CRBA Update June 14, 2023

    CRBA UPDATE                                                                  June 14, 2023 Momentum Summer Kick off Collage
We were delighted to have over 130 students and counselors from several churches of our Catawba River Baptist Association gathering for worship this past Sunday night at Catawba Meadows Park to kick off the summer. To God be the Glory. Despite it being a rainy day, these students gathered to learn, pray, and praise the Lord. God is doing great things among students here in Burke County!

  Burkechanger volunteers
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. 

  Burke Changers 2023
Bibles for India

Bibles for India
There was a recent evangelistic crusade in India where thousands came to faith in Christ for which God receives the glory. We want to help the Victory Baptist Association in India (led by pastor Pandu Maddala) by providing bibles for those who have made decisions for Christ. If you or your church would like to help, please send $3 per bible you wish to purchase to Catawba River Baptist Association, and we will forward the funds to India. This is another easy way to be involved in international missions. Another way to help is to advertise that all Vacation Bible School offering proceeds received from your church will go towards buying bibles for new Christians in India. For more information, please call our CRBA office.

  Armenia Mission Trip 3

  Good News Club

  Out of the Box
  How do we change our world and community…………….one disciple at a time. God has called us to make disciple-makers for Christ. If you choose to be obedient to God’s call, you might wonder where to start. There are dozens (if not hundreds) of strategies out there but one that we have found very successful is the G3 Imperative Life of a Christ Follower strategy. This is where one person disciples one or two people for 10 weeks, and those two go and do the same resulting in not only disciples but disciple-makers. To learn more about this wonderful (free) tool please call our CRBA office or go to The G3 Discipling Strategy is a simple but logical approach aligned with three phases of Give Up, and Give Out, naturally culminating with Reproducing. Check it out!
  G3 logo    

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

Giant Jenga
Many of us grew up playing Jenga with our friends and family. It is a simple game, but one that generates fun, and laughter and it can involve several people in every game. Because of the generosity of our CRBA churches, we have a GIANT Jenga set for churches to use. This is one of the games found in the CRBA Block Party Trailer. It is a lot of fun and can be checked out by any of our CRBA churches.    

Church News
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

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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