ASSOCIATION NEWS UPDATE
A Happy New Year!
Practical Helps for a Complicated Assignment
Fruitland Baptist Bible College offers classes in the Rocky Mount area on an ongoing basis. Beginning on January 6th, one of the classes offered will be “Pastoral Ministry.” This class touches most of the issues and responsibilities encountered by anyone who does this kind of ministry.
As you see from the list, the class covers a great deal of “territory,” but gives a basic understanding of each and is a great starting point to learn more. If you are interested, please contact the Association Office for additional information.
Some of the issues covered are:
-- The mission of the church.
-- The pastor’s role in that mission.
-- Personal devotional life.
-- Family life.
-- Time management.
-- Money management.
-- Leading by example.
-- Leading in missions, evangelism, and discipleship.
-- Engaging the culture.
-- Common pastoral responsibilities such as :
-- observing the Lord’s Supper, funerals, weddings,
counseling, and dealing with death & dying.
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, @ 9:00AM
Turkey Branch Baptist Church
**Future meetings will alternate between Turkey Branch and Bear Swamp churches
To seek God's will
To emphasize the importance of prayer
To strengthen our faith
To encourage one another
To pray for:
1. Ourselves, our churches & communities
2. Country & government leaders
4. Sick, lonely, and bereaved
5. Military, First Responders and families
The Early Christian church met to:
Fellowship & encourage one another
Break bread together
We Hope You Will Join Us!
J. Davis Blount, III, CPA PA
Compensation and Benefit Services
Church Finance & 2020 Tax Workshop
Jan. 7, 2020, 6:30-8:45 PM
Bethlehem Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
3902 Highway US 158
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Church and Pastor Tax Update
Recent Labor Law Changes
Health Care Options
Employer Benefits - procedures and strategies
Dealing with pastor compensation in church budget
Questions and Answers
The Psalmist writes in Psalm 19 that God's Word is the only qualified guide for every problem we face in life as it relates to my spiritual life. God created us and knows better than anyone (even the experts) how we should be living our lives. Why should we, as spiritual leaders, counsel people to turn to other sources of authority for the answers they seek when God has promised to give us ALL we need for life and godliness through His Spirit and through His Word? (2 Peter 1:3-4). My brothers, God has given us a perfect counseling book which is applicable to every struggle facing mankind. The Gospel offers hope to a world that is lost and struggling in the grips of sin!
I have personally witnessed many lives changed and marriages reconciled, even transformed, through my own personal ministry of biblical counseling.
- Pastor Mike Dixon
Life Changing Children's Ministry Workshop
Led by Kathy Gould, missionary to Ukraine
at the North Roanoke Baptist Association Office
Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 am to 12 nn
Lunch will follow
AGENDA will feature:
1. Integrated Program is Vital
- Everything connected to the Bible Truth
2. Changing the Inside
- 5 Ways to Effect the Change
3. Changing the Outside
- 5 Ways we can be used in our church, our community and the world
Contact the Association office by Thursday, Jan. 16, if you plan to attend.
Kathy Gould, originally from First Baptist, Jacksonville, FL, has served as a missionary to Ukraine for 25 years. She specializes in equipping churches to establish and develop strong Children's Ministries. Her ministry is called ABC's of Life. She is very gifted in Children's Ministry and has been used of God to have a big impact in the ministries of Ukainian churches. Learn more about her ministry at https://abclife.info.
Regional Missions Rally - REGION 2
Tuesday, February 18
Forrest Hills Baptist Church
1407 Forrest Hills Rd NW
Wilson, NC 27896
Come join us for a night of mission inspiration as we experience what God is doing through NC Baptist around the world. There will be worship, testimonies, videos, and information on mission opportunities.
March 3, Tuesday
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Cary, N.C.
Learn why disciple-making is the heartbeat of the convention’s work.
Meet and hear from state convention leaders and staff members.
Network with other pastors and gain some new ideas for ministry.
Discover how the state convention can assist you in your ministry.
Let's plan to travel together and meet at the association office at 7:30 a.m. and be back at 5:00 p.m. Please contact John for more details.
Benvenue Baptist Church Presents
The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum
Mon - Sat, June 15-20, 2020
Departure: Benvenue Baptist Church, 2464 Benvenue Rd, Rocky Mount, NC, @ 8AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION & RESERVATIONS, CONTACT: Muriel Walker @ (252) 977-1950