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  • Women invited to ‘embrace’ NYC

    March 20 2018 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Women invited to ‘embrace’ NYC

    Stephen Trainer serves with Graffiti Church and Community Ministries in the Coney Island community in Brooklyn, N.Y. Trainer serves as lead pastor of Graffiti Church Coney Island and executive director of Graffiti Ministries’ Learning Center. Graffiti is a ministry partner of the Embrace Women’s Evangelism and Discipleship Ministry of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

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  • Executive Committee approves scholarship funding

    March 20 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Executive Committee approves scholarship funding

    The Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina voted to transfer $250,000 to the N.C. Baptist Foundation to support the Luther H. Butler Scholarship for N.C. Baptist Students during a meeting held Fri., March 2 at Caraway Conference Center.

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  • Proposed amendments to BSC articles & bylaws

    This is the complete text of current and new reading entries messengers will be voting on at the 2017 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina annual meeting. 

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  • Prayer gathering emphasizes need for personal revival

    April 4 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Prayer gathering emphasizes need for personal revival

    Revival must take place in the hearts of God’s people before it will take place in America. That was a recurring message shared by pastors and ministry leaders at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s statewide prayer gathering, sponsored by the Office of Prayer for Evangelization and Spiritual Awakening.

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  • Church planter excited for N.C. Baptists to ‘Embrace Boston’

    April 4 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Church planter excited for N.C. Baptists to ‘Embrace Boston’

    As a church planter, Dane Helsing says he is thankful for the short-term missions teams that partner and serve alongside him in the Greater Boston area. But Helsing and his congregation aren’t the only ones who benefit. “Obviously, the church benefits, but members of the mission team benefit, as well,” says Helsing.

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  • Marty Dupree leaves BSC, leads new ministry

    March 7 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Marty Dupree leaves BSC, leads new ministry

    For nearly 18 years, Marty Dupree served on the evangelism staff of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. When asked to describe his job, Dupree typically said, “I tell people about Jesus, and I train others to tell people about Jesus.” That will not change with his new calling.

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  • Committee on Nominations extends deadline for recommendations

    March 7 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Committee on Nominations extends deadline for recommendations

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Committee on Nominations has extended the deadline for North Carolina Baptists to make recommendations for individuals to serve in a variety of capacities with the convention. Individuals now have until Thurs., March 30 to submit recommendations.

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  • BSC expands discipleship strategy, celebrates record year in giving

    February 7 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications & BR staff | with 0 comments
    BSC expands discipleship strategy, celebrates record year in giving

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina will expand its focus of engaging high concentrations of non-Christians across North Carolina in 2017 as part of the convention’s “impacting lostness through disciple-making” strategy. Speaking to members of the convention’s Board of Directors, BSC Executive Director-Treasurer Milton A. Hollifield Jr. said staff will be working with associations …

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  • Siblings combine for 140 years of praise music

    January 24 2017 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Siblings combine for 140 years of praise music

    Tempted to skip choir practice? Maybe you should think about Mallory Carrick and his sister, Katy Palmer. Carrick led the choir at Mountain View Baptist Church near Lexington for about 73 years. His sister has played piano and organ at Mountain View for about 67 years and is still playing on Sundays.

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  • Conference asks, ‘Who Moved My Pulpit?’

    January 9 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Conference asks, ‘Who Moved My Pulpit?’

    When Lynn Sasser read Thom Rainer’s book Who Moved My Pulpit? Leading Change in the Church he knew immediately that church leaders need to hear the book’s message. Rainer is the president of LifeWay Christian Resources, and Sasser is the executive leader for the evangelism and discipleship group of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

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  • Conference to highlight connection between evangelism, discipleship

    November 28 2016 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Conference to highlight connection between evangelism, discipleship

    Making disciples is what the Great Commission is all about, and North Carolina Baptists will have the opportunity to gain biblical and practical insights from some of the country’s leading disciple-making practitioners at the upcoming N.C. Baptist Disciple-Making Conference early next year.

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  • ‘Impact’ video resources now available

    November 28 2016 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    ‘Impact’ video resources now available

    Sermons and testimonial videos from this year’s Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Annual Meeting are now available on the N.C. Baptist Vimeo page. Search for the 2016 Annual Meeting channel at vimeo.com/ncbaptist. There you will find sermons by outgoing BSC president Timmy Blair Sr., BSC Executive Director-Treasurer Milton A. Hollifield Jr., and International Mission Board President David Platt and more.

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  • North Carolina Baptists lead the way in missions giving

    November 21 2016 by BR and BSC staff | with 0 comments
    North Carolina Baptists lead the way in missions giving

    North Carolina Baptists gave more than $32 million dollars to Southern Baptist missions and ministries in the last fiscal year, leading the 42 state conventions in cooperative giving through both the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (more than $14.6 million) and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (more than $6 million).

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  • Overwhelmed? It’s OK to say ‘I can’t’

    November 15 2016 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Overwhelmed? It’s OK to say ‘I can’t’

    ven when it seems like your to-do list won’t get done, Carolyn McCulley says it’s OK to say, “I can’t.” “Guess what?” McCulley asked several hundred women at the 2016 N.C. Baptist women’s retreat at Caraway Conference Center. “God is the only one who gets everything done on His to-do list.”

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  • ‘The Lord grabbed my heart for the city’

    November 1 2016 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    ‘The Lord grabbed my heart for the city’

    Kevin Cabe grew up in Canton, a town west of Asheville ringed by mountains that lead one to look up. Now he’s right in the middle of Manhattan ringed by skyscrapers that also lead one to look up. Cabe is helping hundreds of Baptist volunteers come to the Big Apple to help plant new churches.

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