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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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  • Donations offer relief for family buried under medical bills

    May 6 2016 by N.C. Baptist Hospital/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | with 0 comments
    Donations offer relief for family buried under medical bills

    What began as a simple overnight hospital stay for newborn Stella turned into 22 days of complications and fear. Born with Down syndrome, Josh and Gina Grant’s little girl was having trouble keeping food down: she wasn’t thriving. Days turned into weeks as the experts at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center …

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  • Minister with lingering pain gets Mother’s Day Offering blessing

    May 2 2016 by N.C. Baptist Hospital/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | with 0 comments
    Minister with lingering pain gets Mother’s Day Offering blessing

    Since 1924 North Carolina Baptists have given to the Mother’s Day Offering to “extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, especially to the needy.” Pastor Steve Ashley is one of many who are grateful to N.C. Baptists for the blessing of fully covered medical bills.

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  • ‘Peoples Next Door’ continues amid refugee controversy

    November 19 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    ‘Peoples Next Door’ continues amid refugee controversy

    Political asylum seekers from countries like Myanmar, Iraq and Somalia are among the people groups in North Carolina. One group in particular – Syrian refugees – became a source of national controversy after a Nov. 13 terrorist attack in Paris, France. “God, in His sovereign will, has seen fit to bring the nations to North America,” Chuck Register said.

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  • N.C. Baptists minister through various agencies

    November 17 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists minister through various agencies

    Three entities shared reports Nov. 3 during the morning session of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s annual meeting. The time was divided between the Biblical Recorder, the N.C. Baptist Foundation, the N.C. Baptist Hospital and the joint Baptist Children’s Homes of N.C./N.C. Baptist Aging Ministry …

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  • Great Commission Partnerships offer N.C. Baptists many opportunities

    November 17 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Great Commission Partnerships offer N.C. Baptists many opportunities

    North Carolina Baptists contribute significantly to the Send North America cities they partner with through the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Office of Great Commission Partnerships. “By far, North Carolina is our most prolific partner,” said John Ramirez, associate executive director for Metropolitan New York Baptist Association.

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  • Church plant aims to reach sportsmen

    September 18 2015 by Mike Creswell, BSC | with 0 comments
    Church plant aims to reach sportsmen

    When Josh Williamson moved to Johnston County to attend school, he loved the area so much he and his family stayed on after he completed his degree. The Refuge JoCo church is the result of Williamson’s desire to reach the sports-minded, rural folks that may not be attracted to traditional church settings.

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  • Third shift church to serve 24/7 workforce

    September 8 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 1 comments
    Third shift church to serve 24/7 workforce

    You can find shift workers in factories, warehouses, power plants, 24-hour stores and now in a growing number of white-collar industries, like computer programming and financial services. Mike Klapp, lead church planter of Third Shift Church in Fayetteville, wants to find them in another location as well: corporate worship.

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  • ‘Coats for the City’ covers N.Y. with warm witness

    September 8 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    ‘Coats for the City’ covers N.Y. with warm witness

    The Great Commission Partnerships office of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is partnering once again with the Metro New York Baptist Association to organize an outreach event Nov. 12-15 called Coats for the City. The event’s goal is to distribute 30,000 coats, along with a Bible …

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  • Disciple-making strategy working in NC

    May 22 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Disciple-making strategy working in NC

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s board of directors took action on several items and heard reports on Cooperative Program giving and the convention’s disciple-making strategy in the board’s regularly scheduled May meeting. During their two-day meeting held May 19-20 at the Caraway Conference Center …

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  • Baptist Foundation to oversee scholarship program

    May 22 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Baptist Foundation to oversee scholarship program

    The board of directors of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina voted to transfer administration and oversight of the annual Baptist college scholarship program from the convention to the North Carolina Baptist Foundation. The vote was the result of a motion recommended by the Christian Higher Education Special Committee.

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  • Native Americans built association’s strength

    May 18 2015 by Jim Burton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Native Americans built association’s strength

    In 1881, Burnt Swamp Baptist Association, an association of Native American Baptist churches, was established. From its humble beginnings of three churches in Robeson County, the association now includes 70 churches. Coharie, Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee, Pee Dee, Tuscarora and Waccamaw Siouan make up the multi-tribal association’s membership, which was distinctively Baptist from its beginning.

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  • Executive Committee hears ‘encouraging’ financial report

    April 15 2015 by Chad Austin, BSCNC Communications | with 0 comments
    Executive Committee hears ‘encouraging’ financial report

    Cooperative Program funds received by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina through the first quarter of 2015 are up 3.5 percent from the same time period as last year. Through March, the BSC received $6.47 million in CP giving, more than $221,000 more than the first quarter of 2014.

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  • Moldova partnership is relationships, not events

    April 7 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Moldova partnership is relationships, not events

    Lake Norman Baptist Church in Huntersville has a growing understanding of international missions because of a four-year partnership with a small country in Eastern Europe. “Moldova has helped us cast our eyes beyond ourselves,” said Bobby Blanton, the church’s senior pastor.

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  • Raleigh campus ministry ‘high-leverage’

    April 7 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Raleigh campus ministry ‘high-leverage’

    “Give me the right lever, and I shall move the world,” said David Ethridge, paraphrasing the Greek thinker Archimedes. “Collegiate ministry is the right lever to move the world.” He believes that, along with the various collegiate ministries at university campuses across North Carolina, the Raleigh BCM has a lot of potential.

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