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New Duck River Baptist Association News
August - October 2019


It has been an exciting Summer 2019 with Vacation Bible Schools, Backyard Kid’s Clubs, mission trips, youth camps, children camps and so much more. I have enjoyed visiting as many as I was able when in town.


As Fall approaches, I pray that you will make every moment count at home, in your community, church and beyond to the ends of the earth as you are on mission!


Speaking of being on mission - “Who’s Your One?” This Campaign is in process at some of our churches in the NDRBA. I want to remind you: 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 One on a regular basis. Be the one on mission to share with your one regularly!


Disaster Relief Training is in the fall swing. I am available to train in the areas of: Introduction to DR; Chainsaw; Spiritual Care/Evangelism; Flood Recovery; Ash-Out and Disaster Assessments. Charlotte Brandhorst is available to train Shower & Laundry interests. 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.


Look at the calendar of events coming up. 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,

tim                             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!

GriefShare starts Tuesday, September 3rd and runs 13 consecutive weeks. Stephen McCollum is leading the study and there is a limit of 12 participants. Call to sign up. Initial meeting is at the Baptist Office in Shelbyville at 6:30pm.

September Executive Board September 23rd  at First Baptist Church, Cornersville, 6:00pm supper and business session starts at 6:45pm. Invite and bring your Executive Board Members AND pastors who have been absent…

Gen Z: Equipping Church & Home - Monday, September 30th, First Baptist Church, Shelbyville. More information to come soon so keep your eyes open for it!

Mark Your Calendar NOW for October 21, 2019 is the 74th Annual Meeting at the First Baptist Church of Shelbyville. 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!


Upcoming Calendar for the NDRBA, TBMB and SBC

August 2019: Back to School Emphasis- Praying for Students, Teachers, Administration

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

18 – 24 -    Worship Music Week, SBC

21 – 31    Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration Event


September 2019: Praying for Student Evangelism

     1     -     Single Adult Sunday, SBC

     2     -     LABOR DAY

     3     -     GriefShare starts, Baptist Center Office, Shelbyville, 6:30pm

     5     -    Special Called Business Session at El Bethel Baptist Church, 6:00pm

8 – 14  -    Week of Prayer for GOLDEN Offering

     16   -    Pastor's Meeting, Shoney's Lewisburg - 11:00am

     23   -    Executive Board, First Baptist Church, Cornersville - 6:00pm

     25   -    “SEE YOU AT THE POLE” Wednesday prayer around the flag pole

     30   -    Gen Z: Equipping Church & Home Conference, First Baptist, Shelbyville


October 2019: New Duck River Baptist Association Emphasis

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

     10   -     Audit Committee Meeting – 5:30pm, Baptist Center Office

     15   -     Annual Church Profiles (ACPs) Due for Annual Meeting

20 - 27 -    New Duck River Baptist Association Week of Prayer:

                       Special Offering for Williams Scholarship Fund

     21   -     74th Annual Meeting, First Baptist Church, Shelbyville

                                Steve Pearson, Keynote Speaker (TBMB Evangelism Department)

5:45pm First Session - Reports

6:30pm Fellowship Meal

7:00pm Second Session – Business and Worship


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.




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