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Ministers & Spouses Christmas Banquet

Please join us on Thursday, December 7th from 7-9pm for the annual MBA Ministers & Spouses Christmas Banquet.  Dinner will be served, along with fellowship and a time of music.

Pastors, Church Staff, Church Planters and other MBA ministry partners–along with their spouses–are invited to come to our annual banquet.  There is no charge for dinner; our goal is simply that you come and be encouraged in your ministry alongside other like-minded church and ministry partners.

The dinner will be held at Metrolina Baptist Association’s Great Commission Center, located at 1324 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205. 

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Baptist Children’s Homes Annual Offering

Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH) brings hope and healing to children and families in crisis. For more than 130 years,  the nonprofit has offered caring homes to countless boys and girls who come from circumstances ranging from family dysfunctionto situations of abuse, neglect and abandonment.

The organization provides a myriad of services including children’s residential care, family care for single mothers and their children, homes for developmentally disabled adults, weekday education, and a resource-based program for aging adults.

BCH and its highly-trained staff serve all 100 counties with locations in 21 North Carolina communities plus an orphanage in Guatemala.

“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10

In 2016, 147 decision were made for Christ! Your prayers and support through the ANNUAL OFFERING changes children’s lives! Because of your participation in the offering, boys and girls lost in a world of abuse, neglect and dysfunction are rescued and given a compassionate refuge at Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina.

Most of all, North Carolina children are introduced to the life-changing love of Jesus. 80% of Baptist Children’s Homes’ residents come to us unchurched and unreached for Christ. 

Your gift brings hope to children and families.


Calling All Prayer Warriors

A group of prayer warriors will be meeting the 2nd Friday of the month from 9am-11am on the following 2017 dates: 

12/8

At the Great Commission Center
1324 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28262

Info: (704) 375-1197 or email klowman63@gmail.com 


Pray for Me Campaign

Would your church commit to intergenerational prayer?

How can we connect more adults with more young people more naturally than ever before?

The Pray for Me Campaign was born out of this question. We believe every young person needs a team of Prayer Champions strategically praying for them. The Pray for Me Campaign creates a vast web of intergenerational relationships for young people and equips adult believers to pass on a sustainable faith to the next generation.

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Revitalization Group

A new group meeting to study & apply best practices in church revitalization–open to pastors, leaders from MBA & other churches. 

Meetings are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Mecklenburg Room at The Great Commission Center beginning September 5th.  Meeting dates are as follows:

2017:  Dec 5

2018:  Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar 13, Apr 3, May 1, June 5

 

Contact us at (704) 375-1197 or email bob@metrolina.org for more information.


Pastors’ Fellowship Lunch

At the Great Commission Center
1324 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205

MARK YOUR CALENDAR 2017 Pastors’ Fellowship dates:

Can’t make it to the Pastors’ Fellowship this month?  Join us next time!  Our next gathering will be held on:
Thursday, December 7 (Ministers & Spouses Christmas Banquet, 7pm)

MARK YOUR CALENDAR 2018 Pastors’ Fellowship dates:

Unless otherwise specified, these meetings will be held at the Great Commission Center from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
January 9
February 13
March 20
April 24
May 15


Pastors’ Prayer Hour

A time for pastors to unite in prayer across MBA, with monthly meetings in different church locations around the association.  Meetings will be held alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays on the dates listed below from 11:30 am-12:30 pm.

Dates:  Nov 30 (Thu), Dec 14 (Thu), Jan 25 (Thu), Feb 27 (Tue), Mar 29 (Thu), Apr 26 (Thu), May 29 (Tue), Jun 26 (Tue), Aug 9 (Thu).

We are looking for pastors to host a meeting in local churches throughout the Metrolina area.  If you would like to host one of these prayer hours, please  call 704.375.1197 or email bob@metrolina.org . 

 


Bounce Houses Available Upon Request

Metrolina Baptist Association has purchased 2 bounce houses to be used as ministry tools by our churches and partners. One is a standard bounce house (13 x 13), and the other is a bounce house with a slide. Our active associated churches or church plants are welcome to reserve one or both bounce houses at a suggested donation.

We also have other ministry partners who have bounce houses that may be used depending on availability. If the MBA bounce houses are booked, these partners may be contacted to see if their bounce houses are available. If your church or partner organization is looking to schedule an event, check out our online Bounce House Request Form.  We have a Standard Bounce House (13ft x 13 ft) and a Bounce House with Slide.  You may opt to request both bounce houses.  Please understand that the bounce houses are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Need more info?  Contact beth@metrolina.org or call (704) 375-1197 

NEW Bounce House Policy Begins September 1st (2017)

 

 

Due to high demand, each church may make 1 reservation per quarter.  Quarters are as follows: Sept-Nov, Dec-Feb, Mar-May, Jun-Aug.  

  • Our active associated churches or church plants are welcome to reserve one or both bounce houses at a charge of $50 per bounce house
  • There will be a $25 Security Deposit, which may be refunded when the bounce houses are returned cleandry and folded properly
  • Partner ministries MUST have reservations made through an MBA church

BEYOND OUR BORDERS: Teaching English as a Foreign Language Workshop

SPRING ESL WORKSHOP
(English as a Second Language)

March 16-17, 2018
MBA Great Commission Center, at 1324 The Plaza in Charlotte
Registration $40

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