North Carolina

Breakout, luncheons draw annual meeting attendees

November 12 2018 by BSC Communications & BR Staff

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) annual meeting Nov. 5-6 featured more than 40 breakout sessions and a number of auxiliary events that covered a wide range of topics. Below are descriptions of a limited selection of breakouts and other events.

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Speaker offers roadside assistance to minister’s wives

November 9 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

Laughter and fellowship make up each year’s meeting of the North Carolina Ministers' Wives. “You’re God’s girls, and you’re influencing so many women,” said Shannon Warden, assistant teaching professor in the Wake Forest University Department of Counseling and director of women’s ministries at Triad Baptist Church in Kernersville.

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Retreat encourages women to embrace identity in Christ

November 9 2018 by Makayla Riggs, BSC Contributing Writer

More than 250 women gathered at Caraway Conference Center and Camp in late October for a weekend of encouragement and reflection upon the truth of who God created them to be – holy, chosen and beloved daughters of the King. “Holy. Chosen. Beloved.” was the theme of this year’s retreat …

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Southeastern’s Logan Carson passes away at 86

November 7 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

On Nov. 3, Logan Carson, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) first full-time African-American professor, passed away at the age of 86. Carson, who taught theology at SEBTS from 1994-2009, will be remembered for his vibrant zeal for life, love for teaching scripture to his students and his humility in serving others.

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N.C. Baptists approve $31M budget, increase SBC allocation

November 6 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

N.C. Baptists approved a budget for 2019 totaling $31 million that also increases the percentage allocated to Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) missions and ministries for the 13th consecutive year. While the $31 million budget total for 2019 remains unchanged from 2018, the BSC will forward 41.5 percent of Cooperative Program receipts to the SBC.

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N.C. messengers elect new slate of convention officers

November 6 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Messengers from N.C. Baptist churches elected a new slate of officers during the 2018 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) annual meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Greensboro, N.C. Steve Scoggins, pastor of First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, N.C., was elected convention president.

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N.C. Baptists adopt resolution honoring Billy Graham

November 6 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Two days before what would have been the late Rev. Billy Graham’s 100th birthday, N.C. Baptists adopted a resolution honoring the life, ministry and legacy of the renowned evangelist during the opening session of the 2018 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Annual Meeting on Monday, Nov. 5 in Greensboro, N.C.

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Loving God means loving neighbors, Hollifield says

November 6 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Loving our neighbors means showing compassion and care to those around us who are in need, particularly those whose backgrounds are different than our own. “As Christ followers, we must be willing to love and be a neighbor to all people in their world regardless of any labels, including ethnicity or nationality, cultural, moral and religious differences …

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N.C. Baptists launch redesigned website

November 5 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina launched its newly redesigned website Thursday, Nov. 1. The site is accessible by visiting ncbaptist.org. The new site features an updated design, improved navigation and new resources and features that are all aimed at giving users an enhanced online experience that emphasizes accessibility and ease of use.

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Some questions asked in the Bible

October 29 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

The 2018 annual meeting of North Carolina Baptists carries the theme, “Who is my neighbor?” The question is one of many in the scriptures that captivate my attention.   It was raised in the context of introducing the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10.

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