New River Baptist Association
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Statewide Events & Emphases
Renewing Worship EXPO
Date:   September 14-15, 2018
Place:  Calvary Baptist Church (Advance, NC)
This event is a one-stop shop of training for worship leaders, bands, vocal teams, choirs, orchestras, technicians and others.  Specialized training and equipping will be available through a host of breakout sessions.  The cost is $30 until July 31, $35 until August 31, and $40 after September 1.  For more information, go to

Baptist Children's Homes Saturday Workday
Date:  September 15, 2018
Place: Kennedy Home (Kinston, NC)
Time: 8:30 AM - Noon

Registration is from 8:30 to 9:00 AM.  Projects go from 9:00 AM to noon.  A free lunch is served at noon and optional tours are available afterwards.  Visit
to register.  If you have any questions, please contact Alan Williams at or (336) 474-1277.

Camp Meeting/Pastors Conference
Date:   September 24-26, 2018
Place:  Hillside Park Baptist Church (Thomasville, NC)
Time:  Camp Meetings (7 PM: 24th - 26th, 8 PM: 24th & 25th)
             Pastors Conference (10:00 - 11:30 AM, 24th  & 25th with lunch following) 

On September 24, the Pastors Conference will feature Dr. Mike Whitson speaking on "How to Have a Lasting Ministry".  On September 25, the Pastors Conference will feature Dr. Jeff LaBorg speaking on "Israel and the End Times".  For more information, call the church at (336) 472-6192 or go online to

Eastern Regional Leadership Gathering
The Value of Senior Adult Ministry

Date:  October 9, 2018
Place: Hayes Barton Baptist Church (Raleigh, NC)
Time:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Eastern Regional Leadership Gathering will include music, regional highlights, round-table discussions, and a delicious lunch.  The cost is only $10.  For more information or to register, go to  Please register by October 2.

Small Church Conference
Small Places Big Opportunities
Dates & Places:  October 18, 2018 at Sandy Creek Baptist Church (Liberty, NC)
                               October 19-20, 2018 at Sunset Avenue Church of God (Asheboro, NC)

This is the first multi-denomination NC small church conference of its kind.  The conference will focus on 5 areas of concern:  evangelism, discipleship, church health, leadership, and prayer.  Plenary sessions and workshop breakouts will be held on Friday and Saturday.  The cost is $50 per person, $75 per couple, or $99 per church.  For more information, go to
or call (855) 842-5483.

2018 NC Baptist Women's Retreat
Holy. Chosen. Beloved. (Colossians 3:12-14)
Date:   October 26-27, 2018
Place:  Caraway Conference Center (Sophia, NC)
Registration begins on June 1.  Three meals, lodging, and all program materials are included.  Early bird rates, starting at $140, will apply thru September 7.  Regular rates, starting at $165, will apply thru October 5.  Go to
 to register online.  For more information, call (800) 395-5102 x5561 or send an email to

2018 NCBSA Conference
Jars of Clay (2 Corinthians 4:6-9)
Date:  November 12-14, 2018
Place:  Caraway Conference Center (Sophia, NC)
The cost is $225.00. This includes the conference fee, lodging (2 nights), 6 meals (Monday supper-Wednesday lunch), and a membership fee.  The deadline to register is September 30.  For more information, go to