Missions Fair with arrows 2

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) and 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.

LoveLOUD 2022 (1) 2

We are looking forward to LoveLOUD 2022, and we hope each of our churches will choose to participate. If your church would like to feed the staff of one of our local schools the week of August 22-26 (Chick-fil-A will be cooking the food), please call our CRBA office and claim the school that you wish to serve. The church’s responsibility will be to pick up the food from Chick-fil-A on the date and time assigned (the church will be responsible for paying for the food), deliver it to the school, and serve it if allowed. This is an excellent opportunity for your church to be involved in missions in our own community. Call today!

LoveLOUD 2022 remaining schools

Minister's Wives Fellowship (1)

Kenya Mission Trip 2022

We are excited we will be taking a team to Kisumu, Kenya, this November. We will be building homes for those in need which will also be used for Bible Studies and Church Plants. In addition to providing homes, there will be opportunities for personal evangelism, prayer walking, preaching, and teaching. The cost is approximately $2,400 (cost may vary due to rising fuel prices). For more information and to register, please call our CRBA office. 

The deadline to sign up with a $500 deposit is August 15th.

Please note, as of right now, Kenya requires all travelers to be vaccinated. This guideline is subject to change.

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 the time 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.

Golf Tournament Ad 2022

We are excited about this year’s golf tournament to support our upcoming Toy Store Ministry to bless 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 go to https://www.crbanc.org/toystore/.  

Momentum 2022

Saturate BURKE 2022

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. We only have four maps remaining and need help, especially in the eastern part of our county (Valdese and Eastward). All materials are free of charge and are customizable. Please stop by or call our office for more information and/or to pick up the supplies.

Out of the Box (1)

Race to Win
Small Group/Sunday School Growth Campaign

As you begin the new upcoming Sunday School year, you might consider a Race to Win high attendance day. Ask classes to set a numerical goal for their class, and then, once you have added those numbers together, you have your high attendance goal for the entire Sunday School. Once you have the goal set and the date established, decorate the classrooms, foyer, and Worship Center four weeks prior to the high attendance day (Victory Sunday).

Decorate the rooms, foyer, and sanctuary with anything racing-oriented. I know of one church that even put a sports car on the platform. Other ideas include putting Go-carts in the foyer and worship center. If you need racing ideas, go to http://www.orientaltrading.com/.

Whatever you do, encourage the folks to bring the unreached. You might even want to have a pinewood derby race for the children on the Saturday prior. Sermon ideas include: The Winners Circle, Racing to Win, and Are You in the Race?

For more ideas on Racing to Win, please call Robby at the CRBA office.

Dental Truck

We are happy to announce that Burkemont is bringing the Dental Ministry Trailer from Baptists On Mission to our community. This important ministry will take place on August 19th and 20th, and we need your help.

The following volunteers are needed:

Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Prayer Counselors, Greeters, folks to provide meals, etc.

If you would like to help with this wonderful ministry, please call Eddy Bunton at Burkemont Baptist. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Catawba River Baptist Association

Prayer on the Square 2022

Church News

Amherst Baptist is seeking a Full-time Pastor. Please send resumes to mpoteet2003@yahoo.com.     

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 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 jackhodges@pleasanthillbc.church or mail to:
2396 Enola Rd., Morganton, NC 28655

Southside is seeking a Church Secretary. All questions and resumes should be sent to rlawrencelaw52@gmail.com.

Partner News

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 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 ministry@fbchildebran.com.

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

Poovey’s Grove Baptist Church is seeking a full-time senior pastor. For more information, please contact Classie Whisenant at (828) 381-2500 or classie1994@gmail.com.

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 Vicki.moore@fbclincolnton.org.

Ohana Mud Run

The Rotary Club of Morganton invites you to help us raise money for Morganton-area non-profits by volunteering at our annual family mud run on Saturday, August 13th, 2022, at the Bennick Compound (a private Motocross race course). Volunteers are needed at drink stations and the obstacles themselves to cheer on the runners in two-hour shifts starting at 8 am and running through 3 pm. Think about getting a group of your friends together to help us with a shift! You’ll find the event entertaining, inspiring and action-packed.
Please contact Kim Van Sickler, Director of Volunteers, at kimvansickler@gmail.com to volunteer and for more information.

Rotary Club of Morganton

Join the Burke County Public Schools team – become a high-impact literacy tutor and help students learn to read! 

NC Education Corps is recruiting its next cohort of high-impact literacy tutors to support students in Burke County Schools throughout the 2022-2023 school year. Corps members are employed (yes, paid!) by BCPS to serve as part-time literacy tutors — adding critical capacity in elementary classrooms across North Carolina.  
Tutors will receive high-dosage tutor training and ongoing support from NC Education Corps and BCPS. The pay rate for this role ranges from $15 – $30/hour, dependent on experience.  
An ideal tutor is someone who is: 

  • Passionate about supporting students, teachers, and public schools. 
  • Flexible enough to commit at least three days a week (10 – 19 hours/week). 
  • Positive, upbeat, and excited to make a difference. 

We know that your potential to make a difference in a child’s life is defined by your capacity to be there and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, even if you don’t have a degree or experience in education. 

Interested individuals can learn more and apply at nceducationcorps.org/application.

Pregnancy Care Center of Burke County’s Ribbon Cutting for the new Mobile Unit!