North Carolina

Young leaders, CP among Page’s topics at SEBTS

September 22 2017 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

Frank S. Page addressed a range of topics in chapel, a panel discussion and a video interview at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Executive Committee, underscored the involvement of young leaders in the SBC and its Cooperative Program during his visit to the campus.

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NCMO gifts help church planting efforts

September 19 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Every Easter, three congregations located hundreds of miles apart join together in a single service to worship and celebrate the resurrection of Christ. The congregations are part of three different church plants known as Lifezone Fellowship. Pastor and church planter Noel De Asis planted the first Lifezone Fellowship in Durham.

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Pastors, leaders need to make faith at home a priority

September 19 2017 by BSC Communications

Mark Holmen is a husband, father, speaker, author and consultant. He currently serves as executive director of Faith at Home Ministries based in Crosslake, Minn., which seeks to equip congregations to make the home the primary place where faith is nurtured and lived out.

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Camp Change teaches children biblical stewardship

September 19 2017 by Krista Pierce, Special to the Recorder

Financial planner Amanda Burke and Rebecca Lindhout, minister of children and education at Antioch Baptist Church in Mamers, worked together to create Camp Change, a course in the basics of finance. They designed Camp Change to teach children what it is like to earn money, to spend money and to use their financial resources to glorify God.

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Mitchell County churches partner for community VBS

September 19 2017 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer

A few weeks before the Great American Eclipse brought thousands of people from all over the country to cities in its path of totality, another galaxy-themed event drew more than 100 children from around Mitchell County to the Buladean Community Center in Bakersville, N.C.

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Marion pastor: Tabernacle teaches discipleship

September 19 2017 by Mike Conley, Special to the Recorder

A western North Carolina bi-vocational pastor has spent countless hours crafting a unique, illustrative tool for teaching the Bible. Terry Cheek, pastor of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Marion, built a scale model of the Old Testament Tabernacle. “The theology of the Bible is illustrated in the Tabernacle,” he said.

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Uganda seminary leaders report growth

September 19 2017 by BR Staff

Bill Greenwood, a retired pastor from Kernersville, N.C., served as an adjunct professor at Uganda Baptist Seminary (UBS) in Jinja, Uganda, in 2015. He and his wife, Sheryl, recently hosted a gathering for Jack Frost, founder and former principal of UBS, and Anthony Shelton, current UBS principal.

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Baptists lend hand to ‘Dreamers’

September 18 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

Hispanic Christian communities in North Carolina are pulling together in support of young undocumented immigrants as they deal with uncertainty caused by the Trump administration’s announcement that it would phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Luis Tejera met with more than two-dozen young adults that were shielded from immediate deportation by the Obama-era policy.

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Conflicting rulings on prayer may open door to SCOTUS

September 8 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Two conflicting 2017 court rulings in cases challenging public prayer at government meetings increase the chance of a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the issue, religious liberty advocate Ken Klukowski said Sept. 7. Rowan County plans to decide in late September whether to appeal the decision.

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Students focus on life of Christ during summer youth weeks

September 6 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Thousands of students from across North Carolina celebrated Christmas and Easter all summer long at the North Carolina Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell. The celebrations were part of the worship services and other activities during this year’s summer youth weeks, sponsored by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

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