NEW HAMPSHIRE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION
Calendar of Events
28-29 BCNE Evangelism Conference
3 - Pastor's Prayer Time 10 a.m.
18 - NHBA Spring Meeting at Higher Ground Baptist
Church - 6 p.m.
18-19 BCNE Women's Retreat
at Sturbridge Hotel in Sturbridge, MA.
Our purpose is to make a difference in our state and
around the world with the redemptive message of
NHBA Spring Meeting -
April 18, 6pm
It is that time of year
again when we gather as churches and believers to
conduct the business of the association and to
celebrate what the Lord has been doing in our midst.
We will be hosted by
in their newly acquired facility at
Turnpike Road (Route 4), Nottingham, NH.
Map of Higher Ground's location
messengers will begin at 6 pm; the meeting will
begin at 6:30 pm and we will conclude with a time of
testimonies and worship.
Associational ministry leaders, please
provide your written reports electronically to Abbey
to be placed in the Book of Reports.
The association exists to serve you, the
local church, so please come and be a part of
setting the direction of the association as we serve
side-by-side sowing the seed of the Gospel here in
New Hampshire and abroad.
Partnership is "the
relationship between two or more people or
organizations that are involved in the same activity
A partnership by its nature is also a
reciprocal relationship, whereby each party assists
one another for the accomplishment of a common goal.
The association has been working hard in the
area of partnership development.
Abbey Clegg has put together a wonderful
resource to highlight the church planting need here
in NH, but we will also be adapting that resource to
highlight the needs of our established churches.
The association is seeking to initiate,
encourage, and resource church to church
partnerships to assist them as they fulfill the
Great Commission here in NH; but also to equip and
encourage the churches of the association to step
out into their Samaria, Judea, and uttermost parts
to assist others in fulfilling the Great Commission.
Pastor Tom Gore is assisting the association
in the area of partnership development by connecting
with potential partner churches and associations
outside of New England and coordinating mission
teams that want to come to New Hampshire, but do not
yet have a place to serve.
If you would like the association to assist
in highlighting your churches ministry needs please
send a brief synopsis of that need to Abbey at
and we will follow-up with you.
This will not affect any existing
partnerships you might have, but is for the
development of new partnerships.
We continue to prepare
for the potential of spring flooding and our needed
NHBA Disaster Relief has become an important
part of NH's response in these times of need; please
consider joining this important ministry.
When we meet the physical needs of people the
doors swings wide open to meet their greater
spiritual need---a need for Jesus Christ.
The disaster relief ministry saw seven
professions of faith last year and one mudout this
year has resulted in on-going ministry to a family.
If you would like to know more about Disaster
Relief ministry please contact
Al Page at
Volunteers are need for things such as mudout,
chainsaw, shower units, etc.
If you are interested, we will train you.
Church Planting Seminar
The Northeastern Biblical
Studies Center is hosting a two-part Introduction to
Church Planting seminar at
Fellowship Baptist Church.
The second day will be Saturday April 5th
from 9am to 2pm; lunch is provided.
Even if you missed the first day, come for
the second; we will be discussing church planting
models/designs, assessing communities, penetrating
community networks, the importance of intentional
discipleship and practical tools.
So if you are curious about or already
interested in church planting please plan to attend.
Many Faces of the Missionary Service Corps
When we think of missionaries, we often envision
preachers, church workers, Bible teachers, youth and
children workers and they are.
Yet missionaries serve in many different
Ron Wilson of Augusta Maine serves as an Associate
in Evangelism Support for the Maine Baptist
Association as a Mission Service Corps Missionary.
As a trained martial arts instructor in Kung Fu Ron
shares the gospel through Kung Fu demonstrations and
When teaching a course he uses break time to
present a devotional about Jesus and teaches
Those participating must memorize scripture
verses assigned to get their sashes as they pass the
levels of the course.
Ron also does martial arts demonstrations at
block parties, fairs and other outreach events. Many
youth and adults have received Jesus Christ through
Ron and his wife, Angela, are also assisting
with a new church start in Winthrop, ME.
Ron and Angela lead several Bible studies and
Ron has the opportunity to preach one Sunday a
They, along with their two children, Joshua and
Angela Faith are still becoming fully
assimilated into their community and into the
Maine lifestyle, having come to New England just
Ron Wilson is just one example of a missionary using
his talent to lead people to a saving knowledge of
If you would like Ron to present a Kung Fu
demonstration at your church or community outreach
event, contact him at 207-626-3258 or by e-mail at
from Hershel Strickland
The ladies group at
Baptist have made flower arrangements for our
seniors in the
Summercrest Independent Living and Woodlawn
Assisted Living homes in Newport. Laurie
Carpenter, from Hillside, will be delivering them
and singing in our services this Sunday (Palm
We continue to have around 40 very faithful
attendees at the two nursing homes. We are
teaching and preaching through the Bible using the
LifeWay series. We do, of course, thank
everyone for their prayers for this ministry.