CRBA Update July 5, 2023

    CRBA UPDATE                                                                  July 5, 2023 BurkeChangers Indoor   
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Prayer on the Square     LoveLoud list
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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Back-to-School Ideas
When summer full of mission opportunities, relaxing vacations, and beet-red shoulders comes to a close, it’s time to jump into the swing of school and some exciting opportunities to engage the mission field of your local campuses. Here are some ideas for serving your community in the upcoming back-to-school season.

Back-to-School Fair
Help parents and kids in your community celebrate the new school year by hosting a fun event at your church. Set up stations around your church parking lot or campus—face painting, photo booth, ring toss, cupcake walk, craft table. (Check out Pinterest for more ideas!)
Invite the teachers, coaches, and principals from local schools to be your celebrity guests. Serve hot dogs and cotton candy to give it a real carnival feel.

Teacher Appreciation Day
Provide baked goods, fruit, snacks, and coffee in the teachers’ lounge of a local school. Write notes of encouragement to the teachers for a great school year.
Ask the principal of the school if you can place a prayer request box in the teachers’ lounge so you can pray for teachers all year. Another idea is to cater lunch on an in-service training day.

School Day, Moms Pray
Host a tea for moms just after they drop their kids off for school. Seat them by school or child’s grade level for fellowship.
Pray for the moms and the children. Provide a list of church activities and worship times.

Meet-the-Teacher Sunday
Kids invite their school teacher, principal, cafeteria worker, etc., and sit by them in worship. Pray for them during church and honor them with a brief milk and cookies fellowship afterward.
  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

Make any gathering more fun with KanJam, the ultimate outdoor game! 2 teams of 2 players take turns throwing and deflecting the KanJam disc to score points. To win, earn 21 points or score an instant win by getting the disc in the front slot. This great game is just one of the many resources available to our CRBA churches free of charge. Call your CRBA office today to reserve it for your next church or outreach event. The ultimate disc game Great for block parties and church events  

Church News

Grace Baptist- invites you to hear Christian singer and songwriter Dawn Smith Jordan on July 9th at 6:00PM
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Zion Baptist invites you to Fearfully & Wonderfully Made.  During our meetings we will explore many topics for health and wellness. We will also be demonstrating and sharing workout options and practical applications for healthy movement and maintenance for all levels of fitness, from beginners to advanced. We will be sharing scripture and offering opportunities for all to share what God has taught them through His Word along the way. We have scheduled guest speakers and have lots of opportunity for question & answer periods. There are also field trips on schedule to explore more variety of physical activity to determine what is right for you. The end result for our time together is training for and the option to participate in a Couch to 5K race. Training for the 5K will begin in August with the race in October.  

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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.

  Partner News

Evangelism Conference

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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