CRBA Update June 21, 2023

    CRBA UPDATE                                                                  June 21, 2023 BurkeChangers Indoor
  Burke Changers 2023

  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. 

  Armenia Mission Trip 3   Good News Club

    Out of the Box
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  Washing Clothes for Jesus Some of our churches are located in areas where many folks cannot afford to own their own washer and dryer so they have to pay to wash their clothes at a laundromat. Some churches who wish to reach their community have chosen to purchase a clothes washer and dryer and put it in their church and make it available to the community once or twice a week free of charge. This allows church members the opportunity to minister and share Christ with those in need. This is a great opportunity to make a big impact in our community for Christ.     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

  One of the game trends popular among students is the exciting game of Spike Ball. Spikeball is similar to volleyball, but instead of hitting the ball over a net, you hit the ball directly into one. The round net is stretched tightly over a plastic rim, giving the ball a nice bounce when it hits. 

In this two-on-two (or more if you prefer) game, you use teamwork to volley the ball back into the net in three hits or less. If you’re unable to do so or the ball touches the ground, the other team gets a point. With no sides and no boundaries, you’ll get an all-around workout chasing the ball during your volleys.
Great news, your Association has one, and it can be checked out for free by calling our CRBA office. Call and reserve this game for your church today.      

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

  Vessles of Mercy

  Kingdom Kids

Contact Melissa Kerstetter at 828-403-1077 or for registration information.  

This juried artisan event will feature NC’s finest crafters, food vendors, and live music — all for the direct benefit of aging adults served by North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry. The event will be held September 9 (9am-4pm) on the Mills Home Campus of Baptist Children’s Homes in Thomasville. Tickets can be purchased at

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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