North Carolina

Chaplaincy ministry, church planting spotlighted at SEBTS

September 20 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

With more than 100 military community students, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is making strides in its efforts to engage these students and bring awareness to ministry opportunities within the military community. Affiliated SEBTS military personnel and students gathered for panel discussions and various meetings for the seminary’s first Military Community Focus Week, Sept. 4-7.

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N.C. Baptists ‘shine bright’ in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

September 17 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

As rainfall from Hurricane Florence continued to drench much of North Carolina, Southern Baptist response teams were already at work feeding residents, ramping up recovery efforts and planning to provide long-term aid. The storm made landfall early Sept. 14 as a Category 1 hurricane near Wilmington, N.C. …

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As Florence lashes N.C., Baptists ‘shine bright’

September 15 2018 by Baptist Press & Biblical Recorder Staff

As Hurricane Florence came ashore Friday (Sept. 14) in North Carolina, Southern Baptists began relief ministries and made initial assessments of flooded church buildings and homes. The Category 1 hurricane has left at least five people dead. Florence could dump 40 inches of rain on some areas of North and South Carolina, according to media reports.

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New NCBM disaster relief director gets trial by fire

September 11 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

First days at a new job usually include human resources paperwork and a basic introduction to the organization. But for Jack Frazier, the new disaster relief director for Baptists on Mission, Hurricane Florence brought a whirlwind to his first couple of days, Sept. 10-11.

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N.C. Baptists prepare for powerful Hurricane Florence

September 11 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

As Hurricane Florence aims toward the North Carolina coast, Baptists on Mission, also known as N.C. Baptist Men, calls on volunteers to be ready to respond. Administrative leaders have been preparing kits for potential sites as Florence is predicted to hit the state Thursday as a Category 4 hurricane.

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Academic competition to debut for Christian schools

September 11 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press

The Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS) has announced it will begin an online-based academic competition, Knowledge Quest, for its member schools next spring. Students from third grade through 12th grade can complete test modules in individual core subjects, electives and Bible knowledge, competing with other schools without having to travel …

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Immigrants at the border: people, not statistics, four ministers conclude

September 7 2018 by Mike Creswell, Contributing Writer

Immigration is one of America’s greatest issues of our time: noisy, divisive and politically charged. But all that buzz fell away this summer when four North Carolinians journeyed from Arizona across the U.S./Mexico border into Nogales, Mexico. At the border, the four talked with scores of people – almost all families – who were waiting to get into the United States.

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Don Hadley retires after 45 years in Havelock

September 5 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

First Baptist Church of Havelock, N.C., recently celebrated the ministry of Don and Sara Hadley at the close of his 45 years as their pastor. The Aug. 25 celebration drew 200 church members, community leaders and friends to the Havelock Tourist and Event Center.

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NCMO supports evangelistic church planting

September 5 2018 by Carolina Barnhill, BSC Communications

Columbus County is the third largest county, in terms of landmass, in the state. More than 59,000 people call it home – and 65 percent of them are unchurched. “We knew if there was a pocket of lostness, this is one of them,” said Billy Roy, pastor of Crossroads Church. “We wanted to come and make an impact here.”

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N.C. Baptists launch immigrant ministry centers

September 4 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is launching a new initiative that will provide legal help to immigrants concerning U.S. immigration laws and facilitate outreach opportunities for churches. Baptist Immigrant Services, led by Hispanic strategy coordinator Amaury Santos and immigrant ministries strategist Larry Phillips, will operate offices across the state. 

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