North Carolina

‘Defining Moments’ forge history, future of WMU-NC

May 14 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

Many hands and hearts invest in putting together the Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina (WMU-NC) Missions Extravaganza (ME). This year’s 127th annual meeting, with the theme “Defining Moments,” brought together almost 460 participants to Ardmore Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.

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Harris unseats U.S. Rep. Pittenger in N.C. GOP primary

May 9 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Mark Harris, former pastor in Charlotte, unseated incumbent Robert Pittenger in North Carolina's 9th District Republican primary election May 8 for the U.S. House of Representatives. Harris, who is also a former president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, ran against Pittenger in 2016 for the same seat but lost by a slim margin.

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New books on SBC relay practical, biblical insights

May 2 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

Who runs the Southern Baptist Convention? You do. This is how the authors of a new book, “SBC FAQs: A Ready Reference,” emphasize the vital role that individuals have in the life of their convention. Also new from Scott Hildreth is “Together on God’s Mission: How Southern Baptists Cooperate to Fulfill the Great Commission.”

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Three Forks association affirms ‘church mobilization catalyst’

May 1 2018 by Three Forks Baptist Association

The churches of the Three Forks Baptist Association (TFBA) have affirmed the calling of a Church Mobilization Catalyst. “We are so excited to offer this strategic resource, as a means for strengthening our churches,” said Garland Honeycutt, TFBA’s Executive Associational Missionary.

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Pastor’s burden becomes blessing with offering

May 1 2018 by Melanie Raskin, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Gary McCollough, pastor of Flat Springs Baptist Church in Sanford, N.C., is accustomed to giving – that’s the job of the minister of a busy church. But after falling while walking in the woods, he found himself on the receiving end and discovered the grace, freedom and goodness of God through the kindness of strangers.

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NCBAM teaches disaster preparedness ministry

May 1 2018 by NCBAM

North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry’s (NCBAM) newest outreach is a workshop designed to help churches develop Disaster Preparedness plans to help protect their most vulnerable members – those over 65. NCBAM developed the workshop as part of its “Priority #1: Prevention” outreach.

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N.C. communicators take home top video, news writing awards

May 1 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

Three men were awarded grand prizes for communication work April 20 during a banquet in Alexandria, Va. Blake Ragsdale and Randy Durham won the M.E. Dodd Memorial Award for Exceptional Achievement in Radio, Television, Film and Video for their “SAVED” entry for the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina and Credence Pictures.

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N.C. disaster relief crews deploy in twister’s wake

April 30 2018 by NCBM/Biblical Recorder

More than 1,000 homes, businesses, churches and schools were damaged or destroyed when tornadoes with winds approaching 135 miles per hour swept through Guilford and Rockingham counties April 15. North Carolina Baptists on Mission responded quickly to the disaster, setting up two sites. By April 17, 10 projects had been completed.

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LINK Conference: ‘A catalyst toward change’ in multicultural ministry

April 30 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

On April 13, the Kingdom Diversity Initiative at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted the LINK Conference to discuss how to put multicultural passion into informed practice. Due to racism’s damaging effects, speakers at the conference gave multiple perspectives for how a church can begin breaking down barriers within congregations.

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Celebrated N.C. Baptist, Bordeaux, dead at 64

April 26 2018 by Biblical Recorder staff

C.J. Bordeaux, 64, died April 25 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C. from complications related to an infection. He was director of missions for the Pee Dee Baptist Association in Rockingham. Bordeaux “demonstrated a deep love” for churches and pastors, said Lester Evans.

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