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south fork baptist association


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."
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  • Closings or reschedulings

  • Attention please:

    Our  Email Updates are sent out every Friday. If you did not receive this as a pastor of a member church, contact us by phone or

    email by clicking here


    Our mailing address or physical address are found on the contact page


    Attention Churches: BACKGROUND CHECKS are available Through Lifeway.com for $10 and up.

    We need your pictures! Do you have pictures or movies from your church events and missional activities? Please share them with us before September 30 to be included in the annual meeting.  Email:  

       For Event Descriptions, keep scrolling down

  • sbfa requests

    "Experiencing God" If anyone is still doing this Bible Study, please let Faith at the Associational Office know, she has someone who is interested.

  • sfba meetings

    October 11th  Executive Board meeting @ SFBA Mission Center

    October  16, SFBA Annual Meeting at Hulls Grove WEST starting at 9 am (for all Messengers from each member church)

  • 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!

    Mt Anderson - Minister's Meeting  October 11th 11 am

    Ministers are invited to meet together for fellowship and food. This will be the last meeting of 2016.

  • Regional conferences and upcoming training

    "The Ministry of the Deacon" November 5th from 9 am to noon, training at SFBA MC for all Deacons. Scroll down to November for more information

    Region 8 Men's Worship Rally - November 28th at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Cherryville. Scroll down to November for more information.

  • 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!


    "8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye." [Psalm 32:8 KJV]


    Denver Baptist will be hosting a "Parenting in the Digital Age" Conference on Saturday, September 24th from 830am to 3pm. The speaker will be Dr. Kathy Koch, (pronounced Cook) author of "Screens and Teens". There will be three sessions, lunch and question and answer session. This will be a community wide event to help all parents. Register from 8am to 8:30 am. The cost is $12.50 per person if preregistered by Sept 11th; after that date it will be $15 (includes lunch). There will be childcare available for ages 0 to 10 years. This conference is intended for adults only.

  • Young Adult fellowship


    "Meeting Two" Monday, September 19, 2016 starting at 5:30pm at SFBA Mission Center.  Take a look at event descriptions below.


  • Want to learn more about a recent mission trip?

    Visit our Missions Past Event News to find out more about past missions. 


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

  • 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.

  • For Sale

    Nothing for sale currently.

  • Would you like to contribute?

    Are you pretty handy with a camera? Do you often visit other member churches and take pictures of events there?  Are you willing to share?  Please email these pictures to sfba@southforkbaptist.net

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  • september 25 through september 30

    Tuesday,  September 27    

    1. 8:30 AM - 12:50 PM WORKDAY AT ABERDEEN FOR FRIENDS OF CHILDREN'S BAPTIST HOMES Friends of Children's workdays are a perfect local missions opportunity for your church! It's a way you and your volunteer group (all ages welcome) can make a difference in children's lives in just one Saturday. Work side by side with BCH girls/boys and staff. Tour residential homes. Enjoy a FREE lunch. Registration is from 8:30 am to 9 am on the workdays. Projects go from 9am to Noon. Lunch is served at noon and optional tours are available afterwards. To register, contact Alan Williams at 336-474-1277 or awilliams@bchfamily.org You can also register online at http://www.bchfamily.org/foc
    2. 7 pm Mexico Mission Trip Interest Meeting @ SFBA Office This interest meeting will be held at the Associational Office (SFBA) on Laboratory Rd in Lincolnton starting at 7pm. The mission's task is to build a church and to hold an eyeglass clinic. Trip dates are November 30th through December 7th. The cost will be $800. Questions? Call Robert at 704-530-4699

    Wednesday,  September 28                  No events this day

    Thursday,  September 29             

    1. 8AM Minister’s Fellowship Breakfast every Thursday morning at Home Place Restaurant in Lincolnton at 8 am. All ministers welcome!

    Friday, September 30                 No events this day



    Saturday, OCT 1- 

    1.  ¸,ø¤°º¤ø,¸SFBA BAPTIST MEN'S RALLY¸,ø¤°º¤ø,  MTN VIEW BAPTIST on OCTOBER 1, 2016 8 AM (Breakfast provided: Bojangles Biscuits and Coffee) Please bring a crock pot of chili or soup for covered dish lunch. Activities included "Hands On" building handicap ramp sections (bring tools and work clothes). There will be a Department of Transportation/NCHP Officer there to share about laws and requirements for towing trailers, etc. There will be a question and answer session with him/her. Special Guest speaker also. Please call 704-735-1642 to RSVP by Thursday, September 29th.



    Sunday, OCT 2

    Monday, Oct 3

    Tuesday, OCT 4

    1. Associational Choir Rehearsal-  Hulls Grove NORTH CampusAll Rehearsals start at 7pm. For more information, please contact Jason Myers at jason@mtanderson.org
    2. SFBA BAPTIST WOMEN'S BANQUET- MT ZION'S BAPTIST FAMILY LIFE CENTER (2139 MT ZION CH ROAD, ALEXIS) OCTOBER 4TH, 2016 @ 6PM begins with registration and Leader's Training Fair: Leaders are encouraged to come early and meet with the SFBA's age-level consultants. Information packets will be available for all leaders, covering all ages. The consultants will also be available after the meeting. There will be a catered meal from Mitchem's Kitchen. (Mesquite Chicken, BBQ, Baked Beans, Potatoes, Slaw, Roll, Poundcake and a Drink). At 7pm we continue with our main program. Speaker: Renee Crane, retired IMB missionary to Africa. Cost: $10 per person. Requirements: Please send the names of those attending from your church as well as full payment per person to SFBA office (PO Box 246 Lincolnton, NC 28093-0246) by Friday September 23rd to secure your reservation. NO money will be taken at the door/banquet, and no refunds will be issued. Our project for this mission is to gather adult men's and women's socks for upcoming Christmas missions. (Please bring socks)

    Wednesday,  OCT 5

    Thursday, OCT 6

    1. 8AM Minister’s Fellowship Breakfast every Thursday morning at Home Place Restaurant in Lincolnton at 8 am. All ministers welcome!

    Friday, OCT 7

    Saturday,  OCT 8


    Sunday, OCT 9

    Monday, OCT 10

    Tuesday, OCT 11

    Wednesday, OCT 12

    Thursday, OCT 13 (see calendar)

    1. 8AM Minister’s Fellowship Breakfast every Thursday morning at Home Place Restaurant in Lincolnton at 8 am. All ministers welcome!
    2. 7pm SFBA Mission Center, Training on doing Outreach at Fall Festivals. Led by Dr Tim Walker our Evangelism Consultant.
    3. 7pm Associational Choir practice @ Hulls Grove WEST

    Friday, OCT 14

    Saturday, OCT 15


    Sunday, OCT 16

      Hulls Grove WEST
      This is when our whole organization meets together for an accounting of what has occurred over the past year.  

                      Schedule of Events: 

    •   4pm- 5:30 pm Business Meeting
    •   5:30-6:00 pm Missions Fair
    •   6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Celebration and Worship

    Monday, OCT 17

    Tuesday, OCT 18

    1. ¸,ø¤°º¤ø,¸SFBA Children's Banquet¸,ø¤°º¤ø, The children's banquet will be held on Tuesday October 18th. Details are still forthcoming.

    Wednesday, OCT 19

    Thursday, OCT 20

    1. 8AM Minister’s Fellowship Breakfast every Thursday morning at Home Place Restaurant in Lincolnton at 8 am. All ministers welcome!

    Friday, OCT 21

    1. Western Regional Bivocational and Small Church Minister's Family Retreat: @ Fruitland Baptist Bible College, Fruitland NC  "Built to Last" Friday Afternoon Session 1 - Build a Solid Spiritual Foundation with Bob and Phyllis Foy; Friday Afternoon - Session 2 - Build a Strong Marriage with Perry and Della Brindley; Saturday Morning -Session 3- Build a Durable Ministry with Ray Guilder; Saturday Morning - Session 4 - Build a Kingdom Focused Church with Robert Fernandez.  Costs: Registration fee will be $50 per adult person, Ages 6-12 $25 per person, and Children age 5 and under are Free. The registration deadline is October 7, 2016.  You can register online at https://ncbaptist.wufoo.com/forms/w162tdak1w1016k

    Saturday, OCT 22

    1. 2nd Day of Western Regional Bivocational and Small Church Minister's Family Retreat.     (see October 21st)


    Sunday, OCT 23

    1. LAST DAY to RSVP to Third Annual Wives in Ministry Fellowship

    Monday, OCT 24

    Tuesday, OCT 25

    Wednesday, Oct 26

    Thursday, Oct 27

    1. 8AM Minister’s Fellowship Breakfast every Thursday morning at Home Place Restaurant in Lincolnton at 8 am. All ministers welcome!

    Friday, October 28

    Saturday, October 29

  • October 30- 31

    Sunday, October 30th

    Monday, October 31


  • Association Wide Deacon Training Event

    "Ministry of the Deacon" led by Dr Keith Dixon Saturday, November 5th from 9am to Noon @ the SFBA Mission Center. The cost is $10 per person which includes handouts and a BBQ lunch.  Please RSVP by Friday October 28th by calling 704-735-1642.

  • Salem baptist revival in november

    Salem Baptist will be having a revival starting on Sunday November 27th through Wednesday, November 30th. Sunday starts at 6pm. Monday through Wednesday, the services will start at 7pm

  • North carolina baptist men's worship rally

    North Carolina Baptist Men's Worship Rally will take place on November 28th at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Cherryville. Cost will be $5 per person (helps to pay for meal). Registration is due by Wednesday, November 23rd. Go to www.baptistonmission.org for a promotional flyer, online registration, and a googlemaps link of directions to the church. Come join us for an evening of Fellowship that will include music, a spiritual challenge, discussions, and prayer. This gathering is designed to provide a time of meaningful worship for men, as well as a model of how similar men's meetings can be held in the local church. Every man and his pastor is invited and encouraged to attend! Contact NC Baptist Men at 1800-395-5102 x 5607 or write mabernathy@ncbaptist.org

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