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  • Messengers hear reports from convention ministries

    November 13 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Messengers hear reports from convention ministries

    Representatives from several ministry groups of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) gave updates to messengers during reports throughout the 2018 BSC annual meeting held Nov. 5-6 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C. Following are highlights and summaries of those reports.

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  • Breakout, luncheons draw annual meeting attendees

    November 12 2018 by BSC Communications & BR Staff | with 0 comments
    Breakout, luncheons draw annual meeting attendees

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) annual meeting Nov. 5-6 featured more than 40 breakout sessions and a number of auxiliary events that covered a wide range of topics. Below are descriptions of a limited selection of breakouts and other events.

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  • Key leaders focus on discrimination, Kingdom first

    November 12 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Key leaders focus on discrimination, Kingdom first

    Two key North Carolina leaders challenged messengers to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) annual meeting Nov. 6 to confront discrimination and pursue holiness. “Discrimination was a problem in James’ day,” said Lee Pigg, pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church in Monroe and president of the BSC …

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  • N.C. Baptists approve $31M budget, increase SBC allocation

    November 6 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists approve $31M budget, increase SBC allocation

    N.C. Baptists approved a budget for 2019 totaling $31 million that also increases the percentage allocated to Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) missions and ministries for the 13th consecutive year. While the $31 million budget total for 2019 remains unchanged from 2018, the BSC will forward 41.5 percent of Cooperative Program receipts to the SBC.

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  • N.C. messengers elect new slate of convention officers

    November 6 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. messengers elect new slate of convention officers

    Messengers from N.C. Baptist churches elected a new slate of officers during the 2018 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) annual meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Greensboro, N.C. Steve Scoggins, pastor of First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, N.C., was elected convention president.

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  • SBC hotel rush draws response from Exec. Committee

    October 22 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    SBC hotel rush draws response from Exec. Committee

    Online hotel registration for the Southern Baptist Convention’s 2019 annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., opened Oct. 12 at 8 a.m. Four minutes later, all the rooms designated for the event at on-site hotels were full. The rooms disappeared so fast that it left some Southern Baptists scratching their heads.

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  • SWBTS trustees move forward, uphold Patterson firing

    October 18 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SWBTS trustees move forward, uphold Patterson firing

    In a meeting characterized by unity despite differences of opinion, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SWBTS) trustees voted to uphold the trustee executive committee’s decision in May to terminate former president Paige Patterson. Trustees revisited Patterson’s termination at their Oct. 15-17 meeting based on a motion, referred to Southwestern by the Southern Baptist Convention in June …

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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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  • 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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  • BGCT’s Family Gathering celebrates unity, diversity

    August 29 2018 by Kalie Lowrie, Texas Baptist Communications | with 0 comments
    BGCT’s Family Gathering celebrates unity, diversity

    A celebration of unity and diversity took place as 2,054 messengers and visitors gathered at the 2018 Texas Baptists Family Gathering and Annual Meeting. Several ethnic fellowships and conventions were represented in the three-day event at the Arlington Convention Center.

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  • Vision team to help implement SBCAL recommendations

    August 20 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Vision team to help implement SBCAL recommendations

    An 11-member vision team will study ways to help Southern Baptist state associations implement recommended changes including a new title and system-wide professional proficiencies for directors of missions (DOMs). The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) vision team will research ways to help state associations implement a study team’s recommendations that were adopted during the SBCAL annual meeting in June.

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  • Brindley to be BSC 1st VP candidate

    July 13 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Brindley to be BSC 1st VP candidate

    Marty Dupree plans to nominate Perry Brindley, director of missions at the Buncombe Baptist Association in Asheville, as the first vice president for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina at this year’s annual meeting, Dupree told the Biblical Recorder July 12. Dupree said he is a longtime friend and touted Brindley’s record of ministry.

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  • Ledbetter to be nominated N.C. Baptist 2nd VP

    July 11 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Ledbetter to be nominated N.C. Baptist 2nd VP

    Matthew Ledbetter, pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Sylva, N.C., will be nominated for second vice president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Jeff Isenhour announced today (July 11). “I highly recommend Matt for several reasons,” said Isenhour. “First, because of his love for God’s inerrant word …

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  • Current BSC officers bow out of upcoming elections

    July 10 2018 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    Current BSC officers bow out of upcoming elections

    Lee Pigg, president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), told the Biblical Recorder he will not seek a second term at the November 2018 annual meeting. Two other officers confirmed they also do not plan to run for office when their terms conclude this year.

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