Ashe Baptist Campground Donations are to be sent to Ashe Baptist Association PO Box 850 Jefferson, NC 28640. Dennis Houck has retired as Treasurer and we appreciate all his help over the years. Mrs. Amy Walker is the new treasurer. She is a member of the Friendship Baptist Church. 

I encourage you to attend the Baptist Men's Rally Region 7.Men, women and children are invited to attend. It is at Midway Baptist Church Thursday,  August 17,tonight beginning with supper at 6:00 if you registered for supper. Worship will be at 6:50 and you do not have to register for that to attend.I hope to see you there to learn about Baptist Men,s work at home and abroad.

Also I encourage you to attend the 131 Annual Meeting of the Ashe Baptist Association this Friday August 18 at Warrensville Baptist Church (2:00 PM) and on Saturday August 19 (9:00AM) at Midway Baptist.All messengers , pastors and the public is invited as well . It is open to the public. Come learn about Southern Baptist work at home and around the world.

Bristol Baptist Church announces  DOM David Blackburn will be our speaker for August  20 worship service They have Sunday School at 10:00 and Worship at 11:00. The congeration invite everyone to attend.

​Scheduled to mow and check the campground is; week of August 19 Friendship Baptist and September 2 Faith Fellowship. Thank you churches for keeping the campground beautiful.

Bald Mountain Baptist Church announces Rev. John Elledge has been elected as Senior Pastor. The Ashe Baptist Association looks forward to working with Brother John and his wife, Marcia in the new position.

Rev. John Crawford has been elected pastor of Buffalo Baptist Church, WE welcome Brother John and his wife Sandee to the Ashe Baptist Association and look forward to working with them.

​The Hope for the Mt. Prayer Team invites you to come and pray each Tuesday at 8:00 AM  at the Midway Baptist Church in West Jefferson across from Wal-Mart

​​When you pray please remember Bristol Baptist Church and Big Flatts Baptist Church, They are currently in search of another pastor for their church.  .

Midway Baptist Church will host REGION 7 North Carolina Baptist Men Regional Rally on Thursday, August 17 . Supper at 6 Program at 6:50. To have your reservation no later than August 10 call 18003955102 ext 5596 or on line at http;//, or call the Ashe Baptist Office. This is a great opportunity to see Baptist Men at work in NC. 

The Happy Trails Cowboy Church of Ashe have moved  to a new location at Jefferson Station in West Jefferson. They invite you to attend there Worship Services in Monday nights with Fellowship at 6:30 and Worship at 7:00.Pastor, Rev. Roger Blevins and the congregation invites you to attend.

New Looms Ladies Bible Study  at 11:30 to 12:30 on each Thursday at the Ashe Baptist Associational Office (336 846 5631) We will be doing a seven week study of "The Broken way , a daring path into abundant life".  This is a study by Ann Voskamp the same author that wrote "A Thousand Gifts".  We have heard great reviews from this study and know that God has given us this study for this time.  Ladies please come and join us.  You won't be sorry that you did. For additional information call Linda Blackburn 336 846 3596.

The Talley's will be performing at Midway Baptist Church on Sunday August 20th at 11:00 am. Love offering will be taken Pastor Steve LeaShomb and the congregation welcome you

The Ashe Baptist Association 131st Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, August 18 beginning at 2:00 at Warrensville Baptist Church and on Saturday, 19th beginning at 9:00 at Midway Baptist Church. All Messengers, Pastors and the Public is invited to attend.  Would the church you attend like to host 2018 Annual Meeting on Friday Give the Preacher place Committee a call; Mrs. Lucy Hagen, Mr. Harold Riddle, Rev. Michael Carter or the Associational Office.

Inside-Out Sunday School Training at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Boone on Saturday, August 26 at 9:30. Gain a new perspective on Sunday School that focuses on growing and making disciples-not just filling seats.​

Orion Baptist Church announces Ashe County Youth Revival, August 27-30 @ 7:00 for all churches and all Denominations. Different speakers including Rev. Neal Hatfield and Rev. Steve Ashley.For more info contact Rev. Steve Allen at 336-977-6160 or Joy McClure at 3366-877-6514.

GuideStone Meeting at Midway Baptist Church.

Are you providing your pastor with the dreaded "lump sum package"? Developing a compensation package for pastors and church staff can seem daunting, but it does not have to be. There is no such thing as a "cookie cutter" approach, and there are many things to consider such as salary, employer provided benefits, tax savings strategies, and more.Is your staff ready for retirement? What cash and non-benefits can the church provide their staff?What are the latest tax and administrative rules implemented during the last year that affect how our churches do business? How do you handle designated contributions given to your church, and how are you reporting those funds?

"Let all things be done decently and in order" is the theme of the 2017 - 2018 financial and tax workshops presented by senior consultant Davis Blount with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina intend to address these and other issues. The workshops are designed for ministers, financial administrators, treasures, church committees, and other interested lay leaders. Topics include:

Prepared for retirement
Compensation planning
Church Retirement Plan
Employer provided benefits
Managing designated funds
Reporting charitable giving
Tax updates
FAQ's from affiliated churches
Participant questions and answers

August 29, 2017

6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Midway Baptist Church

1670 Mt. Jefferson Rd.

West Jefferson, NC 28694

Special Announcements:

​Prayer in the Park-Sunday, August 20 at 5:30 at the Russ Blevins Shelter Area in the Field. All are welcome to come and pray for students, teachers, staff, and bus Drivers. Gaining Ground Ministries- Samara and Steve Ashley invite everyone to attend.


VOLUNTEER TRAINING Thursday & Friday eve,  Saturday morning; Sept 21-23. Make-up sessions as needed. 1st Assembly of God, Jefferson.  Grow your ministry skills, sharpen your focus, impact lives, build community, love well

Walk for Life, Saturday Oct 7 Save The Date, Tell a Friend 

Empowering, Mobilizing, Creating Atmosphere for Churches

Pre– 131st Annual Meeting for Ashe Baptist Association

It is hard to believe that the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Ashe Baptist Association of Churches is upon us! On Friday, August 18 beginning at 2:00 at Warrensville Baptist Church and on Saturday , August 19 beginning at 9:00 at Midway Baptist Church we are scheduled to meet. What a blessing of music, reports, preaching, prayers, eating and fellow shipping together! Our Moderator this year is Mr. Jerry Powers and  Vice-moderator is Rev. Michael Carter. We have a new clerk this year, Mrs. Myra    Phillips from the Bald Mountain Baptist Church. Preachers scheduled to preach to us are Rev. Johnny Goodman, Rev. Evan Moore, Rev. Steve LeaShomb, and Rev. Kevin Jones. Scripture and Prayer will be given to us by Rev. Wade Huntsinger, Rev. Cory Halsey and Rev. Steve LeaShomb. The High Country Christian Choir is schedule to sing as well. Warrensville Baptist and Midway Baptist are scheduled to have special music too. On Friday, reports from the NC Baptist Children’s Home, Southeast       Seminary, NC Baptist Hospital, Faith Health NC,NC Baptist Foundation, Baptist Men Region 7, NC Baptist Aging Ministry,  Baptist Retirement Homes of NC, Cooperative Program Baptist State Convention of NC,  Caswell Conference Center and Disciple Making will be given. On Saturday we will hear reports from Director of Missions, Ashe Really Care, Hispanic Missions, Baptist Men, Committee on New Churches, Faith Health NC, Child Evangelism, NC Baptist Women, Disciple Making, Church Music,  Historian, Baptist Campground, Vacation Bible School, Hope for Israel, Evangelism, Guidestone ABA, Moderators Report, Presentation, Gideons, Ashe Pregnancy Center and others. I look forward to the meals as well as seeing friends from the churches and folks from the Baptist State Convention of NC. Our host churches work hard to make it as comfortable as possible and we sure do appreciate it. It is a time of revival for all of us to learn and to feel God’s Spirit as He speaks to us about the work of the Kingdom!  The Theme is Taking Jesus to the Community. The scripture reference for the theme is First Corinthians 9:19-23.v.19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made     myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. V.20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; v.21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. V.22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. V.23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you. For me this passage commands that I “Go” into my community and share the gospel of Jesus Christ in any way that I can. I feel that we are not going as much as we should. One of the       successes of Pastors is to visit in the community as well. Together we can make a difference if we will visit. It is an old  method but it still works. I see this in healthy   churches. I hope you will attend the 131st Annual Meeting of the Ashe  Baptist Association. It is open to the public as well as Messengers and Pastors.

   Your Servant , David



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