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It was a wonderful blessing to see so many from our different churches participating in this year’s One Night event at the CoMMA. With approximately 500 people in attendance there was a lot of excitement generated as we sang and worshiped together. Thanks to all of our churches who participated in this exciting, meaningful and evangelistic event. To God be the Glory!!!

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Dear CRBA Pastors,
Our Finance Leadership Team in hosting a CRBA Vision Luncheon/Supper for all of our Pastors and Finance Committee Chairpersons on Monday, September 30th at noon and 6:30 p.m. at our CRBA office. This will be a time of great fellowship and good food. We will also use the time to share how God is blessing the partnership of our 67 (soon to be 68) churches as we partner to reach our communities for Christ. The same information (and food) will be shared at noon and 6:30 so choose the one most convenient for you. If you will be able to attend please call our CRBA office at 828-437-0137 to RSVP.

See you at the pole

We are excited about this year’s See You at the Pole event next Wednesday, September 25th, 2019. We will have a great celebration service at Pleasant Hill Baptist @ 6:45 where hundreds of students will gather to sing, pray and hear a powerful message from God’s Word presented by Jonathan Puckett of Pleasant Hill. All of our area’s middle and high school students are encouraged to attend this wonderful service and bring unchurched students with them.

Toy Store box

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. 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, October 14th, noon to 4 p.m.
Monday, October 14th, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15th, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15th, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 16th, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 16th, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Senior Adult Luncheon Flyer 2019

Toy Store Benefit Golf Tournament New date

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.

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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 this 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.

WMU Fall Meeting Flyer 2019

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OUT OF THE BOX (Ideas to help churches reach people for Jesus)

  • Party-driven Sunday School growth

    You can double your class in two years or less. It only takes 40% growth, or an average class going from 10 to 14 in a year to double in two years or less. Yet, the results are amazing. A group that doubles every eighteen months can reach a thousand people in ten years. That is a fact of simple math. Fact is, there is a world-wide movement of God by which this is happening.
    Parties are one of the best ways I know to grow a class. Here is the formula: invite every member and every prospect to every fellowship every month.
    A Sunday School leader had a dinner and a movie at their house last Friday night. It was great. They had a Pot-luck dinner at 7:00, and a movie to follow. Curious thing, they didn’t have any new people show up at the party, but they had their all-time high attendance on Sunday. Have you tried it? Why not follow the scriptures that say:
  • Get into the habit of inviting guests home for dinner. Romans 12:13 [Living]
  • Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 1 Peter 4:9 [NIV]
  • For more information on this or other ways to reach more people for Jesus please call our CRBA office at 828-437-0137.

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Burkemont Judgment House

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

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.

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

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

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

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.