Grainger Baptist Association
Monday, May 20, 2019
Sharing the Heartbeat of Jesus


The Messenger

March 2019

For more information, contact Harold Frazier at
**Let us know when your church will be having VBS!  We would like to provide this information in our newsletter and on our website. Email**
Your LifeWay VBS order can benefit missions in Grainger County!  If you order your materials through the association, 15% of your order total will be donated back to the association.  Orders can be submitted to the office  April 16-May14 via email at or in person.  You can also place an order at our Associational VBS Training.  For more information, call (865)828-4001.

 The Narrow Valley Clothes Closet is now open to the public on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9 am-11am.  Donations can also be made at this time.


 Please click here to see a list of current needs for the Grainger Baptist Food Pantry.


Reaching KIDS in Your ZIP is almost here! Have you registered your staff and lay leaders? This training is designed to help your church be strategic in reaching kids and families in your community for Jesus Christ! This year we’ve added a special track for youth & college students who will be serving in VBS, Backyard Kids Club, and Mission Trips. Another important addition is a session on “Keeping Your Ministry Safe and Secure”. 

 Those attending will have the opportunity to attend 2 breakout topics, with the exception of “Keeping Your Ministry Safe and Secure”. Those attending that session will remain in that session for the entirety of the training time.

I hope to see you and many others from your church! If you bring at least 4, you will be able to divide and conquer by having someone in every breakout. An added BONUS: A “Go Tell Kids” Kit or a “Backyard Kids Club” Kit will be given to the church with the largest number of attendees at each location!

Reaching KIDS in Your ZIP is designed to equip church staff and volunteers with strategies for reaching unchurched kids and family members in their community. This FREE training will benefit all children’s leaders regardless of the curriculum used.

NEW THIS YEAR: A special track will be offered for emerging student leaders. Bring your youth and youth leaders who will be working with kids through Mission Trips, Backyard Kids Club and VBS this summer.


                                                                        Saturday, July 13, 2019
First Baptist Church Hendersonville
106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd. Hendersonville, TN 37075
9AM to 4:30PM
Six (6) full hours of continuing education credit!
This Weekday Early Education Conference is for directors and teachers of any part-time or full-time preschool program. 

Valuable training is available for anyone working with preschoolers, regardless of the type of program or curriculum used.

Directors and teachers will have an elective track to choose from for both  the morning and afternoon sessions.  
$55 per person if registered by June 15, 2019
$65 per person if registered after June 15, 2019
**No refunds after July 1, 2019.  However, the registration fee may be transferred to another member in your group.**