Union Baptist Association
Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Youth Ministries

Operation Christmas Child 2014
Union Baptist Youth and their leaders worked three nights this year at Operation Christmas Child’s Distribution Center in Charlotte, NC. A total of 21 UBA churches attended during the dates of Nov. 28th, Dec. 4th and Dec. 5th working from 6-10 pm. The youth committee for the association organized this mission opportunity and served pizzas and drinks all three nights at the event. “This has been such a blessing to continue to see the Lord Bless us with such wonderful students and adults being a part of this great ministry year after year,” said Frank Casstevens, chair of the Youth Committee. The UBA had a total of 337 people to attend and received numerous thanks from the staff at the Processing Center. Again this year, we had churches that could not get in with the lower number of openings available and the committee is hopeful that next year we might look at a two night option with 250 or more each night. The Union Baptist Association would like to thank Coca-Cola of Charlotte for providing the drinks to us at no cost. The youth committee will meet on January 29th to work on plans for 2015 events. 


JANUARY 29-31, 2015
A Training Conference to Equip & Rejuvenate Your Youth Ministry Team

Calling all youth ministers and youth workers to authentic worship, relevant training, honest conversation and personal encouragement. This is the largest gathering and best training in the Southeast for people who minister to teenagers in Southern Baptist churches. The biggest compliment year after year concerns the 50 plus breakouts that cover all aspects of youth ministry.

Keynote speakers are Mark Batterson, Ed Newton, Skit Guys, and Jeff Bethke. Also featured are Allen Jackson, Judi Jackson, Richard Ross, Brian Mills, Ken Coley, and Scott Kindig.

The Southeast Conclave is organized by the Baptist State Conventions of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, bringing together the best in Youth Ministry today.


Visit www.SoutheastConclave.org or contact our office at 800-395-5102 ext. 5566 or Youth.Disciplemaking@ncbaptist.org.


Ski Retreat

FEBRUARY 6-8, 2015

Make plans now to join us for the 11th annual NC Youth Ministry Winter Ski Retreat. Hundreds of youth from across the state will converge in Beckley, West Virginia, for their annual Winter Retreat; a weekend packed with fun, fellowship and worship.


All-day skiing Saturday

Saturday evening worship with guest speaker, Adrian Despres, and the BDT Team, who share their witness for God through music and testimony during Caswell summer camps and as they travel across North Carolina.

Sunday morning worship led by the Adrian Despres and the BeDoTell Team.


Saturday night
7 p.m. Doors open at Woodrow Wilson High School (400 Stanaford Road, Beckley, WV 25801)
8 p.m. Evening worship

Sunday morning
8:30 a.m. Doors open at Woodrow Wilson High School
9 a.m. Morning worship
11 a.m. Depart for home


The ski retreat package includes the following:

  • Two nights hotel lodging with daily continental breakfast
  • Saturday ski rental and lift ticket (8 a.m.-10 p.m.)
    *One complimentary lift ticket and rental for every 15 purchased
  • Group ski lessons
  • Saturday lunch and dinner
  • Saturday night and Sunday morning worship with guest speaker and the BeDoTell Team


Cost is $175 per person and is based on maximum occupancy. Package includes a Saturday lift ticket (8 a.m.- 10 p.m.), ski rental, group ski lessons, two nights lodging with continental breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday, and Saturday night and Sunday morning worship. Deductions are made for non-skiers and those bringing their own equipment. Upgrades are available for snowboards, lessons, bibs, helmets and individual lessons at resort cost.


Contact Tim of CTI Group Adventures at (800) 285-7273 or twilson@skicit.com for additional pricing and to make your reservations now. Please let him know that you are calling about the North Carolina Baptist Ski Retreat.

This event is one of the most popular events each year. Call or email early to secure your spots!

Baptists On Mission
is a Collegiate Missions initiative sponsored by North Carolina Baptist Men and Baptist Campus Ministry. Campus Ministers on college campuses and College Ministers in churches are welcome to sign up as a group. Individuals can also sign up for a missions experience. You can click on each location for more information about the types of projects you may be involved in while on the field. Note that details for Transform122 may differ some from the information seen on the partnership pages. Please contact Tom Beam or Rick Trexler for more details and how to sign up.
The following locations have coordinators and are open to your collegiate group scheduling a weekend, Spring Break, week during another part of the year, or any number of days:

Mark Abernathy
(800) 395-5102, ext. 5607
Honduras, Guatemala, Kenya, Pennsylvania, Appalachian Coalfields, Vermont, Hawaii, Rocky Mountain

Teresa Jones
(800) 395-5102, ext. 5612
Roma Gypsy (Romania)

Tom Beam
(800) 395-5102, ext. 5626
Cuba, Ethiopia, Canada, New York City

Larry Osborne
(910) 843-7700
Red Springs Mission Camp, Red Springs, NC

David Brown
(919) 422-9990
Shelby Mission Camp, Shelby, NC

For More information please contact:
Tom Beam
1.800.395.5102, ext. 5626
Rick Trexler
1.800.395.5102, ext. 5560
Camp Caraway is a summer camp for boys, sponsored by North Carolina Baptists on Mission, and is accredited by the American Camp Association.  All boys are welcome and do not have to be active in a particular church to attend.  We also have a Christian expedition program called Christian High Adventure, featuring male-only and coed outdoor adventure and whitewater trips.  Our camp is located in the beautiful Uwharrie Mountains, seven miles west of Asheboro, North Carolina.  Since 1963 more than 65,000 boys have been challenged toward strengthening their Christian walk at Caraway.  We'd love to have your son or group of boys join us!
Camp Caraway bases its program on the Christian idea that each boy is a person of worth, created in the image of God.  Each boy is important and each has something unique and significant to contribute to the camp.  This idea is applied to every activity and to every aspect of the camp program.  The key to North Carolina's furture lies with the campers of today.  Our goal is to instill within each camper the desire to be all God created him to be.  We hope to see you at Camp Caraway this summer!
Links for Summer Youth Adventures: