North Carolina

SBC leaders cast vision for 2020 SBC

August 22 2019 by Barbara Denman, Florida Baptist Convention

More than 220 Florida Baptist pastors and leaders were challenged by SBC Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd to mobilize messengers “for the sake of the gospel” to attend the SBC annual meeting, June 9-10, 2020, in Orlando.

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NCMO illustrates being ‘Known by Love’

August 20 2019 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer

Love should be a defining characteristic of those who identify themselves as followers of Christ. In John 13:35, Jesus said, “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (NKJV). This verse is a reminder that Christ followers should be “Known by Love,” which is the theme of this year’s North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO).

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‘Mr. Eugene’ – ‘one of God’s great gifts’ to SEBTS

August 19 2019 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS Communications

Eugene Smith Sr., affectionately known as “Mr. Eugene” around Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, died Aug. 11 at the age of 92. He had been a beloved facilities employee for nearly 40 years.


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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 – many of whom have never had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In March 2018, Trent Holbert followed God’s call to move with his wife and children to plant …

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Fruitland set to launch bold new teaching program for Montagnard people

August 12 2019 by Mike Creswell, BSC Contributing Writer

Fruitland Baptist Bible College is launching a bold new Bible teaching program for the Montagnard people who have settled in North Carolina from Vietnam. First classes will begin in mid-August. The new initiative comes in response to a request from North Carolina Baptists that such a program of theological education be started for the Montagnards.

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Christian leaders need Bible as foundation, Hispanics told

August 12 2019 by Mike Creswell, BSC Contributing Writer

Church planters and leaders must depend steadfastly on the Bible as God’s Word, on Jesus Christ and the gospel if they want to give glory to God as they lead. That was the essence of eight sermons delivered to more than 300 Hispanic church leaders who attended a Hispanic Congress held July 19-20 …

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NCMO theme encourages churches to be ‘known by love’

August 9 2019 by Will Taylor, BSC Communications

Every September, churches across the state of North Carolina pause to reflect on, celebrate and give sacrificially to the North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO). The NCMO is an annual offering that provides support for the ministries of Baptists on Mission, also known as N.C. Baptist Men (NCBM), church planting, mission camps, associational projects and mobilization ministry projects.

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‘Who’s Your One?’ tour aims to boost evangelism

August 7 2019 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB

What would it take to boost evangelism and baptism numbers among Southern Baptists? Johnny Hunt says the answer is pretty simple. “If just 10 percent of the people who attend our churches prayed for and reached just one person,” Hunt said, “the results would be the best year for baptisms our convention has ever experienced.”

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Southeastern to host second annual military week

August 6 2019 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) will be hosting its second annual Military Community Emphasis Event Sept. 3-5 in conjunction with the North American Mission Board (NAMB). Throughout the week, students and local minsters alike can come and learn more about opportunities for military chaplaincy, local church military ministry and church planting in military communities.

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Southern Baptist Deaf meet at Ridgecrest

August 6 2019 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press

The Southern Baptist Conference of the Deaf (SBCD) gathered for their 71st annual meeting and elected a woman president for the third time in their history as they rallied around the theme “Good News 24/7” from Mark 16:15. More than 130 people from 20 states, Japan, Mexico and Puerto Rico attended the meeting July 15-19 …

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