North Carolina

N.C. pastors ‘stand under God’s Word’

November 20 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Clint Pressley, pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., opened the 2018 N.C. Pastors’ Conference (NCPC) by encouraging attendees to use the time for rest and renewal as they take some time away from daily ministry. “Let’s you and I together stand under God’s Word and allow it to minister to us and speak to us,” …

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Children’s Homes thanks Baptists for ‘faithful friendship’

November 20 2018 by Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications

The audience at the Nov. 5 general session of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) annual meeting grew silent as lights dimmed. A pulsating sound of a heartbeat broke the silence becoming louder and louder, reverberating across the darkened room.

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New college partnership provides pathway for bi-vocational ministry

November 15 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

A new partnership is underway between The College at Southeastern and Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) to help students develop technical and ministerial skills for an ever-increasing bi-vocational ministry platform. On Oct. 22, Jamie Dew, dean of the college at Southeastern, and Levy Brown, vice president for academic affairs at VGCC, signed the Memorandum of Understanding …

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Messengers hear reports from convention ministries

November 13 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Representatives from several ministry groups of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) gave updates to messengers during reports throughout the 2018 BSC annual meeting held Nov. 5-6 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C. Following are highlights and summaries of those reports.

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Biblical Recorder skips last December issue

November 13 2018 by BR staff

The Biblical Recorder will not publish the Dec. 29 issue of the news journal in order to allow our staff as well as our print and mailing partners time with their families on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Two other issues dated Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 will be published on schedule.

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Why I’m thankful to be a North Carolina Baptist

November 12 2018 by Steve Scoggins

I cannot tell you what an honor it is to be elected as president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina! I look forward to getting to know more and more of you over the next year.   This past convention was one of the most inspiring I have ever attended, beginning with the Pastors’ Conference led by Matt Capps.

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Thankful for God’s character in life’s circumstances

November 12 2018 by Milton Hollifield Jr.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. There are many reasons why I love this holiday, and those reasons certainly include the wonderful food and fellowship with family and friends around the table together.   While we rejoice in the many blessings that God has bestowed upon us, scripture informs us that these blessings flow from the character and nature of God Himself.

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Building honors 105-year-old M.O. Owens

November 12 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Gaston Christian School in Gastonia honored M.O. Owens Jr. in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new 26,000-square-foot facility Nov. 8. The Dr. M.O. Owens Worship and Fine Arts Center bears the name of a North Carolina Baptist preacher who recently celebrated his 105th birthday and is the founding visionary of the school.

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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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