Just in time for the new church year...training for new and perspective deacons! The training will be Saturday, October 1, at the North Spartan Baptist Association office, from 9:00am until 1:00pm. Snacks and lunch will be provided. The training will be based on Dr. Jim Henry's classic material that he authored many years ago. This is the same material that was used some 4 or 5 years ago when the last training was provided. The truths in his material are timeless and will be of tremendous help. This event is FREE for our North Spartan Baptist Association churches. Reservations need to be made so we will have enough study guides and food. Call 864-599-0843 or email Barbara Sewell.
Minister's Wives Banquet
Our 3rd annual minister's wives banquet is at 6:30pm, Thursday, October 6. Cherokee Springs Baptist Church, 2699 Chesnee Hwy, Spartanburg, will be the host church. This is for ALL minister's wives in the North Spartan Baptist Association...pastor, associate, music, youth, retired, widowed. You will be blessed by the music of Melissa Case, First Baptist Fingerville, and the insight of Sherrie Jett, Brown's Chapel Baptist Church. Both of these ladies are pastor's wives and serve in our association. Sherry grew up in a pastor's home, then married a pastor. She knows the good, bad, and ugly, that a ministers wife deals with.
The menu for the evening will be Lasagna, Chicken Alfredo, salad, bread, Tiramisu, and chocolate cake.
Reservations are requested so that we will have enough food. Simply call 864-599-0843 or email Barbara Sewell.
Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, November 4-5, 2016, for the Upstate Parenting Conference! Travis Agnew will be the keynote speaker on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Also, on Saturday morning there will be multiple classes for you to choose from that will cover a multitude of parenting topics. This event is FREE! Northbrook Baptist Church is hosting this event. To register simply click on the above picture. It will take you to the official registration site.
From time to time I send out email updates from our office. You can now sign up for these updates without contacting me. Simply fill out this form to be added to the list.
Summer Mission Trip
Twenty volunteers had a great trip to Frankfort, OH, during the month of June. The week consisted of a block party, sports camp, building repair, and a revival. Plans are being worked on for July 2017 to return to Frankfort. I will post the dates as soon as possible.
Pastor's & Wive's Retreat
The annual pastor's and wives retreat is quickly approaching! The date for this year's retreat is Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19. We will be blessed by the music of Lee and Amber James from Fairview Baptist Spartanburg and the preaching of Dr. Tom Tucker, pastor of Sisk Memorial Baptist Church, Fort Mill, SC. We will be meeting at the Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC. More information will be mailed to the pastors at the end of August. (these are a couple of pictures from last year's event)