2022 Spring Meeting and Equip Conf. 2

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 in the evening include (but are not limited to):

  • Helping Churches with Technology
  • Starting (and Re-starting) Small Groups
  • Nuts and Bolts of Deacon Ministry
  • Youth Ministry 101
  • The Worship Leading Choir
  • Better Together (Mergers and Church Fostering)
  • Help, I’m the Church Treasurer
  • Developing Disciple-Making Disciples
  • Missions Ministry in Cincinnati
  • Prayer on Purpose
  • Fostering Opportunities in Burke County

Burke (2)

Bible Drill 2021 was a great blessing, and we look forward to our upcoming 2022 Bible Drill. Join us on March 13th at Burkemont at 3 p.m. in support of these wonderful children.

saturate burke

We are excited to partner with Saturate USA to pray for every home in Burke County and to give them (every home) a gospel tract and a DVD of the Jesus film which can be streamed and is available in several languages. If your church would be willing to adopt a section of Burke County to distribute these packets door to door (not door-knocking, just putting the bag on the door handle) please call our CRBA office. All materials are free of charge and are customizable. The goal is to have everything distributed by Easter this year. The maps and DVDs will be distributed to our pastors on March 3rd at noon at our CRBA office. Call our office for more information and alternate pickup days/times.

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To register yourself or your church group, please contact the CRBA office or visit www.crbanc.org/events.
Phone: (828) 437-0137
Email: admin@crbanc.org 

Cakes for

Every April, we encourage our churches to buy at least $100 worth of grocery store gift cards and bring them to the CRBA office so that we can distribute those to the Baptist Children’s Homes of NC. This year, in addition to the gift cards, we are asking individuals to make cakes for the children. On May 2nd, we will collect the cakes at our CRBA office from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., and then we will deliver them to some of our NC Baptist Children’s Homes. These cakes will be put into large freezers. On each child’s birthday, they will pick out their birthday cake. The remaining cakes will be used for deserts at the children’s homes. Please help us spread the word about this new ministry opportunity!

Senior Adult Luncheon (1)


Catawba River Baptist Association

Our Ladies Ministry is working to bless families during our upcoming BurkeChangers event this summer by collecting items to be included in a hygiene ministry bag. These bags will be distributed to families in Burke County at the 4 Block Parties conducted by our students. We need your help. Consider collecting the below items over the next few months and bring them to our CRBA office by April 25th.

Items to be collected include:

  • Bars of Soap
  • Washcloths
  • Combs or Brushes
  • Shampoo and Conditioner (travel size)
  • Hand Sanitizer or Wet Wipes (travel size)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste (travel size)
  • Dental Floss

This is a great “Easy Button” mission project for any size church. Please let us know if you will be helping us with this ministry or if you have any questions.

family skating


Family Pine Car (1)

To register yourself or your church group, please contact the CRBA office or visit www.crbanc.org/events.
Phone: (828) 437-0137
Email: admin@crbanc.org 

Lumberton Mission Trip 2022

To register yourself or your church group, please contact the CRBA office or visit www.crbanc.org/events.
Phone: (828) 437-0137
Email: admin@crbanc.org 

Out of the Box (1)

Adopt a Local School Band or Chorus for a Year
Many churches will provide ministry to local football teams but few minister to local Middle and High School Bands and Choruses. Here are a few ideas:

  • Invite them to sing or play a concert at your church
  • Provide (deliver and serve) bottles of water at a rehearsal
  • Provide a meal
  • Send encouragement cards to the directors
  • Ask the director how your church could serve them and make a difference in the lives of the students

Pastors and Ministry Assistants


Church News

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

FBC Morganton
Church Admin Associate for Membership, Media, and Outreach
First Baptist Morganton is seeking a highly organized professional, committed in Christian faith, to join the church office staff. 
Experience as an admin assistant with 3+ years using Microsoft Office and social media tools required. A 2-year college degree is preferred. Strong, competitive pay and flex benefit package. 35 hour – 5-day week.  See our job post and apply on www.InDeed.com or rush your resume to CAREERS2@FBCMorganton.org

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 brodruemgbc@att.net.   

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 rlawrencelaw52@gmail.com.

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


Mylon Hayes family
secret church flyer
Israel Trip (1)

Partner News

Blue Ridge Christian News is seeking someone to distribute their monthly paper throughout Burke County. If interested in the position, please contact Brian Barrier at 828-413-0506.


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

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 ministry@fbchildebran.com.
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 www.fbchildebran.com.

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

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 glenwoodbaptistchurch@yahoo.com


Baptists on Mission Disaster Relief Training

disaster relief

The one-day spring trainings are for anyone who wants to be certified for the first time or for those wanting to update their badge date.

Training is valid for three years. If you need to update your valid certification date in Feeding, Recovery, and/or Assessment and you have served on a disaster relief deployment in that ministry you may update your certification online. You must update your certification within the year that your badge expires for a specific ministry. As a part of the online certification, you will need to get a current background check and watch a short video. Click HERE to begin your online certification for the classes mentioned above. After completing these two steps you will be mailed a new badge. The cost for online certification using only the video is $20. If you do not wish to certify online you are welcome to attend one of the regional trainings listed below and take the in-person class again. Click on the detail/register button to choose your location.

ALL TRAINING REGISTRATION closes on the Monday prior to each training weekend.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $40 per person

Region 8 DR Training – First Baptist Church, Hickory, NC – Saturday, April 30

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