Be sure to mark your calendar for Monday, September 22, 2014! We will be blessed to have Mark Hunnicutt from Mud Creek Baptist Church in Hendersonville leading a training session on C.A.R.E. Ministry. C.A.R.E. stands for Christians Actively Reaching Everyone. God gave Mark this method of ministry several years ago and it has been used successfully not only at Mud Creek but in churches all over the area. The training will be held at the North Spartan Baptist Association Missions Office at 8909 Valley Falls Road, Boiling Springs, SC. We will start at 7:00 and finish by 9:00. RESERVATIONS WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE ENOUGH ROOM.
Minister's Wives Banquet
On Thursday, September 25, from 6:30 till 8:30, there will be a special banquet for the wives of the pastors and staff of the North Spartan Baptist Association churches. The banquet will be held at Fairview Baptist Church, 1551 Bryant Road, Spartanburg. This is a small way of recognizing the contribution that these ladies make to the churches where they and their husbands serve.
We will be blessed to have Julie Cannon with us for the evening. Julie grew up as a preachers kid and then married a soon to be pastor. She has 3 children and balances the demands of church life with family life. Julie recently published a book entitled "The Shared Spouse." In the book she shares experiences from her own life and tries to help others ministers wives understand the unique dynamic of being a shared spouse.
For the meal that evening we will have smoked Boston Butt, BBQ ribs, smoked chicken, baked beans, green beans, marinated slaw, macaroni and cheese, and desserts. Reservations will be needed to ensure enough food. The deadline will be Friday, September 19. Please call Barbara at 864-599-0843 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure your ministers wives know about this event and encourage them to attend.
Praisin' In The Park 2014
Praisin' In The Park 2014 is being planned for Saturday, September 20. We will be the Boiling Springs Community Park on Rainbow Lake Road (behind Lowes) again this year. The event will go from 4:00 until 7:00 and will include food, games, music, worship, and fellowship. Pleas place this date on your calendar and make plans to attend!!!
After having the summer off, the North Spartan Baptist Association Pastor's Fellowship will resume meeting on Tuesday, September 2 at 10:30. Pastor's Conference president, Rev. Michael Bragg, is working on the details of the meeting. At the conclusion of the meeting we will enjoy lunch together of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. I look forward to seeing you there!