Union Baptist Association was organized in 1854, and named Brown Creek Association. The name was changed to Union Baptist Association in 1884. Today, Union Baptist Association is made up of (77) seventy-seven Southern Baptist Churches. Despite many changes through the years, the association's reason for existence has never altered. Union Baptist Association exists to help Baptist churches of Union County, North Carolina, tell the story of Jesus Christ and His love.
"What is the role of the Association today?" 1) Associations are doctrinally-based fellowships of churches on mission in their setting, 2) Associations are self-governing Baptist bodies created by the churches not by the denomination, 3) While self-governance is an indisputable right of every Baptist body, it is tempered by the necessity for, the spirit of, and the duty to practice interdependence and cooperation.
The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, which cooperates with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), includes 78 local Baptist associations and about 4,300 churches. Our cooperating churches are autonomous and each church voluntarily decides to join the BSCNC in ministry and missions efforts. The BSCNC staff operates under the supervision of a board, which is comprised of pastors and lay people from its member churches across the state.
The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has grown to be a network of more than 50,000 cooperating churches and church-type missions banded together to make an impact of God's Kingdom. While no two Southern Baptist churches are alike, there are certain commonalities that bind Southern Baptists together, regardless of ethnicity, socio-economic status, language, or locale. What we offer here is an overview to help tell the story of what God is doing in and through the people called Southern Baptists.
We are called to train and mentor young leaders to walk out into their full callings and destinies…doing new things in new ways and in new places. We accomplish this through training and hands on opportunities, working side by side in strategic short and long term missions worldwide.
Heart for Monroe is a nonprofit organization that exists to unite and mobilize churches, community organizations and individuals to address homelessness, hunger, education and relationships in our community.
This mission started with the youth group at Shiloh Baptist Church on October 15, 2014 after a trip to the Dominican Republic earlier that year. The youth group read Bob Goff’s book, “Love Does” and the simple motto of “love God, love people and do stuff” became the vision. It was clear that we needed to do something in our own community.
Heart for Monroe has since grown into a network of 38 churches and 15 nonprofits all working together with one heart and one mission.
This mission effort is open to all churches, community service groups and anyone who wants to make a difference in our community. Through a series of events, fundraisers, and volunteer opportunities – we will change people’s lives and touch hearts. We challenge you to get involved.
Do you have Heart for Monroe?