North Carolina

List: Top 50 N.C. churches that gave to Lottie Moon in 2017

December 13 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Below is a list of 50 North Carolina churches that gave the largest gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions (LMCO) from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017. The data was provided by the business services office of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and …

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God promises to never leave, Akin tells SEBTS grads

December 12 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) President Danny Akin encouraged 169 new seminary graduates and 30 undergraduates Dec. 7 to trust in the steadfast promise that God will never abandon them. Akin highlighted two points in his commencement message from Hebrews 13:5. First, he said God is the one who makes this promise.

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Extended winter storm damage

December 11 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

The record-setting Dec. 9 winter storm may have a broader impact on the spread of the gospel than we think. Undoubtedly, the majority of churches in North Carolina were forced to cancel all worship services for the day. Those along the coastal counties proceeded on schedule, but many churches in that region are still recovering from Hurricane Florence.

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Christmas: A time to reflect, remember and rejoice

December 11 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer

Christmas is right around the corner, and people are excited to start the holiday season, myself included. I really enjoy this special time of the year. I love visiting with family, singing Christmas carols, seeing the decorations and witnessing the joy and excitement in the eyes of children.

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Disciple-making conference to address cultural issues

December 11 2018 by BSC Communications

Gender identity. Harassment. Sexual abuse. Race relations. Immigration. Many of the hot-button cultural issues of our day strike fear in the hearts of Christians, and they often respond in one of two ways. They either retreat in an attempt to …

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Camp Cale dedicates bunkhouse

December 11 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Camp Cale in Hertford, N.C., celebrated the dedication of its first year-round housing facility on Nov. 30. The evening dinner event that was promoted as a fund raiser received a $51,000 boost for the ministry. About 180 supporters attended the gathering.

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Annual meeting videos now available

December 11 2018 by BSC Communications

Last month’s annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) emphasized loving and reaching our neighbors for Christ. Recordings of the sermons and ministry reports from both the annual meeting and the N.C. Baptist Pastors’ Conference are now available online through BSC’s Vimeo channel.

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IMB workers, Summit Church reaching Ukraine

December 7 2018 by IMB staff

In Ukraine, Southern Baptist missionary Russell Woodbridge often encounters people who fled their homes in the eastern part of the country when war broke out a few years ago. And in the midst of that heartbreak, the International Mission Board (IMB) worker and Ukrainian believers – along with help from his home pastor J.D. Greear and The Summit Church …
 

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N.C. pastor’s election to Congress still uncertain

December 6 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press

On election night, it appeared former Southern Baptist pastor Mark Harris finally had fulfilled a years-long sense of calling by being elected to Congress. But a month later, North Carolina’s State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement has yet to certify Harris’ narrow victory in the state’s 9th Congressional District amid allegations of election fraud.

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Disaster Relief efforts continue in Carolinas, across U.S.

November 28 2018 by Laura Sikes, North American Mission Board

Pastor Lebron Crisp of Living Water Baptist Church challenged his congregation to look for opportunities to reach hurting people after Hurricane Florence struck the church’s community just a few miles northwest of North Myrtle Beach. The storm’s flood waters damaged hundreds of homes, including several homes of church members. 

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