Lunch & Learn

2 Timely Topics in October

at the Raleigh Baptist Association
 Resource Center
          820 S New Hope Rd, Raleigh
# 1 - Examining Church Policies Following the Supreme Court Decision of
June 26, 2015


Monday, Oct. 12 - 10:30 am w/ Lunch

Leader:  Dr. Brian Davis, Associate Executive Director-Treasurer, Baptist State Convention of NC

The focus of this learning experience will include church policies related to weddings and facilities use; references are made to the document produced by the BSCNC and distributed to associations in October 2014 (copies will be available).  While the title may imply this is simply a seminar on church policies that's not the case.

The framework for the discussion is II Timothy 1:7, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power and of love and of a sound mind."  Church policies are addressed but the majority of the session will focus on the mission/purpose of the church to make disciples with the prayer that every congregation might appropriately engage their community, including those struggling with sexual identity in its many expressions.


# 2 - Dealing with Church Staff Benefits:  The Affordable Care Act and Insurance Issues, Retirement Planning and more...

Thursday, Oct. 22 - 10:30 am w/ Lunch

Leader:  Mr. Davis Blount, GuideStone Consultant, Business Services Group, Baptist State Convention of NC

How well is your church following the Biblical mandate to take care of God's servants?  This session will seek to help each person and congregation take advantage of the many resources which GuideStone makes available when making critical decisions related to minister medical care and retirement and taxes.

Every RBA church has to make critical decisions regarding equitable compensation, taxes and medical care that is legally administered in a world of limited resources.  Participants can also schedule a personal consultation with Davis following lunch by requesting a time when you register.  Ministers and personnel teams will benefit greatly from the information in this session since budget planning is in process.

No Charge for Lunch

Please Register - Call 919.231.3995 or e-mail Carrie

RBA Semi-Annual Meeting and Mission Celebration

"God Calls All"

Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you!  As the Father has sent Me, I also send you."  
John 20:21

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

hosted by
Emmanuel Baptist Church
2100 Noble Road, Raleigh  27608
6:00 pm - Dinner - $10.00 (by reservation)
Menu:  Boneless, skinless grilled chicken breast, parsley buttered potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, tea & lemonade.
6:45 pm - Meeting and Missions Celebration
->Annual Dedication
->Habitat "Baptist Build" 2016
Church Members Tell How God Called Them:
 to Raleigh and Pasadena, MD
the community in their town
to start a local church
RBA Mission News
Call 231-3995 or email Iris to make your dinner reservations.



Enough - Letting God be ENOUGH

Thursday, November 12

Woodhaven Baptist Church
4000 Kildaire Farm Road, Apex

Tickets - $20

Mail check to: Caring Connections Ministry
c/o RBA, PO Box 46659, Raleigh, NC  27620
Come discover how everything you need is in your relationship with God.  He alone fills those empty spaces of our life.  He loves us just as we are--maybe a little cracked, but never broken.  As sisters in Christ we are all looking to feel loved and accepted and only God can make us whole.  
Tara is funny, real and biblically grounded and is sure to create a special evening.
Sisters in Christ, join us as we "get real with God" and let Him be enough.
For more information, contact Cynthia @ 919.231.3995, ext 109
Go to to to learn more about Caring Connections Ministry.


Baptist Women's World Day of Prayer
Arise, Shine - When we rise up He shines through
Monday, November 2
 10:30 - 11:30 am
Raleigh Baptist Association
820 S New Hope Road, Raleigh
Join us as women around the world offer prayer, praise, thanksgiving, confession and petition.  Prayer concerns from around the world will be shared during this prayer fellowship.  
Additional information - go to
For more information on the local event, contact Mary.


Just a reminder...


Our new location is
820 S New Hope Rd
Raleigh 27610
just down the road from our
previous location on Poole Road.
Our phone number remains the same  919.231.3995.


Important Dates for 2015

Lunch & Learn #1 - Examining Church Policies
October 12
NC State Fair Ministry
October 15-25
Lunch & Learn #2- Dealing with Church Staff Benefits
October 22
RBA Semi-Annual Meeting
& Missions Celebration
October 27

Directions to our new location

820 S New Hope Road

Raleigh, NC 27610

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Resource Center:
820 S New Hope Road
Raleigh, NC  27610
Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mailing Address:
PO Box 46659
Raleigh, NC  27620-6659
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