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November 6, 2014
It is a true honor for First Baptist Church Indian Trail to again host the Bailey Smith Real Evangelsim Conference on March 4-6.  Each Year, we have been continually blessed with the presence of the Holy Spirit.  Last year's conference was tremendous.  Many of you have shared with me how God has used these meetings to impact your life and ministry.
For nearly 30 years, Dr. Smith has led these conferences in some of the greatest churches in America.  He has had a profound impact on a generation of pastors through these meetings, encouraging so many who were downtroddenm, discouraged and even ready to give up.  The 2015 conference will be his last Real Evangelsim conference as he closes this chapter in his ministry.   We believe it will also be one of the greatest as some of the very best pastors and evangelists in America will be with us.
This is a great opportunity to be spiritually refreshed and encouraged.  I always leave the conference with a new determination to preach the Word without compromise.  People from across the country will join us as we worship our Lord together.
The conference schedule is listed above.  I hope that you, your staff and church will come and worship with us.  We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you and minister to you in any way we can.  If you are coming from outside of the immediate area, local hotel information is listed for your convenience.  Directions to our church may be found on our website, www.fbcit.org.  If you have any additional questions regarding the conference, please contact our church office at 704-882-1005.
Please join us for these days of worship and refreshing.  We would be honored for you to celebrate with us as we express our love and gratitude to Dr. Smith for these many years of great conferences.  May the Lord provide the time and means for you to attend.
Blessing to you all,
Dr. Mike Whitson
Senior Pastor
March 8, 2015
Turn clocks forward one hour
UBA Bible Drill
Sunday, March 15, 2015
3 PM
Union Baptist Association
Missions Resource Center
Individual church drills will need to be held at least one-week prior to the Association drill. If your church is participating in
the Association Bible Drill Program,
please contact the program director,
Mrs. Connie Rape at 704-764-9230
by March 8, 2015.
Registration begins Friday at 4:00; Program 7:00; concludes Saturday at 4:15
Friday evening volunteer supper at 4:30
All men, women, and youth are encouraged to attend.
Conference challenging people to a greater commitment to Christ and to others through testimonies, keynote speakers, music, breakout sessions offering practical ways you can make an impact locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally, mission fair exhibits, and volunteer supper. Keynote speakers are David Nasser, Bryan Loritts, Kyle Idleman with music led by Laura Story.
Convention Relations and Administration North Carolina Baptist Men Auxiliary
Richard Brunson, Director for NC Baptist Men
800.395.5102 Ext 5597 rbrunson@ncbaptist.org
Mary Alice Landis, Ministry Assistant
mlandis@ncbaptist.org 800.395.5102 Ext 5596
For more information, go to

Missions Extravaganza 2015

April 17-19, 2015

Ardmore Baptist Church

501 Miller Street

Winston-Salem NC 27103

Join us in Winston-Salem on the beautiful campus of Ardmore Baptist Church! Mark your calendars and make plans now to attend this insightful, energizing event!

Tentative Schedule

Friday, April 17

1:00 – 6:00 Registration

2:00 – 4:00 Ministry Projects

2:00 – 3:00 Conference 1

3:15 – 4:15 Conference 2

6:30 – Pre-Session/Mini Concert

7:00 – Evening Session

Saturday, April 18

8:30 – Pre-Session Music

9:00 – Annual Meeting

11:00 – 12:00 Conference 3/ Lunch 1

12:15 – 1:15 Conference 4/ Lunch 2

1:30 – 2:30 Conference 5

2:45 – 4:00 – Closing Session










*Photographs and graphic art provided by Shutterstock, WMU NC volunteers, and WMU NC staff.


Click Here to download an informational flyer for Missions Extravaganza 2015








Edna Ellison

Author, Speaker and the Guru of Christian Mentoring


Edna loves to lead prayer retreats and speak at women's conferences. She wrote Woman to Woman: Preparing Yourself to Mentor and Seeking Wisdom with Tricia Scribner, whom she mentored.




Phyllis Elvington

Author and Speaker


Phyllis' energetic, uplifting and well-prepared style may have you laughing in the aisles one minute and your heart on its knees the next. She loves serving the Lord in church, association and state settings.




Gordon Fort

Senior Vice President

Office of Prayer Mobilization and Training, IMB


Gordon was born and grew up on the mission field in Africa. He returned and served as a missionary in Africa form 1985 to 2004. He currently serves at the IMB headquarters.




David Fitzgerald

Minister of Worship, Music and Arts, Ardmore Baptist Church

David is an accomplished musician who uses varied music genres to lead people in Christ-centered worship.



Make your hotel reservations now!

Missions Extravaganza takes place during a high-demand period, so please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. The address for Ardmore Baptist Church is 501 Miller Street, Winston Salem, NC 27103.




Distance to Ardmore


Best Western Plus

3330 Silas Creek Pkwy





Included – Hot

Comfort Suites

200 Capitol Lodging Ct

336-774-0805 / 800-424-6423



Included – Hot

Fairfield Inn & Suites

1680 Westbook Plaza Dr

336-714-3000 / 800-228-2800



Included – Hot

Hawthorne Inn

420 High St

336-777-3000 / 1-800-972-3774





Included –Continental

Historic Brookstown Inn

200 Brookstown Ave

336-725-1120 / 800-845-4262





Included – Continental

Microtel Inn

100 Capital Lodging Ct

336-659-1994 / 800-771-7171



Included – Continental

Ramada Plaza Hotel & Spa

3050 University Pkwy

336-723-2911 / 877-499-7829



Included – Continental

Village Inn Event Center

6205 Ramada Dr Clemmons, NC 27012

336-766-9121 / 800-554-6416



Included - Hot


Make it a weekend retreat!

Visit Winston-Salem has available staff to assist you with planning group tours, local activities and securing accommodations.Feel free to contact them at: servicesdept@visitwinstonsalem.com or 336-728-4237.

Come to Missions Extravaganza to hear stories of missionaries around the world and ministries that are working around NC and other places. You will experience times of worship, learning and fellowship. We look forward to seeing you there!


ME Registration Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. How do I register?
A. Participants can register online at www.wmunc.org.
Q. How much does it cost to register?
A. Registration opens July 1, 2014. Early Bird Registration (on or before February 1, 2015) is $35.00 per person. Late Registration (after February 1, 2015) is $45.00 per person.
Q. Is it possible to change conference registrations?
A. Yes and no. When you register a certain number of participants, you are required to pay for that number of participants. Refunds are not available (see below). Additional participants can be registered as long as registration remains open.
Q. How long will conference registration remain open?
A. Registration will remain open until all spaces are full. If registration closes, an announcement will be posted online, on website, facebook, and twitter when or if registration meets capacity.
Q. What is the refund policy?
A. Refunds are not given except in the case of death in family or illness documented by doctor’s note.
Q. Are meals included in the registration?
A. Saturday’s lunch is included with the registration fee. You are responsible for all other meals.
Q. Are conference registration and hotel reservations different?
A. Yes. Conference registration should be paid to WMU NC and includes your program fees and Saturday lunch. You are responsible for securing and paying for your hotel reservations.

ME Hotel Registration FAQs


ME General FAQs

Q. What is the tentative schedule for the weekend?
A. Friday, April 17, 2015
1pm - Registration Opens
2pm – 4pm Ministry Projects
2pm – 3pm Conference 1
3:15pm – 4:15pm Conference 2
6:30pm – Pre-session/Mini-concert
7:00pm – Evening session

Saturday, April 18, 2015
8:30am – Pre-session music
9:00am – Annual meeting
11am – 12pm – Conference 3/Lunch 1
12:15pm – 1:15pm – Conference 4/Lunch 2
1:30pm – 2:30pm – Conference 5
2:45pm – 4 - Closing session
Q. Is dress casual?
A. Yes.
Q. Will there be items for sale?
A. Bookstore will be available.
Q. What if I have a question that’s not on this list of Frequently Asked Questions?
A. Please contact the WMU NC office at 919.882.2344 or 866.210.8602.

2015 ME Ministry Projects

WMU NC hopes to offer a limited number of mission projects on Friday, April 17, 2015. As ministry projects are secured, a project list with descriptions as well as a registration form will be available www.wmunc.org.

  Help Young Women Attend!
Shine Scholarship Fund

Do you want to encourage and affirm the young women in your church and association? Do you want to see more young women catch a vision for missions and WMU NC?

If you answered yes to these questions, you can play a part as you invest in the lives of young women. WMU NC wants to be the catalyst “to challenge, prepare and equip young women Christian believers to be radically involved in the fulfillment of the Great Commission.” We are asking each church and association to assist young women by all or part of their way to attend Missions Extravaganza and other events for young women. If you have a young woman in your church or association that would love this opportunity, we encourage you to assist her and bring her to Missions Extravaganza. If not, you can help other young women in NC by sending your contributions to WMU NC, Shine Scholarship Fund, PO Box 18309, Raleigh, NC 27619-8309.

Call 866-210-8602 or visit www.wmunc.org to register online.