Caldwell Baptist Association Church & Community News

LENOIR, NC (August 23, 2023) ⇒ The Caldwell Baptist Association assists churches and non-profit organizations in advertising news and events. The Church/Community news goes out every Wednesday. If you would like to advertise in this publication, please email your information to Darlene by Tuesday each week.


Join Mulberry Baptist Church in musical worship as “Touch of Grace” is featured for the monthly singing on August 26 at 6:00pm. There is no admission charge, and food and fellowship will follow the service.

Join Union Grove Baptist Church each month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday for their “Bags of Blessings” Food Ministry Distribution. The event starts at 5:00 PM and lasts until 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome! If it is your first-time participation, please bring a photo id with current address. The goal is to serve between 250-500 families.


Click on the link for upcoming Unifour Christian Ministries events.

Attn: Church Clerks and Secretaries: The Baptist State Convention of NC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. We will cover both the standard and short ACP forms, along with the Digital Online form and the SBC Workspace. Thank you in advance for considering to be a part of this training event.

Topic: 2024 Church ACP Clerk Training

Time: Aug 24, 2023, 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 886 0491 8084

Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) is hosting their 62nd Annual Western Conference September 7 on the Broyhill Campus in Clyde. The celebration begins at 4:00pm with tours, a free meal, music and an inspirational program involving the children in care and management of BCH. All churches are invited to come and be a part of this fellowship.

North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) will be having a fundraiser on September 9, 9am-4pm on the Mills Home Campus in Thomasville. This artisan event will feature North Carolina’s finest crafters, food vendors, and live music. Click on the link to purchase tickets.

Kairos Prison Ministry will be having training events for volunteers who would like to assist with this ministry. The dates are as follows:

  • September 9th at Pleasant City Church, Shelby NC
  • September 16th at First United Methodist Church, Granite Falls NC
  • September 30th at Western Avenue Baptist Church, Statesville NC
  • October 14th at Concord Baptist Church, Granite Falls NC

For more information send an email or call 828-455-2901.

Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) will be having their Saturday One-Day Missions event in September. This is an opportunity for your church to help with projects at one of the BCH ministry locations. Dates and locations are listed below. Registration is from 8:30-9:00am. Projects are from 9:00 to noon with lunch served and optional tours available afterwards.

  • September 16: Cameron Boys Camp, Cameron
  • September 16: Kennedy Home, Kinston
  • September 16: Odum Home, Pembroke
  • September 23: Camp Duncan, Aberdeen
  • September 23: Mills Home, Thomasville

WMU NC is committed to helping leaders feel equipped to lead in their churches and communities. ABOUND is their annual leadership training focused on encouraging and equipping leaders to live out their specific ministry callings within their churches and communities. Leaders hear from trained speakers and a wide variety of workshop sessions are available, from WMU age-level mission groups to spiritual development sessions. It’s a time for leaders to network and fellowship with one another, gain fresh ideas, and receive new resources. This training will take place at Dudley Shoals Baptist Church in Granite Falls on Saturday, September 23 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The cost is $15.00 and includes a copy of the 2023-2024 Missions Leader Planning Guide. Please click on the link for more information and to register.

Free wheelchair ramp construction training will be held on September 23 at NCBAM, 201-A Idol Street, Thomasville from 9:30-11:30 am. The training will be provided by Baptists on Mission and sponsored by NCBAM. To register click on the link.

On Saturday September 30, 2023, in Apex NC, the NC Baptist State Convention will be offering a Renewing Worship EXPO. The event will provide training for most everyone in your churches’ worship ministries. There will be general sessions of worship and inspiration along with around 45 breakout classes. For more information click here.

The Virginia Church Library Association is having a fall conference, Celebrating 65 years of VCLA on Saturday October 21st in the Richmond area. For more details click here.

The North Carolina Baptist Ministry Assistants Conference will be held at Caraway Conference Center November 13-15. The theme is “Relax, Refresh, Renew”. The guest speaker will be Lori Jarvis and the worship leader Ashley Rouselle, both from Hudson First Baptist Church. For more information and to register click on the link.

See below for upcoming events at Truett Conference Center.

Father & Son October 2023

Forged Man Camp November 2023

Winter Youth Retreat January 2024

Marriage Matters February 2024

Church Renewal Journey, a ministry of NC Baptists on Mission, sponsors Awakening Weekends. These weekends help congregations to equip, commission, empower, and send by highlighting believers’ faith and their hopes for their church. For more information click here.


Mountain Grove is seeking a Senior Pastor. For more information click here.

Samaritan’s Purse is looking to hire 150+ seasonal workers for this year’s Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry. To apply and for more information click here.

Center Grove Baptist Church in Hudson is seeking a part-time Children and Youth Ministry Leader. Please email your resume and three references. For more information and a list of responsibilities click here.

Lower Creek Baptist Church is searching for a part-time choir director. The position is five hours a week for practice and Sunday morning service. If interested, please contact the church office at 828-758-2315.

First Baptist Church of Lenoir currently has an open position for an afternoon care assistant teacher for their preschool. Hours would be from 12:00-5:30 PM. If interested contact Audrey Bentley at 754-2952 or email.

Clover Baptist Church is seeking a Senior Pastor. Resumes may be emailed to or mailed to Clover Baptist Church, Attn: Pastor Search Committee, 100 Pinewood Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630.

Mount Zion Baptist Church, Hudson is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor of Families, Youth, and Children. Please click on the link for more information and how to apply. Deadline to receive resumes is May 12, 2023.

Setzer Creek Baptist Church is in search of a full-time pastor. Please send resume to Setzer Creek Baptist Church, Search Committee, PO Box 449, Patterson, NC 28661.

Barnardsville Baptist Church, Barnardsville is seeking a bi-vocational pastor. To apply send your resume, salvation testimony, call to the ministry testimony, and cover letter to Barnardsville Baptist Church, Pastoral Search Committee, PO Box 8, Barnardsville, NC 28709.

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