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Ashe Missionary Baptist Association
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“You and The Church You Attend”
Southern Baptist is a denomination of smaller churches. Of the 40,000 churches the average church has 260 resident members, averages 88 folks in Sunday School and their average receipts are $145,709. There are 255,000 churches in all denominations. Of that number 100,000 have fewer that 50 people in attendance. Even with 300 mega churches with 2,000 members the smaller church is still the backbone of the kingdom of God. Don’t let the size of a church fool you as Paul Powell says. It is an honor to serve anywhere. A small church can do big work for God if it wants to. 1000 churches in the SBC died in 2014. When you lose power there is no hope, God’s Holy Spirit is the power that we all need to do the work of God. The world is tired of negative talk. Some folks are “all churched out”. Someone has said “you are not what you think you are, but what you thing you are ,you are!” God scripture will cause us to see our self as we really are. The Word of God produces friend which in turn causes the church to grow, not die. Perhaps we need to ask how much longer are we not going to change? Some folks quit. Others , their soul will not die! They search Gods word, they are faithful, they pray and ask God for help, they keep the faith. There is hope! Not what you and I think but what the word of God says! No compromise. We are to teach and preach that which corrects. A lot of misconception is out in our areana. When the fire stops burning it goes out. When the church loses its sense of mission, then the church begins to die. The alive church must retain it mission work. That is the strength of Southern Baptist. You can make a difference. It the church you attend is asleep you made be the one to wake it up! We do not have to be in a big place to do a big work for God. You and the church you attend can make a difference. The Bible teaches “Where there is no vision the people perish”. (Proverbs 29:18) What is your vision for the church you attend? We are to have relationships. Be among the people, get to know them. Knowing people, winning the lost as well as preaching and teaching our best is always good advice for all of us. I am afraid we have too many dried eyed prayers. The house of prayer is a synonym for the church. We all need to pray. Without prayer where is no personal link to God. We all need to be a person of prayer. Get away from discouragement. It will make us ill. Say on the Sunny Side! Get away from poison people and poison activities. Remember the devil does not take a vacation! Our job as the church is to through ropes not rocks to help folks when they are in need. We are to remember who we work for. We are not alone. God and His followers are with us! We are to defend the word of God. Help the church and Christians to grow by whatever means is necessary even if it means, that we are to change!!!!!!Matthew 25:12 shares with us these words” Well done, thou good and faithful servant”. Take me to the King even though I do not have much to bring. What a day that will be when the church is on the altar of God. It begins today with you and I as we work in the church to promote the Kingdoms Cause. May the intentional process of discipleship be a part of our work to teach others so they can teach others as well. The church must continue to grow as Christ has set up the church as a way of bring folks into a working relationship with God and with the folks around us. I will be seeing you in the church you attend!
Your Servant , David
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Thank you to everyone who came to, worked at or had anything to do with Hope for the Mountains Crusade. It was a great success with many folks coming to Christ and many folks rededicating their life to Christ. Great Preaching by Rev. Neal Hatfield, great singing but most of all Gods Spirit was there each night. The attendees numbered between 600-800 each night. We praise God for His love to all of us!
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,
The Summer Looms Ladies Bible Study begin July 14(still time to join) at 11:30 at the Ashe Baptist Associational Office Conference Room . All interested ladies are invited to attend. “The Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer will be the study and Mrs. Linda Blackburn will be your facilitator!. Still time to join! Call 336-846-5631.
The Ashe Baptist Campground is now open and The week of July 23 is Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church on the week of August 6 Warrensville 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.
Liberty Grove Baptist Church invites you to Vacation Bible School July 29 – 31. The theme is Splash In. Classes for grades Kindergarten – 5th with a nursery provided. They will kick-off on the 29th at 6:00 pm with a meal followed by classes from 7-9:30 pm. Cranking back up on Saturday the 30th at 10 am thru 3:00 pm with a water party in the parking lot at the end of the day. Final class time on Sunday the 31st from 10-11:00 am. If you would like more information on VBS please contact Wanda Pope at 336.971.4626. The congregation welcomes you to Liberty Grove.
Healing Springs Baptist Church announces Decoration at the Cemetery on Sunday, August 7 at 10:00. There will be a short service held at approximately 10:30 with Rev. Kevin Jones speaking. At 11:00 the regular Worship Service will be held in the church with DOM David Blackburn speaking. There will be no Sunday School that Sunday. Everyone is invited to attend the pastor, Rev. Kevin Jones and the congregation.
Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church will have 5th Sunday Singing on July 31st at 6:00PM. Come enjoy a great evening of Gospel Singing and Music. Join them in the fellowship Hall following the service. Pastor Cory Halsey, Brother Elbert Graybeal and the congregation will be looking for you!
VBS –Submerged at Christian Unity Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School, July 31-August 3—5:30 Light Supper VBS 6:00- 8:00 pm. Pastor Rev. Dean Watson invites you to be Submerged!
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church announces Homecoming on Sunday, July 31 beginning at 10:30 . Worship will be at 11:00 with Rev. Tom Vestal preaching. Dinner on the Ground to follow the service. Pastor, Rev. Roger Blevins and the congregation invite you to attend.
Baptist on Mission , NC Missions Rally Region Seven at Salem Baptist Dobson, NC Supper at 6:00 ands program at 6:50. Men, Women and children invited. No charge for meal but register at NCBM office at Baptist State Convention of NC.of call the Associational Office.
The 130th Annual Meeting of the Ashe Baptist Association will be meeting at Old Fields Baptist Church on Friday, August 19 at 2:00 and at Tuckerdale Baptist Church on Saturday, August 20th at 9:00AM. The Theme this year is from Psalms 36:5, Disciple Making Atmosphere for Ashe Baptist Churches. Speakers this year are. Rev. John Elledge, Darrell Poole Sr, IMB Missionaries to Swaziland, Steve and Monica Allen, Rev. Derrick Hodges and on Saturday, Rev. Mike Trivette from Big Laurel Baptist Church.. If you have a report for the Book of Reports now is the time to get it to me so we can begin to process the paper work. Pray for the 130th Annual Meeting of the Ashe Baptist Association. All messengers, pastors and the public is invited to come learn about Southern Baptist at work locally and around the world.
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 the Pine Swamp Baptist Church, Cristo El Salvador, Liberty Grove Baptist Church and. They are currently in search of another pastor for their church. .
Pine Swamp Baptist Church announces that on 31 Rev. Steve Vies, August 7 Rev. Tom Graybeal will be preaching.
The congregation invites you to attend any of these services.
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.
After VBS please send us a copy of your report on VBS to Ashe Baptist Office for our records.
The Baptist State Convention, in conjunction with Bald Mountain Baptist Church in West Jefferson, will host a training event for senior adult pastors, as well as those who lead senior adult ministries. The Future of Senior Adult Ministry will be led by Eddie Thompson, Senior Consultant for Pastoral Ministries at the BSCNC. Participants will be challenged to see not only the future of work among this age group but also how they impact the stability and strength of the church. The event schedule is as follows:
* Thursday, August 25, 2016 * 9 am - 3 pm (lunch included) * Cost - no charge for this event * Space is limited, so registration is required. * Please register at http://www.ncbaptist.org/index.php?id=940. Call or email Eddie Thompson at (919) 459-5644 or email@example.com.
Bald Mountain Baptist Church announces that two slots are available for the Niagara Trip this fall. If interested contact Myra at 877-1550