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Seek God for the City Prayer Guides

Contact MBA at (704) 375-1197 to order Seek God for the City prayer guides at bulk pricing.  We have a supply available at $1.50 ea. with a “First Come, First Serve” availability.  Books are ready for pickup today.

Click for more info on Seek God for the City –a 40-day season of sustained, hope-filled prayer for our city.

2017 Church and Culture Conference

Led by Dr. James Emery White on Thursday, March 2

MARCH 2-3, 2017

Mecklenburg Community Church
8335 Browne Road
Charlotte, NC 28269

This year we’ll focus on growing together as students of culture and campaigners for the local church. The conference will be one full day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) on March 2 with an optional half-day of breakouts on March 3.  For more information, visit:

Charlotte Hornets Faith & Family Event

Hornets vs. Wizards
Saturday, March 18th at 7pm

Included in ticket price is a 2pm Pregame Concert with Christian recording artist Plumb.  

Plaza Fan Fest immediately following concert.  First 1,000 group ticket purchasers will receive a Hornets flashlight.  Purchase deadline is Friday, March 17th.  Contact Taylen Douglas at (704) 688-9015 or to reserve your spot!  Special Event pricing begins at $20.38 per ticket.  

Smoke Alarm Training

A Joint training sponsored by The North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry, Office of State Fire Marshal And Metrolina Baptist Association

March 23, 2017 at 6:30 p. m.

Metrolina Baptist Association
1324 The Plaza, Charlotte, N. C. 28205

Smoke alarms are the single most important way to prevent fire fatalities in the home. This training is for volunteers from churches who will then receive free, 10 year lithium battery smoke alarms to be installed as an outreach ministry; each volunteer will receive 6 smoke alarms at the training. The training will cover how to test existing smoke alarms and how and where to install new alarms, as well as the necessary paper work to be returned to NCBAM.  Volunteers who install and return the paper work will then be given 6 more free smoke alarms to continue their ministry.

Registration is required by the Office of State Fire Marshal so we can have enough smoke alarms available for all volunteers. To Register please call The Metrolina Baptist Association at 704-375-1197, or email

Baptist Children’s Homes 2017 Food RoundUp

Metrolina Baptist Association is a collection point at 1324 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205.  We will begin accepting food donations on March 1st and will continue through April 23rd.  Contact or call us at (704) 375-1197 to schedule your food donation drop-off.

The annual “Food Roundup” has successfully united churches, businesses, and other friends to collect much needed food, supplies and gift cards for Baptist Children’s Homes’ boys and girls. When you are feeding cottages that can have as many as 12 to 16 residents, it takes a lot of food to fill hungry bellies.

BCH serves as many as 700,000 meals and snacks throughout the year! Consider that BCH operates care locations in 20 North Carolina communities and you can imagine how much it costs to feed so many. The Food Roundup  makes it all possible!  For a list of 2017 Food Supply Needs, click here.

For more information about how you, your church or organization can be a part of Food Roundup, contact Alan Williams at 1-800-476-3669 ext. 1277 or email him at

FBC Huntersville D-NOW’17 Youth Opportunities

March 31, 2017 – April 2, 2017
Location: Huntersville, First Baptist Church and Host Homes
Related Ministry: Youth (grades 6th-12th) & Intergenerational Service Projects

Learn More

Informational Flyer

D.NOW centers on small-group discipleship in a home setting for a weekend.  The flat rate to register is $70 per student, which includes all expenses for the weekend. Any church interested in participating with FBC-H in
this discipleship experience is asked to contribute a donation of $100 to $200 depending on their group size to help off-set expenses. The registration form and release form for this event are on the church website listed above and should be completed and turned into the church office no later than Wednesday, March 15th. Early registration is greatly appreciated to plan appropriately!

BEYOND OUR BORDERS: Teaching English as a Foreign Language Workshop

(English as a Foreign Language)
March 31–April 1
MBA Great Commission Center, at 1324 The Plaza in Charlotte
Registration $40

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(English as a Second Language)
August 11-12
MBA Great Commission Center, at 1324 The Plaza in Charlotte
Registration $40

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Our new location at the Great Commission Center is providing us with some amazing opportunities to connect with neighbors, build relationships, and make disciples. One of those ways is through Food Truck Fridays–a weekly event next door to us! We were first aware of this event in April 2016.  Since then, we have blocked off our parking lot so that people getting food would have a place to sit down, visit, and eat. By putting out chairs and trash cans, we have a place to connect with these neighbors from around the city who come for food on a Friday night.

Food Tuck Fridays will begin weekly on March 17, 2017, and will continue through the end of October.  We would like to schedule volunteers to staff our Food Truck Friday outreach next door to the Great Commission Center!  We’re looking for outreach people and/or teams who will commit to coming on a Friday (5:30 pm-9:30 pm) to put out chairs, talk with folks who sit in our lot to enjoy the food, and watch for opportunities to have Gospel conversations with those who come our way. 

Please contact us if your church is willing to take a Friday evening this season to be on-site at 1324 The Plaza, serving as hosts to those who come.  Groups of 2-6 volunteers is recommended.  Call us at (704) 375-1197 or email to schedule your Friday night.