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  • Marijuana advance stalls in Oklahoma

    September 11 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Marijuana advance stalls in Oklahoma

    Since adopting what may be America’s most permissive medical marijuana law, Oklahoma has seen pushback by medical experts and other citizens against potential misuse of the drug. State Question 788 was adopted by Oklahoma voters June 26 to legalize medical marijuana, but the ballot measure did not provide detailed instructions on ...

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  • Social justice statement spurs ‘productive conversation’

    September 10 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Social justice statement spurs ‘productive conversation’

    Amid ongoing discussion of social justice in the Southern Baptist Convention, more than 5,500 people – many of them Southern Baptists – have signed a statement claiming “lectures on social issues” in the church and “activism aimed at reshaping the wider culture” “tend to become distractions that inevitably lead to departures from the gospel.”

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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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  • Three Forks association affirms ‘church mobilization catalyst’

    May 1 2018 by Three Forks Baptist Association | with 0 comments
    Three Forks association affirms ‘church mobilization catalyst’

    The churches of the Three Forks Baptist Association (TFBA) have affirmed the calling of a Church Mobilization Catalyst. “We are so excited to offer this strategic resource, as a means for strengthening our churches,” said Garland Honeycutt, TFBA’s Executive Associational Missionary.

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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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  • 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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  • Proposed amendments to BSC articles & bylaws

    This is the complete text of current and new reading entries messengers will be voting on at the 2017 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina annual meeting. 

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  • Young Pastors Network promotes cooperation

    April 17 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Young Pastors Network promotes cooperation

    Competition can be tempting when two young pastors lead churches less than 10 miles apart. Ministry can quickly become a race to build the largest kids program or market the flashiest worship service. But that’s not what happened when Matt Capps and John Mark Harrison began ministering down the road from one another.

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  • Prayer gathering emphasizes need for personal revival

    April 4 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Prayer gathering emphasizes need for personal revival

    Revival must take place in the hearts of God’s people before it will take place in America. That was a recurring message shared by pastors and ministry leaders at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s statewide prayer gathering, sponsored by the Office of Prayer for Evangelization and Spiritual Awakening.

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  • Church planter excited for N.C. Baptists to ‘Embrace Boston’

    April 4 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Church planter excited for N.C. Baptists to ‘Embrace Boston’

    As a church planter, Dane Helsing says he is thankful for the short-term missions teams that partner and serve alongside him in the Greater Boston area. But Helsing and his congregation aren’t the only ones who benefit. “Obviously, the church benefits, but members of the mission team benefit, as well,” says Helsing.

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  • Griggs, Hannah nominations announced for pastor’s event

    March 21 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Griggs, Hannah nominations announced for pastor’s event

    Two pastors will be nominated to be president of the 2019 North Carolina Pastor’s Conference during the Nov. 5-6 event. The president is elected two years in advance to allow flexibility in scheduling speakers. J.D. Greear announced his intention to nominate Chris Griggs and Josh Phillips said he will nominate Chip Hannah.

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