2022 Spring Meeting and Equip Conf.

EQUIP 2022/Spring Meeting is going to be a great event/conference where you can choose to be equipped for ministry. Please put March 15th, 2022 on your calendar and make plans to be there.

The classes offered this year are:

  • Helping your church with Technology -Kevin Purcell
  • The Worship Leading Choir -CRBA Worship Team (Session 2 Only)
  • Starting (and Re-starting) Small Groups -Brian Buckner
  • Nuts and Bolts of Deacon Ministry -Keith Dixon
  • Better Together (Mergers and Church Fostering) -Rick Hughes
  • Help, I am the Church Treasurer -Davis Blount
  • Developing Disciple-Making Disciples -Luke Lane
  • Prayer On Purpose -David Horton
  • Mission Opportunities in Cincinnati -Amer Safadi
  • Being On Mission Through Fostering -Crystal Carpenter, Kim Buchanan, and Mark Smith
  • Youth Ministry 101-Greg Klapp
    If you’ve been serving students for 20 minutes or 20 years, there is always room to grow and develop your youth ministry skills. YMU101 is filled with practical training on how to be a more effective youth worker. We’ll start at the beginning–a very good place to start–by walking through the importance of being a continual learner and other essential character qualities of all good youth workers. If you’re in your first few years of youth ministry, let us help you get started in this adventure of serving students. If you’re a seasoned veteran, you already understand the value of mastering the basics and we’re thrilled you’re back for more.
    *Course 101 session Titles:
    Leaders Commit to Learning
    3 Essential Traits for All Youth Workers
    Remembering Names in Youth Ministry
    Understanding Relational Ministry
    Understanding the Students You’re Working With
    Pastoral Care With Teenagers

* We won’t be able to cover all of the topics listed above, but we will get started!
Start at the conference and then continue on your own!
Sign up for FREE Tuition for YM 101, 201, 301 & 401 at the conference!
Earn a YM University Certificate upon completion!

Burke (2)

Bible Drill 2021 was a great blessing, and we look forward to our upcoming 2022 Bible Drill. Join us on March 13th at Burkemont at 3 p.m. in support of these wonderful children.

saturate burke

We are excited to partner with Saturate USA to pray for every home in Burke County and to give them (every home) a gospel tract and a DVD of the Jesus film which can be streamed and available in several languages. 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. All materials are free of charge and are customizable. The goal is to have everything distributed by Easter this year. We still have maps and supplies available so please stop by or call our office for more information and/or to pick up the supplies.

men and boys

To register yourself or your church group, please contact the CRBA office or visit www.crbanc.org/events.
Phone: (828) 437-0137
Email: admin@crbanc.org 

Cakes for

Every April, we encourage our churches to buy at least $100 worth of grocery store gift cards and bring them to the CRBA office so that we can distribute those to the Baptist Children’s Homes of NC. This year, in addition to the gift cards, we are asking individuals to make cakes for the children. On May 2nd, we will collect the cakes at our CRBA office from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., and then we will deliver them to some of our NC Baptist Children’s Homes. These cakes will be put into large freezers. On each child’s birthday, they will pick out their birthday cake. The remaining cakes will be used for deserts at the children’s homes. Please help us spread the word about this new ministry opportunity!

Senior Adult Luncheon (1)

Pastors and Ministry Assistants



Church News

Amherst Baptist is seeking a Pastor. Please send resumes to mpoteet2003@yahoo.com     
Antioch Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

FBC Morganton
Church Admin Associate for Membership, Media, and Outreach
First Baptist Morganton is seeking a highly organized professional, committed in Christian faith, to join the church office staff. 
Experience as an admin assistant with 3+ years using Microsoft Office and social media tools required. A 2-year college degree is preferred. Strong, competitive pay and flex benefits package. 35 hour – 5-day week.  See our job posting and apply on www.InDeed.com or rush your resume to CAREERS2@FBCMorganton.org

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 part-time Worship Pastor/Leader.

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

Blue Ridge Christian News is seeking someone to distribute their monthly paper throughout Burke County. If interested in the position, please contact Brian Barrier at 828-413-0506.

Dudley Shoals Baptist Church in Granite Falls, NC is prayerfully seeking a full-time Senior Pastor. Resumes may be mailed to Post Office Box 674 Granite Falls, NC 28630 or emailed to DSBC.resume@gmail.com by May 9th. More information can be found at www.dudleyshoalsbc.com/seniorpastor


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 a Pianist, Organist & Part-time Music Director for our church. This is a paid position. This 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.
First Baptist Hildebran is also prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor. First Baptist Hildebran is in the Foothills of North Carolina in the town of Hildebran. Our church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and the Catawba Valley Baptist Association. We are seeking a Pastor that adheres to the Baptist faith and has a Master of Divinity degree (or equivalent) or in pursuit of a degree with a conservative evangelical faith. To learn more about our church and see a full list of qualifications, please visit our website www.fbchildebran.com.

Resumes may be sent to:
First Baptist Hildebran
Senior Pastor Search Committee
PO Box 220
Hildebran, NC 28637 or

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


Baptists on Mission Disaster Relief Training

disaster relief

The one-day spring trainings are for anyone who wants to be certified for the first time or for those wanting to update their badge date.

Training is valid for three years. If you need to update your valid certification date in Feeding, Recovery, and/or Assessment and you have served on a disaster relief deployment in that ministry you may update your certification online. You must update your certification within the year that your badge expires for a specific ministry. As a part of the online certification, you will need to get a current background check and watch a short video. Click HERE to begin your online certification for the classes mentioned above. After completing these two steps you will be mailed a new badge. The cost for online certification using only the video is $20. If you do not wish to certify online you are welcome to attend one of the regional trainings listed below and take the in-person class again. Click on the detail/register button to choose your location.

ALL TRAINING REGISTRATION closes on the Monday prior to each training weekend.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $40 per person

Region 8 DR Training – First Baptist Church, Hickory, NC – Saturday, April 30

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