August 2021 Spot light Newsletter
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our office remains closed, however, we are working remotely and responding to all phone calls, text messages and emails. - SBA Staff
A Word from Dr. Matt Brogli, AMS:

          The hot days of a North Carolina summer are not slowing down the fantastic progress happening in the Sandhills Baptist Association. As you rest in a cool or shaded place, please seek the Lord in prayer for your sister churches and your brothers and sisters in those churches. Virgil and I desire to not only be present for you but to strategically help us all work together to provide the best quality service to the Lord in our churches and throughout Moore/Lee counties. We want to accomplish this by offering specialized opportunities for your church’s leaders to give feedback to us to share ideas collectively. We looked at several key areas to help us as an association grow and strengthen our SBA churches and are offering meetings based on our research. Please check this newsletter for those upcoming opportunities or visit for more information.
Additionally, we have held two town halls. Thank you so much for your participation in these meetings and your feedback. On August 16th, we will hold our final town hall meeting before our Fall meeting on October 18th. What can you expect from this town hall? Why should you come to another one? Because we’re listening to you. Our association is not an AMS or Executive Committee working in a vacuum. While we are contracted to evaluate the Sandhills Baptist Association and give recommendations, we desire that you be a significant part of shaping the future of the Sandhills. We are actively shaping these recommendations based on your feedback and our conversations with you. At our upcoming town hall in August, you’ll get a glimpse at some of those recommendations you will get to vote on in October that you have not heard of yet. You’ll also get to offer more feedback and ask more questions. The more that we communicate, speaking truth in love, the greater our association will be.
An Israelite was always part of a larger group. What happened to the patriarch of the clan happened to you. You were united with him. If he suffered shame, so did you. If he won a victory, it was on your behalf. We shared our shame in sin under Adam. Under Christ, we share and receive his victory. The problem with relationships is that they all take place right in the middle of the story of redemption—God’s plan to turn everything in our lives into instruments of Christlike change and growth. Our relationships are lived between the already and the not yet. Our life with others is always life in the middle. We are continually building community in the tension between God’s already-and-not-yet grace. And we have no more control over the not-yet than we have had over the already. The timetable is in the hands of the sovereign God of the universe. Our job is to learn how to live in the middle. We live as broken people who are being repaired, among neighbors in the same condition—always thankful for what has already been done, but ever aware of our need for what we have not yet been given.
As the Sandhills Baptist Association, especially in times of strained relationship, suffering, or even victory, let’s seek to be gracious toward each other and move toward a unified association. We have that opportunity at our Fall meeting, but we don’t have to wait until then to be unified. We can start now by praying for each other, gathering, and encouraging each other to love Christ and be on mission with him. 

Grace and Peace,
Dr. Matt Brogli

Job Openings
Aberdeen First Baptist is seeking its first full-time Assistant Pastor of Children & Family Ministry. This pastor will be responsible for visionary and strategic leadership regarding ministry programming for preschool and elementary aged children and their parents, including emphases in family home discipleship, marriage enrichment, and parenting. He will be expected to possess a pastoral calling and gifting. He will serve and work with other staff members and volunteers to pursue the vision for ministry development for children’s ministry as guided by the Senior Pastor and perform the pastoral duties of preaching/teaching and pastoral care on occasion. Candidates should have a masters-level seminary degree or be in the process of seeking such. Preference will be given to those who possess relevant experience and/or a course of study in children and family ministry. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to
Ives Memorial Baptist Church located at 365 E. Philadelphia Ave. in Pinebluff is looking for a full time Worship Leader. Candidates that feel lead to apply should send cover letter, resume and references to
The First Baptist Church of Sanford, NC, has an exciting opportunity for a full-time, permanent Church Secretary. FBC Sanford has a heart for local missions grounded in the heart of the Great Commission. The Church Secretary is the first person that meets and greets guest and members to our church daily, Monday – Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm. This person must have tact, courtesy, diplomacy, a love for Christ and a love for people. Proficiency in MS applications.
To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to
Cameron Baptist is seeking a part-time Youth Director to lead, care, and teach their middle to high school students. Teaching responsibilities will include Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. A detailed job description can be found at
If interested in this position please call the church at (910) 245-7222. 
Send resumes to Cameron Baptist Church, PO Box 155, Cameron, NC 28326 or email to
In attempts to help our churches gain employment opportunities, businesses and community leaders often reach out to the SBA looking to hire faithful believers to fill critical needs in their business. Below are some current opportunities if any of your members are looking for employment in the following areas:
What we're reading...

  • The Case For Antioch: A Biblical Model for a Transformational Church by Jeff Iorg
  • Faultines by Voddie Baucham
  • The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Pete Scazzaero
  • Flickering Lamps by Henry and Richard Blackaby
Ramp Build
Thank you to the Men of Emmanuel Baptist Church for their ramp build over the weekend! It's a blessing to have men role up their sleeves to spread the Gospel and further God's Kingdom one hammer blow at a time. To God be the Glory!

Upcoming Events
A time for Discussion and Resource Sharing with our Church Ministry Leaders
We would like to offer a time of discussion, feedback (and desserts!) to our Ministry leaders. Check out our schedule below and stay tuned for more details to come!

Church Clerk/Administrators: Aug. 10th from 7pm to 8:30 pm at the Sandhills Training and Resource center.

Chairman of the Deacons: Sept 14th from 7pm to 8:30 pm at the Sandhills Training and Resource center.

Youth Ministry Leaders (k-12): Oct. 12th from 7pm-8:30pm at the Sandhills Training and Resource center.
Upcoming Associational Meeting Dates:
Sunday August 16th- Town Hall Meeting 7-8:30PM. Location TBD

Monday, August 17th- Executive Council Meeting: At Ives Memorial Baptist Church 365 E. Philadelphia Ave. Pinebluff NC. Open Session 7pm-7:30pm for all members. Followed by Closed Session from 7:30pm-8:30pm for Executive Council Members Only.

Monday, October 18th- SBA Annual Fall Meeting and Vote on Recommendations. Location is TBD
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