A Message From Marty Dupree, DOM
Church Planting Initiative and Challenge
“Churches Planting Churches”
Harnett County is exploding with new homes and thousands of new people! We have a Great Commission task in Matthew 28 and an Acts 1:8 Mandate to reach these people and make disciples. Planting new churches is one of the best tools to reach new people moving to this area.
Harnett County continues to be one of the 4 fastest growing counties in the state. We have to plant churches and reach these people! We have full time church planters – Barry Murry and Josh Stewart working faithfully in Western Harnett at Point Church Fort Bragg which is growing and reaching new families.
Northern Harnett just south of Fuquay-Varina added about 5100 new homes last year and approximately 20,000 people. This is amazing growth in the Hwy 401 and Hwy 210 corridor that funnels to Lillington and will only increase in the next few years. The Lillington town manager said that Lillington proper is going to double in population in the next 5 years. Just the little triangle made up from Hwy 401, Hwy 210 and Harnett Central Road has 13 new neighborhoods under construction.
We are challenging all of our churches to be involved in a church planting strategy in at least one level - 
1. Supporting Church (prayer, money)  
2. Sending Church (teams, people, resources) 
3. Planting / Multiplying Church. Churches actually planting new churches out of their existing church.
We have a Church Planting Forum on Tuesday September 14th at Neill's Creek Baptist Family Life Center from 10am-2pm. There will be a catered lunch at no cost. Please see registration info below. You may also call 910-893-4282 or email
We will have expert guest speakers and lots of discussion about how to reach people, recruit church planters, and plant churches.
Please begin praying now about reaching all these new people and for God to raise up new church planters, new churches and locations.

Every blessing to you in the Lord Jesus as you serve Him. 

-Marty Dupree
Church Planting Forum Registration
Please CLICK HERE to register for the Church Planting Forum or scan QR Code. Lunch will be served.
Ministers/Leaders Seminar
"Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Laws:
4 Things Every Church Must Know"
August 10th,10am
Tom Kakadelis, NC Family Policy Council
LRBA Office
“Fill the Tank” is a statewide emphasis to see believers baptized on Sept. 12 around the world.
Associational Council
Executive Committee Meeting
September 13th, 6:30pm
LRBA Office
Replenish: A Retreat for Pastors & Their Families @ Fort Caswell
September 6th-8th
The “Replenish” retreat for pastors and their families is designed to help pastors replenish their marriage, their ministry and their mission.Cost: $99 per room (Lodging will be at Smith Conference Center) Register soon as space is limited.

North Carolina Missions Offering
North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO) is a special offering received during the month of September that supports the ministries of Baptists on Mission, Church Planting, mission camps, associational projects and mobilization ministry projects.

IMB Missionary Prayer Cards
Would you like to pray for a specific IMB missionary? The LRBA office has missionary prayer cards and missionary prayer lists available as well as daily prayer requests. There is also an IMB Pray App that you can easily add to your phone.
Please contact Missy via email at or call 910-893-4282 for more details.
NC Church Planter Prayer List
Would you or your church be interested in praying for a particular NC church planter over the next serveral months? Please call or email the LRBA office for more information at
WMU Mission Projects
(Deliver by the 26th)
(Deliver by the 23rd)
Thank you for supporting the Buddy Backpack Program in July!!
Becky Putnam
Missions Involvement Consultant, LRBA WMU

*Please call LRBA at 910-893-4282 to confirm delivery time. Thank you in advance.

On The Mark Men's Conference
For times and registration please go to the Friendship Baptist Church Website and view on Upcoming Events. Registration required.

Pastor's Lunch & Learn
Lunch & Learn is an introduction to Pastors and church staff of ways that their church can be involved in missions through Baptists on Mission. There are several locations across the state including Apex (August 10th) and Lumberton (August 16th).
Church Job Openings

LRBA Calendar of Events

10 Ministers' Conference SOGI Laws, 10am LRBA Office
13-15 Military Wives' Retreat, Camp Mundo Vista
21 No Man Left Behind, Contact Kevin Gregory FMI
26 School Supplies Due to LRBA

September - NC Missions Offering Month
6 Labor Day, LRBA Office Closed
9 Senior Adult Revival, 9AM @ Angier Baptist Church
11 Igniting the Hearts of Men Conference, Lee Park Bapt, Monroe
12 Fill the Tank! Sunday
13 Assoc. Council/Exec Committee Meeting, LRBA Office 6:30PM
14 Church Planting Forum, Neill's Creek, 10am-2pm
23 Charity Rebuild Center Cleaning Supplies Due to LRBA