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  • Speaker says wives of pastors yield sacred influence

    April 7 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Speaker says wives of pastors yield sacred influence

    Referring to the sacred influence wives have over their husbands, Kathy Litton, national consultant for the North American Mission Board’s Flourish ministry (Flourish.me) for ministers’ wives, said the ladies’ “husbands work in a unique industry … an industry of eternity. Our influence on them has an eternal significance.”

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  • Baptist leader Coy Privette dies

    March 25 2015 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    Baptist leader Coy Privette dies

    Retired Baptist pastor Coy C. Privette, 82, died Mon., March 23, 2015, in Thomasville. Known as a colorful and witty leader, he was active in public service.

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  • Heritage awards honor 15 recipients

    March 24 2015 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
     Heritage awards honor 15 recipients

    There were 15 recipients of North Carolina Baptist Heritage awards this year. The Baptist State Convention of N.C. and N.C. Baptist Foundation host the awards each. Recipients are chosen by N.C. Baptist entities to highlight someone who has helped their organization or university.

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  • Michael Barrett’s long history of lively ministry

    March 11 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 6 comments
    Michael Barrett’s long history of lively ministry

    Michael Barrett brims with energy and excitement when he talks about pastoral ministry. He describes church programs and activities like a newly minted seminary graduate dreaming of future endeavors, except Barrett has been pastoring his church for 27 years – longer than most seminary students have been alive.

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  • Kingdom moves forward in Moldova partnership

    March 2 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Kingdom moves forward in Moldova partnership

    Aaron Wallace heard leaders of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina talking about the launch of a partnership between N.C. Baptists and the Baptist Union of Moldova in 2012, and it piqued his interest. Wallace, lead pastor of Hephzibah Baptist Church in Wendell, saw this as a great fit for his church.

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  • N.C. Baptists, SBC leaders pray for revival

    February 27 2015 by K. Allan Blume & Seth Brown, BR staff | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists, SBC leaders pray for revival

    Chris Schofield, director of the Office of Prayer for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, says a prayer for spiritual awakening is rising to God all over the country. “It’s been growing – the initiatives, the emphases in the different state conventions have all been dovetailing,” he said. “It’s a groundswell.”

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  • The River Church multiplies church planting

    February 9 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments
    The River Church multiplies church planting

    Todd Brady was experiencing what he called “a season of disillusionment with the church” when he attended the State Evangelism Conference in February 2004. His spiritual frustrations were not about the church he was serving in Fayetteville, but with the state of the Christian church at large …

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  • Volunteers spread warmth, gospel in New York

    December 30 2014 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 1 comments
    Volunteers spread warmth, gospel in New York

    More than 4,000 New Yorkers will be warmer this winter because they’ll be wearing coats provided by North Carolina Baptists through the annual Coats for the City project. Hundreds of N.C. churches collected coats throughout 2014, which were gathered in 12 associational offices and trucked to…

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  • One Story event about hearing, connecting, sharing

    December 29 2014 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    One Story event about hearing, connecting, sharing

    This year’s One Story Disciple-Making Conference was created to prepare believers to connect with unbelievers in a modern context. Brian Upshaw, team leader for disciple-making at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, said the people that churches are trying to reach are far away from any kind of Christian background or Christian narrative in their lives.

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  • Commencement speakers share words of wisdom

    December 29 2014 by Emily Blake, BR Editorial Aide | with 0 comments

    This year, from the spring semester alone 1,986 students graduated with bachelors, associates and certificates from universities and colleges with North Carolina Baptist ties. N.C. Baptist affiliated schools take various strategies when choosing a commencement speaker, but most agree that choosing a speaker who reflects the school’s values is one of the top priorities.

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  • Collegiate ministry: One model doesn’t fit all

    December 15 2014 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Collegiate ministry: One model doesn’t fit all

    Several Baptist churches and ministries across the state are discipling college students, but they employ varying models ultimately committed to fulfilling the Great Commission. But the main thing a ministry should do is to be acquainted with one’s local campus, said Tom Knight, collegiate consultant with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

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  • Backpack ministry to bless thousands at Christmas

    December 15 2014 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Backpack ministry to bless thousands at Christmas

    The Appalachian Coalfields Ministry (ACM), sponsored by Baptists on Mission (formerly N.C. Baptist Men), helps meet the physical and spiritual needs of people living in the Appalachia. Working with many ministry centers and churches in five Appalachian states, they help mobilize volunteers and resources to meet such needs.

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  • Bordeaux: ‘Let’s rebuild altars’

    December 1 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Bordeaux: ‘Let’s rebuild altars’

    Convention president C.J. Bordeaux Sr, asked North Carolina Baptists, “How can we possibly expect to see greater things in our churches, in our associations and in our state conventions,” in today’s cultural environment? The pastor of Gorman Baptist Church, Durham, delivered the traditional president’s address in the Monday evening session of…

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  • Disciple your family, Hollifield says

    December 1 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Disciple your family, Hollifield says

    Milton Hollifield, executive director-treasurer of the BSC, read John 14:12 to launch his annual address to the messengers attending the Tuesday morning annual session in Greensboro, Nov. 11, giving emphasis to the potential of “greater things.”

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  • Three Forks Assoc. celebrates 175 years of missions

    November 17 2014 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Three Forks Assoc. celebrates 175 years of missions

    After a few years of emphasizing obedience in these things, Three Forks Baptist Association was established in 1841 in the mountains of North Carolina. It is named after Three Forks Church – originally founded in 1790 – in Watauga County. It continues a missions legacy started…

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