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  • Disciple-making conference changes days, revamps training

    December 12 2017 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Disciple-making conference changes days, revamps training

    The annual N.C. Baptist Disciple-Making Conference has been revamped for 2018 and will feature a special emphasis on training and equipping attendees in practical aspects of disciple-making in the realms of their home, church and world. The conference is scheduled for Feb. 27 at Center Grove Baptist Church in Clemmons.

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  • Theologians unite for Reformation panel

    December 11 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Theologians unite for Reformation panel

    What do Catholic, Reformed and Baptist theologians have in common? That question may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but theologians from those three traditions gathered Nov. 6 to talk about the Reformation and ideas such as priesthood of believers and religious liberty.

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  • Dean Inserra discusses building pro-life culture in local churches

    November 27 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Dean Inserra discusses building pro-life culture in local churches

    Dean Inserra, lead pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, Fla., is slated as a panelist for the 2018 Evangelicals for Life Conference Jan. 18-20 in Washington, D.C. He and other panelists will discuss how to build a pro-life culture in the local church.

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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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  • ETS meeting focuses on Reformation heritage

    November 21 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ETS meeting focuses on Reformation heritage

    “The Heritage of the Reformation” was the theme at this year’s annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, where Southern Baptists delivered nearly a third of the gathering’s presentations and Trinity International University President David Dockery was elected president. Some 185 of the meeting’s approximately 600 presentations were offered by scholars with ties to Southern Baptist churches, seminaries and colleges.

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  • Women’s leadership event: ‘Be steadfast’

    November 17 2017 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Women’s leadership event: ‘Be steadfast’

    Facing breast cancer and the breakdown of her marriage, Proverbs 31 Ministries founder Lysa TerKeurst stood before 1,800 women Nov. 9 and urged them to remain steadfast in Christ. There was a collective gasp from the audience at LifeWay’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum as TerKeurst shared she would undergo a double mastectomy the following day.

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  • Puerto Rican pastors ‘not forgotten’ by SBC

    November 15 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Puerto Rican pastors ‘not forgotten’ by SBC

    The “heart and spirit of Southern Baptists” are evident as churches and leaders help Puerto Rico recover after Hurricane Maria, pastor Jorge Alvarez said Nov. 11 in San Juan. Alvarez was among 150 local pastors and guests who attended an appreciation dinner held in their honor.

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  • ‘Anchored’ in God’s Word

    November 14 2017 by Lizzy Long, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    ‘Anchored’ in God’s Word

    More than 220 women gathered together for the Embrace Women’s Ministry retreat at Caraway Conference Center and Camp near Asheboro on Oct. 27-28. The attendees arrived to see the colorful leaves among the Uwharrie Mountains nearing the end of their beautiful life cycle.

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  • Reformation yields gospel unity, Mohler tells conference

    November 8 2017 by SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Reformation yields gospel unity, Mohler tells conference

    On the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of his famous 95 Theses to the castle church door in Wittenberg, Germany, R. Albert Mohler Jr. addressed Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s “Here We Stand” conference. In his address, Mohler laid out the significance of the Reformation and answered criticisms that the Reformation split the church.

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  • Migration a ‘divine opportunity,’ conference speakers say

    November 1 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor & Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Migration a ‘divine opportunity,’ conference speakers say

    This year’s Reaching the Nations conference brought together more than 500 people in person and via live stream to learn and grow in how to reach refugees and immigrants in North America. More than 280 people attended the sessions in person with another 231 viewing online toward helping churches engage foreign-born people in North America.

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  • ETCH conference: teach whole Bible

    October 23 2017 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    ETCH conference: teach whole Bible

    “Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.” This famous quote by pastor A.W. Tozer served as inspiration behind the theme – “Nothing Less” – of the 2017 ETCH family ministry conference. More than 1,000 ministry leaders gathered for the event hosted by LifeWay Christian Resources.

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  • Individual rights & sexuality aired at NOBTS forum

    October 11 2017 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 1 comments
    Individual rights & sexuality aired at NOBTS forum

    Advocates from several perspectives on same-sex marriage discussed the politically charged issues, which often pit the church against the prevailing culture, during a forum at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The “Rights and Sexuality: Where Individual Freedoms and Civil Rights Meet” event was sponsored by the Institute for Faith and the Public Square.

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  • 9Marks conference at SEBTS focuses on church leadership

    October 9 2017 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    9Marks conference at SEBTS focuses on church leadership

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted the ninth year of its 9Marks conference, attended by 747 pastors, ministry leaders and students and viewed by more than 900 live online. Focusing on the topic of church leadership, featured speakers were Mark Dever, Jeramie Rinne, Danny Akin, Thabiti Anyabwile, Burk Parsons and H.B. Charles Jr.

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  • The Money Challenge Q&A with Art Rainer

    October 3 2017 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    The Money Challenge Q&A with Art Rainer

    Art Rainer serves as vice president for institutional advancement at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. Rainer recently authored The Money Challenge, which explores God’s design for money. He has partnered with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina for a series of lunch-and-learn events in various locations across the state this fall.

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  • C3 event roots racial reconciliation in gospel

    October 2 2017 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    C3 event roots racial reconciliation in gospel

    In the wake of current events marked by racial tension, the Courageous Conversations Conference Sept. 16 at Word Tabernacle Church in Rocky Mount, N.C., sought to provide local churches with a “biblical framework to resolve the racial tensions that prevent addressing the spiritual needs of a community.”

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