News from Our Churches
Holly Grove Baptist Church is excited to welcome Bro. Matt Harris as the next pastor of the church. The Smyrna resident will begin his ministry at the church on July 5th. He comes from Hermitage Ridge Baptist Church in Nashville, where's he served as pastor for the past four years. For more information about Holly Grove Baptist Church, visit hollygrovebaptist.com.
Holly Grove Baptist Church invites children through 8th grade to Vacation Bible School July 7th - 9th. We will have a light dinner from 5:30 until 6pm with VBS from 6-8pm. The theme of this year's VBS is Light of the World - Christmas in July. We will share Bible stories about the Messiah's birth and how He was born to save.
Holly Grove Baptist Church is located at 2622 Holly Grove Road in Lascassas (turn right off Highway 231 past Walter Hill School onto Holly Grove Road. The church is about three miles out on the right). For more information, visit hollygrovebaptist.com.
Vacation Bible School
July 12th - July 17th we will be having our VBS for children ages from 4 yrs. old - 6th grade. Time for this event is from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Our VBS theme this year is Journey Off the Map - Unknown To Us. Known To Him Isaiah 30:31. Event will be held at First Baptist Church La Vergne - 375 Old Nashville Highway, La Vergne, TN 37086. If you have any questions please call the church office at 615-793-6423 or visit our website:
Does Your Church Have A Website?
A few weeks ago a pastor in our association was pleased to
see a visiting couple enter the sanctuary moments before the sermon began. He
was a little surprised when the couple moved from their seats at the end of the
service in response to the invitation. He was shocked by their request to join
the church during their very first visit. Things began to make a little more
sense later when he discovered that the couple had become well acquainted with
the church via internet. For several months prior to their visit they had been
logging on and listening to sermons via the church website. Thanks to a well
designed and maintained website and a series of well preached sermons, this
couple knew on their very first visit that Barfield Baptist was the church for
The two most neglected things in many Baptist Churches today are the church organ and the church website. In today's world it is probably more important to hire a website designer than an organ player. Yes, it grieves me somewhat to say that, but, that is just the way it is.
Pastors, it is time to take a look at your webpage. If you are still advertising last year's Christmas program, it is probably time to update your website. Believe it or not, most people will check you out on the internet before their first visit.
If you would like for your special Church event to be featured on the Association website please email us with the information.
News from Our Association
Please Contact Doug Campbell for more information about any of these trips.
Mission Ministry Assistance Fund
Our Mission Ministry Assistance Fund has helped
fund 113 mission projects to date.
We have allocated at total of $174,584.
Mission Ministry Assistance Fund
Guidelines and Application Form (Newly Revised)
Word Document PDF Document
Please note that these documents have been revised. Please download and read carefully these revised documents.
If you need assistance in filling out these forms please contact the Association office.
The dates for submission have also changed. Requests must be submitted no later than April 1st or November 1st.
CBA History Books
The Concord Baptist Association 200th Anniversary History Book, written by Dr. Fred Rolater, is now available for purchase. You may purchase your copy now by calling the Association office. The price is $10.
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