CRBA Update July 19, 2023

    CRBA UPDATE                                                                  July 19, 2023  
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   It’s that time of year and we hope your church will consider feeding the employees of one of our schools. To claim a school for LoveLOUD 2023 please call our CRBA office. Because of the increase in food costs, each meal is $7.47.  If your church would like to participate but needs financial assistance with the food, please contact Brother Robby at our CRBA office.  Chick-fil-A in Morganton will again cater the meals.

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Prayer on the Square
  Armenia Mission Trip 3


  John Whisnant, pastor of the New Perspective Church and owner/operator of WCIS radio, will be speaking at the pastor’s gathering, Thursday, July 20th.  He will be presenting a historical perspective on radio and a vision for the future.  Don’t miss it!!
Local Mission Opportunities
We have been contacted by a senior adult who is struggling with cancer and needs help getting her lawn mowed.  She lives on Grandview Ave. in Morganton.  If you or your church can help, please contact our office (828) 437-0137 for more information.

We have been contacted by a social worker for a disabled veteran on Crystal Creek Rd. in Morganton.  He is in need of someone to come out and connect an existing septic tank to his home.  If you or your church are able to help with this need please contact us at (828) 437-0137.

An elderly lady in Morganton is in need of a roof patch to keep the water out of her home.  If you are able to assist with this need please call us at (828) 437-0137.

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  To learn of dozens of creative ideas to help you and your church reach your community for Christ, go to our YouTube channel at and there you will find dozens of videos sharing creative ideas to be involved in the community. While there, please subscribe to our channel so you can get the latest from your Catawba River Baptist Association.       

CRBA Resource of the Week

Free Demographic Report for CRBA Churches

Are you wanting to reach your community for Christ? If so, it is of great value to know who is in your community as you seek to reach them for Christ. Your Catawba River Baptist Association wants to help. We will provide you with a complete demographic study of your community free of charge. To request a study for your church please fill out the request form at    

Church News

Grace Baptist- invites you to join them on a trip to the Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA.  The cost is $415 per person and includes room, 3 meals and 2 shows.  Dates are August 7-11.  If you are interested please contact Lori Benton (828) 413-4524
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Pleasant Hill Baptist invites you to a Pricilla Shirer Simulcast on August 26th from 9:30-5:00.  Lunch will be included and cost is $30.  Please call 828-437-4082 by June 30th to sign up.
PHBC Simulcast

Enon Baptist is seeking a full-time Pastor.  Please send all inquiries or resumes to

First Baptist Icard is seeking a ministry intern.  Email for more information.
Grace Baptist is seeking a part-time Associate Pastor.  Please send all inquiries or resumes to Drew Wheeler:
They are also seeking a part-time Youth Minister.  Please send all inquiries or resumes to Roy Coffey:
Hopewell Baptist is seeking a part-time Music Director.  The skill of music reading is a requirement.  Please send resumes to:

They are also seeking a full-time Pastor.  Please send a current resume and references for review to:

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

Oak Ridge Baptist has 35 padded, emerald green (they look blue in picture though), wooden chairs that need a new home.  If you are interested please contact Tammy at 828-874-0891
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Pleasant Hill Baptist has the following staff positions open: Part-time Children’s Ministry Director and Part-time Youth Pastor/Director.  Both job descriptions are available here.  They are currently accepting resumes for both positions, any questions or resumes can be directed to Dr. Jack Hodges at 828-437-4082 (Church office)  or

  Partner News

Regional Rallies to be Held in August Next month, Baptists on Mission will host a series of Regional Mission Rallies across the state. These rallies (10 of them) are a great way to get your church aware of and involved in Missions! They will be held on August 21, 22 or 24. Check the link below for the location that is closest to you. The rallies will highlight the variety of opportunities NC Baptists have to be involved in missions. There will be worship, short testimonies, mission videos, and a prayer time for missions. Everyone interested in missions is encouraged to attend. The main focus of these rallies will be state, national, and international mission opportunities (including Disaster Relief) and the NC Missions Offering.
A meal is provided at the Mission Rallies at no charge, but reservations are necessary to ensure an accurate meal count. The cut-off date for reserving a meal for each Rally is one week prior to the event. To register, click on the link below, then click on the “Details/Register” button of the regional rally that you want to attend and register the number of people who will be coming with you. You can also register by phone by calling Melanie Crawford at 919-459-5596. The meal will begin at 5:45 pm, followed by the program from 6:50 pm-8:30 pm. Please go ahead and sign up and bring a group from your church!

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  Family Friday Movie Nights

  Mimosa Christian Counseling Center

Barnardsville Baptist Church  is seeking a Bi-vocational Pastor.  to apply send your resume, your personal salvation testimony, how you received your call to the ministry, and cover letter explaining why this position would fit your strengths, gifts and passions to:
Barnardsvile Baptist Church
Pastoral Search Committee
PO Box 8
Barnardsville, NC  28709

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

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  

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