Training Extravaganza 2020

Vital and Virtual in a Covid-19 Context

Click here for the complete list of training videos or go to the RBA YouTube Channel.

TE 2020 Conference Listing

The Deacon and Social Distancing – Keith Dixon
Shifts in How Adults Learn – Jerry Chiles
Now, What Will a Church Leader/Adult Teacher Look Like? – Steve Zimmerman
Leaders Confronting Change for a New Day – Steve Zimmerman
What to Do When Adult Small Groups Have Left the Building – Jerry Helderman
Ready, Set, Go! Children’s Ministry – Cheryl Markland
The Challenge of Student Ministry – Rebekah Gordon & Christian Davis
Taking Care of Yourself – Alison Keene
Incorporating Technology into Ministry – Simon Touprong
Caring for the Least of These, Matthew 25 Ministry – Cynthia Thelen

Baptist Children’s Homes of NC Food/Supply Roundup

Due to the Covid-19 the Spring Food Round Up had to be postponed.  We have come to the time now that the pantries and shelves at the Baptist Children’s Homes are bare. 

Please promote the collection of gift cards, food and supplies through the upcoming month in your church.  Gift cards to Food Lion, Wal-Mart, Lowes Food and Sams Clubs are highly recommended.

RBA Collection dates – September 14 – 17, 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
820 S New Hope Road, Raleigh
Collection bins will be by the doors for contact free drop off will be available, if you prefer.

Click here for a full list of needed items.

Children’s Book Collection

The Caring Connections Ministry is hosting a back to school book collection for elementary and middle school children. Books will be distributed to children of fmailies connected to the Caring Connections Ministry AND in the communities where they live.

  • We are accepting NEW and VERY gently used books. No rips, tears, writing or stains.
  • Age range: books for Elementary-Middle School readers
  • Drop off dates: RBA office, Monday-Thursday, September 14-17, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Collection bins will be by the door for contact free drop off if you prefer or a staff member can assist you. Call 919-231-3995 if you need assistance.

Congregation Profile 2020

Congregational Profiles have been mailed to the RBA churches, attention of the Church Clerk/Church Secretary. The deadline for submitting your profile is October 5, 2020.

Please note as you calculate the numbers for the Statistical Profile that the information should be based on physical attendance, not web based. Contact Iris if you have questions – 919.231.3995.

Join us for a Mini-Conference for Pastors, Church Leaders and Ministry Helpers to learn more about Domestic Violence

Protect the Flock 101: Identifying Domestic Abuse in the Church
Thursday, October 22
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Statistics indicate that one in four women in our churches will experience domestic abuse at some point. These situations are generally very complex, and without proper knowledge, well-meaning helpers can easily do more harm than good. One only needs to watch the news to see that overall our churches have not responded well. Scripture is clear that God’s heart is for the oppressed, and that church leaders are charged with caring well for His sheep (See Ezekiel 34 and Jeremiah 23). Let us help equip you to do just that. Called to Peace Ministries is dedicated to help improve church responses through advocacy and education.

Dynamics of Abuse
Warning Signs and Red Flags
A Pastor’s Testimony of Encountering Abuse in the Church
Legal Do’s and Don’ts of Domestic Abuse
Question and Answer Session

– Joy Forrest, Founder and Executive Director of Called to Peace Ministries
– Jim Upchurch, Pastor at Christ Church Rolesville and Church Partnerships Liaison with Called to Peace Ministries
– Richard Waugaman, Managing Partner and Attorney at Lesnik Family Law

Thursday, October 22 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
This meeting will be hosted online only via Zoom.

Register at the following link: Protect the Flock 101 – Identifying Domestic Abuse in the Church or go to

Called to Peace Ministries’ twofold mission is:
1) to provide practical assistance and counsel to individuals affected by domestic abuse and  
2) to educate organizations & helpers to better respond to these crises through education and mentoring.   

Learn more at 

Hope Line

The NC Baptist Aging Ministry is offering this toll free “Hope Line” for older adults experiencing social distancing, social isolation or loneliness.  

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm