Ministers of Music/Worship will want to join us tonight, September 12th at 6 p.m. for a time of fellowship and support. We will spend time sharing ideas as well as have a time for Q&A. Our Associational Music and Worship Leadership Team (Jon Calloway and John Setterlind) will be there to lead our discussion. A light supper will be provided so please RSVP today by calling our CRBA office at 828-437-0137.
We are very excited about this year’s ONE Night at the CoMMA on Sunday, September 15th at 6 p.m. In partnership with Southern Baptist Churches throughout the country, we are hosting this evangelistic event to give you (members of our CRBA Churches) an opportunity to bring your ONE (the person you have been praying for to receive Jesus) with you to hear the Word of God preached and then receive an opportunity to respond to the Gospel. This will be a wonderful time where many will come to faith in Christ so please join me in praying and then join us (with your ONE) for this great evangelistic opportunity. The service will begin at 6 p.m. and our Burke County middle and high school students will gather in the CoMMA parking lot at 4:30 for a great tailgate party. Remember, we will be collecting non-perishable food for Burke United Christian Ministries Sunday evening so bring those non-perishables with you and donate them to bless those in need in our community.
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 (like the one pictured) to be 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.
Our CRBA Toy Store Benefit Golf Tournament is Friday, October 11th. Bring a team of four and join us for some great fun while supporting our Association’s Annual Toy Store Ministry. For more information or to sponsor a hole please call our CRBA office or pastor Earl Cross at 828-443-1723.
Our Kenya Mission Team is excited about our upcoming mission trip February 4-14, 2020. If you would like to join our team, please call our office ASAP. We currently have a team of 13 and can add up to 3 more men and women. Our first training meeting will be Tuesday, September 24th at 6 p.m. at our CRBA office. We will be serving a light supper so please RSVP by calling our CRBA office at 828-437-0137.
OUT OF THE BOX (Ideas to help churches reach people for Jesus)
- Encourage Sunday School Classes or small groups to meet at locations in the community away from the church, like McDonald’s or other restaurants. Ask permission to post signs about the gatherings and ask folks near your table to join you. If your church uses an open enrollment philosophy regarding Sunday School/Bible Study (and I hope it does) ask those attending if you could enroll them in Sunday School/Bible study.
- Introduce visitors to your staff and ministries in a relaxed setting by providing a free casual lunch, dinner or fellowship. This could be done at the church, a home, or in a nearby restaurant.
- Never mistake young people as “the future of the church.” They are the church and we should integrate them into the life of the church now. With that in mind, consider having at least one young person represented in some form of church leadership.
- Using technology to reach teens is dirt cheap when you compare it to the cost of a building. It takes more time than money and a willingness to apply what you’ve learned about the tools they are using to communicate. Therefore, engage relationally in online environments where youth hang out. We don’t have to compete with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram but we should use them to connect with teens. Anywhere they are, we should be too.
Ministry Partner News
A group in our community will be going to Israel November 17-28, 2020 and they have room for you. If you have always wanted to go to the “Holy Land” but have never had the opportunity you will want to attend the next information meeting on October 6th at 4:30 p.m which will take place at Burkemont. For more information, please call Susan Jones at 828-443-1316 or email@example.com.
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
Antioch Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.
Bethel Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.
Bethlehem Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational 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.
Bridge 42 is an elder-led, congregationally affirmed body of Christian believers in Morganton, NC, who desires to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ lived out incarnationally in our area through practices of intentional community, active outreach, a missional understanding of vocation, family, and community life, and an emphasis on personal and corporate discipleship, both within our body and among our neighbors (www.bridge42.org). They are looking for a bivocational pastor who aligns with their values and sense of mission, who will lead their elders and church body towards growth as a faithful expression of Christ’s kingdom in Burke County. At a minimum, candidates are required to have a 4 year undergraduate degree in a related ministerial field with at least 5 years of experience. Candidates may submit resumes to:Bridgesearchteam@gmail.com
Cornerstone Baptist Church is seeking a full-time pastor, please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
El Bethel is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor of Worship and Youth. If interested please send your resume’ to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hildebran First Baptist is seeking to fill 3 part time positions: Music Director/Worship Leader. Youth Director/Minister; and Children’s Director/Minister. The 3 positions may each be filled separately, or we are open to combining two into on full time position. Experience is preferred; Formal education in the area of theology, biblical studies, pastoral ministry is preferred or equivalent experience.
Please submit resume to email@example.com
Missionary Ridge Baptist is seeking a full-time Senior Pastor. Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morganton First Baptist Church has hundreds of books they are willing to donate. If interested stop by the church library or call 828-437-2544 for more information.
Mull’s Grove Baptist Church is currently seeking a full-time Senior Pastor. Please send resumes to email@example.com.
Riverside Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor. Please send your resume’ to P.O. Box 3451, Morganton, NC., 28680
Smyrna Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.
Walker Road Baptist is seeking a full-time Pastor. Please send your resume’ to firstname.lastname@example.org