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Free Will Baptist Links

Convention Headquarters
In 1982, the Convention established its Headquarters in
Ayden , North Carolina , which is located in the Free Will Baptist Press building. The Headquarters contains the office of the Convention's Executive Administrator. In addition, the offices for the directors of the following ministries are located at the Headquarters: Church Finance Association, Foreign Missions, Home Missions, Minister's Program, Retirement Homes, and the Sunday School Board.

Childrens Home
The Free Will Baptist Children's Home is "reaching out to today's children for tomorrow's world." The Home is a community-centered ministry, which provides a caring residential program for abused, neglected, and abandoned children. It is dedicated to the ministry of returning children to a family by providing for children's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. This is accomplished in a nurturing environment with professional care. Since 1920, the Children's Home has been a ministry for children. The Children's Home is located at
Middlesex , North Carolina.

Cragmont Assembly
The purpose of Cragmont Assembly is set forth in its motto: "Instruction, Inspiration, and Recreation." Cragmont serves people of all ages. During the summer months, there are six weeks of youth camps, two Woman's Auxiliary weeks, and a Minister's Conference. In addition, there are several weekend retreats for church groups, which are usually planned for spring and fall. During the winter months, there are several retreats with skiing as the main recreation. Vacationers also come to Cragmont to spend a night or two to enjoy the mountain air and the beautiful scenery. Cragmont Assembly is located at
Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Foreign Missions
The Board of Foreign Missions is a ministry to the world outside the
United States. Foreign mission work is carried in the following countries: Bulgaria, India, Mexico, Nepal, and Philippines. The theme of Foreign Missions is: "Pressing Toward the Year 2000," based on Philippines 3:14. The chief aim of this emphasis will be to evangelize the lost, start new churches, open new fields, and move all work toward self-government, self-propagation, and self-support.

Mount Olive College
Mount Olive College offers programs of study leading to baccalaureate degrees in the following majors: Biology; Business Administration (Accounting, Business Management, and Industrial Management); Church Ministries; English; Fine Arts; History; General Studies; Psychology; Recreation/Leisure Studies; Religion; and Visual Communications. In addition to the Main Campus, the College also operates a center at
New Bern , North Carolina , and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, with a total enrollment of over 1000 students. Located on the beautiful one hundred ten acre campus at Mount Olive, North Carolina, with modern facilities, Mount Olive College is constantly expanding its services to its students, the community, and to the Free Will Baptist Church. Mount Olive College is located at Mount Olive, North Carolina.

Press Foundation
The Free Will Baptist Press Foundation has its beginning in 1873. Since its early beginning, the Press has played a vital part in the total outreach and ministry of the denomination. It as been charged with the responsibility of writing, editing, publishing, and distributing educational literature. Materials for Sunday School, the Woman's Auxiliary, and youth are published on a regular basis. In addition to the scheduled publications, the Press also publishes tracts, pamphlets, and books when such are needed. The Press operates four bookstores, one in each of the following locations: Ayden,
New Bern , Kinston , and Wilson . These stores service as a source for "everything in religious merchandise." The Press is located in Ayden, North Carolina.

Sunday School Board
The Sunday School Board is responsible for the promoting of the overall improvement and growth of the local Sunday Schools throughout our denomination and the interest of Christian education generally. To this end, the board will make available to the churches of our denomination qualified resource persons and practical training programs and materials.