North Carolina

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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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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