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  • IMB taps Paul Chitwood as presidential candidate

    November 6 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB taps Paul Chitwood as presidential candidate

    The International Mission Board (IMB) trustees’ presidential search committee announced Tuesday (Nov. 6) that the committee will recommend Paul Chitwood, 48, to be elected as the 173-year-old entity’s 13th president. The vote to elect Chitwood is scheduled for the Nov. 15 plenary session during their IMB board meeting in Richmond.

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  • Venezuelans, fleeing tumult, to find aid on a mountain

    November 1 2018 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Venezuelans, fleeing tumult, to find aid on a mountain

    When Nelson Martínez’s father died this summer, Martínez inherited a piece of property half a day up the mountain from his hometown of Cúcuta, Colombia. The property sits at 10,000 feet at the top of a cold, often rainy mountain pass.

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  • Colorado Baptists hear new vision, increase CP

    October 31 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Colorado Baptists hear new vision, increase CP

    Increasing the convention’s number of credentialed churches by 38 percent and receiving a new vision for accelerating gospel impact in Colorado were among highlights of the Colorado Baptist General Convention’s (CBGC) Oct. 15-16 annual meeting. Colorado Baptists also increased for the second year in a row the percentage of Cooperative Program (CP) receipts they will forward …

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  • Former N.C. Baptist exec. Roy J. Smith dies

    October 26 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Former N.C. Baptist exec. Roy J. Smith dies

    Roy J. Smith, former executive director-treasurer (EDT) of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), died Thursday, October 18.  He was in declining health for more than two months according to his widow, Charlotte Smith. Smith first joined the BSC staff in 1962 as an area missionary …

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  • Appalachian church boosted by Kentucky congregation

    October 22 2018 by Kentucky Today staff | with 0 comments
    Appalachian church boosted by Kentucky congregation

    A small church outside the Appalachian town of Booneville has received a huge boost from a fellow Kentucky congregation five hours away in the far western part of the state. Lerose Community Church, which serves one of the most impoverished communities in the U.S., needed a church bus to get local residents to and from services.

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  • 3 things to know about breakout sessions

    October 16 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    3 things to know about breakout sessions

    Breakout sessions are an important part of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) annual meeting. Each year, a number of pastors, ministry leaders, church practitioners, convention staff and others offer sessions that address a variety of topics. This year’s meeting includes more times allotted for sessions and more offerings.

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  • Other events appeal to annual meeting participants

    October 16 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Other events appeal to annual meeting participants

    Before and during the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) annual meeting each year, a number of events take place. Most of the events are at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Here is a list of events supplied to the Biblical Recorder.

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  • Harrison withdraws BSC presidential bid; Barrett to nominate Scoggins

    October 15 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Harrison withdraws BSC presidential bid; Barrett to nominate Scoggins

    John Mark Harrison, pastor of Apex Baptist Church, announced Sunday, Oct. 14 that he will be preaching “in view of a call” at a church out of state the following week. He told the Biblical Recorder that, due to the potential transition, he is withdrawing his candidacy for president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC).

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  • Rudy Fagan, 20-year SBC stewardship leader, dies

    October 8 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Rudy Fagan, 20-year SBC stewardship leader, dies

    A. Rudolph (Rudy) Fagan, who led the former Stewardship Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention for 20 years, died Wednesday (Oct. 3) in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was 88. Fagan served as president of the Stewardship Commission from 1974 until his retirement in 1994.

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  • Blume to retire from Biblical Recorder

    October 4 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 5 comments
    Blume to retire from Biblical Recorder

    Allan Blume announced Oct. 1 his plans to retire as editor-president of the Biblical Recorder after completing eight years with the North Carolina Baptist news journal. He will continue to lead the organization through May 2019, he told the Recorder’s board of directors in its fall meeting.

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  • Greear calls for prayer and fasting amid SBC transitions

    October 2 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 1 comments
    Greear calls for prayer and fasting amid SBC transitions

    J.D. Greear believes something big is happening in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), and he is calling for a “Day of Prayer and Fasting” on Monday, Oct. 8. Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, announced his upcoming retirement today (Oct. 2).

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  • 2018 annual meeting theme: ‘Who is my neighbor?’

    October 2 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    2018 annual meeting theme: ‘Who is my neighbor?’

    In the well-known parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus is asked a question by an expert in the law that serves as the theme for this year’s Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) annual meeting: “Who Is My Neighbor?” N.C. Baptist leaders say the question is a pertinent one for …

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  • N.C. Baptist annual meeting schedule released

    October 2 2018 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptist annual meeting schedule released

    The schedule for the 2018 annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina will feature numerous breakout sessions, reports, sermons, scripture reading, prayer and more. The meeting begins Monday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. and runs through Tuesday evening, Nov. 6. It will take place at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.

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  • N.C. Baptist resolution to honor Billy Graham

    October 2 2018 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptist resolution to honor Billy Graham

    Members of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) Resolutions Committee – Jonathan Blaylock, pastor of West Canton Baptist Church in Canton, and Kristopher Estep, teaching pastor of Barberville Baptist Church in Waynesville – wrote a resolution that will be voted on during the BSC annual meeting in November.

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  • N.C. annual meeting to feature 40+ breakouts

    October 2 2018 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. annual meeting to feature 40+ breakouts

    Attendees of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) annual meeting Nov. 5-6 have the opportunity to participate in breakout sessions related to various areas of ministry. There are three, one-hour sessions occurring Mon, Nov. 5 at 3:30 p.m., Tues., Nov. 6 at 10:45 a.m. and Tues., Nov. 6 at 3:15 p.m.

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