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Momentum 2022 September Event


Course Descriptions:

Expository Preaching
September 6 – October 4. Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm.
This class covers the creation and delivery of expository sermons. Students learn a process for moving from the biblical passage to the sermon draft. This process includes biblical interpretation, sermon construction, illustrations and applications, and delivery. Anyone interested in preaching biblical sermons, or becoming a better sermon listener, can benefit.

The Pentateuch
October 25 to November 29 (no class on November 8). Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm.
This class introduces the first five books of the Bible. Students will learn the literary features, theological themes, interpretive challenges, and main characters of the opening act of God’s story. The focus will be on understanding the message of these books in their relationship to God’s ultimate salvation in Jesus Christ. 

Call (828) 437-0137 today to register!

Golf Tournament Ad 2022

We are excited about this year’s golf tournament to support our upcoming Toy Store Ministry, blessing children and families in Burke County. To help us raise funds, we are asking businesses and our CRBA churches to “Sponsor A Hole.” There are different levels of support that allow churches and businesses of all sizes the ability to participate.

To learn more and to become a hole sponsor, please call our office or click HERE.

Coats for the City 2022 2

Coats for the City shares the love of Jesus by providing warm coats and the gospel to residents of New York City each December. NC Baptists have partnered with the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association (MNYBA) in this effort for eight years. Working with churches across New York City, we desire to distribute coats along with a Bible or Jesus film in the language of every recipient.

What kind of coats do we need?

  • New or gently used heavy coats that can withstand a New York City winter.
  • Lighter-weight coats used for layering.
  • No holes, tears, or stains.
  • Zippers should work.

Please call (828) 437-0137 to schedule a drop-off time.

Missions Fair with arrows

We are excited to announce we will be hosting Mission Fair 2022 at this year’s Fall Meeting/Worship Celebration at Mount Home October 23rd. At Mission Fair 2022 we will have missionaries (local, state, national and IMB), as well as mission partners present to bless and help our churches. Additionally, we are excited to provide an opportunity for each of our CRBA churches to have a table where they can exhibit their ministries and mission involvement to brag on what Jesus is during in and through our churches. If your church would like to have a table/exhibit, please contact our CRBA office to RSVP. In addition to the all the helpful exhibits desserts will be served.


Each September, we ask that churches across NC prayerfully consider participating in the 19 ministries of Baptists on Mission through the NC Missions Offering (NCMO). This offering provides the entire regular budget for Baptists on Mission, about half of the church planting budget for NC, and returns 10% of the offering to local Associations to use as God leads. Some churches think that their Cooperative Program (CP) gifts provide the funding for Baptists on Mission’s ministries like Disaster Relief and Rebuild, but CP funds do not provide the budget for Baptists on Mission. Please encourage your church to promote the NCMO and offer relief for today and hope for tomorrow.  

The time to begin promoting the NC Missions Offering is now! HERE is a link to a video that helps tell the story of how medical missions through Baptists on Mission change lives around the world.

Retired Pastor's Luncheon 2022 2

Senior Adult Luncheon (1)

Fall Meeting and Missions Fair Flyer 2022

Toy Store Fabric Needed 2022 (2)

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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. We have only 4 maps remaining and need help especially in the eastern part of our county (Valdese and Eastward). All materials are free of charge and are customizable. Please stop by or call our office for more information and/or to pick up the supplies.

Out of the Box (1)

Class ideas from Andrea Johnson as posted in signupgenius.com

ESL and Literacy – Gather multilingual volunteers to teach English as a Second Language (ESL). It is a tangible way to serve, and the positive impact will benefit entire families.

Exercise Classes – Many people can’t afford a gym membership, but they would benefit from exercise classes. Consider hosting an exercise class or multiple classes that are open to the public.

Cooking Classes – Offer periodic cooking classes that teach people how to make heart-healthy food that nourishes the body and soul. Also let people know where to find affordable groceries, especially fresh produce.

Community Garden or Produce Stand – For neighborhoods that are considered “food deserts,” consider offering fresh fruit and vegetables at cost or for a minimal cost, depending on your budget. If you have land, host a community garden where people can come grow their own food. If you don’t have land, you can work with a local farmer or have someone go to a discount store to buy fruits and vegetables.

Parenting Classes – Offer parenting classes at your church or partner with a local community center to offer these classes. You can speak on a range of topics from child development to teen anxiety and media use. Gauge what topics your audience is interested to learn and go from there.

For more creative ideas, please go to www.crbanc.org/creative-ministry-ideas/.

Catawba River Baptist Association

Church News

Amherst Baptist is seeking a Full-time Pastor. Please send resumes to mpoteet2003@yahoo.com.     

Burkemont Baptist is hosting Bible Drill for all students (1st-12th grade). Every child will have the opportunity to learn bible books, verses, Key Passages, and divisions; Bible book content; Bible history; Bible people; and life application.  Children will use the Bible throughout every part of the meeting.  The hope is to help children have real experiences that lead to a strong personal connection with the Bible. 

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We are looking forward to having your child as a part of this exciting Bible group.  Bible Drill will start on Sunday, September 18th at 6 pm at Burkemont Baptist Church.  Pastor Luke Lane will lead Bible Study for adults in the sanctuary at the same time.

Click HERE to learn more!

Hopewell Baptist is hosting a Back to School Party! Details below.

Hopewell Back to School Flyer

Icard’s Grove Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

North Morganton 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 Piano Accompanist for Wednesday night choir practice (7:00 pm) and Sunday morning service (10:30 am). There will be a stipend offered. Pleasant Hill is also seeking a part-time Worship Leader. Please email questions and resumes to jackhodges@pleasanthillbc.church or mail to:
2396 Enola Rd., Morganton, NC 28655

Pleasant Hill is also having an Awana Clubs Kick-Off!

PHBC Awana

Wilkies Grove is seeking qualified candidates for their Church Secretary vacancy. For complete information, click HERE. Applications and resumes can be submitted to WGBC in person, via email to wgbc@wilkiesgrove.org, or mailed to 5780 Wilkies Grove Church Rd., Hickory, NC 28602.

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 glenwoodbaptistchurch@yahoo.com

Poovey’s Grove Baptist Church is seeking a full-time senior pastor. For more information, please contact Classie Whisenant at (828) 381-2500 or classie1994@gmail.com.

 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 Vicki.moore@fbclincolnton.org.

Yadkin Baptist Church, located in the North Carolina Foothills, is seeking a full-time pastor who is a gifted teacher, an effective communicator, and a skilled counselor. A Master’s Degree, Southern Baptist Seminary/Divinity School Degree is preferred or an equivalent of education and experience. This position requires more than five years of pastoral experience. Salary and benefits commensurate based on education and experience include housing, paid holidays, and vacation. Resumes may be submitted to Yadkin Baptist Church Pastor Search Committee, c/o Mike Cook, 4763 Kirby Mountain Road, Lenoir, NC, 28645 or electronically to pastorsearchybc@gmail.com. Resumes must be submitted by August 31, 2022.

HSH Vendor Flyer

The Pregnancy Care Center of Burke County is having a benefit festival and would like to offer our churches the opportunity to sign up for an informational booth where you may distribute information about your church and its specific ministries. The booth fee is $75, and all proceeds will go to the Pregnancy Care Center of Burke County.
The deadline to register is September 25th.