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March 8, 2017

Looking vertically: Speakers call pastors to equip the saints

March 7, 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor
Micah Fries challenged hearers to fight the tendency to shop for a church. “I look for the nicest looking store that offers me the most comfortable fit and asks of me the smallest price, which is precisely how most people view church,” said Fries. READ MORE 

Marty Dupree leaves BSC, leads new ministry

March 7, 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor
For nearly 18 years, Marty Dupree served on the evangelism staff of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. When asked to describe his job, Dupree typically said, “I tell people about Jesus ... READ MORE

2017 N.C. Missions Offering theme: 'Eyes to see'

March 7, 2017 by Will Taylor, BSC Communications
Jesus told His disciples to lift up their eyes to see the world as it is: broken, hurting and lost. The North Carolina Missions Offering will call Baptists across North Carolina to do the same. READ MORE

New worship center honors Caraway founder Bill Jackson

March 6, 2017 by Liz Tablazon, BR staff writer
Caraway Conference Center and Camp honored its founder and first director, Bill Jackson, by naming a new worship center after him last September.

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March Madness offers a lesson

This week’s print issue of the Biblical Recorder is packed with a lot of news that needs to be spread across the state. I hope the members of your church are getting the print issue and/or the digital edition – which is an exact copy, page by page, of the print. There’s so much that the people in your congregation NEED TO KNOW. For example ...

I interviewed Marty Dupree about his departure from the staff of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and the launch of his new ministry. Marty is a popular, widely-used speaker across the state and beyond. Read his story and pray for Marty and his family.

Dianna Cagle, BR’s production editor, reported about last week’s Disciple-Making Conference at Center Grove Baptist Church. She writes about the speaker’s call to "look vertically." If you missed this event, read the story and check out the link at the end to watch the videos of the event. This was a very refreshing and challenging conference.

Liz Tablazon, our circulation and social media manager, wrote a story about Caraway’s new auditorium. The facility is named after Bill Jackson, Caraway’s much-loved founder. N.C. Baptists are grateful for Caraway’s history of leading many to Christ and equipping countless believers to grow in Christ.

We welcome a new guest writer in this week’s issue. Denise George is an author and the wife of Timothy George, founding dean of Beason Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala. She writes about a very timely issue – the abuse of prescription drugs. Some cities in North Carolina are at the top of the nations list of worst cities for prescription drug abuse. This is not good, but churches can make a difference. Sun., March 19 is Substance Abuse Prevention Sunday. Read George’s column here.

March Madness has arrived! There is at least one big lesson churches and church leaders can learn from this madness over basketball tournaments. Read my editorial to learn this important lesson.

Have a great week! Thank you for supporting the ministry of the Biblical Recorder. Let me know how we can serve you better.

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