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September 25, 2013
September 24, 2013 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor
Sample Image For the first time since 2005, two candidates will seek the office of president for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. They recently sat down with Biblical Recorder Editor Allan Blume to discuss the race.
GCP celebrates anniversary, relationships
September 23, 2013 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications 
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This year marks the three-year anniversary of the Office of Great Commission Partnerships (GCP) which coordinates partnerships of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina in New York City, Boston, Toronto and Moldova.
Women challenged to leave spiritual legacy
September 24, 2013 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications
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Women across North Carolina gathered Sept. 6-7 for the women's prayer and evangelism event at Ridgecrest Conference Center that was hosted by Embrace Women's Missions and Ministries of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

Recorder managing editor accepts Baptist Press position

September 23, 2013 by BR staff
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Shawn Hendricks, managing editor of the Biblical Recorder, has accepted the position of managing editor for Baptist Press in Nashville, Tenn.

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The church: Destination or missions launch pad?

Supreme Court asked to review Hobby Lobby case
Closure of abortion clinic seen as prayer model
Stronger together -- state Bapt. conventions & SBC
God before government: The key to unlock revival
Show appreciation for your pastor
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Next Wednesday is an important day of prayer. Kevin Ezell, president of our North American Mission Board, and his staff have asked fellow Baptists to reserve next Wednesday, Oct. 2 as a day of prayer for reaching the lost. Actually, the theme is broader than one day. Based on Luke 10:2, the TenTwo focus calls us to prayer for penetrating lostness in North America. Jesus said, "The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest" (Luke 10:2, HCSB).

If you have not visited NAMB’s TenTwo site, check out the great resources they provide. Let’s pray together for a great movement of God’s Spirit in our own hearts, our churches, our state and our nation.

On Monday we coordinated with Baptist Press to announce that Shawn Hendricks, the managing editor of the Biblical Recorder, has accepted the position of managing editor of Baptist Press. I am thankful for Shawn and his family. He as been serving with us for almost two years. These have been two very important years for us and for him. God has used Shawn to strengthen our work and to keep N.C. Baptists informed. We will miss him very much, but we anticipate that he will bless the broader family of Southern Baptists in his new responsibility.

I’m excited about the "first ever" video the Recorder has produced and posted on BRnow.org. I hope the BSC presidential candidates forum will help you get to know the two good men running for the office of BSC president. Watch it any time beginning Friday morning, Sept. 27. Read some of the candidates’ views in the story published in this week’s print edition and on the website.

Please continue to give generously to the N.C. Missions Offering this month. This offering is very important to our Kingdom witness in North Carolina!

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