North Carolina

SEBTS’ Link Conference to foster multicultural ministry

April 2 2018 by BR staff

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Office of Kingdom Diversity is hosting a one-day event April 13 on its campus in Wake Forest, N.C., to offer training for current and future Christian leaders interested in developing ethnically diverse ministry teams. The Link Conference will address practical issues organizations face as they diversify ...

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N.C. Baptist communications survey underway

April 2 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

All North Carolina Baptists are invited to take a brief survey that is designed to gauge how you receive information and resources from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), as well as provide input and suggestions for content that you would find helpful.

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Frank Page announces retirement as SBC Exec. Comm. president

March 27 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press

Frank S. Page, president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee (EC) since 2010, has announced his retirement. In a letter to EC members, Page wrote, “It has been my joy and honor to serve the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention for eight years.

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Pastors, planters and volunteers: Come to Vermont

March 21 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications

Talk to N.C. Baptists who serve in Vermont and sooner or later you’ll hear a plea for help: Come plant a church. Come for a time and help churches reach out. Pray. “If you feel the Lord is leading you here and you’re too scared to take that step, trust the Lord and come,” urges Chris Autry.

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Mike Cummings retires after 30 years

March 21 2018 by Laura Crowther, BR staff

Mike Cummings retired Feb. 28 as director of missions for the Burnt Swamp Baptist Association, but his long history of ministry among his community and fellow Native Americans is not finished. “He has been a pastor to the pastors,” said Steve Strickland, who now holds Cummings’ former position.

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Association leader discovers God had different plan

March 21 2018 by Gardner-Webb University Communications

Wesley Smith thought he was following God’s will for his life in 2001 when he received his bachelor’s in criminal justice from Gardner-Webb University. However, he became discouraged when he didn’t find a job in juvenile probation and parole and wasn’t sure what to do. Direction came during a church revival service. ...

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Church security event teaches leaders to ‘be prepared’

March 20 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications

The headlines on mass shootings have become increasingly common – and worrisome. Last November, it was an attack on First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where a gunman came in with a rifle during a Sunday morning service. He shot and killed 26 people.

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Women invited to ‘embrace’ NYC

March 20 2018 by BSC Communications

Stephen Trainer serves with Graffiti Church and Community Ministries in the Coney Island community in Brooklyn, N.Y. Trainer serves as lead pastor of Graffiti Church Coney Island and executive director of Graffiti Ministries’ Learning Center. Graffiti is a ministry partner of the Embrace Women’s Evangelism and Discipleship Ministry of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

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Executive Committee approves scholarship funding

March 20 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

The Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina voted to transfer $250,000 to the N.C. Baptist Foundation to support the Luther H. Butler Scholarship for N.C. Baptist Students during a meeting held Fri., March 2 at Caraway Conference Center.

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N.C. Pastors’ Conference announces 2018 theme, speakers

March 19 2018 by BR staff

Matt Capps, president of the 2018 North Carolina Baptist Pastors’ Conference (NCPC), has announced the “expositional theme” of this year’s event: “7 Churches of Revelation.” The conference will take place Nov. 4-5 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C., coinciding with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s annual meeting.

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