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While Mega Churches are still a popular trend, churches with smaller congregations hold appeal for the majority of U.S. citizens. Currently, 1 in 5 church plants say they are sponsored by a church with an average attendance of less than 100 people. Giving per member is higher on average among small churches with $1750 per regular attendee given annually in a church of less than 100 attendees compared to $1400 given per regular attendee in congregations of more than 1000. Trends also show that some 88% of Americans would consider attending a church with under 100 people, with 85% saying they would be open to a church of less than 200. (Source Facts and Trends , Spring 2016) While traveling in Canada this month I notices very few churches . They were some but not very noticeable. It was good to get back in the USA in New York, Pennsylvania , West Virginia, Maryland , Virginia and North Carolina where they seem to be a church on every corner. Church are a good addition to any area. For more than 170 years Southern Baptist have sought to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people everywhere. The Southern Baptist Convention has grown to be a network of more than 50,000 cooperating churches and church type missions banded together to make an impact for God’s Kingdom. No two Southern Baptist Churches are alike. Each church is autonomous and unique; only when viewed certain commonalities bind us together can one grasp the diversity that is the Southern Baptist Convention. Together Southern Baptist proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and believe there is no salvation apart from the personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord! We believe in baptism by immersion as an act of obedience. Every thing that Southern Baptist do is directly tied to the Gospel. We proclaim the Gospel through evangelism, church planting, compassion, local ministries, cooperative ministry, disaster relief, hunger relief and many other activities. Christ's people should organize organizations such as associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or the churches. Members of the New Testament Churches cooperate with one another to carry forward the work of Christ. The Ashe Baptist Association is healthy and strong. I appreciate all the churches that support the Ashe Association which helps us to do as much ministry as possible at home and abroad. It is together that we do the work much better than trying it alone. Eighteen Reports were given at the 130th Annual Meeting in which the association is involved in. A new budget was adopted and Riverview Baptist Church confirmed as a church under the watch care of the association and we welcome them to Ashe Baptist. We are always open to churches who are like minded to join the Ashe Baptist Association and work with us for the cause of Christ. I am not giving up on winning Ashe County to Christ. We are to battle with satan and his followers as they attack each day in many areas. The practice of religion is common among Americans– though not necessarily a relationship with Christ A recent study conducted by Pew Research Center revealed that 1 in 3 Americans identify as “ highly religious” , meaning they pray and worship weekly. Of that number , only half are considered to be evangelical Christians. On Mission magazine has a lot of this information. I encourage you to read it. Learn what is the vision for the church that you attend . We must continue to move forward. As Ashe Baptist Association is growing and as the Baptist State Convention is growing it is a good sign that we are not giving up on sharing Christ with others. Churches are important, do all you can to promote the local church, Ashe Association, Baptist State Convention of NC and the Southern Baptist Convention. We must continue to reach a lost and dying world for Christ! Your Servant , David
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Congratulations to Riverview Baptist Church . They have voted to join the Ashe Baptist Association and to be Southern Baptist in Denomination. We look forward to working with this church and their pastor Rev. Evan Moore and his wife Kayla,
Pine Swamp Baptist Church announcers. Steve Viers has been elected pastor. We welcome Brother Steve and his wife Judy to the Ashe Baptist Association and look forward to working with them. They have Sunday School at 10:00 and worship at 11:00.The congregation invite everyone to attend.
The High Country Christian Choir is available to sing at your Fall Revivals. Contact Junior or Joyce Greer at 336-877-0261 available.
Would the church you attend like to host at the Ashe Baptist Association Annual Meeting in August 2017? Contact the preacher Place Committee or call the Ashe Baptist Office at 336-846-5631.
When you pray please remember Christian Unity Baptist Church, Orion Baptist Church, Cristo El Salvador and Liberty Grove Baptist Church . They are currently in search of another pastor for their church.
Christian Unity Baptist Church announces that Rev. Garrett McHaffey will be speaking at the 11:00 Worship hour on Sunday, October 2. They have Sunday School at 10:00 . The congeration invite you to attend.
Ashe Really Cares would like to thank all of the folks who support this ministry of food, clothing and providing other necessities during a time of need. 68 volunteers give of their time to go after food, stock shelves, and sort clothes Together we are able to give to folks that they might have a better way of life. Thank you to our financial supports. Without your money we could not do all that we do. If you would like to help financially send a check to PO Box 850, Jefferson, NC 28640. If you want to help at the ARC call 846-5631 or 846-5234 and we will be glad to talk to you. Please pray for our neighbors who visit the ARC each day. Pat Miller , director of Ashe Really Cares welcomes you to visit at any time.
The Ashe Baptist Campground is open and the week of October 1 Liberty Grove Baptist Church is scheduled to mow and repair the campground. Thank you churches for keeping our campground beautiful. Best shape it has ever been in. Thank you folks for all your help. Thank you Bald Mountain Baptist Men for repairing the ceiling downstairs. Campground closes on October 31. It will reopen April 1,
Faith Fellowship, a Baptist church in Jefferson, NC, will be hosting an unusual kind of church service this Fall. They’re calling the four Saturday night services Saturday Night Life. Their focus will be on addressing common objections and confusions that many people have about Christianity. The academic term for this type of teaching is Apologetics, defined as “defending or proving the truth of Christian doctrine.” Darryl Giles is the pastor of Faith Fellowship, and the main speaker at the Saturday Night Life events. His goal is to bring such topics as “Does Truth Exist?” and “Are Miracles Possible?” down to a level that everyone can understand. He hopes to show that Christianity is not a “blind leap of faith” but is actually based on a wealth of evidence and is the most logical conclusion to most of today’s big questions. Members of Faith Fellowship are excited about this series of Saturday night services and see it as a bridge to help them connect with non-believers, skeptics, and others outside the Christian faith. The secondary goal is to help Christian believers, of any church, gain a better understanding of what they believe and why they believe it. Although the meetings will be held inside the church, Faith Fellowship is planning to make the meetings very open and non-confrontational. Pastor Darryl Giles said, “Nobody’s beliefs will be mocked or belittled. This will be a safe place for all to express their views.” The meetings will begin with live music by local musician, Adam Younce. Next will come Pastor Giles, or possibly an outside expert, who will speak on the evening’s topic. That will be followed immediately by a Q & A time where members of the audience can ask questions and engage in friendly dialogue with the speaker. Scott Cahan, one of the Elders of Faith Fellowship, said, “We'll be addressing the hot topics of today. This is what’s already being talked about on social media, in classrooms, news rooms, and movies. Everyone is talking about them except the church. At Faith Fellowship, we want to let our community know that the Bible has answers. And we, the church, are ready and willing to discuss them. We’re trying to start a dialogue with those outside the church, not an argument.” The dates and times of this fall’s Saturday Night Life events are as follows: October 1st – Does Truth Exist? October 15th – Does God Exist? November 5th – Are Miracles Possible? November 19th – Is The New Testament True? These events will be held at Faith Fellowship on 676 South Main street in Jefferson. For more information, call the church at 336-846-3346.
Calvary Baptist Church in West Jefferson invites you to join them for Revival Services. October 2—5. Rev. Russell Sheets will be the guest speaker. Sunday, October 2nd service will begin at 6:00 PM. Monday—Wednesday will be at 7:00 PM. Special singing each night. Pastor, Rev. Kirby McNeil and the congregation welcome you.
6 nights, 6 churches, 6 preachers… October 2—7, 7:00 PM each night Sunday – Friendship Baptist – Rev. Keith Casey (891 Friendship Baptist Rd., Jefferson; home church of Russell Hart) Monday – Mt. Paddy – Rev. Ken Furches (822 Hwy 88W, West Jefferson; home church of Tim Roten) Tuesday – Mt. Jefferson – Rev. John Elledge (1957 US-221, Jefferson; home church of Keith Casey) Wednesday – Bald Mountain Baptist – Rev. Steve LeaShomb (1435 Bald Mountain Rd., West Jefferson; home church of John Elledge) Thursday – Buffalo Baptist – Rev. Tim Roten (619 Central Buffalo Rd., West Jefferson; home church of Ken Furches) Friday – Midway Baptist – Rev. Russell Hart (1670 Mt. Jefferson. You are invited to attend.
Warrensville Baptist Church announces Homecoming Services Sunday October 2 with Sunday School at 9 am and Worship at 10am with guest speaker, Rev. Lynn Powers. There will be special music and a cover dish lunch following the worship service. Everyone is invited. Rev. Wade Huntsinger is the pastor.
Ashe Really Cares will have its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, October the 4th at 7:00. All committee members and interested folks are urged to attend.
The Executive Committee of the Ashe Baptist Association will have its quarterly Meeting on Thursday, October 6th at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. All committee members, pastors and interested folks are urged to attend.
Happy Trails Cowboy Church will hold their Annual Fall Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, October 8th from 8-2:00 pm. There will be lots of handmade crafts, decorated Christmas trees, decorated tables and much more for sale. The church is located at 406 Court St. Jefferson across from the Jefferson Post Office. Come and browse and get started with Christmas gifts early. All proceeds go to benefit Happy Trails Cowboy Church ministry
Wagoner Baptist Church will hold revival services October 9-12 at 7:00 PM each night Rev. Mike Church will be the guest speaker, they will have special singing nightly. Pastor Darrell Poole and the congregation welcome you to Wagoner Baptist Church.
Round Knob Baptist Church and North Beaver Baptist Church will have a joint revival service on October 9 - 12 at 7:00 PM nightly. Rev. Keith Elledge, pastor of Round Knob Church, will be the guest speaker. Special singing will be a combined choir. The services will be held at North Beaver Baptist Church located on Hwy 163 near the New River. For more information call 336.982.8658 after 6 PM. Pastors Rick Miller & Keith Elledge invite you to revival.
North Beaver Baptist Church will have a yard sale on October 8th beginning at 7:00 am. All proceeds will benefit others in the community with emergency needs. The sale is part of the church's annual Do Unto Me missions projects. Call Pastor Rick Miller for more information at 336.982.8658
Audio Training opportunity for NC Baptist Churches!
Location: Midway Baptist Church, West Jefferson, NC
Dates: October 21-22, 2016
Basic Class - Friday, Oct. 21, Cost $15
Friday night registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Instructional time 6-9:30 p.m. Optional hands-on experience 9:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Basic and Advance Class - Saturday, Oct 22, Cost $45 Saturday morning registration begins at 8:00am. Instructional time is 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a lunch break (lunch meal is provided). Participants should arrive a few minutes early.
Register at this link (spaces are limited, so register soon)https://ncbaptist.wufoo.com/forms/w107nztk02vqakw/
If you have questions contact: Midway Baptist Church, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ashe Baptist Association at 336-846-5631.
Additional details also at:http://www.renewingworshipnc.org/worshipaudio/#!prettyPhoto
Pleasant Home Baptist Church will hold a weekend revival service, October 21-23 at 7:00 pm each night. Rev. Ken Furches will be the guest speaker. Special singing will be held nightly. Pastor Lonnie Carpenter and the congregation welcome you to joint hem for a great time of fellowship in the Lord.
Pine Swamp Baptist Church announces Revival Services on October 22-26 with Rev. Wayne Jones as the Evangelist. Pastor, Rev. Steve Viers and the congregation invite you to attend. Pine Swamp Baptist Church will hold a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22nd beginning at 2:00 pm with games, hayrides, Bible readings, & food. Pine Swamp Baptist Church is located on Dick Phillips Road off of Idlewild Rd. Pastor Steve Viers and the congregation welcomes everyone.
Several churches in the Lansing, Warrensville and Creston areas are working together to have a community revival to be held at Blue Ridge Elementary auditorium Sunday, October 9th thru Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00 nightly. Local groups will be singing and local ministers will be preaching. Please pray earnestly that souls be saved, churches strengthened and Christ glorified! For more info contact Rev. Tom Graybeal pastor of the Phoenix Baptist Church.
The Hope for the Mt. Prayer Team invites you to come and pray each Tuesday at 8:00 at the Midway Baptist Church in West Jefferson across from Wal-Mart.
The Snack Sack Program which provides snacks to hungry children needs your help at Blue Ridge Elementary School. The percentage of free or reduced lunches is 72%. 130 snack bags are delivered each week to BRES which is not meeting the amount needed. If you or the church you attend would like to help please contact Kim Furches at 877-0470 or Shauna Powers at 877-6401.
Ashe Really Cares Appreciation Dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00 at the Friendly Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. All Volunteers are invited to attend. The ARC has 68 volunteer that serve the Lord each week. We are very thankful for each one. For mo info contact Pat Miller ARC Director at 846-5234
Friendly Grove Baptist Church announces that DOM David Blackburn will be the guest speaker on Sunday, October 16 at the 11:00 Worship Service. They have Sunday School at 10:00, The pastor, Rev. Kevin York and the congregation invite everyone to attend.
Smoke Alarm Installation Training & Fire Safety in the Home
As part of its ongoing initiative, “Priority #1: Prevention” North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM), Ashe Baptist Association and Bald Mountain Baptist Church has partnered with the NC Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshall (OSFM) to reduce accidental death and injury rates for adults 65 and older in NC. Because the aging are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires or falls – compared to the general population- the two groups share a passionate goal to reduce this statistic.
The training will be conducted by a staff member of the State Fire Marshall’s Office and will include:
Smoke alarm education
Smoke alarm safety messaging
Guidelines for installation
Installation practice exercise
Information on the type alarms used
Instructions on completing installation reports
The alarms given to each installer are state-of-art lithium battery-Powered devices with a 10 year battery life. Person attending and planning to install detectors will receive 6 detectors. Installers will be required to obtain a signed waiver from each recipient and also complete the installation report for each home they serve. When these two forms are returned to NCBAM, installers will be eligible to receive additional devices. These alarms may be used in any home needing smoke alarms. Call 1-877-506-2226 or go online www.ncbam.org to register.
Training date: Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
Place: Bald Mountain Baptist Church, W. Jefferson
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
On Friday October 7th at 7pm, The McMillan Family is coming to Ashe County! The McMillan's are friends of Steve and Samara Ashley who sing blue grass and southern gospel music and they are coming to The Harvest Cafe! David McMillian was the Worship Pastor at First Baptist Indian Rocks in Florida. Their family has just launched out into full time ministry taking the gospel on the road thru music!
Tickets will be available for $10 per person! Come join us for some great food and music! Tickets are for sale at The Harvest Cafe on a first come first serve basis. you may call336-846-3000 or come by. Come on out Friday October 7th at 7pm and hear The McMillan’s live in concert!