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.


Vacation Bible School info; Thank you Friendship Baptist Church for hosting the VBS Expo 2017. It was well attended with lots of churches there and excellent  training available . hank you VBS Team and Team Leader Jennifer Hart for all your hard work. Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church was the recipient of the outstanding VBS Church Award for 2016. If you would like to get FREE shipping on your Lifeway VBS material you can order your materials through the Association. In addition to you receiving free shipping the Association receives a percentage that goes back into the VBS budget. We have order forms at the Associational office we can email to you or you may stop in and pick up a copy. All orders have to be turned in by April 28th. Orders may be faxed or dropped off at the Associational Office or e-mailed to Jennifer Hart. friendshipbaptist@skybest.com.


Baptist Association Emphasis May 15-22 -- Associations exemplify the best of cooperation in the Southern Baptist family. Through the strength of local partnerships, local churches voluntarily bond together to reach more people for Christ than they ever could on their own. That same strength in numbers, and cooperation, make the Southern Baptist Convention the strongest missions sending network in the world. Churches are the center of that strength. Associations amplify that strength to make it more focused and effective. Learn about Ashe Baptist Association by going to www.ashebaptist .org on the web or call 336-846-5631 or best yet come by the office at 204 Beaver Creek School Rd in West Jefferson, NC. 


Baptist Children’s Home of NC Food Roundup April 2017.If you would like to help feed BCH of NC boys and girls take an offering or bring food to Ashe Really Cares and mark for BCH of NC by May 1 , they will pick up that afternoon. For more info go to www.bchfoodroundup.org or call 1-800-476-3669


Ashe Really Cares announces totals FINAL in Souper Bowl Sunday.  Final count is;

~ Total monetary = ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­$1,225 total food  items =  8239

~  37 Churches participated

.~~~Thank you from the ARC!~~~


ARC can use some clothes sorts and a couple of men to pick up food occasionally . If interested contact Pat at 336-846-5234.


Mission Home Baptist Church, announces that Rev. Lawrence Goodman has been elected by a vote of 100% as pastor. We welcome Brother Lawrence and his wife Lesia and Look forward to working wing with them in the Ashe Baptist Association.

​Orion Baptist Church announces that Rev. Steven Allen has been elected as Pastor by a 100% vote. He is already on the field. We welcome Brother Steven , his wife Monica and their children to the Ashe Baptist Association and look forward to working with them.


Liberty Grove Baptist Church

 announces that Rev. Toby Oliver has been elected by 100% to be the next pastor. We welcome Brother Toby , his wife and two children to the Ashe Baptist Association and look forward to working with them.  


Pine Swamp Baptist Church announces Rev. 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 Budget & Finance Committee of the Ashe Baptist Association  will meet in the Associational Office Conference Room on Wednesday, May 3rd at 11:00 AM. Those serving on this committee are :
Mrs. Myra Phillips, Mrs. Jean Burkett, Mr. John Burke, Rev. Roger Blevins (Pleasant Valley), Mrs. Trish Church, Ex Officio DOM David Blackburn.
Please make plans to be there as we need to make adjustments to our budget

Old Fields Baptist Church announces  Revival services Sunday, April 30 – Wednesday, May 3rd.at 7:00 PM with special music nightly. Guest evangelist will be Lloyd Day.  Pastor Larry Powers and the congregation invites you to attend.  Old Fields is located int eh Fleetwood community on Conley Cheek Rd.


God’s Will Baptist Church announces Rev. John Elledge will be the guest speaker for their Spring Revival on April 30-May 3 beginning at 7:00. There will be special singing each night and the congregation and Rev. Allen Huffman pastor invites everyone to attend.


Obids Baptist Church  will be having Bible School in May  starting at 6:30-8:00 pm. Pastor, Rev. Mark Harless invites you to attend.


Midway Baptist Youth announce their 1st annual golf tournament on Sat., May 6 at 8 am at Mountain Aire Golf Club.  The Youth are raising money for their missions trip to New Orleans this Summer.  If you like golf, you like kids, or you like missions – WE NEED YOU!  We need SPONSORS and GOLFERS.  Sponsorship levels are: Individual $100 – Groups/Churches $300 (includes 1 free golfer entry) – Corporate $500 (includes free team of 4 entry.  Golfers – 4 per team, captain’s choice format. $60/each or $240/team. Mulligans & Hand Grenades available. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart fee, lunch, goodie bags, & door prizes.  Contact Pastor Barry Shew for registration & sponsorship – 336.246.2012 or bshewcapt@aol.com.


Revival at Christian Unity Baptist Church May 14-17 at 7:00pm. Rev. Mark Harless will be the guest speaker. Special music nightly. Pastor , Rev. Michael Carter invites everyone to attend.​

Healing Springs Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School May 28 – June 1. Supper at 6:00 PM classes from 7-8:45 PM. Thursday June 1st will be family night beginning at 6:30. For more information please contact Jill Phipps at 336-977-2610.  Pastor Kevin Jones and the congregation welcome you to Healing Springs.


5th Sunday gospel sing will be held Sunday, April 30th at 6:00 PM at Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church in Jefferson. For a great evening of Gospel music and singing come and join us. Fellowship and finger foods following the service. Pastors Doug & Corey Halsey, Brother Elbert Graybeal & the congregation invite you to come and spend the evening with them


Warrensville Baptist Church will have on Sunday April 30th "The One Man Quartet" featuring Chris Smith, who is a former Baritone singer for the Inspirations Quartet. That evening there will be a Community singing held at Warrensville Baptist Church beginning at 6PM .         Monday May 1st, WBC will be taking their bus to Winston for the NC Baptist Singers. For more info..Call 336-384-3044 for times. WBC has scheduled our VBS for June 11th through the 16th. As usual, we will have classes for Nursery up to Adults. Rev. Wade Huntsinger pastor invites you to attend Warrensville Baptist Church.

The Ashe Baptist Camp Amphitheater has received permission from the Executive Committee to begin construction in the new location. The week of May 15 has been designated for the time to do this construction. Please set aside time beginning on that Monday Morning  to help with the construction. Baptist Men and Women on Missions as well as interested folks are urged to help. For more info on the construction contact Rev. Russell Hart Campground Chairman at 336-982-2080.  On Wednesday night there will be a Hotdog Supper at 6:00 for all churches  that would like to come there to have their Wednesday Night Service and  have supper , sing together and hear a message from the DOM David Blackburn at approximately 7:00 at the Campground. The new location will be easier access; it is across from the ball field in the edge of the woods. Construction will be done by Baptist Men and Women. Material costs are $6,000. If the church you attend, or business or individual would like to donate money please send a check to; Mr. Dennis Houck (Campground Treasurer) 305 Wilton Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694 or Ashe Baptist Office PO 850 Jefferson, NC 28640. Together we build and move forward.


AMPHITHEATER DESTROYED  
Chairman of the Camp Ground Committee, Rev. Russell Hart shares The Amphitheater at the Campground was totally destroyed by the recent fire in our county but the walk way was not!  We can be rebuild this facility. The Mattie Parsons Building was spared as was the Prayer Garden. Thanks be to God for protecting this Campground. If you are interested in helping to rebuild the amphitheater or to do a workday of cleanup at the campground please give Trish a call at the office at 336.846-5631. The campground opens for the season April 1st.


The Ashe Baptist Camp Committee met this past week at the campground and authorized to move forward to rebuild the Amphitheater that was burn down by the recent fires in the area. Drawings have been done similar to the old one, same size, Location will be different due to trees being burned are a hazard to fall in the future. The new location will be easier access, it is across from the ball field in the edge of the woods. Construction will be done by Baptist Men and Women. Material costs are $6,000. If the church you attend , or business or individual would like to donate money please send a check to ; Mr. Dennis Houck ( Campground Treasurer)  305 Wilton Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694 or Ashe Baptist Office PO 850 Jefferson, NC 28640. Together we build and move forward. 


The Ashe Baptist Campground schedule to mow and check the campground for repairs is Midway for the 29th of April.and North Beaver on May 13. Thank you churches for keeping the campground beautiful.


​Mother’s Day May 14


​​When you pray please
remember Buffalo Baptist Church, Cristo El Salvador, Big Flatts Baptist Church, & Bald Mountain Baptist Church (Senior Pastor position)They are currently in search of another pastor for their church.  


Christian Unity Baptist Church, announces Rev. Michael Carter has been elected by a 100% vote as pastor. We look forward to working with Brother Michael and his wife Stacy.


Buffalo Baptist Church announces the  guest speaker Rev. Matt Grogan 30th, May 7th Rev. RD Watson, May14th Rev. Mack Arnold, 21st Rev. David Blevins.. The congregation invites you to attend.

Happy Trails Cowboy Church of Ashe announces, April 29th Happy Trails Cowboy Church Yard sale (across from the Jefferson Post Office) For more info call; Pastor Roger Blevins 336-977-2043,  Allen Lynch 336-977-9190, Sam Blevins 336-977-1602. The public is invited to attend.


Pastor Lonnie Jones and Brother Tim Barker will be offering an Interactive Study of the Jewish Tabernacle starting on Thursday May 11th at 7:00 pm and running for 7 consecutive weeks at Welcome Home Baptist Church in the Nathans Creek Community. Bro. Tim Barker is the builder of a scale model of the Tabernacle and will be discussing the details of building the model. This is open to anyone from any church in our area and will be in a discussion format. Call 336-982-3188 or 336-982-4488 for more details or to arrange to attend. There is no cost to this study.


Folks from Bald Mountain Baptist Church and other churches are getting a trip to Kentucky Tour which includes The Creation Museum, Ark Encounter, Exhibition Coal Mine, Tours of Kentucky Horse Farms, Town of Berea and River Boat Lunch Cruse. 4 days and 3 nights. For more info contact Mary Howell at 336-930-3882. Linda and I are planning on going. Date is June 19-22


​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.​


The Annual National Day of Prayer will be held at the Ashe County Courthouse in Jefferson on Thursday, May 4th at 11:00. The public is invited to attend.  


 New River Baptist Church invites you to Spring Revival May 7th – 12th at 7:00 PM each night. With Special singing and Brother Don Faw will be the guest speaker.. Pastor Wayne Jones and the congregation welcome you to New River Baptist Church.​

​New River Baptist Church  will have VBS starting with our kickoff on Saturday, June 10th starting at 1 on the RC Airfield on John Halsey Rd. in Grassy Creek.  There will be lots of games, cotton candy, popcorn and other snacks, and the kids can play in the creek.  Then at 5 we will have a BBQ chicken supper.  VBS classes for all ages babies – adults will be held Sunday, June 11th – Thursday, June 15th, starting at 6:45 each night.  A meal will be served each night starting at 6 p.m.   Family night will be held Friday night, June 16th, with a celebration about all God has shown us and will be followed by a meal.  Rev. Wayne Jones and the congregation invite everyone to attend.  For questions call 336-384-4656 or 336-877-4360


[Wired for Worship] ​Conducted by Tony Parker  May 13, 2017 from 9 AM to 5 PM Midway Baptist Church For Sound/Media Technicians,  Worship Musicians/ leaders and pastors. Cost is $85 plus $10 for snacks and lunch. RSVP for reservation to Midway Baptist Church.Midway Baptist Church announces fundraiser for Dianna Ham who is battling Breast Cancer the 2nd time. Chicken BBQ May 13 for $8:00.10:30 -1:00. Pickup at Master Craft Warehouse at 127 Beaver Creek School Rid. For more info call 336-977-9496.






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​ “Disciple-Making Culture in the Church you attend ”
Linda and I had the privilege to attend the annual four day Associational Missions  Conference at Caraway Conference Center on April 10-13. Associational                 Missionaries / Director of Missions from across the state are given invitations to attend. We learn of the activities of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and new programs that can help churches to grow. One such program is Disciple Making. I also had the privilege to lead on a topic called “Taking Jesus to the Community”. Milton   Hollifield Jr.is our Executive  Director—Treasurer spoke to us on Monday evening. Eight million folks in North Carolina do not know Christ as Savior. That tells us we have a job to do. Kenny Lamb led is in music each day.  Chuck Register also spoke to us on Monday night as well. Tuesday began at 7:30 with breakfast and our music started at 8:30. We had each day extended Prayer Focus with Chris Schofield . Brian Upshaw led is in Building a Revitalization Strategy and ask the question” What is it that I am  doing that a spiritually dead person can do? After lunch we had breakout sessions with Duane  Kuykendall  teaching The heart of the leader. We also had Steve Sells      teaching Leading under the Holy Spirit’s influence. After dinner we had Bill Faulkner speaking on   Dimensions of Leadership. We finished up around 8:30PM.  Wednesday after Worship in music we had breakout sessions led by Mike Boarts entitled from being an undiscipled pastor to becoming a disciple making pastor– building a disciple making culture. Bill Falkner had a class entitled The Associational Missionary as a    disciple maker. After lunch we had breakout sessions on Tools for Church growth and    revitalization by Shirley Sells using MissionInsite for strategic planning. Diaspora Missions was taught by Zac Lyons which dealt with engaging unreached people groups. Strategic Roadmaps ,next best steps was taught by Bill Falkner. On Thursday Chuck Campbell shared about Discovery workshop. All these activities led to and helped to encourage us to lead churches in Disciple Making which will lead churches to grow and increase in the number of folks who wordship the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Brian Upshaw shared that we describe a disciple making culture as an atmosphere or climate in which reproducing followers of Christ order their everyday life around the great commandment to love God with everything and love their neighbors as themselves in order to full the great commission. What is a disciple ? It is a person who follows Christ, is being changed by Christ and is committed to the mission of Christ. The idea is that a disciple should be making disciples as Christ did. Matthew 4:19 gives us the example of Jesus calling Simon Peter and Andrew to be his disciple. Lots of examples of disciple making is shared in the Bible especially Paul and all the folks who follow Jesus during his time on earth. As Jesus and Paul spend time with folks to help them to be disciples that should be an example for us to be a disciple maker in our time.  So who do you spend time with and share with them about being a disciple maker so they can share with others to be a disciple maker? What process do you have in the church you attend for biblical disciple making? According to Jim      Putman and Dr. Robert Coleman something is missing in the life of the church. And I am in agreement. The core question of effectiveness is whether the people who are getting saved are being confirmed to the likeness of Christ. Are we making mature    disciples….who are also making disciples of Christ themselves? Your Disciple Making team in the Ashe Baptist Association led by Mrs. Linda Blackburn will be having fourth Training very soon and I hope you will attend to help churches have a plan for disciple making. Even though you missed the other trainings or listening sessions you do not want to miss this opportunity be help the church you attend become a Disciple Making Church!                                                                            Your Servant , David







 

     












































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