New River Baptist Association
Monday, April 22, 2019
Statewide Events & Emphases


Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina 

Food Roundup to support the Baptist Children's Homes ministries across 21 N.C. communities will be ongoing through the month of April.  Churches can bring their boxes of collected food, gift cards, and supplies to the E. J. Hines Baptist Center anytime Monday- Friday between 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Pickup will be first week of May for distribution.  This year's goal is $400,000 worth.  For more information and a list of needed items, please visit or call us at 910-347-3146.  We have fliers for your bulletins and other promotional material.
The Living Cross
Dates:  April 16 & 19, 2019
Place:  Wrightsboro Baptist Church (Wilmington, NC)
Time:  7:30 PM
The doors will open at 6:30 PM.  Come early as there is limited seating.  A love offering will be received each night.  For more information, go to

Gospel Conversations Training
Dates & Locations:
April 27 - Perkinsville Baptist Church (Boone, NC)
June 8 - First Baptist Church (Charlotte, NC)
Time:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The training includes both classroom instruction and experiential application to help participants become more competent and confident in sharing the gospel.  For more information or to register, visit

Children's Ministry Conference
TELL - Teach. Equip. Love. Lead.
Dates & Locations:
April 27 - Salem Baptist Church (Apex, NC)

Time:  8:30 AM - 3:15 PM

This conference is designed to equip leaders to more effectively make disciples through gospel-centered teaching, training ministry teachers and leaders, VBS training, classroom management, and creating safe and secure ministry environments.  An additional opportunity, for developing family ministries and maximizing VBS efforts, will be offered in afternoon breakout sessions.  The cost for morning training only is $10 per person or a group rate (6 or more) of $50.  The cost for all day training and lunch is $15 per person or a group rate (6 or more) of $75.  To register or for more information, go to
Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina is asking for your help at the Kennedy Home in Kinston for a workday on May 4, from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  Lunch will be served and registration is required.  To register or for more information, visit or contact Alan Williams at (336) 474-1277 or

NCBAM Senior Adult Celebration
Be Bold! (Joshua 1:9)
Place:  Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church (Charlotte, NC)
Dates and Times:
 May 6 - 5:00 PM - Appetizers
                5:30 PM - Dinner
                7:00 PM - Program by Mark Cabaniss with Dr. Diane Earle (doors open at 6:30 PM)

 May 7 - 9:30 AM - Music by the Sunago Singers Choir
                10:00 AM - Keynote address by Dr. David Hailey
                11:00 AM - Music, NCBAM Presentation, Ministry Displays

For more information, call (877) 506-2226 or visit to reserve your space.
A Safe Place 
A Day in the Life
These advocacy champions in the fight against sex trafficking and abuse are hosting their 7th Annual Luncheon Fundraiser on Thursday, June 6, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM at the Wilmington Convention Center.  The cost is $35 per person.  To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (855) 723-7529.
NC Baptist Ministers' Wives Retreat
The Journey (Isaiah 41:9b-10)
Date:   July 8-10, 2019
Place:  Caraway Conference Center (Sophia, NC)
The featured speaker is Diane Nix and worship leader is Ginnie Varnam.  The cost is $194 per person (double room) or $220 per person (single room) for 2 nights lodging and 6 meals.  For more information, contact Kelly Self, Eastern Regional Rep, at (252) 269-6684.  To register, go to

Camp Meeting/Pastors Conference
Dates:  September 16-18, 2019
Place:  Hillside Park Baptist Church (Thomasville, NC)
Time:  10:00-11:30 AM (Pastors Conference) and 7:00 & 8:00 PM (Camp Meetings)
The featured speakers are Dr. Jeff LaBorg, Dr. David Gallamore, and Dr. Phil Hoskins.  Sessions include "Israel and the End Times" and more.  For more information, contact Teena Royal at or 336-472-6192.