ASSOCIATION NEWS UPDATE

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Pastoral Ministry

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.

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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.

A recent student from Wake Cross Roads BC was in the final class of Homiletics when each student was preaching a 10 minute sermon. He reported, “God showed up in blessing of blessings as each student shared and I think we could have continued until mid-night. It was a new experience for me.”

Winter Classes 2022 include:

Christian Education 401 (Focus on age group equipping), Professor Dr. Jason Hall, Pastor of Christian Education, Richland Creek Church, Wake Forest, NC (15 yrs). While serving in Communications at SEBTS, he completed his PhD.

Dates: 1/4, 10, 18, 24, 31.

Theology 101 (Bible beliefs that make a difference) Professor Dr. Jeff Mayfield, Pastor, Stoney Ridge Baptist Church, Wake Forest. Dr. Mayfield has BA from Liberty University and PhD from SBTS and teaches with focus toward the local church.

Dates for classes: 2/7, 14, 21, 28, 3/7.

More Information ...

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Where is God leading?

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Summer MISSION Opportunities

ALLEGHENY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION

Rev. Dennis Cherry, DOM of the Alleghany Baptist Association spoke at our Fall Meeting to share mission projects in the Summersville, WV area. Mission Teams are needed to partner with a variety of churches to conduct VBS, Backyard Bible Clubs, building maintenance and repair, Prayer Walking, Youth Ministry, and many other outreach opportunities. Volunteers are also needed at the Mountain Market Place Ministry, (perhaps the most effective benevolence ministry in the Appalachian Mountains), which cares for over 300 each week.

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