North Carolina

Sexual abuse among breakout topics at Annual Meeting

October 18 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Highlighted by a panel discussion hosted by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), more than a dozen church and ministry leaders will address the sexual abuse crisis in the church during a series of breakout sessions at the 2019 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Annual Meeting in Greensboro.

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SEBTS trustees & donors gather, celebrate 25th anniversary of college

October 18 2019 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) donors and trustees gathered together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The College at Southeastern (The College) during their biannual meetings Oct. 13-15. “The days are evil. The need for soldiers of the cross is great. We are a school that absolutely is making an eternal difference …

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Carolina Women challenged to make God’s Word a priority

October 15 2019 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Editor

Nearly 300 women gathered at North Carolina’s Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell on Oak Island Oct. 4-5. They collected $4,045.50 as an offering to Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina (WMU-NC) for hosting Carolina Women, a two-day event with the theme “Celebrate Missions.” “Sleep is essential for you to do your best …

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SEBTS dedicates George Braswell Library

October 15 2019 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

On Sept. 12, 2019, the George Braswell Missions and World Religions Library was dedicated in honor of the George Braswell, Emeritus Professor of Missions and World Religion at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). Braswell and his wife, Joan, served as the first Southern Baptist missionaries to Iran from 1968-1974.  

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Brunson reaped spiritual ‘hunger’ in Turkish prison

October 14 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Two years in filthy Turkish prisons reaped for pastor Andrew Brunson a spiritual “hunger, desperation and running after God” that he hasn’t felt since his release. “I find that I don’t miss prison; I wouldn’t want to go back,” Brunson told Baptist Press (BP) Oct. 8, after nearly a year of freedom.

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BSC annual meeting breakout sessions

October 14 2019 by BSC Communications

Those who attend Annual Meeting will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions related to various areas of ministry. Sessions will take place on Mon. , Nov. 11 and Tues. , Nov. 12. A Toddling College Ministry – Yana Conner, BSC senior consultant, collegiate partnerships Tuesday, 11 a.

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2019 BSC annual meeting schedule

October 14 2019 by BSC Communications

Monday evening, Nov. 11 2 p. m.         Registration opens 3:30-4:30  Breakout session 1 6                General Session 1 6:15           Call to order – Steve Scoggins                   Prayer – Nicholas Muteti                   Pledges – Faith Ann Revis                   Committee on Convention Meetings – Larry Burns 6:35           Partnership introductions                   North Carolina Baptists on Mission – Richard Brunson                   Office of Great Commission Partnerships – Zac Lyons 6:45           Worship through music – King’s Cross worship team                   Scripture reading and prayer – Quintell Hill 7                Chuch planting celebration                   President’s address – Steve Scoggins 8:30           Benediction – M.

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Brothers’ dreams of finding a family finally come true

October 10 2019 by Blake Ragsdale, Baptist Children’s Homes Communications

I always wanted to go camping. You know, a big adventure for our whole family! Mom and Dad take me and my little brother Jonah shopping. We pick out our tent, sleeping bags and cooking stuff. I find the best tent, big enough for all four of us. Dad and I look at the fishing gear …

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Responding to abuse: New guide available for women’s ministry leaders

October 8 2019 by BSC & SCBC Communications

A new resource developed for women’s ministry leaders to help them minister to victims of sexual abuse is now available, thanks to a partnership between the North Carolina and South Carolina Baptist state conventions. Responding Well: A Guide for Women’s Ministry Leaders to Help Survivors of Sexual Abuse is a free resource manual …

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Who’s Your One Tour equips believers for evangelism

October 2 2019 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB

Mark Hoover, pastor of First Baptist Church in Hayti, Mo., is looking for a new “one.” After witnessing long distance to his brother, Dusty, who lives in their home state of Mississippi, Hoover saw him come to Christ. Inspired by what God had done in his life, Dusty drove several hours to Hayti where Hoover …

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