Hurricane Relief

We have an exciting mission opportunity for folks in our Association. There are many people in the eastern part of our state who are still recovering from hurricane devastation and we are planning to take a team of men and women February 24-26 to do clean-up and some construction in Rose Hill, NC. The cost is $20 per person per night which covers all supplies, lodging, and food. If interested, please call our CRBA office at 828-437-0137 for more information and to register.

VBS Kick-Start Training

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We are excited to host this year’s VBS Kick-Start Training which will take place on Monday, January 26th beginning with supper at 6 p.m. Whether your church will be using LifeWay or some other VBS Curriculum for the summer of 2020 this training is for you. Stanley Mearse of Mountain View Baptist Church in Hickory will be leading our training which will give each participant a Kick-Start on their VBS planning. Important topics will be covered such as planning, volunteer recruitment, best VBS practices and effective follow-up. We will be serving a light meal (free of charge) so, please rsvp by noon on Thursday, January 23rd by calling our CRBA office at 828-437-0137.

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Bring your group large or small! Contact to register or call (828) 874-0511 ext. 113 for more Info. 8:00pm Meet @ Burkemont Baptist Gymnasium Open Gym, Worship, Speaker, 9pm head to Fun Depot (Fun Deport Time 10pm-3am, Provide own transportation) return @ 4am for Open Gym, Movie, Breakfast and head back to your own church for pick up by 6:30am
Cost is $20 per person for unlimited everything (no ticket redemption), Group Leaders need to cover $5 per person for Pizza & Drink at Fun Depot.

Celebrate Recovery

We are happy to announce the start of a new Celebrate Recovery Ministry group that will begin on Tuesday, January 28th beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will meet Summit Community Church in Morganton. We have been praying for God to lead us in how to deal with the rampant drug addiction in Burke County and He has led us to begin a Celebrate Recovery group which is a biblically based ministry to help people overcome their hurts, bad habits and hang-ups. Under the direction of Kathy Turner of Summit Church we are looking forward to see how God will use this new ministry to transform lives, families and our communities. Please encourage your friends and family members to take advantage of this wonderful ministry.

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How do you take a new Christian and help them to become a reproducing disciple? That is a question many have asked and have had difficulty finding the answer. To help our leaders train their church members to become reproducing disciples we will train participating pastors/leaders for 10 weeks beginning January 21st at 10 a.m. at our CRBA office. We (Chuck Campbell and I) will be demonstrating the G3 discipleship tool (The Imperative Life of a Christ Follower) for the purpose of duplicating it in our CRBA churches. We will first be training pastors and staff and then will offer to other leaders. If you are interested in being trained in using this wonderful discipleship tool; meeting weekly for ten weeks and then reproducing it in others, please give us a call at our CRBA office.

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One of the greatest tools used in our Association is the tool of teaching children God’s Word through the use of Bible Drills. We all know of the power of God’s Word in a person’s life and especially how powerful it can be in the lives of children. That being said, this year’s Associational Bible Drill is scheduled for March 15th, @ Wilkies Grove @ 3 p.m. If your church plans to participate in this wonderful ministry, please let us know by calling our CRBA office.

Partner News

A family in our community would like to donate an organ to a church that could use it. It is a Wurlitzer organ, with 2 keyboards with one octave pedals on the bottom. Model # 4300 DR; Serial # 932432. All keys and pedals work. It is in good shape. For more information, please call DeLea Payne at 336-262-1020

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Medical Patient Modesty is doing a Pie Bake-Off / Silent Auction ( in Morganton on Saturday, March 7th from 12-3:30 PM at Social Hall in the basement of Collett Street Recreation Center to benefit Medical Patient Modesty (  and we will need a number of volunteers (some must be teenagers under the age of 18). 

Medical Patient Modesty is a non-profit organization that works to help educate patients and their families about how to have maximum modesty for procedures; how to stand up for their rights requesting a same-gender medical team for intimate procedures; and how to prevent sexual abuse by medical professionals. We also work to educate medical professionals on how to be more sensitive to patient modesty.

The proceeds from this event will help with our patient education / advocacy efforts.

We are looking for people from different churches in Burke County who enjoy baking to participate in our pie baking contest.   An entry for one pie is $10. You can find more information on the pie baking contest at

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Church News

Antioch Baptist 
is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

Cornerstone Baptist Church is seeking a Full-time Pastor, please send resumes to

Drexel First Baptist Church is currently seeking a Part-timeYouth Ministry Leader.
Send resumes to:
Drexel First Baptist Church
Attn: Bert Eastwood
P O Box 308
Drexel, NC 28619
or email to:

El Bethel is seeking a Full-time Associate Pastor of Worship and Youth. If interested please send your resume’ to

FBC Morganton Deaf Mission welcomes Larry Barnes as their new pastor.

Hopewell has some pews they are no longer in need of and they would like to bless a congregation who could use them. To learn more about these pews please call the church office at 828-437-4823.

UPWARD Soccer at Hopewell
Registration Contact Morgan Buchannan at 828-443-7364
Cost $30 – K4 – Grade 8
1st Practice Monday January 27 @ 6 p.m.
1st Game Saturday February 15 @ 9 a.m.
Awards Banquet April 6 @ 6 p.m.

Missionary Ridge Baptist is seeking a Full-time Senior Pastor. Please send resumes to

Mount Calvary Baptist Church is seeking a Part-time piano player. Please send resumes to

Mull’s Grove Baptist Church is currently seeking a Full-time Senior Pastor. Please send resumes to

Smyrna Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.