North Carolina

Take ministry moments with ‘Open Hands’

April 16 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

All Christians are called, gifted and sent. “But God can’t use us if we don’t give Him what we have with open hands,” said Richard Brunson, executive director of North Carolina Baptist Men, to more than 1,200 people at the 2018 Missions Conference April 6-7 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte.

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SEBTS begins East Asia leadership initiative

April 16 2018 by SEBTS & Baptist Press staff

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) Global Theological Initiatives office is creating an East Asian Leadership Initiative office with Minwoo Jang as coordinator. Jang, a native of South Korea, is graduating from SEBTS with a Th.M. in May and is seeking to enter the Ph.D. program.

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TRUSTEES: Endowed post, female board chair at SEBTS

April 13 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

Scott Hildreth was installed April 10 as the George Liele Director of the Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies, the first endowed directorship at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The election of trustee officers marked a historic moment, with Becky Gardner believed to be the first female trustee chair for a seminary.

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Southeastern aiding Cuban convention’s momentum

April 10 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

The Cuban church planting movement has been on the move for nearly 30 years as house churches have grown in number and people have come to Christ by the thousands. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is joining what God is doing through the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Santiago through theological training to equip leaders for ministry.

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Online worship training, certification now available to NC Baptists

April 4 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Worship leaders looking to renew their church’s worship can now earn a certificate in worship leadership and receive college credit at Fruitland Baptist Bible College as part of a new online hybrid class being offered through the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s worship and music ministry.

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Tar Heel Baptist Church: ‘A story of hope’

April 3 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Drive through the town of Tar Heel in southeastern North Carolina on a Sunday morning and chances are there will be about as many people worshiping inside Tar Heel Baptist Church than the population of the town itself. Tar Heel Baptist Church isn’t a megachurch. It’s not even a church in a growing community.

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Shelby church merger results in greater gospel impact

April 3 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

When Jeremy Peeler accepted a call to pastor Second Baptist Church in Shelby in 2012, he knew the church was in need of revitalization. Even after experiencing some initial growth, Peeler sensed that God was up to something more ...

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Operation Reach shows need for new churches

April 3 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications

At least 46 new churches are needed to reach specific neighborhoods and people groups in Union County right now, a Baptist study conference called Operation Reach has determined. Sponsored jointly by the Union Baptist Association and the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, the daylong conference was divided into two parts.

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Mercy Hill merger expands community outreach

April 2 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Mercy Hill is a multi-site church in Greensboro that was planted less than six years ago by The Summit Church in Durham. Mercy Hill launched its third campus in a facility that another church gave them. In 2014, the leadership of nearby Edgefield Baptist Church approached Mercy Hill’s leaders about the possibility of merging.

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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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