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October 3, 2018

BSC board approves amended $31M budget proposal

October 1, 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications
After much discussion and debate, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Board of Directors approved an amended Cooperative Program budget proposal for 2019 totaling $31 million ... READ MORE 

SBC churches appoint 66 missionaries

October 1, 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB
Southern Baptists celebrated the sending of 66 new international missionaries on Sept. 26, at Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., with each new missionary sharing firsthand how ... READ MORE

God's love 'chief motivation' for medical clinic

October 1, 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor
NeighborHealth Center, a new faith-based community health center in Raleigh, N.C., opened its doors in June to offer primary care and other medical services to ...

Caraway children's camps expand family involvement

October 2, 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor
For more than 50 years, Caraway Conference Center and Camp operated a boy’s program in the summer and offered a year-round retreat and conference destination for Baptist churches. READ MORE

Platt's IMB farewell: 'Rise above' SBC challenges
North Carolina Baptist annual meeting schedule released
Hollifield: Offering help, hope after the storm
Blume: Voting is important
Allan Blume
K. Allan Blume
BR Editor

Annual meeting highlighted in BR print

We are one month away from the annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, so this week’s print edition of the Biblical Recorder is packed with information about the gathering. Who will be nominated to serve in leadership positions? What does the budget look like? What’s the schedule and who’s preaching? What about the breakout sessions, pastor’s conference, ministers’ wives conference and other related groups? All of these questions are answered in this week’s edition. Read it thoroughly, pray and plan to be a “team player” with your brothers and sisters in Christ across North Carolina. We need each other!
Are you prepared to vote on Nov. 6?  My editorial this week provides the information you need to vote in the coming elections. If you will be attending the annual meeting in Greensboro, plan to cast your ballot early. I explain how to vote early or as an absentee voter, in addition to how to register and locate your polling place. I believe this information will be helpful.
Tuesday afternoon Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, announced his plans to retire July 31, 2019. This announcement prompted J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, to call for a special day of prayer for the search committees of five SBC entities that are now seeking a president. Read the story on BRnow.org.

​Keep praying for those affected by Hurricane Florence. Pray for the many volunteer workers, and give generously to support this outstanding ministry. Give to the North Carolina Missions Offering or to baptistsonmission.org. More volunteers are needed!
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