North Carolina

Multifamily housing spurs mission strategy

September 4 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina initiated a strategy last year to help churches engage a mission field that is estimated to be 95 percent unchurched. The targeted group, said to number in the millions, includes people from all over the world who span the economic spectrum. 

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Greear to state execs: ‘How may I serve you?’

August 23 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Agreements to “assume the best in one another” and that a “gospel-above-all culture needs to prevail” in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) were among the outcomes when SBC President J.D. Greear met Aug. 20 with 15 executive directors of Baptist state conventions.

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Southeastern installs 10th faculty chair in honor of Charles Page

August 23 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) installed its 10th faculty chair, the Charles Page Chair of Biblical Theology, to Charles Quarles during its convocation service Aug. 16. The chair was announced in 2003 at SEBTS while Page was still living, but it was not until 15 years later, with the support of more than 100 donors, that the endowed chair became active. 

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What do spouses do when their callings don’t line up?

August 23 2018 by Lesley Hildreth

Several years ago I was speaking with a student from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary who was in a degree program where the student completes half of it on campus and the other half on the mission field. He said, “I have completed my on-campus hours and am ready to study overseas.

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Harris stands firm amid sermon scrutiny

August 22 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press

The sermons of a North Carolina pastor turned congressional candidate have become fodder for political attacks and reports in national media outlets – especially his preaching on the family and gender roles. But Mark Harris, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte who is running as a Republican in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district …

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Church planting leader retires

August 22 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Known for his leadership in church planting, Mark Gray retires from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) Nov. 5. “He is not only an effective trainer coach, he is a practitioner of reaching people for Christ through church planting,” said Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer, in a statement to the Biblical Recorder.

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Charlotte woman celebrates 65 years of perfect attendance

August 22 2018 by Dee Dee Vogt, BR Editorial Aide

July 2018 marked Mary Payne’s 65th year of perfect attendance in Sunday School. She’s been a member of Berryhill Baptist Church in Charlotte since 1963. Despite recent health-related difficulties, Payne continues to teach Sunday School, training other teachers and shepherding her class of older adults. 

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Former missionary, longtime Cooperative Program leader retires

August 22 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

From his experience on the international mission field, Mike Creswell knows the value of cooperating. Creswell, who retired Aug. 20 from his role as senior consultant with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), has served the BSC since 2004.

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Do you have ‘Open Hands’?

August 21 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr.

Scripture continually reminds us of the grace that God has demonstrated to us. One such verse is Psalm 145:16, which encourages us to offer praise to God for all the ways He takes care of His creation. The verse reads, “You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing” (NKJV).

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Creedmoor pastor killed in car accident

August 21 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Marc Tilley, senior pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Creedmoor, died in a car accident Aug. 10. “The way he carried himself and the vision he had for the church was certainly a draw,” said David Herman, associate pastor, to WNCN. “He was a great friend and a mentor to me.

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