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south fork baptist association

MISSION CENTER

Our South Fork family of Baptist churches (South Fork Baptist Association
 - S. F. B. A. or SFBA Missions Center) are partnering together to reach this area with the gospel of Jesus Christ, disciple new believers and minister to people in need. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
      By the way, if you call us on the phone and we answer "SFBA Mission Center" you've still reached the correct phone number and location! We are adding this identifier to our business's office name so that others can see we are also involved with missions.

****NOTICE FOR NEW OFFICE HOURS****
Monday through Thursday we will
be open from 7:45 am to 2:00 pm.
We will be closed each Friday.
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march


  • REMEMBER TO COLLECT FOOD FOR BAPTIST CHILDREN HOMES (FOOD ROUNDUP), LAST DAY TO DROP OFF IS IN MAY


    PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THE FOLLOWING RSVP DATES FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS: Thursday, March 23rd will be the last day to RSVP for the Senior Adult Rally---all money and names needs to be turned in by this date. Monday, March 27th is the last day to RSVP for the Crisis Pregnancy Center Banquet--see infor below. Also, Thursday, March 30th is the last day to RSVP for the upcoming VBS Clinic. Please don't miss any of these dates if you are interested in these events. Thanks so much and we hope you have a wonderful weekend. :



    Mar 23- 

    1. 7pm Church Missions Development Council Meeting-Thursday, March 23rd at 7 PM-Missions Center
    2. 2pm Final RSVP Date for Senior Adult Rally


    Mar 24 SFBA OFFICE CLOSED



    Mar 25 -

    1. BBQ Mission Fundraiser for Graffiti, NY Shoebox Project: Saturday, March 25th from 10 AM – 2 PM at Mount Vernon Baptist Church (1156 Northbrook III School Rd, Vale, NC 28168) BBQ Plates $8.00, Boston Butts $30—Please contact Vickie Heldreth at (704)813-4787 for more info. Boston Butts must be pre-ordered.
    2. Salem Baptist Church - Saturday, March 25, 9:00 a.m. – until-“The Excellence of Expository Preaching” 1.) The Commitment To Expository Preaching 2.)The Characteristics of Expository Preaching 3.) The Cost of Expository Preaching *BONUS Extra: “Back To The Bible” study Cost: $40.00 (includes study guide workbook, lunch, more than 3 hours of instruction)
    Mar 26 - Associational Bible Drills – Sunday, March 26th at Macedonia Baptist (5286 E NC Hwy, Lincolnton) Registration is at 4:30 pm and the Drill will begin at 5:00 pm. For more info please contact Guy Ballard at 704/309-6105.


    Mar 27-  7pm Senior Adult Rally Meeting @ SFBA


    Mar 30 -  CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER OF LINCOLN COUNTY 16TH ANNUAL SPRING BANQUET THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017 NEW VISION MINISTRIES 661 Clarks Creek Rd Lincolnton NC 28092, Doors Open at 6 pm, Dinner and Program Begin at 6:30 pm--$10 per person Seating is Limited-Reservations Required--Reservation Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017 Call 704-732-3384 to reserve your seat today! Menu: Salad, Pork Tenderloin, Green Beans, Small Potatoes, Dessert, Drink Meet our speakers…Twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, are former professional baseball players, best-selling authors, speakers, and nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs. Their business success earned them a reality show with HGTV set to air in the fall of 2014 – yet the show was abruptly cancelled because of their commitment to Biblical values. The brothers immediately found themselves in the midst of a cultural firestorm, yet they decided not to back down. Appearing on CNN, Fox News, ESPN, ABC’s Nightline & Good Morning America, the Benham’s continue to stand for what they believe and encourage others to do the same! The brothers are happily married to Lori and Tori, have a combined 9 children, and live on the same street in Charlotte, NC. A giving opportunity will be extended.



    Mar 31

    1. SFBA OFFICE CLOSED
    2. Macedonia Baptist Church BBQ Fundraiser, March 31, 2017, 10 am–2 pm & 5 pm–7 pm

APRIL

april MISSION request(s)

  1. From Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. (see note to right and click on it to get a copy)
  2. Don't forget to collect food for Baptist Children's Homes. The final date to drop off goods is in May.



APRIL

April 2nd to April 5th Salem Baptist is holding revival services from Sunday, April 2nd until Wednesday, April 5th at 7 pm. Dr. Gary Chaddick from Tri-City Baptist will be the speaker.


APRIL 3RD - 

  1. 11 am to 2pm  Senior Adult Rally @ Mt Ruhama Baptist Church
  2. 5:05pm – 5:55pm *Monday Rehersals for "Mozart's Requiem" at Gardner-Webb College near Charlotte tonight - Gardner-Webb University, 110 S Main St, Boiling Springs, NC 28017


APRIL 4TH - 

  1. 7pm Associational meeting and dinner at Pearl Baptist Church in Iron Station
  2. 108th SFBA Baptist Women’s Annual Meeting-Tuesday, April 4th at Pearl Baptist Church (4657 E Hwy 27, Iron Station—Registration and Light Refreshments at 6:15 pm and the Meeting at 7:00 pm. Our guest speakers will be Jeanette Henley—Harland, KY Mission, Scott and Vickie Heldreth-Graffiti, New York Mission, Jane Jones-ARM Backpack Ministry. Please join us for an evening of worship, inspiration and fellowship as we kick off the new ministry year of working together for the Kingdom of Christ. (This meeting is for ALL the Baptist Women in ALL our churches.)
  3. Second day of Salem Baptist Revival

APRIL 5TH - Last day of Salem Baptist Revival


APRIL 6TH- 

  1. 8:00am – 8:50am *Minister’s Fellowship Breakfast - home place restaurant, lincolnton, nc 28902
  2. 6:30pm – 7:45pm *Mozart's Requiem Thursday rehearsals start at 6:30pm - Gardner-webb, Gardner Memorial Hall


APRIL 7TH -

  1. SFBA OFFICE CLOSED
  2. 6pm 1st Annual Bar H Easter Hayride @ Bar H Arena, Boiling Springs, NC - Bar H Arena, Boiling Springs, NC
  3. 1st Annual Bar H Easter Hayride, Bar H Arena, Boiling Springs, NC, Friday, April 7th , Saturday, April 8th, Sunday April 9th Dark Until... Adults $8, Children (6-12) $5, Under 6 Free Concessions Available. For information (704)434-2866 or www.barhevents.com –Join us and you will relive the journey of Jesus to the cross and His resurrection as a depiction of His final days is presented. This is a journey all Christians and people with questions about their faith will enjoy.


APRIL 8TH

  1. *Associational VBS Clinic—Saturday, April 8th from 9 AM – 11 AM, South Fork Baptist Missions Center basement. Galactic Starveyors We will discuss planning and logistics, as well as, ideas for decorations, crafts, refreshments, etc. Please come with your date in mind and we will try to calendar the sharing of large decorations. Light refreshments will be available throughout the session so please RSVP and let us know if you can come by Monday, March 27th by calling (704)735-1642 or emailing-sfba@southforkbaptist.net.
  2. Revitalize Conference – Saturday, April 8th at Crosspointe Baptist Church, Concord, NC Revitalize 2017 is a one-day training and equipping conference for pastors and church leaders lead by nationally recognized church revitalizers. The conference with a focus on renewing churches and changing lives will include 2 sessions (4 keynote speakers) and 6 relevant breakouts with a time for dialogue with the speakers. Registration fee is $35.00 (Includes all conference materials and lunch) For more information: jstevesells@gmail.com Website to register: http://operation-transformation.com/revitalize
  3. 1st Annual Bar H Easter Hayride, Bar H Arena, Boiling Springs, NC, Friday, April 7th , Saturday, April 8th, Sunday April 9th Dark Until... Adults $8, Children (6-12) $5, Under 6 Free Concessions Available. For information (704)434-2866 or www.barhevents.com –Join us and you will relive the journey of Jesus to the cross and His resurrection as a depiction of His final days is presented. This is a journey all Christians and people with questions about their faith will enjoy.
APRIL 9 - 6pm 1st Annual Bar H Easter Hayride @ Bar H Arena, Boiling Springs, NC - Bar H Arena, Boiling Springs, NC

APRIL 10TH - 13th Missional Conference

APRIL 10 -
  1. 5:05pm – 5:55pm *Monday Rehersals for "Mozart's Requiem" at Gardner-Webb College near Charlotte tonight - Gardner-Webb University, 110 S Main St, Boiling Springs, NC 28017, USA
  2. First day of Missional conference

APRIL 11-  @ Blessed Hope 7pm Executive Board meeting @ SFBA Second day of Missional Conference


APRIL 12 -    Third day of Missional Conference
APRIL 13
  1. Last day of Missional Conference Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
  2. 8:00am – 8:50am *Minister’s Fellowship Breakfast - home place restaurant, lincolnton, nc 28902
  3. 6:30pm – 7:45pm *Mozart's Requiem Thursday rehearsals start at 6:30pm - Gardner-webb, Gardner Memorial Hall



APRIL 13

  1. Last day of Missional Conference
  2. Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
  3. 8:00am – 8:50am *Minister’s Fellowship Breakfast - home place restaurant, lincolnton, nc 28902
  4. 6:30pm – 7:45pm *Mozart's Requiem Thursday rehearsals start at 6:30pm - Gardner-webb, Gardner Memorial Hall,


APRIL 14 -

  This recurring event is part of a series.


APRIL 16 -  

Easter Sunday


APRIL 17 -

  1. SFBA OFFICE CLOSED
  2. 5:05 pm - 5:55pm Monday rehersal for Mozart's Requiem @ Gardner Webb University 110 S Main St, Boiling Springs NC 28017


APRIL 18- 



7:00pm – 8:00pm
  - South Fork Baptist Association, 2261 Laboratory Rd, Lincolnton, NC 28092, USA


APRIL 20-

  1. 8:00am – 8:50am  *Minister’s Fellowship Breakfast - home place restaurant, Lincolnton, nc 28902 This recurring event is part of a series.
  2. 6:30pm – 7:45pm
  3.  *Mozart's Requiem Thursday rehearsals start at 6:30pm - Gardner-webb, Gardner Memorial Hall


APRIL 21- 

  This recurring event is part of a series.


APRIL 22- 

9:00am – 9:50am   *Dress Rehearsal for Mozart's Requiem at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC - Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC


APRIL 24-

3:00pm – 5:20pm  *Mozart's Requiem Performance @ Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs - Gardner-Webb University, 110 S Main St, Boiling Springs, NC 28017



APRIL 27-


  - home place restaurant, lincolnton, nc 28902 This recurring event is part of a series.




APRIL 28 - 

 This recurring event is part of a series.



APRIL 30 -

CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER OF LINCOLN COUNTY 16TH ANNUAL SPRING BANQUET NEW VISION MINISTRIES 661 Clarks Creek Rd

Lincolnton NC 28092, Doors Open at 6 pm, Dinner and Program Begin at 6:30 pm--$10 per person Seating is Limited-Reservations Required--Reservation Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017

Call 704-732-3384 to reserve your seat today! Menu: Salad, Pork Tenderloin, Green Beans, Small Potatoes, Dessert, Drink Meet our speakers…Twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, are former professional baseball players, best-selling authors, speakers, and nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs. Their business success earned them a reality show with HGTV set to air in the fall of 2014 – yet the show was abruptly cancelled because of their commitment to Biblical values. The brothers immediately found themselves in the midst of a cultural firestorm, yet they decided not to back down. Appearing on CNN, Fox News, ESPN, ABC’s Nightline & Good Morning America, the Benham’s continue to stand for what they believe and encourage others to do the same! The brothers are happily married to Lori and Tori, have a combined 9 children, and live on the same street in Charlotte, NC. A giving opportunity will be extended.



  • May


    MAY 5TH   NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER


    MAY 6TH

    On May 6th at 6pm at North Brook Baptist Church, Nehemiah and Rose Cole who are church planters in Baltimore will be speaking and casting vision. I would like to invite any church interested in getting involved in Baltimore to send someone to attend this meeting. This is a covered dish, so bring something. Nehemiah will be sharing his vision and how others can be involved with them in Baltimore to reach the lost. He currently only has about half the support he needs. Questions ? Call Pastor Bob - 704 530 4699 If you plan on attending, just let me know - I would like to know of other churches wishing to be involved.



    May 14     Mother's Day


    May 29    Memorial Day



  • June

    Jun 18   Father's Day

  • jULY

    CLOSED JULY 4TH

  • free resources for churches

    Please feel free to reserve these titles from us:  "Sunday School Done Right",  "Spiritual Warfare",  "Praying to make a difference",  "A Biblical Marriage - A Broken World", "Making the Most of a Marriage" and many more titles. They are displayed in our meeting area downstairs. Feel free to stop by and take a look!

  • CHURCHES SEEKING PASTORS ON EMPLOYMENT PAGE

    We have an employment section for Pastors seeking to work in area churches. Please visit our Employment page

  • REGIONAL fellowship for ministers

    Almost every month, SFBA has a gathering for ministers and retired ministers; a time of fellowship and renewal, prayer and spirit-filled nourishment. To learn more, visit our Calendar to see where the next one will be held. 


    Minister's Breakfast

    A Minister’s Fellowship Breakfast every Thursday morning at Home Place Restaurant in Lincolnton at 8 am.  All ministers welcome! 


  • Churches  seeking pastor supply

    SFBA has a list of curent supply pastors for churches. This list has pulpit supply, interim, and a guest speaker list that a church may request. Please call us (704-735-1642) or email us (sfba@southforkbaptist.net) to receive this information.



Pastors and Staff! You are cordially invited....

       I am requesting that you please join me in attending one of the best single day leadership conferences that will be conducted in NC this year! LEADING CHANGE IN THE CHURCH offers a great amount of information to enable us to better address our changing society, as well as methods and approaches to better: Glorify our Lord in our churches, make disciples, and minister in our communities! Key note speakers will include Thom S. Rainer, Lifeway and John Ewart, SEBTS.


     Please check out this link: http://leadingchange.church/ for information and registration regarding this one day conference on LEADING CHANGE IN THE CHURCH to be held on March 7th in Advance, NC. Our Assoc. will both reimburse you and your staff for the $10/per person registration fee, as well as, provide group transportation for those who wish to travel with us.

     I'm requesting that all who register for this conference at the above link...to also please notify us as soon as possible here at the SFBA Missions Center, (http://southforkba.org/about/contact-sfba or (704) - 735 - 1642)) in order for us to have an accurate head count for those planning to attend and whether or not they wish to travel with us. Our transportation plans and notification(s) will be made accordingly. Please don't delay! This is a great fellowship opportunity as well and all it will cost you is your time!!!



Your Servant in Christ,


Keith Hollar,

Assoc. Missionary SOUTH FORK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION




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