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  • Budget proposal includes increase to SBC

    July 16 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC & K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Budget proposal includes increase to SBC

    The Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina approved a proposed budget for 2019 totaling $31 million that includes an increase in support of missions and ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention through the Cooperative Program. To offset rising expenses and accommodate the increased allocation to the SBC …

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  • Kavanaugh nod nonpartisan, pro-Kingdom, Greear says

    July 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Kavanaugh nod nonpartisan, pro-Kingdom, Greear says

    Keeping the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) out of politics remains a goal of the SBC’s president and vice presidents, J.D. Greear said in defending their endorsement of President Trump’s justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “All three of us have a desire to keep the SBC out of politics, but we also want to speak with clarity …

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  • African nation’s Baptists stirred to advance gospel

    In the country that birthed voodoo, Baptists in Benin are working to pray for and support the spread of the gospel in the Sub-Saharan country. It’s a story IMB missionary Barbara Singerman can’t share without tearing up. “They are investing in missions,” she said. “They are expressing a love and appreciation and oneness – participation in the work.

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  • Tiny houses: Sanctuary for needy shows ‘God is good’

    July 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Tiny houses:  Sanctuary for needy shows ‘God is good’

    Tiny homes under construction spearheaded by a small Appalachian congregation will offer sanctuary and livelihood to people recovering from addiction and other life setbacks. Crossroads Community Church in Stearns, Ky., bought a 13-acre site and is building 20 homes of 300-540 square feet to meet the needs of a community impacted by poverty …

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  • In-school newscast’s cancelation celebrated

    July 16 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    In-school newscast’s cancelation celebrated

    Channel One, the daily TV newscast for schoolchildren that once drew criticism from a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) resolution, announced it has ceased its daily broadcasts. The announcement was greeted with celebration from the conservative group Eagle Forum, which said in a July 11 news release Channel One’s 12-minute newscast for “a captive audience” …

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  • Brindley to be BSC 1st VP candidate

    July 13 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Brindley to be BSC 1st VP candidate

    Marty Dupree plans to nominate Perry Brindley, director of missions at the Buncombe Baptist Association in Asheville, as the first vice president for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina at this year’s annual meeting, Dupree told the Biblical Recorder July 12. Dupree said he is a longtime friend and touted Brindley’s record of ministry.

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  • IMB toughens cyber security after data breach

    July 13 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    IMB toughens cyber security after data breach

    A data breach occurred at the International Mission Board that may have exposed personal information of current and former employees, volunteers and applicants. The Southern Baptist entity launched a “comprehensive response” immediately upon discovering the cyber security incident and promptly notified law enforcement officials, according to a statement released to the Biblical Recorder on July 12.

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  • UPDATE: White withdraws BSC 2nd VP bid

    July 13 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    UPDATE: White withdraws BSC 2nd VP bid

    UPDATE: Randy White, executive director of missions for the New South River Baptist Association (NSRBA), has withdrawn his candidacy for second vice president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), he told the Biblical Recorder on July 13.

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  • Survey: 2/3 of churchgoers invited someone to church

    July 13 2018 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Survey: 2/3 of churchgoers invited someone to church

    America’s Protestants like to invite their friends to church. At least once in a while. Nearly two-thirds of Protestant churchgoers say they’ve invited at least one person to visit their church in the past six months, according to a new LifeWay Research study. “It’s a fairly easy thing for churchgoers to do …

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  • World Cup stirs witness despite crackdown

    July 13 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    World Cup stirs witness despite crackdown

    Russia’s 2016 law restricting evangelism may have curtailed some traditional gospel-sharing efforts at World Cup venues this summer. But through innovative witnessing techniques – like soccer viewing parties at churches and jazz band concerts – evangelicals still have managed to harness the world’s largest sporting event for gospel witness.

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  • Tariff concerns needn’t be ‘distraction’ to investors

    July 13 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Tariff concerns needn’t be ‘distraction’ to investors

    Current news of tariffs and trade disputes has added volatility to the financial markets due to the uncertainty it creates but likely will have little impact on long-term investors, according to analysts with GuideStone Financial Resources. Despite initial concerns that the moves could hamper growth, global markets have generally continued to trade …

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  • Pardue to be nominated N.C. Baptist 1st VP

    July 12 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Pardue to be nominated N.C. Baptist 1st VP

    Micheal Pardue, pastor of First Baptist Icard in Connelly Springs, will be nominated for first vice president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina at the Nov. 5-6 annual meeting in Greensboro, Ed Yount announced July 11. Pardue is “uniquely qualified to help lead our convention to greater things,” Yount said.

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  • In Haiti, ‘Lord kept us in eye of storm’

    July 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    In Haiti, ‘Lord kept us in eye of storm’

    Safe flights from Haiti following a violent citizen uprising have allowed most Southern Baptist mission teams to return to the U.S., Baptist Press has learned. Teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and Tennessee returned to the U.S. beginning July 9 after air travel resumed from the island nation.

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  • SBC messengers 'getting younger,' Dallas report shows

    July 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC messengers 'getting younger,' Dallas report shows

    Nearly twice as many messengers attended the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting when compared to the previous year, fueled by a strong Southern Baptist presence in Texas, the SBC Executive Committee has announced. The latest registration report also showed increases in first-time attendees and those in the 18- to 39-year-old range.

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  • Ledbetter to be nominated N.C. Baptist 2nd VP

    July 11 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Ledbetter to be nominated N.C. Baptist 2nd VP

    Matthew Ledbetter, pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Sylva, N.C., will be nominated for second vice president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Jeff Isenhour announced today (July 11). “I highly recommend Matt for several reasons,” said Isenhour. “First, because of his love for God’s inerrant word …

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