be great catalysts for creating an atmosphere of inviting in your church.
  10. Set a gospel conversation goal for your church and provide training – train your members and provide the opportunities for gospel conversations to happen.

For more creative ideas, please go to

Catawba River Baptist Association

Prayer on the Square 2022

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Church News

Amherst Baptist is seeking a Full-time Pastor. Please send resumes to     

Burkemont Baptist is bringing the Dental Ministry Trailer from Baptist On Mission to our community this weekend. Please be in prayer that God may use this wonderful ministry to bring our community to Jesus.

Dental Truck

Hopewell Baptist is hosting a Back to School Party! Details below.

Hopewell Back to School Flyer

Icard’s Grove Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

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

Pleasant Hill Baptist is seeking a Piano Accompanist for Wednesday night choir practice (7:00 pm) and Sunday morning service (10:30 am). There will be a stipend offered. Pleasant Hill is also seeking a part-time Worship Leader. Please email questions and resumes to or mail to:
2396 Enola Rd., Morganton, NC 28655

Zion is hosting a Back to School BASH! Details below.

Zion Back to school flyer 2022 (002)

Partner News

FBC Hildebrand is seeking an Organist & Part-time Music Director for our church. This is a paid position and will require you to be here for Sunday & Wednesday services and any special services; revival, cantata, dramas, etc. Please submit your resume to the church office by mail at PO Box 220, Hildebran, NC 28637, or you can email your resume to Kendra Arrowood

Glenwood Baptist Church is seeking a man of God to be our full-time pastor.  If interested, please submit your resume to:
Glenwood Baptist Church
Attn: Pastor Search Committee
PO Box 218
Glenwood, NC 28737
or online at

Poovey’s Grove Baptist Church is seeking a full-time senior pastor. For more information, please contact Classie Whisenant at (828) 381-2500 or

 First Baptist Church of Lincolnton, NC:  
Wanted: Part-time Facilities Manager who has demonstrated maintenance experience.  If interested, please send a resume to First Baptist Church, Attn: Dr. Stanley Spence, 201 Robin Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or email

Yadkin Baptist Church, located in the North Carolina Foothills, is seeking a full-time pastor who is a gifted teacher, an effective communicator, and a skilled counselor. A Master’s Degree, Southern Baptist Seminary/Divinity School Degree is preferred or an equivalent of education and experience. This position requires more than 5 years of pastoral experience. Salary and benefits commensurate based on education and experience include housing, paid holidays, and vacation. Resumes may be submitted to Yadkin Baptist Church Pastor Search Committee, c/o Mike Cook, 4763 Kirby Mountain Road, Lenoir, NC, 28645 or electronically to Resumes must be submitted by August 31, 2022.

HSH Vendor Flyer

The Pregnancy Care Center of Burke County is having a benefit festival and would like to offer our churches the opportunity to sign up for an informational booth where you may distribute information about your church and its specific ministries. The booth fee is $75, and all proceeds will go to the Pregnancy Care Center of Burke County.

The deadline to register is September 25th. 

Unafraid 2022 Youth Retreat

Fear looks different for everyone! Some people may be afraid of heights, deep oceans, or snakes, while others may be afraid of praying, public speaking, or even making a new friend. God calls us to live boldly for Christ wherever we are! 

Over the weekend (March 3-5, 2023), we will dive deep into what Scripture says about fear. Students will learn what it means to be bold and courageous in Christ! There will be a lot of laughs, activities, and games. Students can look forward to the extended Night of Worship on Saturday evening! 

$129/person – April 1 – August 15 
$149/person – August 15 – November 30 
$159/person – December 1 – March 3 

Registration includes meals, room, all program costs, and a free T-shirt. After August 15th, registration will go up to $149 per person. Take the opportunity today to register for this event at the discounted price of $129 per person!