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New Duck River Baptist Association News

October, November, December 2019



Fall has arrived on the calendar, yet as of the writing of this newsletter, it is still in the 90’s. I am ready for the change of season and cooler weather. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the summer and many mission/ministry opportunities “we” all did. But “there is a time for every season” and I’m ready for that cooler season. AMEN!


Before we know it Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year will be upon us. All three provide opportunities to be on mission for the Father. I pray that you will make each of these opportunities count whether at home, in your community, church and beyond to the ends of the earth. Make it your mission to be on mission!


Speaking of being on mission, Disaster Relief callouts are underway to flood victims in Texas and Dorian victims in the Bahamas. Be ready to be on mission providing the help, hope and healing that Disaster Relief provides in each area touched by disaster. If you or your church, no matter the size or number, wishes to be certified in DR, I can do it. Just give me a call. I’ll train you to be prepared to be on mission when needed.


The holidays also provide opportunity to conduct the “Who’s Your One?” Campaign. Remember, this is not a one-time, specific-date campaign. I pray it is a continual priority in each church and individual to identify, pray and share Christ with their “One” on a regular basis. Be the one on mission to share with your one regularly!


Many opportunities are on the horizon. Be a part of Making Disciples, that is - reproducing disciples of Christ, finding their ONE and sharing to reproduce even more! “Go! Make Disciples!” (Jesus).


In Him,                             ISRAEL 2020 – I am planning to lead a trip to Israel in April 28 to May 8, 2020. If you would like to go

    please call or email me. To register go to:    password is  2020

 The total cost is $3,750 plus tip. The itinerary is published. Join in or better yet, send your pastor!

Mark Your Calendar NOW for October 21, 2019-  Plan to be a part of the 74th Annual Meeting of the New Duck River Baptist Association at the First Baptist Church of Shelbyville. There will be guests from Union University and TBMB entities. Steve Pearson is the Keynote Speaker (TBMB Evangelism Department). The first session (5:45pm) is filled with guests and reports from the TBMB entities and friends. Fellowship Meal is at 6:30pm. The Business and worship begins at the second session, 7:00pm. We want all to attend so try to avoid Revivals and other conflicts if at all possible. This is a great meeting of reports of the previous year and plans for the next! And mark October 26, 2020 as we look forward to celebrating our 75th Anniversary as an Association!

Who’s Your One? Imagine if every believer could answer that question with the name of a person who is far from God- a person for whom they’re praying and with whom seeking to share the life-changing Gospel. That’s the intention behind Who’s You One. Make a significant impact for God’s Kingdom. Identify, pray and share with your one!


Pastor, Staff, Wives Christmas Fellowship is Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:00pm at the El Bethel Baptist Church property fellowship hall… The Tie Guy Ministries (Nathan Dorrell, BCM Director, and family) will provide an evening of family ministry and entertainment (unicycles, juggling and message). Keep your eyes open for more details. Don’t miss it!


Mission Trip VISION TripsCity Reach Chattanooga, January 14, 2020 departing office at 5am and return 5pm. Mission  Belize January 16 – 21, 2020 with Gilberto Perez leading us to possibilities in his home country. Call if you are interested in either or both. Tickets for Belize will need to be purchased by December 1st.



November 2019: Tennessee Baptist Summit

     3     -     Daylight Savings Time ENDS

   11     -     Pastor’s Meeting, Lewisburg Shoney’s, 11am

18-20  -     Tennessee Baptist Summit, First  Baptist Church, Concord in Knoxville , TN



December 2019: Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and Week of Prayer for International Missions

1 – 8  -  Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and Week of Prayer for International Missions

    2    -  Pastor/Staff/Wife Christmas Fellowship, TBA



Dates and Events may be added and changed during the course of the year as needed to meet the needs of churches, pastors and members.




New Duck River Baptist Association

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