Subject: NSRBA Weekly Update
From: New South River Baptist Association <>
Date: 8/4/2017 3:42 PM

New South River Baptist Association

      Weekly Update for the  
week of  
August 4, 2017

Associational WMU Training 
Saturday, August 5, 2017 
10:00 am - 12:00 noon 

First Baptist, Fayetteville
201 Anderson Street, Fayetteville 
Pastors' Conference 
Monday, August 7th ~ 10:00 am 
NSRBA Resource Center

Speaker:  Pastor G.C. Hughes 
Richard Edwards Memorial Music Scholarship
DEADLINE for Applications 
Friday, August 11th
Download applications HERE! 


    I'm a Christian Now!    
What You Need to Know About
Children and Salvation
The I'm A Christian Now! Leader Kit provides everything you need to teach a class on children and salvation.  This eight week class will cover how to become a Christian; a deeper understanding of salvation, baptism, and the Lord's Supper; what it means to be a church member; the importance of Bible reading, prayer, worship, service and giving; how to tell your testimony; going on mission; and continuing to grow as a Christian in difficult times.  

To reserve this Leader Kit, please call the Resource Center at 485-8791. 
Opportunities for Service 

Cumberland County Fair Ministry 
September 1st - 10th
Church groups are needed to host:  Fair Workers' Break Tent Times needed are:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Monday - Friday
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm Saturday & Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saturday & Sunday
Contact Greg Moore to reserve your spot at 910-514-8228, 910-323-4453 or
Help is also needed with:  The Washer/Dryer Trailer
This trailer will operate on Friday, September 8th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Call Carol Stewart at 910-488-1026 to help with this ministry. 

Salemburg Baptist Church
is currently seeking individuals for the following two positions:  Minister of Music and Pianist.  Prospective candidates must have an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ and have a love for people.  Candidates will be musically competent, motivated, and have excellent communication and organization skills.  Persons interested should call the church office at 910-525-4265 or send email and resume to:
FREE Dental Clinic hosted by Temple Baptist Church
located at 3159 Sanderosa Road, Fayetteville, on Saturday, August 5th, from 8:00 am
- 4:00 pm.  Procedures available are cleanings, extractions, fillings, and blood pressure screenings.  Appointments are required.  Please call 910-483-7620 to schedule an appointment.

Next Level Church   
which meets at the Smith Recreation Center at 1520 Slater Avenue, Fayetteville is looking for volunteer musicians, greeters, etc. to help with their Friday night ministry.  If interested, please call Pastor Theron Hawkins at 910-224-4613. 

Arran Lake Baptist Church

has some printers and other equipment to give away to any church or individual that might want them.  If interested in any of the following items, please call Sarah Rodriguez at 910-424-7211.  Items available are a Panasonic Quiet KX-P2023 24Pin Dot Matrix Printer, a Xerox Phaser 8560 Printer, an HP Laser Jet 2200d Printer, a CRT Monitor, 3 - Sylvania VHS TV's, and a Kyocera KM-1530 Copier (copier just needs to be serviced for the black lines it is putting on the copies, but it does work).  All equipment is in working condition.

Manager and employee positions available 
at local Helping the Orphans Thrift Stores.  There are currently 4 of these thrift stores open for business and a fifth one in the works.  If interested in applying for any of these positions, please contact Larry Tidwell at 910-783-5661.

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
has Sunday School materials that are available to anyone that may need or want it.  Materials available are:
1,2,3 John; Revelation Personal Study Guide 1 - Leader Guide 1
Genesis Leader Guide 1 - Commentary 1 - Personal Study Guide 1
Acts 1-2 Personal Study Guide 6
1 Samuel Commentary 1
1,2 Peter; Jude Commentary 1 - Leader Guide 1
Joshua; Judges; Ruth Personal Study Guide 4 - Leader Guide 1
Matthew 14-28 Commentary 1 - Study Guide 9 - Leader Guide 1
Please call the church at 910-483-3098 if interested in receiving these materials.
Pipe Organ 
available to a church or anyone that needs one.  It is 15 years old and has a console with pipes and speakers.  It is currently in storage in Raleigh for protection and owner is willing to help get it set up.  If interested, please call Allen Aber at 910-486-6613 or 910-322-2632.
Rev. Tyson Banks is available for Youth Minister.  He can be reached at 910-624-2203 or 910-531-3283.

Rev. Lloyd Blevins is available for Full-time Pastor, Interim Pastor, Pulpit Supply or      Bi-vocational.  He can be reached at 910-257-4959.

Dr. Dennis Long
is available for Interim Pastor, Pulpit Supply or Bi-vocational.  He can be reached at 910-386-8046.

Rev. Ron Bean is available for Pulpit Supply or Interim.  He can be reached at 910-322-4172.    
Church News 

Roseboro First Baptist Church   
located at 3270 S. Salemburg Highway, Roseboro,
will have Victoria Huggins, Miss North Carolina, visiting their church on Sunday, August 6th at the 11:00 am service.  She will be sharing her testimony through word and song.  A "meet and greet" will be held immediately following the services in the church Fellowship Hall.

New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church
located at 2155 Skibo Road, Fayetteville, is having a Clothing Giveaway on Saturday, August 12th from 8:00 am - 12:00 noon.  You may come by and pick up clothing for yourself or family members.  All clothing is free of charge.  Vendors are not invited to this event.  For more information, please call Evangelist Reed or Pastor Gregg at 910-867-0256.

Salemburg Baptist Church  
located at 300 N. Main St., Salemburg, will be hosting the NCBM Regional Missions Rally - REGION 3 on Thursday, August 17th.  Come join us for a night of mission inspiration as we experience what God is doing through NC Baptists around the world.  There will be worship, testimonies, videos, and information on mission opportunities.  Supper will be at 6:00 pm and the program will be from 6:50 pm - 8:30 pm.  Men, Women & Youth Invited!  NO CHARGE FOR THE MEAL, but we must have your reservation no later than August 10th.  To register, contact the NCBM office at 1-800-395-5102 x 5596 or register online HERE!

Reilly Road Community Church
located at 537 North Reilly Road, Fayetteville, is hosting REBOOT Combat Recovery starting August 31st.  REBOOT is a course - not a support group - providing practical  help for service members and families dealing with the aftereffects of combat.  You won't find shortcuts or easy answers, but instead you'll find solutions that last.  Join us for 12 weeks focusing on the spiritual aspects of combat recovery.  The meetings will be on Thursdays from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  Dinner and childcare will be provided.  For more information, contact Lisa Sweeney at 910-867-1405 or
  Register now at REBOOTRECOVERY.COM 


His Outreach Worldwide Open House
will be held on Sunday, August 13th from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at 2770 Breezewood Avenue, Fayetteville.  Please join us for light refreshments, fellowship and fun as we celebrate and thank God for our new headquarters.  We appreciate you!

Falcon Children's Home & Family Services
has a vision to recruit Christian families to serve as foster parents to children who need a safe and loving home.  Their foster care program is separate from the residential program which most people are familiar with.  There will be a foster information session on Monday, August 21st at 6:00 pm at the Fayetteville Dream Center located at 336 Ray Avenue in Fayetteville.  The next foster parent training will be in September.  Thousands of children need out-of-home placement and YOU may be able to help.  For more information, you can call 910-980-1065 ext. 152 or email     

Worship Notes for NC Baptists
Worship is not only about what we do when the church gathers; it is what we are to do every day.  The best worship is a continuum of:  worshiping God by getting ready to meet Him; worshiping Him with His people through His Word and His Spirit; and worshiping Him by being obedient to His Word.  Register for Worship Leader Boot Camp, Worship Summit, Worship Audio Training and attend events or festivals sponsored by the NC Baptists.  For more information, click HERE!

Reaching College Students Workshop
will be held on September 16th, this workshop is a 2 hour event focused on familiarizing church leaders with the first steps of engaging a college campus with the gospel.  With an interactive learning approach, the first hour will focus on key principles necessary for adopting a campus.  The second hour will allow participants to immediately practice these steps of engagement while exploring the campus with a member of the Collegiate Partnerships Team.  After the workshop, participants will have the skills and experience necessary to begin engaging the college, universities or community colleges in their own backyard.  The event is free, but we would like to get an idea of how many to plan for.  If you cannot attend this workshop, contact Alex Konzelman at for information about other workshop dates.  For this workshop, register HERE!

Baptist Men Leadership Training Event
Dobson Chapel Baptist Church in Magnolia, NC (near Kenansville)
Saturday, September 16, 2017
This one-day leadership training event is designed for Baptist Men's Directors, Men's Ministry Leaders, pastors, or anyone who has a heart for discipling men.  The program will include an overview, followed by sessions on specific men's ministry areas, and time for questions/wrap-up.  Content will deal with how to have a vibrant, well-rounded Men's Ministry - one that leads men to grow in their walk with Christ while involving them in discipleship, missions, and ministry.  Come enjoy the fellowship and network with local church men's leaders from across the state while you sharpen your leadership skills.  There will also be separate training tracks for those who work with Royal Ambassadors and Challengers.  These leaders will receive updates on curriculum as well as tips on beginning or enhancing the program for the boys and young men in your church.  The cost is $10 per person an will include lunch.  Registration is required.  For more information, contact Kailyn Eskrdige, NC Baptist Men at 919-459-5596 or or register HERE!

Eastern AAIM Fall Regional Gathering!
Save the date - September 25, 2017 - Fun, Fall, Fellowship with the Aging Adults Innovating Ministry at First Baptist Church in Rocky Mount from 10:00 am -      2:00 pm.  $10.00 includes lunch!

1 Day Missions for All Ages! Friends of Children
Baptist Children's Homes Saturday Workdays
September 9 - Mills Home in Thomasville
September 16 - Kennedy Home in Kinston
September 23 - Camp Duncan in Aberdeen & Oak Ranch in Broadway
September 30 - Cameron Boys Camp in Cameron
Getting involved is the best way to make a difference and to see how God is working in the lives of the children and families you are helping to serve.  It's the perfect one-day outreach for your church group.  From painting to planting, volunteers of all ages can be the hands and feet of Christ.  Registration is from 8:30 am to 9:00 am.  Projects go from 9:00 am to noon.  Lunch is served at noon and optional tours are available afterwards.

Carolina Women - WMU NC & SC WMU - Fall Women's Retreat
Fort Caswell Baptist Assembly, Oak Island, NC - October 6-7, 2017
Cost:  $100.00 (includes lodging, meals, and program fee.  Cost is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person. 
Time:  Registration opens 3:00 pm on Friday and event concludes on Saturday at 4:00 pm.
Leaders include:  Ashley Adams, Renea Henderson, Kimberly Sowell, Phyllis Foy, Sandy Wisdom-Martin and Cross Walk.  For more information, please contact Donna Britt at for South Carolina and Margaret Harding at for North Carolina.  Register online at Carolina Women

Anchored - 2017 NC Baptist Women's Retreat
October 27-28, 2017 ~ Caraway Conference Center, Sophia, NC
During the fiercest of winds and strongest of storms, the trees with the deepest roots are not easily uprooted.  Simply put, the tree is anchored to the ground, and though it might be weathered, it is firmly planted.  God desires for women to live their lives anchored to Him so that when the storms of life come, we are firmly planted in Him and His promises.  But how do we anchor ourselves in the Lord's Word?  At this retreat, we will learn how to study scripture so we might be anchored in our Heavenly Father and His truth.
  Registration is first come, first served and is transferable for this event, but non-refundable.  Registration and all registration prices are available HERE!

1/2 Cost $299 Jamaica Mission Trip
October 30 - November 4, 2017
This is a once-in-a-lifetime mission opportunity.  This special trip will NOT be repeated.  Sign up NOW - 1st Come, 1st Served.  Deposit $99.  Call Pastor Tom Sees at 843-293-0015. 

Annual Meeting of the Baptist State Convention - "Return to Me" 
November 6-7, 2017 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC
Messengers to the 2017 Annual Meeting will be able to stay at the headquarters hotel, the Sheraton Four Seasons Koury Convention Center, at the discounted rate of $99 per night, plus taxes and fees.  To reserve a hotel room, call the Sheraton Four Seasons at 800-242-6556.  Mention you are with the BSCNC to get the discounted rate and the confirmation number. Or, you can reserve online today HERE!  
You have a PRAISE report you want to share to the community?
Every day across North Carolina lives are changed because of what God is doing through the local church.  That's something worth celebrating!  HIS Radio's Church Bulletin is a new on-air feature that will share stories about how the local church is making an impact.  This feature is not a listing of events to come, but putting a spotlight on what God has already done through your ministry!  Perhaps professions of faith, youth group mission trip - whatever is happening in your church, we'd like to hear about it.  By sharing these stories, we hope to give the community something positive to focus on.  Your stories will serve as an encouragement to others and give HIS Radio listeners the opportunity to celebrate what God is doing in your church.  Want to share?  No story is too small.  You can talk to Tiffanie at 919-856-9787 or

is a new ministry that started last Christmas with parents contacting Linda Hudson, of Center Baptist Church, to hand write letters to their children from Santa with the true meaning of Christmas included.  Linda has broadened this ministry to also hand write letters of encouragement of any sort, quoting scriptures for the specific need or situation.  This is a FREE/NO COST to anyone other than herself for the postage and supplies.  Linda is reaching out to local churches/pastors with her information to help reach people.  She can be contacted through or she can be reached via Facebook Messenger Linda Hudson.  All information is kept private between herself and the person that has contacted her.

Military Missions Network - Connecting Military and Those Who Minister to Military
Churches are rising up!  Many are leading the way!  Would you like to join hands in this important work of gospel-centered ministry to our military?  Consider partnering with Military Missions Network in our work of mobilizing and equipping churches, and in bringing together those who care about the needs of our Veterans.  Together we can do so much much! To get involved, click HERE!

White Lake Christian Retreat & Conference Center
A Christian camp whose mission would be to help this generation.  This camp can accommodate for:
Youth Groups/Children's Camps
Senior Citizen Group Getaways
Marriage Retreats/Conferences
Pastors/Wives Retreats
Special Needs Adult Camps
Special Events/Family Vacations
Bible Conferences
Host Local Mission Groups
For more information, contact Rev. Cameron McGill at 910-872-1726 or
New South River Baptist Association
PO Box 298, Fayetteville, NC 28302 - Email
(910) 485-8791 - Phone
(910) 485-0844 - Fax 
New South River Baptist Association, 2341 Downing Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28312
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