North Carolina

With ‘Gospel above all,’ Greear tackles sex abuse

February 20 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Maintaining his signature theme of the “Gospel Above All,” Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear detailed a prescription to battle sex abuse and its enablers at the SBC Executive Committee meeting Feb. 18 in Nashville. “We serve a God who laid down His life to protect the vulnerable,” Greear said in his presidential address.

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Baptist communicators honor Blume

February 18 2019 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

More than two dozen news and communications experts from across the Southern Baptist Convention honored K. Allan Blume, editor-president for the Biblical Recorder, during the Feb. 11-14 annual meeting of the Association of State Baptist Publications in Charleston, S.C. Blume announced last year that he would retire May 31, 2019 …
 

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Gardner-Webb announces new president

February 14 2019 by GWU Communications

The Gardner-Webb University (GWU) Board of Trustees announced Feb. 13 that William M. Downs has been named the institution’s 13th president. He currently serves at East Carolina University (ECU) as the dean of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences in Greenville, N.C.

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Greear addresses unreported victims of sexual abuse

February 12 2019 by J.D. Greear and Brad Hambrick, The Summit Church, Durham, N.C.

Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has set forth counsel to victims of sexual abuse who have not yet sought help. An article coauthored with biblical counselor Brad Hambrick has been posted at Greear’s website, jdgreear.com, and is printed in full below.

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N.C. Baptists celebrate 2018, look ahead to 2019

February 5 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Leaders of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) celebrated 2018’s successes and outlined ministry initiatives for the year ahead during the state convention’s first board of directors meeting of 2019. The highlights came from BSC Executive Director-Treasurer Milton A. Hollifield Jr. and other members of the state convention’s executive leadership team during the Jan. 28-29 meeting …

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BSC Board faces $3M budget shortfall

February 4 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Despite experiencing a budget shortfall in 2018 that was called “significant,” Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) officials are optimistic about the long-term financial outlook for 2019 while cautioning that adjustments will need to be made to the budget that will be proposed for 2020.

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Mike Pittman called as BSC church planting leader

February 4 2019 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Mike Pittman, church planter and lead pastor of Vertical Church in Lumberton, was approved as the new Church Planting Team Leader for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) by the convention’s Executive Committee (EC) on January 29. BSC’s Executive Leader for Church Planting and Missions Partnerships, Chuck Register, presented Pittman to the EC …

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New BCH outreach center to aid families dedicated

January 22 2019 by Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications

The vision to establish a dynamic new ministry to aid families throughout the state came into focus with the Jan. 15 dedication of the Bob and Carolyn Tucker Greater Vision Outreach Center. Donors, dignitaries, staff and community friends gathered at Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina’s (BCH) Mills Home campus in Thomasville …

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NCBM receives $40,000 donation

January 22 2019 by From press release

Show N Tell Ministries presented a check for $40,000 to the N.C. Baptists on Mission (NCBM) Jan. 11 after organizing a Broadway benefit concert in Raleigh in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Broadway Sings for Florence was held in October at Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Camp Cale receives $25,000 Bryan Award

January 22 2019 by Rye Foundation

The Rye Foundation has announced the winner of its Ray Bryan Award, and the recipient is Camp Cale in Hertford. Warren Steen, the president of the foundation, said the award recognizes a faith-based organization that is making a positive and lasting impact on children and youth.

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