|We here in the West Chowan Baptist Association are committed to the task of "producing much fruit" (John 15:8) by assisting our churches in the process of making "Christ Followers who will Follow Christ." Our vision of making "Christ Followers who will Follow Christ" is driven by the imperatives of Christ which are hung on the following three non-negotiable characteristics of a Christ Follower: 1) GIVE UP by Surrendering (Luke 9:23), Sacrificing (Luke 14:33) and Listening (John 10:27), 2) GIVE IN by Abiding in His word (John 8:31), Obeying His commands (Luke 5:27), and Walking in His Light (John 8:12), 3) GIVE OUT by Loving one another (John 13:35), becoming a Servant (John 12:26), and Sharing our faith (Matthew 4:19).|
Work Day @ Mission Resource Center
February 29, 2020, 9am – 12pm
~ Lunch Provided ~
- Repair florescent lights – Need 6’ & 8’ ladders. All materials provided
- Relocate water cooler from back to front
- Replace toilet valves where needed
- Wash windows inside and out. Ladders may be required
- Dust all chair rail molding, picture frames and other surface that will collect dust
- Help make sandwiches for lunch the day of
- Trash pickup over the grounds
“Vacation Bible School 2020, Effective Methods & Best Practices-
A Round-table Discussion with VBS Ministry Leaders”
Saturday morning, March 7, 2020 @ the MRC
Beginning at 10:00 a.m.
– done before noon!
Featuring Michelle Saffell (Colerain), and several VBS Ministry Leaders: Kaley Wilson (Cashie), Hal Davis (Galatia), Debbie Edwards (Meherrin), Sherry Futrell (Union), Sharon VanNiel (St.John).
Addressing Topics Such as: Worship/Music, Crafts, Bible Lesson, Recreation, Snacks, Missions, Security, Promotions, Preschool, Youth, Follow up, Team Building, Leadership, and foremost- Gospel Focus to reach children with the message of Jesus Christ.
The time will pass quickly at this “free” seminar, with brief presentations on various subjects, question & answer time, display table featuring LifeWay “Concrete & Cranes” curriculum, Back Yard Bible Club curriculum, and handouts.
Open to VBS Directors, teachers, helpers, and any church leaders who want to strengthen VBS outreach ministry to the children of our churches and communities. Come regardless if you use LifeWay curriculum, or Group, or some other publisher. Bring your whole VBS Leadership Team.
Sponsored by the Leadership Development Team of West Chowan Baptist Association. For more information call Rev. Doug VanNiel (St.John) at 252-332-4612, or text/cell 757-636-9782.
Camp Caraway Retreat
March 27-29, 2020
Caraway’s spring parent-child retreat is for parents and their children in grades 1-8. We use fun to point people to Jesus, develop relationships, learn life skills, and learn to serve others. Our program provides yummy food, Bible teaching, fun music, and activities to draw parents and kids closer to their relationship with God and each other.
This retreat is for any combination of parents and their kids such as mother & son, father & daughter, father & son, mother & daughter or bring your whole family! Lodging is in private hotel style bedrooms with linens provided in our Conference Center.
For daily updates, stories and photos of relief efforts, visit the BoM Facebook page.
Hurricane Florence Relief: Get Involved!
Urgent Need in the Bladen Association!
The WCBA Disaster Relief team is coordinating an effort to assist the Bladen Association with Florence recovery. Bladen Baptist Association is in desperate need of mission teams to help in the rebuilding of homes across their association. Only a few teams from West Chowan have visited to help since the storm last September.
Please consider putting a team together to help meet these urgent needs!
If you can partner, please contact David Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-532-5977.
Click HERE for info on 2020 National Mission Trip Opportunities.
Visit NC Baptist Aging Ministry's website for more details on upcoming events.
Click the logo to see more upcoming opportunities for missions and training from the NC Baptist State Convention.
Winter 2020 Schedule (click on the date to register)
"Living Out Biblical Essentials Everyday"
February 3: Pastor's Fellowship, MRC @ 10:30am
|Join us each Monday morning at 9:00 at the MRC for our weekly time of prayer!|
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|January 31, 2020
In keeping with our unofficial 2020 theme of “Returning to Holiness” and while reading the book of Hebrews, I was struck by a passage in chapter 12 that reminded me of the importance of maintaining His holiness in my life. In the midst of discussing our Heavenly Father’s occasional discipline for His children, the author of Hebrews, who is directed by the Holy Spirit, reminds us that His occasional loving discipline is for our “benefit” in order for us to “… share in His Holiness. (read more)