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September 26, 2018

N.C. churches helping, healing after hurricane

September 25, 2018 by BR Staff
In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, many Baptist churches across North Carolina are discovering ways to serve their neighbors, even as they work to mend damage to their homes and church buildings. READ MORE 

Parrott to be nominated Pastors' Conference president

September 25, 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor
Ronnie Parrott, lead pastor of Christ Community Church in Huntersville, N.C., will be nominated for the 2020 N.C. Pastors’ Conference president when the group meets November 4-5. READ MORE

Greear's Sexual Abuse Advisory Study underway

September 24, 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press
SBC President J.D. Greear’s Sexual Abuse Advisory Study is now “actively involved” in phase one of its two-year process, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission announced Sept. 19. READ MORE

LifeWay workers 'fine' after bullet destroys window

September 24, 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
“Employees are fine” after a bullet destroyed a fifth-floor window at LifeWay Christian Resources’ downtown Nashville complex, company spokesperson Carol Pipes told Baptist Press. READ MORE

FBC Woodstock looks to Morton as Hunt successor
Family 'prosperity gospel' addressed in Moore's book
Bingham: Some questions are just plain wrong
Boy's 'miraculous' survival prompts gospel witness

Rainer, at MBTS, assesses SBC & church transition
Allan Blume
K. Allan Blume
BR Editor

IMB Sending service 

Our International Mission Board has a "Sending" service scheduled for Wednesday night, Sept. 26 in Richmond, Virginia. These services were once called commissioning services and appointment services. In this special gathering, 66 men and women will be sent to an international mission field to bear witness to our Savior's death, burial and resurrection. Of those being sent, 22 have a North Carolina connection – 11 are connected through a sending church in our state and 11 are connected through their theological education.

We cannot list their names since most will serve in secure regions, but I can ask you to pray for the 66 and their children. You support them through your generous Cooperative Program gifts and through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions.

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s board of directors held their last scheduled meeting of the year this week at Camp Caraway. Watch for news about new officers who were elected to the board and actions they took during the meeting.

One segment of the board meeting was given to a report from Richard Brunson, director of Baptists on Mission. He shared about the vast network of volunteers, feeding stations, recovery stations and the 600,000 meals that have been served in the first week since Hurricane Florence inflicted damage on the eastern region of the state. Be sure to read this story that tells some of the ways Baptist churches are serving their communities. Please take note of the new ministry point that is opening up this week at Temple Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Contact pastor Kelly Bullard if your church or community group would like to help.

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