This week’s Update contains information about the Fall Meeting, Coats for the City, Toy Store and much more.

Fall Meeting Flyer 2019 2

We are very excited about our upcoming Fall Meeting and Celebration Service where Dr. Gene Fant (president of North Greenville University) will be preaching our annual Celebration service message. While the adults are in the sanctuary the wonderful folks at Oak Ridge Baptist will be blessing the children with a program designed just for them. Lastly, teenagers from our churches will gather together for wonderful music from the praise band of Gilead Baptist and then evangelist Chris Wells (Chaplain for Bass Masters) will preach a wonderful message that will be both challenging and inspirational. It is my hope all of our churches will make the decision to move their services to Oak Ridge Baptist church in Connelly Springs where we will worship together in one place asking God to poke holes of light in our dark world. And by the way, if you would like to sing in our CRBA Mass Choir please join Jon Calloway and John Setterlind for rehearsal at 4:30 in the Sanctuary.

Toy Store CRBA logo

We are excited about this year’s Toy Store ministry as we will be celebrating 25 years of ministry to families using toys at Christmas to share the Good News of Jesus. This year we are already collecting toys to be distributed to families during Toy Store in December. If you would like a collection box delivered to your church (or business) please give us a call at 828-437-0137. Collection boxes are also available for pickup at our CRBA office in Morganton. Also, if you would be willing to help us with Toy Store registration please email or call our CRBA office at 828-437-0137 ( Volunteers are needed for the following registration time slots:

Monday, 10/14 (4:00 to 8:00)            -1 who can speak Spanish
Tuesday, 10/15 (8:00 to 12:30)          -1 who can speak Spanish
Tuesday, 10/15 (12:30 to 5:00)          -4 with 1 speaking Spanish
Wednesday, 10/16 (8:00 to 12:30)     -2 with 1 speaking Spanish
Wednesday, 10/16 (12:30 to 5:00)     -1

Women's Ministry Fall-ing into Misisons (1)


Coats for the City shares the love of Jesus by providing warm coats and the gospel to residents of New York City each December. N.C. 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. You can drop off gently used coats at the CRBA office until October 28th. If you have any questions call the office at 828-437-0137.

Mens Ministry Cross

We are excited to be hosting our first Men’s Ministry Leadership Training Preview event on Monday, November 4th at our CRBA office for leaders of Men’s Ministries and/or Brotherhoods in our CRBA churches. This will be a great opportunity to discover practical tools and resources to develop men to be disciples who make disciples. Join us at 7 p.m. for a great time of training and discussion.


Ministry Partner News

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Burkemont Judgment House

A Grand Spinet piano is being donated to a church in need. If your church is intrested in this piano call 391-0570 for more details. Piano must be picked up.

Antioch Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

Bethel Baptist is happy to announce they have called Kevin Sizemore as their new pastor.

Bethlehem Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor

Bridge 42 is happy to announce they have called Andrew Whisnant as their new Pastor.

Brown Mountain Baptist Church has recently updated their sound equipment and would like to donate their old system to anyone who could use it for ministry purposes. The system includes a 6 channel powered mixer with two speakers and stands. For more information please contact the Pastor Luke Gwyn at 828-260-5917.

Center Grove Baptist Church in Hudson, NC is accepting resumes for a part-time Minister of Children & Youth.
Email resumes to:
•Preferred one year experience with children and youth planning activities in a church atmosphere.
•Can lead and thrive in a team-based environment.
•Teachable, responsive, respectful of authority.
•Possess the ability to understand children and youth spiritual needs.
•Must have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and a strong desire to serve within the church.
•Back Ground Check, Drug Test, Must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record.
•Provide at least three references.
•Preferred but not required, an Ordained Minister
•Willing to obtain CPR & First Aid Certification

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

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

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

Oak Ridge Baptist Church will be reopening its medical clinic on November 12, 2019 to see patients. Appointments can be made as early as November 5, 2019. This clinic is a ministry of Oak Ridge Baptist Church and is funded through donations and grants. To qualify for services, a person must be at least 18 years of age, not receive Medicaid or Medicare, and have incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. For further information, call 828-433-4399.

Smyrna Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

Walker Road Baptist is happy to announce that Dewey Thomas in now their Intentional Interim Pastor.

Zion Baptist Church Trunk or Treat
Please join us for our annual Fall festival / trunk or treat on Wednesday, Oct. 30th  from
6:00-8:00 p.m. We will have trunk or treat, games, dunking booth, food and the bouncy house. Come enjoy food, fellowship and fun.