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New Duck River Baptist Association News
FALL 2021


The crispness of Fall is in the air. I love it! Cooler weather brings a new season. Leaves change; the beauty of God’s Creation is evident all around. This has to be my favorite season of the year. It is a busy time with Fall Festivals, Revivals, Annual Meeting, TBMB Summit, Thanksgiving, Christmas, a New Year quickly approaching.


IMPORTANT REMINDER: The Annual Meeting of New Duck River Baptist Association is Monday, October 25th at the Mission Center (former El Bethel) at 1624 Hwy 41-A North beginning at 5:45pm with the Worship music by the Cavaliers. Dr. Randy Davis, TBMB Executive Director, will bring a message. A meal will be provided by the host churches. Presentations and reports will be given following the meal. The business session will conclude our evening. Covid has affected all our meetings this year, especially attendance at Executive Board Meetings.    Please call, text or email the number of attendees you plan to bring for the evening meal count.


There are two associational Copper Basin Mission Trips this fall, led by Steve Puckett, Pastor of Short Creek. The New Duck River Baptist Association will be collecting for the Annual Hat, Coat, Glove, Scarf and Blanket Drive to be distributed Saturday, November 6. Bring your donations to the office by November 1st. The second mission is on Saturday, December 11th. Food boxes will be provided for those in need in the community. You may be a part of either by donation or participation. Call for more details on each.


Several churches in the association offer assistance. Witness Wardrobe at Caney Spring offers a clothes closet ministry each month. You can be involved by dropping off clothing or volunteering to assist in the distribution. Living Water in Unionville offers food and clothing assistance. If you would like to be involved in assisting please call and I’ll get you in contact. Get involved on mission as you serve others in need around you. Other churches assist in various ways. Let me know how your church is on mission and I’ll pass the word.


The Annual Week of Prayer for Association Missions is October 17 – 24, 2021. Bulletin inserts are available to guide the week of prayer. Each church is encouraged to receive a special offering to assist with the additional ministry at the Mission Center Language Training Center and Church Planting. God is doing a great work there.


Continue to follow Jesus’ final command to “Go and make disciples” of all nations, peoples, tribes all around the earth; starting right where the Father has placed you; in your family, work, community, church; and extending to the ends of the earth! May being on mission become our driving force to reproduce healthy spiritual followers of Jesus and churches that become Acts 2:42 churches: Identify Who’s Your One; Share Jesus without Fear; and then be about Making reproducing Disciples for the Kingdom!



Finally, as we move into the changes of Fall, I challenge you to continue to be engaged and be on mission.  I am blessed to be your AMS / DOM or whatever you want to call me! I enjoy the invitations to be NEAR you as we Network, Equip, Assist and Resource for Kingdom-work effectively! Praying the Father will send a Great Spiritual Awakening among us!



Now more than ever, identify - 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! Then disciple them to share Jesus!


BIBLE DRILL 2022 – Blue Cycle – If you need more information, give me a call. I pray


                        you will start Children’s Bible Drills in 2022. Grade 1-3 & 4-6 kits are available at the office.


Hurricane Season is upon us and winter weather season is approaching. Prepare by getting training for Disaster Relief. There are several hands-on opportunities for specialized training at the Mission Mobilization Center in Mt. Juliet. Go to the TN Baptist Disaster Relief website for more information or to sign up.

October 16 classes:


Pray for our sister churches without pastors:  First Baptist Bell Buckle; Calvary Baptist (Jimmy Gray, interim); Caney Spring; First Baptist College Grove (Charles Nored, interim); Farmington Baptist (Mike Dawson, Hurricane Grove Baptist (Tim Miller, Interim); and Hickory Hill Baptist (Bob Roberts, Interim).



Upcoming Calendar for the NDRBA, TBMB and SBC


October 2021: New Duck River Baptist Association Week of Prayer Emphasis

    11   -     Pastor's Meeting, Baptist Center, Shelbyville - 11:00am

    16   -     Disaster Relief Training – Mt. Juliet


17 - 24 -   New Duck River Baptist Association Week of Prayer: Special Offering – Mission Training Center

   25   -     76th Annual Meeting, Mission Training Center, 1624 Hwy 41A North, Shelbyville

               5:45pm First Session – Worship Music by the Cavaliers

Dr. Randy Davis, TBMB is our KeyNote Speaker

6:30pm Fellowship Meal

7:15pm Second Session – Business


November 2021: Tennessee Baptist Summit

     6     -     Copper Basin Hat, Coat, Gloves, Scarf and Blanket Drive, Ducktown, TN

     7     -     Daylight Savings Time ENDS

     7     -     Disaster Relief Appreciation Sunday Special Offering

     8     -     Pastor’s Meeting, Lewisburg, 11am

14 - 17  -   Tennessee Baptist Summit, First Baptist Church, Brentwood, TN



December 2021: Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and Week of Prayer for International Missions

Nov 28 – 5  -  Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and Week of Prayer for International Missions

    7     -     Pastor/Staff/Wife Christmas Fellowship

  11     -     Copper Basin Mission Trip, Ducktown, TN





January 2022: SBC: Focus on Christian Discipleship

  2 – 9 -    January Bible Study Week – SBC

     10  -    Pastor's Meeting, Lewisburg  - 11:00am

     13  -    Financial Issues Webinar, Free – TBMB pre-register online

     16  -    Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

     24  -    Executive Board –  6:00pm

27-29  -   Bi-vocational Pastor/Wife Retreat, Pigeon Forge, TBMB

27-29 -    Youth Conclave Leadership Training, Chattanooga Convention Center, TBMB


30-31 -    WinTN State Evangelism Conference, New Vision, Murfrsesboro –




GO and MAKE DISCIPLES of all Nations, beginning at Home


New Duck River Baptist Association. 902 Union Street, Shelbyville, TN 37160 / 931-684-6592


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