This weeks update contains information about the child protection seminar, prayer conference, minister’s retreat, world changers, and more.

We are hosting a Child Protection Seminar for all churches in our community. This is being offered free of charge through our partnership with Farris and Southern Mutual Church Insurance Companies. This is designed to help our churches provide a safe place for children and their families. Please join us as we share how churches can safeguard our children and churches from sexual predators. We will begin with supper at 6 p.m. (provided free of charge by Farris Insurance) at our CRBA office followed by this informative/practical seminar. Please RSVP today by calling our office at 828-437-0137.

We are again bringing World Changers to minister in our community and we need your help. We will have 250 students and adults come to our community July 15-20 and that week (Tuesday through Friday) we will need 4 additional churches to adopt a team of 15 which means you will provide (and serve) food for them at their work site. If your church, Sunday School Class, WMU, Men’s Ministry, Youth Group, Deacon Ministry or Choir would like to adopt one of these teams of 15 please call our CRBA office at 828-437-0137. This ministry will change lives so please contact us soon if willing to help.

Creative Outreach Ideas to help churches reach communities for Christ

Minister to Public Servants (from Baptist on Mission)
We rely on law enforcement officers, fire fighters, delivery personnel and garbage collectors every day to make our lives easier, but their services often go unnoticed. In fact, the contributions public servants make in our lives are plenty: educate our children, fight fires, manage our public facilities, protect our environment, build our roads and bridges, etc. Take a moment to acknowledge, affirm, and appreciate the public servants who serve you. By delivering goodies and thank you notes to public employees, you can brighten up their day and share the love of Christ. Be sure to invite them to your church and to remind them are blessing them because of Christ’s love for them.

  • Determine which public sector you wish to focus on. You could go to the county office, fire station, police station, post office, etc. Contact the offices to set up a time to deliver your gifts.
  • Advertise the ministry in your church to recruit volunteers. Decide what kind of goodies you would like to prepare. You may want to bake homemade cookies or brownies and package them in individual bags.
  • Get baking supplies and start baking. Make several batches to make sure you have plenty to give away.  
  • Personalize the gift bags. Enlist the children and youth groups to write thank you notes or notes of encouragement to be attached with the bags.
  • If you have a large group, send volunteers in teams of three and four to deliver the gift bags.
  • As you deliver the bags, smile and thank the service personnel. Ask how you can pray for them.


  • This can be a joint project for families.
  • You can plan this project around Thanksgiving or the Public Service Recognition Week that is usually held in May.

I’m happy to announce we will be partnering with Elijah’s Harbor Christian Retreat Center in Greeneville, TN. to host a meaningful retreat for our ministers and their wives’ November 15-17 of 2019. This will be great opportunity for our CRBA Pastors/Ministers to get away with their spouses for a time of renewal, relaxation, and encouragement. The cost pf $340 per couple includes:

  • 2 Nights Lodging
  • 2 brunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Snacks
  • Ice cream social
  • Horseback Riding
  • Amenities of the Retreat Center

In adding to encouragement and relaxation there will also be opportunities for training, worship and spiritual growth. To register for this special opportunity please call our CRBA office. If you would like to provide a scholarship for your pastor, please let us know.

Ministry Partner News

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Make plans now!
2019 NC Baptist Ministers’ Wives Retreat “The Journey”
July 8th – 10th, 2019
Caraway Conference Center – Sophia, NC
Featured Speaker Diane Nix
Single $220 Double $194 Price includes: 2 nights lodging & 6 meals
*Ministers’ Wives and adult daughters are invited. This also includes wives of music ministers and youth ministers. Online registration WWW.NCBMINWIVES.WIXSITE.COM/NCBMW

Amherst Baptist Church is in search of a Part-Time Youth Pastor.
Send resumes to:
Amherst Baptist Church
P.O.  Box 276
Drexel, NC 28619

Burkemont Baptist Church is currently seeking a minister of music.  Burkemont is located in Morganton, NC.  The church has two morning worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. that are blended in worship style.  The church has an orchestra and is accustomed to praise and worship music as well as traditional hymns. We have a comprehensive music ministry with multiple choirs (preschool, children, youth/young adult and adult).  We have a drama ministry that partners with the music ministry and participates in seasonal productions that are often on a large scale.  We are looking for a man of God with a Master’s Degree from a seminary of like faith and a man with a heart for ministry that goes beyond mere talent.  Please send resumes to

Catawba Valley Baptist Church is currently seeking a Church Pianist. If interested please contact pastor Dean Hart @ 828-850-0402 or

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 Baptist Church in Morganton, is searching God’s Will for an Interim Part-time Music/Worship Leader. This vacancy has potential to become a part-time permanent position leading our uplifting Music and Worship Ministry. Candidates should be equipped with the following:
·     A heart to follow Christ and make Him known
·     Good organizational skills
·     Ability to efficiently use technology
·     Good communication skills
·     Ability to read music and lead a choir    
·     A music degree is preferred
Please send resume’s and questions to

Mount Calvary Baptist Church is currently seeking a Part-time Youth Pastor. If interested contact Pastor Stephen Collins @

Mount Olive Baptist Church is in the process fo planning a community clothing event. Please bring your gently used, clean clothing and shoes for donation. Drop off for donation will be behind the church under the covered porch on Tuesdays & Thursdays (Only) from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Oak Ridge Baptist Church is seekng a Part-time Youth Pastor. 
Send resumes to:
Oak Ridge Baptist Church
Attention: Personnel Committee
7449 Oak Ridge Church Road
Connelly Springs, NC 28612

Zion Baptist Church is seeking a Full-Time Associate/Youth Pastor. Please send resume to or call the church office for more information 828-437-3080