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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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  • N.C. field minister program begins second year

    September 17 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    N.C. field minister program begins second year

    On Sept. 5, 52 inmates entered the gymnasium at the Nash Correctional Institute for the second convocation service of the North Carolina Field Minister Program. The program started in August 2017 with partnerships between the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Game Plan for Life and The College at Southeastern.

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  • Blackwell celebrated for 35 years of ‘bold’ leadership

    August 21 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Blackwell celebrated for 35 years of ‘bold’ leadership

    The Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH) honored Michael Blackwell as he passed a 35-year milestone July 1 as executive director of the historic ministry. In a blog post last month, BCH highlighted Blackwell’s “bold choices” over the years to expand the ministry’s reach, even while facing personal difficulties.

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  • Expo to offer worship training for entire church

    July 24 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Expo to offer worship training for entire church

    A comprehensive training event designed for anyone involved in worship and music ministry in a local church is coming to North Carolina this fall. The Renewing Worship Expo, a first-of-its-kind event sponsored by the Worship and Music Ministry of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15 …

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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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  • N.C. Baptists ask, ‘Who is my Neighbor?’

    June 11 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists ask, ‘Who is my Neighbor?’

    “Who is my Neighbor?” is the theme for the 2018 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) annual meeting, scheduled for Nov. 5-6 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. This year’s theme is derived from a question that was asked of Jesus in Luke 10:29 in the parable of The Good Samaritan.

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  • Harris unseats U.S. Rep. Pittenger in N.C. GOP primary

    May 9 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 1 comments
    Harris unseats U.S. Rep. Pittenger in N.C. GOP primary

    Mark Harris, former pastor in Charlotte, unseated incumbent Robert Pittenger in North Carolina's 9th District Republican primary election May 8 for the U.S. House of Representatives. Harris, who is also a former president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, ran against Pittenger in 2016 for the same seat but lost by a slim margin.

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  • Air Force chaplains chief to lead Charleston Southern

    May 4 2018 by Charleston Southern University & Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Air Force chaplains chief to lead Charleston Southern

    Dondi E. Costin, the U.S. Air Force’s chief of chaplains, has been selected as president of Charleston Southern University. On July 1, Costin will succeed Jairy C. Hunter Jr., 76, who has led the university the past 34 years and will become president emeritus.

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  • N.C. Baptist investment impacting prisons for Christ

    April 17 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptist investment impacting prisons for Christ

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s investment into a program designed to equip and train inmates to serve as ministers in the North Carolina prison system is bearing fruit after its inaugural year.

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  • Take ministry moments with ‘Open Hands’

    April 16 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Take ministry moments with ‘Open Hands’

    All Christians are called, gifted and sent. “But God can’t use us if we don’t give Him what we have with open hands,” said Richard Brunson, executive director of North Carolina Baptist Men, to more than 1,200 people at the 2018 Missions Conference April 6-7 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte.

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  • N.C. Baptist communications survey underway

    April 2 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptist communications survey underway

    All North Carolina Baptists are invited to take a brief survey that is designed to gauge how you receive information and resources from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), as well as provide input and suggestions for content that you would find helpful.

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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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  • Church imparts a heart for missions to its young

    December 8 2017 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Church imparts a heart for missions to its young

    After Myra Middlebrook’s mother died in 2010, she found some money her mom had tucked away – and she knew exactly what it was. “I knew it was her Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for that year,” Middlebrook said. “She put money away all year for missions. She always had.”

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  • Ladies gather to celebrate missions

    November 27 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Ladies gather to celebrate missions

    More than 400 women heard encouraging stories about what missionaries are doing around the world during the second Carolina Women event in October. With 422 women present, the Woman’s Missionary Union groups from North and South Carolina met at Fort Caswell on Oak Island. They collected $4,046.31 to split between the two groups.

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