North Carolina

CP ‘beginning of a new day’

September 29 2011 by Tim Yarbrough, Baptist Press

“Southern Baptists in World Service,” a booklet written by E. P. Alldredge for the Sunday School Board in 1936, aptly captured the essence of the Cooperative Program (CP) started by Southern Baptists in 1925. It stated simply, “(It’s) the beginning of a new day in Southern Baptist life and work.

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Roman Gabriel III uses technology in ministry

September 28 2011 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Roman Gabriel’s name commands attention in the world of sports. His father’s successful football career created that fame. The senior Gabriel played high school football at New Hanover High School in Wilmington. He went on to star for the North Carolina State University football team, and played professionally for the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles.

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NCBM remember 9/11

September 27 2011 by K. Allan Blume, BR editor

When terrorists flew American Airlines flight 77 into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, Gaylon Moss was in his office in Cary. Like most Americans, he was shocked and perplexed by the news. As North Carolina Baptist Men’s (NCBM) Disaster Relief director and volunteerism coordinator, Moss would not have time to mentally or emotionally process these events before a 10:59 a.

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VBS makes big impact on small church

September 26 2011 by Buddy Overman, BSC Communications

Pastor Warren Boatwright spent a lot of time praying for a way to reach the families in his community. Through the compassion of another church, and because of his unyielding desire to reach the children, his prayers have been answered in a mighty way.

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Life Action Ministries revives God’s people

September 26 2011 by Burwell Stark, Special to the Recorder

In today’s world, North Carolina Baptists can easily become worn down and worn out. Pastors, too, can get overburdened in caring for the needs of the flock while balancing the responsibilities of their personal and family lives. Individual and corporate revival is what is needed to encourage the believer to press on for Christ.

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Seven-night S.C. revival meeting turns into 7 weeks

September 26 2011 by S.C. Baptist Courier

Second Church in Great Falls began its annual seven-day revival June 26. Forty-nine days later, on Aug. 14, the meetings finally ended, but only so the church could get on with the business of discipling 50 new Christians who made professions of faith during the revival, said Pastor Zack Williams.

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Baptist volunteers needed for nationwide response

September 19 2011 by Joe Conway, Baptist Press

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – More than 2,000 Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers are engaged in an ongoing response across North America in a dozen states. In addition, volunteers remain involved in relief work in Japan and Haiti. Because of the unprecedented number of disasters this year, SBDR leaders are signaling a need for more trained volunteers and offering ongoing training opportunities.

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‘New Church’ in N.C. rooted in Jacksonville, Fla.

September 16 2011 by Mickey Noah, Baptist Press

T. J. Ward, a 37-year-old church planting pastor in Winston-Salem, hasn’t had a paycheck since leaving his old church in Jacksonville, Fla. , in December 2009, although he will start receiving a salary from New Church this coming January. Over the last 18 months, he and wife, Wendy — and their two little girls have lived only on her Bank of America salary.

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Cullom DOM Larry Padgett dies

September 13 2011 by BR staff

The news of Larry Padgett’s death is still sinking in with his family and his fellow laborers in the Cullom Baptist Association. “Larry was a true friend and pastor to the people,” said Rob Evans, the association’s moderator and pastor of Macon Baptist Church.

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Regional gatherings celebrate NCMO work

September 13 2011 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications

When North Carolina Baptists give to the North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO) they help make possible Kingdom work such as church planting, associational missions and ministry projects, and N. C. Baptist Men ministries and partnerships. N.

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