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May 24, 2013 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor
Sample Image The Board of Directors of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) signed off on a new strategy and structure designed to plant more churches, strengthen existing ones and tackle areas of “lostness.” 
Churches to have 'hard discussion' about Scouts
May 28, 2013 by Bonnie Pritchett, Baptist Press
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With the Boy Scout's decision to open membership to homosexual youth, many churches that have sponsored local troops must decide whether to cut ties with the Scouts.
NCBM sends volunteers to assist Oklahoma
May 23, 2013 by BSC Communications
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North Carolina Baptist Men (NCBM) disaster relief volunteers have responded to a request from the Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief team for assistance in the wake of the May 20 tornado that hit Moore, Okla.
Praise band helps Baptist Children's Homes
May 24, 2013 by J. Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications
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The band members of Awestruck Worship will tell you that creating music is as much about helping others as it is about writing and performing.

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Will we 'Impact Lostness'?   

Last week the Board of Directors (BOD) for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) met at Caraway Conference Center for one of three scheduled meetings for 2013. Their approval of the new strategy labeled "Impacting Lostness through Disciple-Making" made it a historic meeting.

Almost three years ago the BOD approved a motion that produced a Vision Fulfillment Committee (VFC) and a series of Vision Fulfillment Forums across the state. N.C. Baptists expressed their vision for reaching our state with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Some voiced their opinions in the vision meetings. Others completed online surveys.

The BOD approved the VFC report in 2011 and then gave Milton Hollifield the assignment to work with his staff to develop a strategy for implementing the vision. For almost two years the staff has prayed and labored over the VFC report. The result is described in the "Impacting Lostness" strategy.

More stories that explain the vision will be published in the Recorder over the next three months. We will package all of them on the "Resources" page of BRnow.org for your convenience.

I hope you will read and pray over the vision approved last week by the BOD. It is important that we work as a team to reach our state for Christ.

Does your church have a Boy Scout troop? Please contact me to share how your church will respond to the new Boy Scout membership policy. I look forward to hearing from you.

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