North Carolina

SEBTS marks record enrollment increase, expands programs

October 18 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

The announcement of a record enrollment increase dominated much of the conversation during the bi-annual Board of Trustees (BOT) and Southeastern Society (SES) meetings at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. With the approval of the Master of Arts in Student Ministry, Southeastern is poised to continue fulfilling its call to equip students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission.

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Brothers at children’s homes give hearts to Jesus

October 16 2018 by Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications

Pastor Randy Stewart reached out and took the young boy’s hand as he stepped into the baptismal waters. They had enough time to exchange a quick smile just before Stewart looked out into the congregation. “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit!” Stewart proclaimed …

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3 things to know about breakout sessions

October 16 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Breakout sessions are an important part of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) annual meeting. Each year, a number of pastors, ministry leaders, church practitioners, convention staff and others offer sessions that address a variety of topics. This year’s meeting includes more times allotted for sessions and more offerings.

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Other events appeal to annual meeting participants

October 16 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Before and during the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) annual meeting each year, a number of events take place. Most of the events are at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Here is a list of events supplied to the Biblical Recorder.

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Harrison withdraws BSC presidential bid; Barrett to nominate Scoggins

October 15 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

John Mark Harrison, pastor of Apex Baptist Church, announced Sunday, Oct. 14 that he will be preaching “in view of a call” at a church out of state the following week. He told the Biblical Recorder that, due to the potential transition, he is withdrawing his candidacy for president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC).

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Hurricane Michael wreaks havoc in wake of Florence

October 15 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, North Carolina Baptist leaders are urging people to volunteer more than ever. With the combination of two strong storms (including Hurricane Florence from September), within less than a month, work orders are piling up at 13 recovery sites across the state. Baptists on Mission (also known as N.C. Baptist Men, NCBM) …

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Stewardship camp touches young hearts

October 15 2018 by Dee Dee Vogt, BR Editorial Aide

When Amanda Burke and Rebecca Lindhout of Antioch Baptist Church in Lillington, N.C., started Camp Change two years ago, they hoped to impart their own passion for financial stewardship to the next generation. Their efforts have reaped rewards both temporal and eternal.

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The Summit devotes staff ‘fun day’ to DR

October 10 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

Nearly 200 staff members from The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., devoted their annual leadership “fun day” on Oct. 9 to participating in disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The group tackled 12 projects under the direction of Baptists on Mission …

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DR requests & salvations continue in Carolina relief

October 8 2018 by Laura Sikes, NAMB

When 89-year-old William Cunniff returned to his flood-damaged home in North Carolina, he found mold climbing the walls of every room, the remains of Hurricane Florence. Cunniff had evacuated and stayed out of the state with relatives until it was safe to return. The widower and U.S. Marine Corps veteran found that his home of 20 years …

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Blume to retire from Biblical Recorder

October 4 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Allan Blume announced Oct. 1 his plans to retire as editor-president of the Biblical Recorder after completing eight years with the North Carolina Baptist news journal. He will continue to lead the organization through May 2019, he told the Recorder’s board of directors in its fall meeting.

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