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August 14, 2019

NCMO supports a new church for ‘misfit toys’ in Black Mountain

August 13, 2019 by Caroline Barnhill, BSC Contributing Writer 
Nestled deep in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, about 15 miles from Asheville, is Black Mountain. The town is home to around 7,500 people.

Fruitland to launch new teaching program for Montagnard people

August 12, 2019 by Mike Creswell, BSC Contributing Writer
The new initiative comes in response to a request from North Carolina Baptists that such a program of theological education be started for the Montagnard people.

MacDonald named IMB VP of marketing, communication

August 13, 2019 by Julie McGowan, IMB 
International Mission Board trustees voted to elect Mark MacDonald as the mission organization’s vice president of marketing and communication Aug. 12. 

Picking up the pieces in El Paso

August 13, 2019 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press
Beverly Engle snapped a photo of the El Paso Walmart as she and her husband walked in Aug. 3 to grab some vitamin water. Minutes later they were ushered out a back door.

SWBTS denies liability in sex abuse lawsuit​
Border crisis prompts ministry support, new opportunities​
GREEAR: Why Baptism Sunday?​
COLUMN: 5 reasons to support NCMO

Church models low-cost, replicable homeless ministry
Allan Blume
Seth Brown
Executive Editor

Ministries across the state and beyond

As summer winds down, the news picks up in North Carolina Baptist life. There is lots of news to point out in this edition of the BRweekly.

First and foremost, don't miss how the North Carolina Missions Offering is boosting missions and ministries across the state. The lead story this week is about a church plant in Black Mountain that is reaching the unreached in their community.

Fruitland Baptist Bible College has responded to requests from N.C. Baptists by launching a new associates degree program for Montagnard students. Montagnard (pronounced Mon-tan-YARD) is a Vietnamese people group. There are more than 5,000 Montagnards in North Carolina, the largest group outside of Vietnam.

In national news, Southern Baptists are still serving their neighbors at the southern U.S. border and in El Paso communities still reeling from tragedy.

J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, is rallying churches across the country to leverage the upcoming Baptism Sunday. Read his column to find out more.

As always, the BR staff is here to serve you. Send us tips and story leads. We strive to provide reliable information and inspiring stories that help churches work together to make disciples of all nations.

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