North Carolina

BSC’s Executive Committee approves 2012 budget

July 18 2011 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications

The Executive Committee (EC) of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) met July 14, to hear the proposed 2012 Cooperative Program (CP) budget and other reports. The proposed budget presented by the Budget Committee is the first budget since 2008 that reflects an increase in ministry dollars.

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Bivocational pastors learn about conflict

July 18 2011 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Asst. Managing Editor

For any minister, conflict is inevitable. While there are many words — anger, warfare, hurt — that come to mind when conflict is mentioned, M. Wayne Oakes encouraged ministers recently to consider the word opportunity. “Not everyone experiences the world the way you do,” said Oakes, who retired from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina several years ago.

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Church aims to refresh community with grant

July 18 2011 by Laura Moore, BR Editorial Aide

Within a 10-mile radius in Middlesex, there is no playground and no secure place that children can gather outdoors for play. Seeking to meet this need for their town, Rocky Cross Baptist Church is in the race to win a 25,000 dollar grant from Pepsi.

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Campbell alum accepted into Baylor program

July 7 2011 by Campbell Communications

Campbell University alumnus Christopher Moore (’01,’05) has been accepted into Baylor University’s Baptist College and University Scholars (BCU) program, a partnership of the Baylor Graduate School and the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities (IABCU).

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2011 General Assembly big for pro-lifers

July 5 2011 by BSC Communications

When the complexion of the North Carolina General Assembly changed after the last election, pro-life Christians around the state expected to see movement on some bills that have been languishing in the legislature for years. Their hopes were not denied.

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Online tool aids small church, bivo pastors

June 30 2011 by Jon D. Wilke, Baptist Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gary Mitchell spent 20 years as a pastor in small, rural congregations. Like many church leaders across the country, Mitchell held a full-time job to support his ministry. “I’ve been bivocational my whole life,” said Mitchell, who is 68 and “retired.

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New York team sees fruitful harvest in N.C.

June 23 2011 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications

When Barry Lawrence pulled into the apartment complex in Rocky Mount he saw something that would be a rare sight back in New York. He saw members of his mission team from New York. City knocking on doors and meeting people. Lawrence had to pull the car over to take it all in.

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Hopewell Baptist gives hours, dollars to missions

June 22 2011 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications

Lee Pigg is often asked how it happened, or what he did to make it happen, and he never really knows exactly how to answer.   In the past six years Hopewell Baptist Church in Monroe, where Pigg is pastor, has gone from 165 in Sunday morning worship attendance to nearly 1,000.

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Couple is at peace among unreached

June 20 2011 by Alan James, Baptist Press

Taped to the inside of their apartment front door is a list of essentials — “phone, water, keys, money, copy of passport” — that a North Carolina couple doesn’t want to forget when leaving venturing into the streets of a South Asian city of 12 million people.

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Charlotte teens take stage in Phoenix

June 20 2011 by staff and wire reports

Two North Carolina teenage ladies took part in this year’s Southern Baptist Convention and Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) annual meetings in Phoenix, Ariz. Kianni Curry and Cassie Taylor, both of University Hills Baptist Church in Charlotte, are two of six teenagers on the 2011 National Acteens Panel.

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