North Carolina

Evangelism professor Alvin Reid resigns at Southeastern

May 25 2018 by Baptist Press staff

Alvin Reid has resigned from the faculty of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), citing “personal and spiritual issues.” Reid, 59, SEBTS senior professor of evangelism and student ministry, stated on his website May 21, “I have resigned from teaching and public ministry to address personal and spiritual issues in my life.”

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How one advocate for justice found her place at Southeastern

May 24 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

Brianna Copeland is not just learning about global justice; she is actively participating in it. Her passion for justice in high school is what led her to The College at Southeastern. Copeland is one of the founders of Save Our Sisters, an organization that advocates for social justice specifically in the area of sex trafficking.

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Moss accepts Missouri Baptist disaster relief position

May 22 2018 by Biblical Recorder staff

North Carolina’s Baptists on Mission, also known as North Carolina Baptist Men, announced today (May 22) that Gaylon Moss, disaster relief director, has accepted a similar position with the Missouri Baptist Convention. Moss will make the transition July 1, after serving in his current role for nearly 20 years.

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‘Defining Moments’ forge history, future of WMU-NC

May 14 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

Many hands and hearts invest in putting together the Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina (WMU-NC) Missions Extravaganza (ME). This year’s 127th annual meeting, with the theme “Defining Moments,” brought together almost 460 participants to Ardmore Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.

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Harris unseats U.S. Rep. Pittenger in N.C. GOP primary

May 9 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Mark Harris, former pastor in Charlotte, unseated incumbent Robert Pittenger in North Carolina's 9th District Republican primary election May 8 for the U.S. House of Representatives. Harris, who is also a former president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, ran against Pittenger in 2016 for the same seat but lost by a slim margin.

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New books on SBC relay practical, biblical insights

May 2 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

Who runs the Southern Baptist Convention? You do. This is how the authors of a new book, “SBC FAQs: A Ready Reference,” emphasize the vital role that individuals have in the life of their convention. Also new from Scott Hildreth is “Together on God’s Mission: How Southern Baptists Cooperate to Fulfill the Great Commission.”

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Three Forks association affirms ‘church mobilization catalyst’

May 1 2018 by Three Forks Baptist Association

The churches of the Three Forks Baptist Association (TFBA) have affirmed the calling of a Church Mobilization Catalyst. “We are so excited to offer this strategic resource, as a means for strengthening our churches,” said Garland Honeycutt, TFBA’s Executive Associational Missionary.

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Pastor’s burden becomes blessing with offering

May 1 2018 by Melanie Raskin, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Gary McCollough, pastor of Flat Springs Baptist Church in Sanford, N.C., is accustomed to giving – that’s the job of the minister of a busy church. But after falling while walking in the woods, he found himself on the receiving end and discovered the grace, freedom and goodness of God through the kindness of strangers.

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NCBAM teaches disaster preparedness ministry

May 1 2018 by NCBAM

North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry’s (NCBAM) newest outreach is a workshop designed to help churches develop Disaster Preparedness plans to help protect their most vulnerable members – those over 65. NCBAM developed the workshop as part of its “Priority #1: Prevention” outreach.

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N.C. communicators take home top video, news writing awards

May 1 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

Three men were awarded grand prizes for communication work April 20 during a banquet in Alexandria, Va. Blake Ragsdale and Randy Durham won the M.E. Dodd Memorial Award for Exceptional Achievement in Radio, Television, Film and Video for their “SAVED” entry for the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina and Credence Pictures.

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