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  • ‘Worthy of the calling’ focus of Embrace leadership event

    February 27 2012 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications | with 0 comments

    After visiting more than 30 countries, earning a master’s degree and serving as a Journeyman missionary, Alicia Wong planned to become a career missionary with IMB (International Mission Board).

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  • Historical committee announces writing competition

    February 3 2012 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments

    The Historical Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) has announced its annual writing competition that seeks to recognize and reward excellent historical publications.

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  • Culture Reach conference urges gospel conversations

    January 31 2012 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Culture Reach conference urges gospel conversations

    North Carolina Baptists are invited to attend the annual statewide evangelism conference Feb. 27 at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem for a day of learning how to understand culture and how to engage in gospel-centered conversations.

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  • Marriage, budget, elections top BSC Board meeting

    January 30 2012 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor | with 2 comments
    Marriage, budget, elections top BSC Board meeting

    The budget, election of new executive committee members and the May 8 vote on a marriage amendment were among the top issues of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) Board of Directors meeting Jan. 24-25 at Caraway Conference Center in Sophia.

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  • Church planter reflects on journey, God’s provision

    January 19 2012 by Buddy Overman, BSC Communications | with 1 comments
    Church planter reflects on journey, God’s provision

    Bryon Lamb knew God was calling him to plant a church that would intentionally engage the unchurched people in his community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. But Lamb was not trained in church planting, had never started a church, and he wasn’t even sure he had the means to start one.

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  • Jan. 31 deadline for nominations

    January 5 2012 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Jan. 31 deadline for nominations

    North Carolina Baptists still have time to submit recommendations for people to serve on the Baptist State Convention’s (BSC) Board of Directors, the boards of the Convention’s agencies, institutions and committees.

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  • 2011 – a year of transition, ministry

    January 3 2012 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor | with 0 comments
    2011 – a year of transition, ministry

    While many stories stood out in 2011, there were a few main themes that jumped to the forefront when looking back at the events that shaped North Carolina Baptists this past year – leadership changes, focused vision, disaster relief and missions.

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  • Glimpse of heaven seen at annual banquet

    December 14 2011 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor | with 0 comments
    Glimpse of heaven seen at annual banquet

    This year’s Heavenly Banquet Nov. 8 offered a small picture of what heaven might look like. With 160 participants from various tribes, tongues and nations, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) multicultural ministries offered participants a chance to learn from a multicultural church planter and a panel of experts working with various ethnic groups.

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  • Making fruitful disciples of the next generation

    December 8 2011 by Buddy Overman, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Making fruitful disciples of the next generation

    A recent study by the Barna Group found that nearly 60 percent of young people leave the church either permanently or for extended periods of time after age 15. A 2006 Barna study (http://tinyurl.com/3ao3q7p) found that 61 percent of young adults involved in church as teenagers no longer attend church, read the Bible or spend time in prayer.

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  • N.C. Baptists leaders ask messengers if they’re ‘All In’

    December 6 2011 by Dianna Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor | with 0 comments

    North Carolina Baptists are not alone in losing sight of their primary objective. Just like the people in Ephesus, Greg Mathis says Paul’s words are relevant to N.C. Baptists. He was calling the people back to their primary objective: spreading the gospel.

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  • Chowan service group selects Mills as president

    November 21 2011 by Chowan University | with 0 comments

    MURFREESBORO – Julian Mills, a resident of Roanoke Rapids, has been selected to be the new president of the Chowan Christian Service Association (CCSA) Board of Directors at Chowan University in Murfreesboro.

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  • Pastor shares ‘OneCry’ for N.C. Baptists

    November 18 2011 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor | with 2 comments
    Pastor shares ‘OneCry’ for N.C. Baptists

    While pushing his way through the cobwebs as he entered the balcony of Moriah Chapel in Wales, Darryl Craft felt chills. During a 10-day trip to the United Kingdom, he stood there looking across the site of the legendary Welsh revival that took place in 1904.

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  • UPDATED STORY: N.C. Baptists back marriage, gambling resolutions

    November 15 2011 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor | with 0 comments
    UPDATED STORY: N.C. Baptists back marriage, gambling resolutions

    Messengers to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) learned how they can be "All In" with missions mobilization during a shortened two-day format Nov. 7-8 in Greensboro. Messengers approved a $33.5-million budget and various resolutions – two of which targeted gambling and marriage. They also heard a report related to the social use of alcohol and affirmed a recommendation involving the BF&M.

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  • BSC exec: ‘There is much we can accomplish together’

    November 11 2011 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor | with 0 comments
    BSC exec: ‘There is much we can accomplish together’

    God is providing an “open door” for reaching the world with the gospel, and North Carolina Baptists have a tremendous opportunity to make an eternal impact, said Milton A. Hollifield Jr., executive director-treasurer of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), during his challenge at the Convention’s annual meeting Nov. 7-8.

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  • Panel shares about making a global impact in North America

    November 11 2011 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications | with 0 comments

    Jan Vezikov and his family emigrated from Estonia to Rhode Island in 1989. A few years later his father planted a church in Rhode Island. Not long after that, Vezikov’s father began driving once a week to Boston to lead a Bible study because he also felt a burden for the people of Boston. “He prayed for a church planter,” Vezikov said.

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