Central Asia

We are excited to announce we will be doing ministry in Central Asia in April of 2022. With the help of one of our IMB Missionaries, we will be traveling to Central Asia. We will have an information meeting on September 9th at our CRBA office in Morganton. For more information on this exciting trip please join us at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there.


We are excited to announce we will be partnering with our State Convention this year collecting coats for those in need in New York City. As you know, scripture tells us to be witnesses in our communities, state, nation, and world. Therefore, part of our Acts 1:8 strategy this year will focus on New York, and we need your help. If you have new or “gently used” coats (heavy or light) that you wish to “send on mission” please bring them by our CRBA office or bring them to our CRBA Fall Meeting and Celebration on October 17th and drop them off at a designated location in the parking lot of Burkemont Baptist from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. prior to our Worship Celebration which will begin at 6 p.m. This is a great way to be involved in missions!

Christmas in August

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For toy ideas go to https://www.crbanc.org/crba-needs/

2021 Golf Tournament


Fill the tank commitment flyer

“Fill the Tank” is a statewide emphasis to see believers baptized on September 12th. Emphasizing baptism on a specific day is a great way to encourage new believers to take the next step of obedience and faith while displaying a picture of the gospel to others. For more information on this important event and to register your church please go to www.fillthetanknc.org.

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Mission Trip to Kenya

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We continue to be excited for our upcoming mission trip to Kenya from October 26 thru November 5th.   We have a team of 12 people representing 6 churches.

If you are unable to travel to Kenya but wish to participate,
consider helping us with one of four projects:

  • We will be building four houses/house churches costing a total of $1,600. You can donate enough for the house ($400) or you can buy a wall ($100). These houses are for widows in villages that will also be used as houses of hope/church plants).
  • Pastor’s Conference –We will be hosting (and leading) pastor training in Kisumu, Kenya which will cost up to $2,000 for supplies and food for the Kenyan pastors who will be trained.
  • Buy a suit for one of 21 pastors @ $40 each
  • Buy a bicycle for a pastor @ $100 each

The above are great projects for Sunday School Classes, families, and churches to participate in. Also, if your church does not have plans for your church’s VBS offering, consider using it to meet some of the above mission needs.

This Summer’s VBS Schedules

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VBS Grace Baptist 2021

It’s not too late to enter your church’s information for VBS. You may e-mail the CRBA (admin@crbanc.org) or call (828-437-0137). This publication goes out each Thursday. Entries must be in by the Wednesday before. 

Church News

Amherst Baptist is seeking a Pastor.

Antioch Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

Community Missionary is seeking a Pastor.

El Bethel Baptist Church in Morganton is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor/Worship Leader to join their ministerial staff. Please send resumes and questions to worshipleadersearchebbc@gmail.com. They are also searching for a part-time Youth Director. If interested please send resumes and questions to ebbcyouthdirector2021@gmail.com.

FBC Morganton is hosting:


Missionary Ridge is looking for a full-time Youth Minister. Please send resumes or direct questions to dbrowning@missionartridgebaptist.org.

Mull’s Grove Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Youth Minister. Please send resumes and questions to brodruemgbc@att.net.   

Oak Ridge Baptist Church is seeking a part-time Student Pastor. Responsibilities include overseeing different aspects of the youth ministry including teaching Bible studies, planning retreats & events, leading ministry volunteers, and overseeing the ministry budget. An average of 20 hours per week is expected for this position. Seminary education and experience are preferred. For a more detailed job description email the church office at orbc@oakridgebaptistchurch.net. Resumes will be accepted through August 31.
Pleasant Hill Baptist is seeking a full-time Children’s and Youth Ministry Pastor as well as a part-time Worship Pastor/Leader.

Rutherford College First Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

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

Partner News


Israel Trip
November 15th – 26th, 2022

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Join us on this life-changing trip. 
Walk where Jesus walked, pray where Jesus prayed.
Bring the Bible to Life!

Joe Elliott, (Olivet Baptist Church) and Susan Jones, (Burkemont Baptist Church) will be hosting this exciting Pilgrimage to Israel and we’d love for you to join us. We will be having an interest meeting on August 29th at Burkemont Baptist Church, 4668 Burkemont Rd, Morganton at 4:30 in the Family Life Center in Room 106.  The Family Life Center entrance is in the back parking lot. Please make plans to attend the interest meeting and invite your friends and family.           

Please contact us if you have questions:       
Susan Jones 828-443-1316 scjones129@bellsouth.net
Joe Elliott 828-312-1778 joe@espllcs.com

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Praise on the Peaks:

Praise on the Peaks

This will be a wonderful time of praise to God and prayer for our communities. Currently, there is a group going to the top of Burkemont Mountain. If you or your church/youth group would like to join us; or, if another mountain top is closer to you and you want to get your own group together, we would love to hear from you. For more information, please contact Ashleigh (828) 437-0137.


Etch 2021


The conference is designed to excite, inspire and engage your kids, students, next-generation, and family ministry teams as we “Reunite” around our calling to ministry. “Reunite” will focus on Ephesians 4:1 and challenge you to “walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called.” This conference will be a time to praise God for His faithfulness through the difficult times and to celebrate coming together again as the body of Christ.
At the ETCH simulcast you can expect:

  • inspiring main session speakers and heartfelt worship.
  • training designed for your specific ministry needs.
  • meaningful moments together with your team and other ministry leaders.

Registration is $25 per person and includes the three main sessions and four breakout sessions preselected by Lifeway. Registration also includes access replays of the sessions for two weeks following the live event.
After the conference, attendees can purchase a digital pass that will provide access to all the main sessions, as well as 30 prerecorded breakouts. The digital pass may be purchased at www.etchconference.com

For more information please go to: https://ncbaptist.org/event-etch-family-ministry-conference/

Mimosa Christian Counseling Center:

Yard Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, Sept. 11, 8:00-12:00
First Baptist Church of Morganton
Fellowship Hall
Come and shop with us!

Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Friday, Oct. 22
1:30 Shotgun Start
Silver Creek Golf Course
Contact MCCC Office for registration forms.
More details coming soon on our website!

Baptists on Mission:

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Do you desire to see men come alive with the realization of Christ’s stamp upon their lives? Would you rejoice to see them engaged in growing, meaningful fellowship with our Lord?

Join us for one unforgettable day of encouragement,
exhortation, and inspiration for men! 

SEPTEMBER 11, 2021
@ Lee Park Baptist in Monroe, NC
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Igniting the Hearts of Men Tom Joyce
Igniting the Hearts of Men Rex Tignor

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Click here for more information and to register for this event!