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  • North Carolina Baptists who made news in 2017

    December 28 2017 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    North Carolina Baptists who made news in 2017

    Biblical Recorder staff reviewed news items of 2017 to find North Carolina Baptists who made news this year. Four individual leaders are listed and one item includes the collective leadership of the Young Pastors Network.

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  • McGill calls Baptists to refocus, revision, renew

    December 11 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    McGill calls Baptists to refocus, revision, renew

    Highlighting the theme of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s 2017 annual meeting, convention president Cameron McGill said, “there is an eerie similarity between what’s going on in Zechariah’s day and what’s going on in our day,” although 2,500 years separate us.

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  • BR giveaway winners named

    November 28 2017 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    BR giveaway winners named

    The Biblical Recorder gave away prizes during the recent Baptist State Convention of North Carolina annual meeting. The grand prize was a software package from Olive Tree Bible Software. Olive Tree provides basic software for free via its website for smartphones, tablets and computers.

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  • Breakouts: Immigration, revitalization, witnessing among topics discussed

    November 27 2017 by From staff and press reports | with 0 comments
    Breakouts: Immigration, revitalization, witnessing among topics discussed

    Five staff members of the Biblical Recorder and the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) attended breakout sessions scheduled during the BSC annual meeting. Below are some summaries of seven of the available breakout sessions.

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  • Banquet spotlights community, global discipleship

    November 14 2017 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    Banquet spotlights community, global discipleship

    Guests and messengers to the annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina shared a meal with people of different cultures and ethnicities at the Heavenly Banquet Nov. 7. Attendees heard testimonies of God’s work.

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  • Hollifield: Seek fresh work of God

    November 13 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Hollifield: Seek fresh work of God

    Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) Executive Director-Treasurer Milton A. Hollifield Jr. encouraged N.C. Baptists to seek a fresh work of God in their individual lives and in the lives of their churches. Hollifield’s remarks came during his address to messengers at the BSC’s 187th annual meeting Nov. 7.

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  • N.C. Pastor’s Conference emphasizes ‘God’s power’

    November 13 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. Pastor’s Conference emphasizes ‘God’s power’

    The 2017 North Carolina Pastor’s Conference convened Nov. 5, at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C., featuring a lineup of seven speakers and a 200-voice orchestra and choir from First Baptist Church, Indian Trail. The two-day event’s theme, “I Need His Power,” wove through the fabric of sermons delivered by church leaders.

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  • BSC offices give messengers update on ministries

    November 13 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    BSC offices give messengers update on ministries

    Several Baptist State Convention of North Carolina staff members shared updates related to their respective ministries during this year’s annual meeting, including disaster relief, church revitalization, church planting, church strengthening, collegiate partnerships and disciple-making.

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  • Young Baptist leaders encouraged to ‘get involved’

    November 13 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Young Baptist leaders encouraged to ‘get involved’

    More than 125 young church leaders shared a meal, discussed ministry challenges and received encouragement to join the cooperative work of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina from its executive director-treasurer, Milton Hollifield Jr., at the 2017 Young Pastors Network dinner.

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  • N.C. Baptists pray for revival, celebrate record CP support

    November 9 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC & Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists pray for revival, celebrate record CP support

    Messengers from churches across North Carolina huddled in small clusters for an extended prayer service emphasizing revival and spiritual awakening to climax the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s annual meeting. Messengers also approved a record 2018 budget, passed a resolution denouncing racism and affirmed another on human sexuality and marriage.

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  • BSC Executive Committee hears ‘optimistic’ financial report

    November 7 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    BSC Executive Committee hears ‘optimistic’ financial report

    Although Cooperative Program receipts were slightly behind budget through the end of October, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) officials remain confident that the convention will meet or exceed its 2017 budget. Through Oct. 31, Cooperative Program receipts totaled more than $23.8 million, which is nearly 5 percent behind the overall $30.375 million budget for 2017.

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  • N.C. Pastor’s Conf. candidates cast vision

    October 30 2017 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    N.C. Pastor’s Conf. candidates cast vision

    Two pastors have announced their willingness to be nominated for the presidency of the 2019 North Carolina Pastor’s Conference: Chris Griggs, pastor of Denver Baptist Church, and Chip Hannah, pastor of Peace Baptist Church in Whiteville. Officers are elected two years in advance to allow flexibility in scheduling speakers.

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  • Looming ‘aging pastorate’ crisis spurs Young Pastors Network

    October 30 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 3 comments
    Looming ‘aging pastorate’ crisis spurs Young Pastors Network

    Clay Smith, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Matthews, said the Young Pastors Network, a group of North Carolina church leaders under 45 years old, could help Southern Baptists avoid a looming generational crisis by encouraging younger church leaders to connect with one another and become more involved in denominational life.

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  • Dale Robertson leaves lasting legacy

    October 30 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Dale Robertson leaves lasting legacy

    When Dale Robertson was thrust into the role of secretary/treasurer for the North Carolina Pastor’s Conference 25 years ago, no one wanted the job. He remembers his pastor friend, Steve Hensley, nominating him in 1992 in Winston-Salem.

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  • Board recommends $31M budget to messengers

    October 3 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Board recommends $31M budget to messengers

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Board of Directors approved a proposed 2018 Cooperative Program budget totaling $31 million on Tuesday, Sept. 26 during the board’s regularly scheduled fall meeting. The proposed budget will now be presented to messengers attending the 2017 BSC annual meeting for consideration.

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