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New Duck River Baptist Association News
FALL 2022


There’s change in the air. Fall is here! I am ready for cooler weather and the changing of colors. In Psalm 96:1 “Sing a new song to the LORD; let the whole earth sing to the Lord,” I am reminded of the earth’s praise with the magnificent colors of the fall season. With this season comes various “harvest” events: revivals, festivals, Children’s Bible clubs, special church-wide celebrations as we move toward Thanksgiving and Christmas. In all ways, be thankful for the things the LORD has done. Tell the story of Jesus to all He sends our way.


The two big association meetings occur in the Fall: the September Executive Board is at First Baptist in Lynchburg on the 26th and the Annual Meeting is at Farmington on October 24th. Make sure your Annual Church Profiles are completed by October 19th to be included in the Book of Reports for the 77th Annual.


The 2023 Children’s Bible Drill cycle is the GREEN cycle. It is not too early to begin preparing for the Spring Drills. The Bible Thrills Drills and Skills curriculum is a perfect for Children’s Sunday or Wednesday discipleship. Over a three year cycle the children learn Systematic Theology that will carry them throughout life.


Continue to plant seeds and fulfill the final command of Jesus to “Go and make disciples” of all nations, peoples, tribes all around the earth. Start right where the Father has placed you within your family, work, community, church and extend your mission to the ends of the earth!


Until HE comes, be on mission; make disciples; work for the Kingdom!


In Him,                           **********************************************************************


 77th ANNUAL MEETING of the New Duck River Baptist Association is Monday, October 24th

                                    begins with worship at 5:30pm at Farmington Baptist Church.


Disaster Relief Opportunities – Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief is on mission in Tennessee and around the world! Flood recovery continues. Hurricane season is ramping up. Now is the time for training. There are many opportunities to serve as a credential volunteer and non-credential volunteer. I can assist in training your church teams to be a credential volunteer, opening up many more doors of mission opportunity.

Bible Thrills Drills and Skills

Begin preparing your children for the Spring Drill NOW!

This is an awesome opportunity to teach your children Systematic Theology

and Discipleship that will last the rest of their lives.

If you have questions, feel free to call on me.


Testify State Evangelism Conference at New Vision January 29 – 30, 2023


Ignite Tennessee at Edgemont Baptist Church

March 2, 2023


Upcoming Calendar for the NDRBA, TBMB and SBC

October 2022: New Duck River Baptist Association Emphasis

16-23-   New Duck River Baptist Association Week of Prayer: Special Offering - Williams Scholarship

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

   24  -    77th Annual Meeting, Farmington Baptist Church, 2777 Nashville Hwy, Lewisburg

                                5:45pm First Session – WORSHIP

                                                Music by “Compassion” Southern Gospel Trio

                                                Message by Joshua Franks, TBMB Harvest Field 2 Leader

6:45pm Fellowship Meal by Farmington

7:30pm Second Session – Business Session


November 2022: Tennessee Baptist Summit

    6   -    Daylight Savings Time ENDS

    6   -    Disaster Relief Appreciation Sunday Special Offering

13-16  -  Tennessee Baptist Summit, Bellevue Baptist, Cordova, TN



December 2022: Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and Week of Prayer for International Missions

4-11  -   Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and Week of Prayer for International Missions

    6   -   Pastor/Wife/Staff Christmas Fellowship

  25   -   CHRISTMAS – He is Born!!!



January 2023: SBC: Focus on Christian Discipleship

  8–15 -    January Bible Study Week – SBC

     15  -    Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

     17  -    Tentative - Financial Issues Webinar, Free – TBMB pre-register online

19-22  -   Youth Conclave Leadership Training, Chattanooga Convention Center, TBMB

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

26-28  -   Bi-vocational Pastor/Wife Retreat, Pigeon Forge, TBMB

29-30  -    Tennessee Baptist State Evangelism Conference, New Vision, Murfreesboro

                                Multiple breakout sessions

                                Register at:

     30  -    Executive Board – Location TBA - 6:00pm


February 2023: FRANtastic Days in Sunday School Month / True Love Waits Month

     5   -     Friend Day in Sunday School

     6   -     NDRBA Summer Mission Information Meeting, Baptist Center - 6:00pm

   12   -     Relative Day in Sunday School

   13   -     Pastor's Meeting, Lewisburg area - 11:00am

   19   -     Associate Day in Sunday School

   23   -     TBCAL Day Retreat – Franklin, TBMB

24-25 -    Youth Evangelism Conference, Knoxville

   26   -     Neighbor Day in Sunday School


March 2023: Week of Prayer for North American Missions and Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

     2   -    IGNITE TENNESSEE, Edgemont Baptist Church, 5:30pm Pastor/Wife Supper, 6:30pm RALLY


GO and MAKE DISCIPLES of all Nations, beginning at Home

New Duck River Baptist Association

902 Union Street, Shelbyville, TN 37160