North Carolina

BSC board approves amended $31M budget proposal

October 1 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

After much discussion and debate, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Board of Directors approved an amended Cooperative Program (CP) budget proposal for 2019 totaling $31 million during the board’s fall meeting held Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 24-25 at Caraway Conference Center and Camp in Sophia, N.C.

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God’s love ‘chief motivation’ for medical clinic

October 1 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

NeighborHealth Center, a new faith-based community health center in Raleigh, N.C., opened its doors in June to offer primary care and other medical services to local residents, especially those from low-income, refugee and immigrant population “[God] cares for these people,” said Doug Briggs. “Communicating that love to them through our medical work is our chief motivation.”

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Baptist DR sees urgency in getting roofs patched

September 27 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB

With various South Carolina communities still plagued by flooding, Southern Baptists Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers have been working tirelessly to help survivors of Hurricane Florence since its landfall in North Carolina on Sept. 14. Several flooded rivers were expected to crest Sept. 26, and as the waters started to recede, SBDR volunteers faced a pressing need …

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N.C. churches helping, healing after hurricane

September 25 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, many Baptist churches across North Carolina are discovering ways to serve their neighbors, even as they work to mend damage to their own homes and church buildings. Temple Baptist Church in Fayetteville, N.C., plans to use their facility as a collection site for disaster relief supplies …

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Parrott to be nominated as Pastors’ Conference president

September 25 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Ronnie Parrott, lead pastor of Christ Community Church in Huntersville, N.C., will be nominated for the 2020 N.C. Pastors’ Conference president when the group meets November 4-5. “Ronnie represents the best of this young generation of leaders and will make a significant contribution to move our state convention forward,” said Clay Smith.

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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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