North Carolina

‘In spirit & in truth’ aim of black conference worship

July 25 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

An original arrangement of “Blessed Assurance” at the 2018 Black Church Leadership and Family Conference culminated in a musical round of three different phrases sung in unison, harmonizing the word “assurance” at the same time. “Oh what a blessed assurance.” “Blessed assurance, this is my song.” “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine,” sang the Whosoever Will Choir …

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Volunteers needed as Ridgecrest attendance climbs

July 25 2018 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources

LifeWay’s Ridgecrest Conference Center celebrated record attendance last year as approximately 70,000 guests visited the Blue Ridge Mountain retreat site. “It was the most people we’ve seen in almost 30 years,” said Art Snead, executive director at Ridgecrest. “The fingerprints of God’s blessings are everywhere.”

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Expo to offer worship training for entire church

July 24 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

A comprehensive training event designed for anyone involved in worship and music ministry in a local church is coming to North Carolina this fall. The Renewing Worship Expo, a first-of-its-kind event sponsored by the Worship and Music Ministry of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15 …

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Give thanks and pray for godly leaders

July 24 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer

I hope that you are already making plans to attend this year’s annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina on Nov. 5-6 in Greensboro. I look forward to the worship, business matters and fellowship with our messengers and guests from across the state that will take place over the course of these two days.

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Remove ‘great and very serious disadvantages’

July 23 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Pastor, if you announce an event or a church strategy one time to your church family, everyone gets it; they all leave the service fully informed, right? Wrong! Even after the second announcement, printing it in a worship bulletin, running the information on the display screens, placing it on your website, tweeting and posting it on Facebook, someone will say, “I didn’t know anything about that!” One does not have to be in church ministry long to learn the value of repetition.

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Kavanaugh nod nonpartisan, pro-Kingdom, Greear says

July 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Keeping the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) out of politics remains a goal of the SBC’s president and vice presidents, J.D. Greear said in defending their endorsement of President Trump’s justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “All three of us have a desire to keep the SBC out of politics, but we also want to speak with clarity …

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Brindley to be BSC 1st VP candidate

July 13 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Marty Dupree plans to nominate Perry Brindley, director of missions at the Buncombe Baptist Association in Asheville, as the first vice president for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina at this year’s annual meeting, Dupree told the Biblical Recorder July 12. Dupree said he is a longtime friend and touted Brindley’s record of ministry.

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UPDATE: White withdraws BSC 2nd VP bid

July 13 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

UPDATE: Randy White, executive director of missions for the New South River Baptist Association (NSRBA), has withdrawn his candidacy for second vice president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), he told the Biblical Recorder on July 13.

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Pardue to be nominated N.C. Baptist 1st VP

July 12 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Micheal Pardue, pastor of First Baptist Icard in Connelly Springs, will be nominated for first vice president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina at the Nov. 5-6 annual meeting in Greensboro, Ed Yount announced July 11. Pardue is “uniquely qualified to help lead our convention to greater things,” Yount said.

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In Haiti, ‘Lord kept us in eye of storm’

July 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Safe flights from Haiti following a violent citizen uprising have allowed most Southern Baptist mission teams to return to the U.S., Baptist Press has learned. Teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and Tennessee returned to the U.S. beginning July 9 after air travel resumed from the island nation.

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