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  • N.C. Baptists ‘shine bright’ in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

    September 17 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists ‘shine bright’ in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

    As rainfall from Hurricane Florence continued to drench much of North Carolina, Southern Baptist response teams were already at work feeding residents, ramping up recovery efforts and planning to provide long-term aid. The storm made landfall early Sept. 14 as a Category 1 hurricane near Wilmington, N.C. …

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  • As Florence lashes N.C., Baptists ‘shine bright’

    September 15 2018 by Baptist Press & Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    As Florence lashes N.C., Baptists ‘shine bright’

    As Hurricane Florence came ashore Friday (Sept. 14) in North Carolina, Southern Baptists began relief ministries and made initial assessments of flooded church buildings and homes. The Category 1 hurricane has left at least five people dead. Florence could dump 40 inches of rain on some areas of North and South Carolina, according to media reports.

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  • N.C. Baptists prepare for powerful Hurricane Florence

    September 11 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 1 comments
    N.C. Baptists prepare for powerful Hurricane Florence

    As Hurricane Florence aims toward the North Carolina coast, Baptists on Mission, also known as N.C. Baptist Men, calls on volunteers to be ready to respond. Administrative leaders have been preparing kits for potential sites as Florence is predicted to hit the state Thursday as a Category 4 hurricane.

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  • BGCT’s Family Gathering celebrates unity, diversity

    August 29 2018 by Kalie Lowrie, Texas Baptist Communications | with 0 comments
    BGCT’s Family Gathering celebrates unity, diversity

    A celebration of unity and diversity took place as 2,054 messengers and visitors gathered at the 2018 Texas Baptists Family Gathering and Annual Meeting. Several ethnic fellowships and conventions were represented in the three-day event at the Arlington Convention Center.

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  • Scott Barkley tapped as Georgia’s Christian Index editor

    June 1 2018 by The Christian Index staff | with 0 comments
    Scott Barkley tapped as Georgia’s Christian Index editor

    Scott Barkley, associate managing editor of The Christian Index, will be promoted to editor effective June 1, the Georgia Baptist Mission Board’s executive director, J. Robert White, has announced. Barkley, 44, in his 15 years with The Index, has served as production editor, web content editor and associate managing editor.

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  • Moss accepts Missouri Baptist disaster relief position

    May 22 2018 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    Moss accepts Missouri Baptist disaster relief position

    North Carolina’s Baptists on Mission, also known as North Carolina Baptist Men, announced today (May 22) that Gaylon Moss, disaster relief director, has accepted a similar position with the Missouri Baptist Convention. Moss will make the transition July 1, after serving in his current role for nearly 20 years.

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  • Top North Carolina Baptist stories of 2017

    December 27 2017 by Biblical Recorder and BSC Staff | with 0 comments
    Top North Carolina Baptist stories of 2017

    Biblical Recorder and convention communications staff have collected briefs of the most significant stories of 2017 related to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, including a “Resolution Denouncing Racism” adopted at the annual meeting and the celebration of a record year in missions giving.

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  • Baptists on Mission respond to Harvey

    September 1 2017 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    Baptists on Mission respond to Harvey

    North Carolina Baptists on Mission has sent a search and rescue team and a Type 1 team. That team consists of about 100 people working with cleanup/recovery, shower and laundry units, generators, medical reserve, chaplaincy, assessment and various support/equipment volunteers.

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  • SBTC DR teams end response to tornadoes, move to Missouri

    May 22 2017 by Jane Rodgers, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    SBTC DR teams end response to tornadoes, move to Missouri

    Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) disaster relief (DR) teams ended a nearly two-week deployment to East Texas, where they assisted victims of four tornadoes that hit in late April and early May. SBTC DR efforts focused on the communities of Canton, Emory and Fruitvale, said Mike Benton a DR “white cap” leader from Bishop, Texas.

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  • 6 tornadoes in 3 counties: Texas rallies DR response

    May 4 2017 by Jane Rodgers, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    6 tornadoes in 3 counties: Texas rallies DR response

    Even before the last of six deadly tornadoes hit three counties east of Dallas on the afternoon of May 1, disaster relief teams with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention had assembled under the supervision of incident commander Daniel White. Four people were killed and dozens injured during the storms.

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  • Texas foster care ministry accused of sexual abuse

    April 11 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Texas foster care ministry accused of sexual abuse

    A $7 million lawsuit alleges children were “serially sexually abused” and neglected at a Baptist children’s home in Texas. The Texas Baptist Home for Children – an “affiliated ministry” of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention – did not respond specifically to the suit.

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  • Bus tragedy inspires ‘compassionate response’

    April 3 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bus tragedy inspires ‘compassionate response’

    The setting sun over New Braunfels, Texas, found First Baptist Church holding a vigil on its lawn in remembrance of the 13 senior church members killed in a tragic bus accident. Senior pastor Brad McLean and his congregation have expressed appreciation for the outpouring of love and sympathy already expressed from the country.

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  • Prestonwood escrows CP funds, cites ERLC actions

    February 20 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Prestonwood escrows CP funds, cites ERLC actions

    A Dallas-area megachurch has decided to escrow Cooperative Program funds temporarily in order to evaluate future support of Southern Baptist Convention causes. Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, will escrow what would amount to $1 million annually, Louisiana’s Baptist Message newsjournal reported Feb. 16.

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  • Baptists on Mission help ‘prepare the way’

    November 22 2016 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Baptists on Mission help ‘prepare the way’

    Long term rebuilding and disaster recovery efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Matthew in eastern North Carolina will take two to three years or more, but N.C. Baptist Men, also known as Baptists on Mission, will be there for the long haul to serve, minister and offer hope in Jesus’ name.

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  • West Virginia Baptists set goals for 2020

    November 22 2016 by Cleve Persinger, WVCSB | with 0 comments
    West Virginia Baptists set goals for 2020

    Gathering around the theme “a new day,” West Virginia Southern Baptists were introduced to three new convention strategists and presented with four-year goals for church planting and baptisms. Meeting in Triadelphia, W.Va., 155 messengers and 48 guests marked a 120 percent increase in total attendance over last year’s annual meeting.

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