Serving and equipping our churches to fulfill the Great Commission.
Announcing the 2021 SYBA Fair Ministry!
The SYBA Fair Ministry is scheduled for 2021!

The Iredell County Fair will open on Friday, September 3rd, but many of the traveling fair workers will arrive in town early to set up the rides and games, so we want to begin this ministry prior to their busy opening day.

Here’s the proposed schedule:

Wednesday and Thursday, September 1st and 2nd: Meal served at 6:30 p.m. Hygiene Bags and Laundry Baskets will be given.

Friday—Saturday, September 3rd—September 11th: Meal served at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 9th: Free Haircuts 12:00 noon—2:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 11th: Snack meal bags given during lunch time meal

This ministry is a great opportunity for our SYBA church members to show Jesus’ love and share God’s Message to the traveling fair workers! Get involved!

Items for the individual hygiene bags and laundry baskets need to be delivered to the SYBA office no later than Monday, August 23rd to allow time for them to be prepared.

Please contact Mary Jane Hoover at 704 873-4372, ext. 3 or for additional information or to commit to providing and serving a meal or donating a hygiene bag item (body wash, wash cloth, deodorant, shampoo, shaving gel, razors, lotion, hand sanitizers, small tissues) or laundry basket item (11-12 oz. size detergent pods, 30-50 per box size dryer sheets, $10.00 quarters).
Here's a peak at a snack meal bag for fair workers.
Here's what a laundry basket
Do More Together!
SYBA Food Pantry Ministry Serving Families During Summertime - Volunteers Needed!

SYBA reached out to local school counselors, asking them to partner with us to get the word out to families who may need additional help with nonperishable food and basic hygiene items.

New Pantry Pick Up Times

To serve families seeking help in the summer, we are adding Saturday appointment times at the Front Street location. They are June 26, July 24 and August 28 from 9-11 am. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mary Jane Hoover at 704.873.4372 ext. 3 or
Save the Date - SYBA Annual Meeting Aug 17

Thank you Troutman Baptist Church for hosting our event - and welcome Chuck Lawless as our special guest speaker! Click here to learn more about him.
Pastor Wive's Retreat - Monday - Wednesday July 12-14, 2021
July may seem like forever away but preparations are being made for this year's upcoming retreat at Caraway Conference Center!

A discount is being offered to the first 50 people who register online - $50 off registration!! To get the discount click here. You can select to pay online or mail a check in.

A few scholarships (partial and full) are available for first come first serve. If you are in need of a scholarship, please let us know by clicking here.
Attention Church Administrators!
Register NOW for the North Carolina Baptist Secretaries Association Conference Monday - Wednesday, November 1-3, 2021

The fee is $225.00 per person and includes membership and conference fee, double occupancy room, and all meals.

Click here for more information and to register.
Mobilize to Share Christ's Love
A Mile in My Shoes
Fairview Church is hosting A Mile In My Shoes to challenge runners or walkers to honor of one of the students of the Dylan Jones Academy in Kambirwa Kenya. Currently, 107 students are enrolled. Most children walk 1.5 miles one way to school. This event will help sponsor children and help the Academy with the expenses of the school such as staffing and construction of needed classroom space.

Click here for more info and to register.
Harmony International Mission Planning Outreach Cookout
On Saturday June 12th Harmony International Mission is planning a drive through cookout for the community of Harmony in their parking lot (the old Northside Baptist Church location at 3295 Harmony Hwy) to reach those who are hungry and who may not currently attend church.

Last year, they were able to bless and serve about 800 plates - thanks to God’s provision through the support of local businesses, churches and volunteers.

Please join them this year (Sunday Schools, Youth groups, Mission groups, etc) to serve in:
  • Cooking
  • Evangelism door to door (we will invite people to the community cookout)
  • Packing TO-GO food boxes
  • Serving food
  • Prayer and information tent (we need prayer warriors and information of the upcoming events of your congregations)
  • Security and Traffic     

They also need donations of water bottles, To-Go boxes, napkins, aluminum foil, plastic silverware, canned veggies, etc.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Pastor Jeff Seipel at 704 880-4991.
Sign Up to Be an Interim Worship Leader or Fill-in Musician
A note from Kenny Lamm
Churches across NC need people to fill in (and permanent part-time) worship leadership and musician roles, whether for just a week at a time or for several months. Unfortunately, available people are hard to find, so we are launching a database for people who are willing to fill a temporary role in a church.

Our database will only be able to serve our churches if you can help us find qualified people to sign up. Please pass this along to people you know are able to serve in this way.

Click here for more info or to sign up.
Baptists on Mission invites all men to a one-day equipping conference designed to help men develop a closer walk with Christ. You will enjoy challenging messages from two keynote speakers, Rex Tignor – nationally known men’s ministry advocate, and Tom Joyce – pastor, retired Navy captain, and survivor of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. The IHM Conference will include 16 breakout sessions led by men’s leaders from organizations such as Man in the Mirror, Family Life, Every Man a Warrior, Just Stand Firm, Iron Sharpens Iron, and others!. Topics will include fatherhood, marriage, anger management, making Godly life choices, leadership, discipling men, grand-fatherhood, mentoring young men, missions involvement, accountability, and more! The conference will also feature a special time of prayer and remembrance for those we lost during the 9/11 attack on our country on the 20 year anniversary of that tragic day.

For more information and registration, click here.
MinistrySafe Church Safety Workshop
Friday Sept. 17 or Saturday the 18, 2021
Pleasant Garden Baptist Church, Pleasant Garden, N.C.
MinistrySafe was created by legal professionals who are sexual abuse experts. After decades of litigating sexual abuse cases, Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris founded MinistrySafe to help ministries meet legal standards of care and reduce the risk of sexual abuse by creating preventative measures tailored to fit the needs of churches, camps, schools, youth sports, foster care & adoption, child services, daycares and preschools.

Click here for more information or to register.
Partner in Prayer
Update on Pastor Prayer Meetings
men praying
  • June 2 @ 8-9 am, SYBA offices, Statesville; no July meeting
  • Mocksville no June or July meeting
  • Mooresville no June or July meeting
You are SYBA!
Thank you!!!
SYBA Donations (Sept 2020 - Apr 2021)

Total 2020/2021 Receipts $124,882.68
(as of April 30, 2021)

Total Budgeted Receipts $123,176.64
Received vs. Budget +$1,706.04
Our Mission  
Our Mission is to Serve & Equip Our Churches to Fulfill the Great Commission.

Our Vision
Our vision is to serve our South Yadkin Baptist Association churches so they fulfill the Great Commission. We aspire to design services and tools specific to their needs to equip them to serve Christ effectively, fulfill their calling to disciple and reach those unchurched in our community. We aspire to bring value to our churches and help them to be a do all that God has called of them for His kingdom.

Our Values
Our five values of the South Yadkin Baptist Association define the way we do ministry together as a network of churches. The drive behind our values is a solid faith in the Lord Jesus Christ to fulfill our calling to serve, equip, encourage and care for our churches, pastors and their staff.

Partner in Prayer
We encourage and pray for our pastors, churches and unchurched friends through planned events and systems to pray corporately, in small groups and through our prayer network.

Encourage Pastors
We appreciate our pastors and will give care, personal visits and consistent contact with associational leaders to affirm their ministry in the local church.

Do More Together
We engage our churches in relationship with each other to network on initiatives to build the body of Christ and proclaim the name of Christ in our community and wherever God leads.

Help Fulfill Ministry Needs
We help, provide and assist churches with resources to fulfill their mission and help them minister to needs.

Mobilize to Share Christ's Love
We mobilize churches to share the gospel with unchurched friends in our community, some of whom will accept Christ as Savior.
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