CRBA Update December 16, 2021


We know that you have been praying for the people in Kentucky who were impacted by the tornadoes this past weekend.  Please continue!  You can share Christ in word and deed by responding if you are able to do so.  If you cannot respond, and even if you can, you can impact others by making a financial contribution to Disaster Relief or to Baptists on Mission.  Look below to see how your generous gift can be doubled. Your prayers, service, and generosity allows us to share Christ’s light during dark times. Thank you!

Kentucky Tornado Update from NC Baptists on Mission: NC Baptists on Mission Disaster Relief is set up in Bowling Green, KY at Hillvue Heights Baptist Church. Our main work is chaplaincy, chainsaw, temporary roof repair, and debris removal. We have other DR Ministries involved to help manage the site: feeding, safety, logistics, admin, assessment, communications, etc. We anticipate being in Bowling Green for the foreseeable future so please feel free to sign up for any days during the next few weeks. If you would like to volunteer for recovery, please visit our website at this link to sign up: Kentucky Tornado Get Involved
If you want to volunteer in the other areas needed to support our recovery site, please reach out to your ministry leader. If for some reason we close our site at a future time and your team still would like to serve, we have locations in Lumberton, Rose Hill, New Bern, and Canton.

Disaster Relief Endowment: Baptists on Mission Disaster Relief has been given a donation to our DR Endowment in the amount of $250,000.00 and the anonymous donor has asked that we match this amount. To give to the DR endowment to help us match this tremendous gift, please do one of the following:

  • Mail a check, made out to Baptists on Mission Disaster Relief, PO Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512, memo line: Disaster Relief Endowment
  • Call our office and speak to Melanie, Teresa, or Tracey to make a credit card donation – 800.395.5102
  • Make an online donation by going to our website: Baptists on Mission, clicking on Donate in the top right corner of the page and then choose Disaster Relief. Please put DR Endowment in the Note section.

Thank you so much for the many ways you assist NC Disaster Relief!

Catawba River Baptist Association on Mission in Kentucky


Because of the great partnership of our CRBA churches, we were able to take hundreds of toys to Kentucky this week for the children (and families) affected by the recent tornadoes. Thank you, John and Mark Ball, Doug Goforth, and Larry Thompson for packing the trailer, John Ball for delivering the toys, and our Toy Store Leadership Team for being missional. It truly is a blessing to serve in this wonderful Association that seeks to make a difference in our community, state, nation, and world. To God be the Glory!

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    Do you desire to know the Word of God better? Would you like to read the Bible more closely, preach or teach it with more insight, and discover or renew the joy of discovering and applying biblical truth? Do you minister in a music program, work with youth, or teach Sunday school or small group classes? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, the Catawba River Baptist Bible Institute is a great opportunity for you!

    There are many great college and seminary programs available, and many are accessible through the internet. However, most of these programs are expensive, require previous education, and include coursework that is not relevant or useful to your ministry in the local church. Catawba River Baptist Bible Institute is different!
Classes last only 10 weeks and are held in person at the CRBA office. The cost is only $50 and includes all class notes and texts. You don’t study on a screen- you meet with your neighbors throughout our association. Your teacher is a carefully-prepared Bible scholar who serves as a pastor right here in Burke County.

    Catawba River Baptist Bible Institute brings affordable, accessible education to you, so you can learn the Word of God! Join us for our inaugural class, The Gospels. Classes start January 11 and last one hour each Tuesday night. The class runs for 10 weeks. Come join us!

For more information, contact me at
To register, contact the CRBA at  

Out of the Box (1)

Host a Blanket Making Party -Donating blankets is a wonderful way to ensure no one in your community is cold this winter and hosting a blanket-making party at your church will get people invested in giving back. Donating a homemade blanket is especially rewarding. Tied fleece blankets are easy for kids to make and no sewing is required. Adults can make more complicated quilts or collect new blankets to donate. Whichever method you use, be sure to tell the recipients of Christ’s love for them and then invite them to your church.

EQUIP Conference (1)

EQUIP 2022/Spring Meeting is going to be a great event/conference where you can choose to be equipped for ministry. Please put March 15th, 2022 on your calendar and make plans to be there.

Some of the classes we will be offering the evening include (but are not limited to):

  • Saturate Burke (Evangelism)/Assimilating Guests
  • Helping your church with technology
  • Starting (and Re-starting) Small Groups
  • Nuts and Bolts of Deacon Ministry
  • Raising Funds for Missions and Ministry
  • Leading in Worship
  • Better Together (Mergers and Church Fostering)
  • Help, I am the Church Treasurer
  • Developing Disciple-Making Disciples
  • Leading your Church to become an Acts 1:8 Church

Church News

Amherst Baptist is seeking a Pastor.
Antioch Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

Pleasant Hill Baptist is seeking a part-time Worship Pastor/Leader.

Southside is seeking a Church Secretary. All questions and resumes should be sent to

Wilkies Grove is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor. Please send resumes and questions to:

Mr. Chris Bortnick
(WGBC Pastor Church Committee, Chair)
5780 Wilkies Grove Church Rd.
Hickory, NC 28602

Partner News

Hopewell Baptist Church has a FREE PIANO (Kohler and Campbell spinet piano) that has been in the fellowship hall. It has been tuned and maintained. It is being given away free and is perfect for a beginning piano student.
Please contact Mike Lawhorn at 828-437-4823 or email at
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church has some pews for donation to a church in need. They’re in great condition.
Qty 4 -12 ft. pews
Qty 1 -15ft  pew
They are white with wood trim and burgundy pew pads (example pictured below).
Please contact Pleasant Hill at 828-437-4082. 

PHBC Pews 2021

Eddy Bunton is on the lookout for the “Experiencing God” adult student workbooks. If you have any extra, please contact him at or call (828) 443-1047.

Stantonsburg FBC is seeking a pastor and is located 50 miles east of Raleigh. If interested, please send resumes to:
SFBC Pastor Search Team
PO Box 356
Stantonsburg, NC   27883

Friendship Baptist Church, Hudson NC is seeking an energetic Interim Children/Youth Leader with potential for a permanent position.  (15-20 hours per week).  Please email resumes on or before September 20th to

FBC Hildebrand is seeking a Pianist, Organist & Part-time Music Director for our church. This is a paid position. This 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
First Baptist Hildebran is also prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor. First Baptist Hildebran is in the Foothills of North Carolina in the town of Hildebran. Our church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and the Catawba Valley Baptist Association. We are seeking a Pastor that adheres to the Baptist faith and has a Master of Divinity degree (or equivalent) or in pursuit of a degree with a conservative evangelical faith. To learn more about our church and see a full list of qualifications, please visit our website

Resumes may be sent to:
First Baptist Hildebran
Senior Pastor Search Committee
PO Box 220
Hildebran, NC 28637 or

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