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  • WinShape announces partnership with Gardner-Webb for 2019

    WinShape Camps announced a new partnership with Gardner-Webb University that will expand its overnight camp offerings to the Carolinas starting in 2019. Early registration for the one-week boys’ and girls’ camps opened June 6, and first-time overnight campers are eligible for a 50 percent discount. “Each year, thousands of campers come to WinShape Camps to …

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  • Camp Change teaches children biblical stewardship

    September 19 2017 by Krista Pierce, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Camp Change teaches children biblical stewardship

    Financial planner Amanda Burke and Rebecca Lindhout, minister of children and education at Antioch Baptist Church in Mamers, worked together to create Camp Change, a course in the basics of finance. They designed Camp Change to teach children what it is like to earn money, to spend money and to use their financial resources to glorify God.

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  • Students focus on life of Christ during summer youth weeks

    September 6 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Students focus on life of Christ during summer youth weeks

    Thousands of students from across North Carolina celebrated Christmas and Easter all summer long at the North Carolina Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell. The celebrations were part of the worship services and other activities during this year’s summer youth weeks, sponsored by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

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  • SBC staffers serve on World Changers mission team

    August 16 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC staffers serve on World Changers mission team

    Retired Army Maj. Tim Morgan spent years as a soldier serving his country. Now he’s focused on serving others as a bivocational pastor. Morgan now seeks to bring the same courage and tenacity to his ministry that he was decorated for as a special operations helicopter pilot.

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  • 100 years of Falls Creek sparks summer-long celebration

    July 3 2017 by Chris Doyle, Baptist Messenger | with 0 comments
    100 years of Falls Creek sparks summer-long celebration

    The 100th summer is underway for the youth weeks at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Centers. Since the camp was founded in 1917, more than 2 million people have walked the 305-acre grounds in the heart of the Arbuckle Mountains in southern Oklahoma.

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  • World Changers: ‘We believe in what they do’

    June 28 2017 by Helen Gibson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    World Changers: ‘We believe in what they do’

    Holes were starting to form in the front steps of her house. The storage shed in the backyard leaked when it rained. And everything needed a fresh coat of paint. But 64-year-old Charlene Meadows, a lifelong resident of Owensboro, Ky., was unable to make these repairs to her home herself. ...

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  • Glorieta 2.0 addressing permit violations

    April 7 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Glorieta 2.0 addressing permit violations

    Operators of the Glorieta conference center say they are working to address various environmental and permit violations cited in a letter from the New Mexico county where the facility is located. Zip lines are among the structures at the Glorieta conference center that have been cited as violating Santa Fe County, N.M., permit ordinances.

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  • New worship center honors Caraway founder Bill Jackson

    March 6 2017 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    New worship center honors Caraway founder Bill Jackson

    Caraway Conference Center and Camp honored its founder and first director, Bill Jackson, by naming a new worship center after him last September. Now called Jackson Hall, the old multipurpose gym was remodeled into a 300-seat worship center and includes a new stage and sound system.

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  • Caraway cabin helps ministers ‘hear God speak’

    November 15 2016 by Laura Crowther, BR Editorial Aide | with 0 comments
    Caraway cabin helps ministers ‘hear God speak’

    The Powell/Warren Mountain House sits atop Long Arm Ridge in the Uwharrie Mountains of central North Carolina at Caraway Conference Center and Camp. From the cabin, guests can see for 11 miles. It is the perfect retreat for a minister looking to get away and relax.

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  • Overwhelmed? It’s OK to say ‘I can’t’

    November 15 2016 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Overwhelmed? It’s OK to say ‘I can’t’

    ven when it seems like your to-do list won’t get done, Carolyn McCulley says it’s OK to say, “I can’t.” “Guess what?” McCulley asked several hundred women at the 2016 N.C. Baptist women’s retreat at Caraway Conference Center. “God is the only one who gets everything done on His to-do list.”

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  • Campbell honors retired professor with newly named center

    November 1 2016 by Campbell University Communications | with 0 comments
    Campbell honors retired professor with newly named center

    From visitors from West Africa to colleagues from local temples and synagogues, George and Joan Braswell greeted each attendee of the George W. and Joan O. Braswell World Religions and Global Cultures Center naming ceremony like a dear friend on Oct. 26. The Campbell University Divinity School hosted the ceremony.

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  • Camp Cale’s record-setting ‘upside down’ summer

    September 7 2016 by Laura Crowther, BR Editorial Aide | with 1 comments
    Camp Cale’s record-setting ‘upside down’ summer

    Founded in 1961, Cale: Camp and Conference Center’s 100 acres are located in Hertford. The camp attracted the largest number of campers in its history through its 2016 summer camps. “The spiritual impact for the Kingdom of God is tremendous at Cale,” said director Matt Thomas, who is excited for the growth of the camp.

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  • ‘Until He comes’: Police, clergy pledge 24/7 prayer

    July 29 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Until He comes’: Police, clergy pledge 24/7 prayer

    Months before shootings in three states resulted in the deaths of eight policemen and two black civilian men, the Houston Police Officers Union began recruiting intercessors to make Houston a city of prayer. The result is a prayer room established at police union headquarters, where continuous prayers are planned for the city beginning in August.

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  • Boot Camp explores biblical, practical foundations for worship

    July 26 2016 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Boot Camp explores biblical, practical foundations for worship

    Pastor Phillip Reynolds has seen firsthand how transforming worship can transform a church. With his congregation at First Baptist Church of Hickory divided over worship styles and uncertain about the future direction of the church, Reynolds reached out to Kenny Lamm, senior worship consultant with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

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  • McDonald’s implements porn filter at U.S. stores

    July 19 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    McDonald’s implements porn filter at U.S. stores

    The McDonald’s corporation’s decision to filter pornography from Wi-Fi at its U.S. restaurants has been called “brave and bold” by the leader of Southern Baptists’ anti-pornography campaign. “I applaud McDonald’s for this brave and bold step of protecting people, especially children, from the evil that hovers over every place that offers Wi-Fi,” said Jay Dennis.

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