North Carolina

N.C. Baptists approve $31M budget, increase SBC allocation

November 6 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

N.C. Baptists approved a budget for 2019 totaling $31 million that also increases the percentage allocated to Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) missions and ministries for the 13th consecutive year. While the $31 million budget total for 2019 remains unchanged from 2018, the BSC will forward 41.5 percent of Cooperative Program receipts to the SBC.

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N.C. messengers elect new slate of convention officers

November 6 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Messengers from N.C. Baptist churches elected a new slate of officers during the 2018 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) annual meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Greensboro, N.C. Steve Scoggins, pastor of First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, N.C., was elected convention president.

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N.C. Baptists adopt resolution honoring Billy Graham

November 6 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Two days before what would have been the late Rev. Billy Graham’s 100th birthday, N.C. Baptists adopted a resolution honoring the life, ministry and legacy of the renowned evangelist during the opening session of the 2018 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Annual Meeting on Monday, Nov. 5 in Greensboro, N.C.

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Loving God means loving neighbors, Hollifield says

November 6 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Loving our neighbors means showing compassion and care to those around us who are in need, particularly those whose backgrounds are different than our own. “As Christ followers, we must be willing to love and be a neighbor to all people in their world regardless of any labels, including ethnicity or nationality, cultural, moral and religious differences …

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N.C. Baptists launch redesigned website

November 5 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina launched its newly redesigned website Thursday, Nov. 1. The site is accessible by visiting ncbaptist.org. The new site features an updated design, improved navigation and new resources and features that are all aimed at giving users an enhanced online experience that emphasizes accessibility and ease of use.

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Some questions asked in the Bible

October 29 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

The 2018 annual meeting of North Carolina Baptists carries the theme, “Who is my neighbor?” The question is one of many in the scriptures that captivate my attention.   It was raised in the context of introducing the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10.

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Churches and associations report Hurricane Florence damages

October 29 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Hurricane Florence caused catastrophic damage to many parts of central and eastern North Carolina. Here, you can see a list of churches or association buildings that were damaged as a result of the storm (as reported to Baptists on Mission, also known as North Carolina Baptist Men).

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After storms, ‘Mama Mills’ leans on Bapt. relief

October 25 2018 by Laura Sikes, NAMB

Linda Mills, 70, has served others in her community for 42 years by hosting Sunday lunches from her cozy home in Havelock, N.C. Her humble service has earned her the affectionate moniker “Mama Mills.” It all started when her husband Harold, who passed away 15 years ago, said “Mama, I’m bringing a little, starvin’ Marine home,” Mills said.

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Museum of Bible outs fake Dead Sea Scrolls pieces

October 25 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Five pieces of papyri passed off as fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls have been discovered as fake and removed from display at the Museum of the Bible (MOTB) in Washington. The museum founded by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green and family announced the discovery Oct. 22.

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Students join hurricane relief efforts in N.C.

October 19 2018 by Laura Sikes, NAMB

When an East Carolina University cross country team found they had an off weekend from running, they decided to go and help survivors of Hurricane Florence. They joined a college-wide effort to help Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers serve in the hard-hit New Bern, N.C., area. 

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