North Carolina

Sorianos to retire in Honduras

April 16 2019 by K. Allan Blume, Biblical Recorder

Guillermo Soriano and his wife, Maritza, were born in Honduras. After more than 30 years of ministry in the United States, the couple plans to take the gospel back to their homeland. Soriano, Hispanic Ministries Senior Consultant for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), is retiring May 3 after 12 years of ministry …

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Heritage: 11 entities honor 14 with awards

April 16 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Sponsored by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and North Carolina Baptist Foundation, the 19th annual North Carolina Baptist Heritage Awards were presented April 9 at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center in Greensboro. By entity, here is a list of this year’s recipients.

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Greensboro church reaches immigrant neighbors

April 15 2019 by Liz Tablazon, Biblical Recorder

Ther Dee came to the United States as a Karen refugee six years ago. When asked why he wanted to become a U.S. citizen, he said, smiling, “I live in America. I love America.” Dee is one of about 20 refugees and immigrants who attend a weekly citizenship class at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church (FABC) in Greensboro, N.C.

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Mission endeavors ensure N.C. Baptists ‘Known by Love’

April 15 2019 by Dianna L. Cagle, Biblical Recorder

North Carolina Baptists continue to be “Known by Love” throughout its many mission endeavors. Baptists on Mission (NCBM) executive director-treasurer Richard Brunson thanked participants of the April 6-7 NCBM Missions Conference for their work and urged them to stay committed for the long haul of Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.

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N.C. communicators bring home awards

April 15 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff

The Baptist Communicator’s Association held their annual workshop and awards competition April 10-13 in Riverside, Calif. Four organizations with ties to N.C. Baptists received more than a dozen awards at a ceremony April 12. The honors were as follows: Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina …

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SEBTS trustees celebrate For the Mission launch, Akin’s 15 years

April 12 2019 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

The public launch of the For the Mission campaign is just one way among many in which Danny Akin is continuing to cultivate an enduring Great Commission vision at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) as he marks his 15 years as president of the entity.

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Roger Barnes is 2021 Pastors’ Conference candidate

April 2 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Cameron McGill, pastor of The Lake Church in White Lake, plans to nominate Roger Barnes as president of the 2021 North Carolina Pastors’ Conference at this November’s meeting in Greensboro. In an email to the Biblical Recorder, McGill said, “I am honored to nominate a bi-vocational pastor who stands on the Word, stands for his faith …

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4 ways churches can serve adults with special needs

April 1 2019 by Aaron Wilson, Facts&Trends

Steven Watson believes there’s a very practical reason many people don’t go to church – one that has nothing to do with their beliefs. “If we pulled back the doors in our communities, I think we’d be shocked at how many people aren’t going to church because there’s no place for their special needs loved ones to go,” he says.

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Baptist Children’s Homes launches foster care ministry

April 1 2019 by Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications

The number 16,796 garners attention quickly. It is the number of North Carolina children removed from their families in 2018 and placed in the foster care system. In response to the growing need, Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH) has added family foster care to its continuum of services.

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BSC sponsoring public forums to evaluate strategy

March 27 2019 by BSC Communications

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) is sponsoring a series of public forums across the state for N.C. Baptists to provide feedback on the state convention’s impacting lostness through disciple-making” strategy as part of the convention’s formal evaluation of the strategy.

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