Messengers converge on Greensboro Nov. 8-10
    November 1 2010 by BR staff

    Messengers from North Carolina Baptist churches will meet Nov. 8-10 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro for the 180th annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC).

    Many will come to Greensboro a day earlier to attend the annual Pastor’s Conference, which this year for the first time is at the same venue as the annual meeting. It begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 7.

    The Convention has abandoned the idea of a two-year budget, so this year messengers will again consider an annual budget proposal that is six percent smaller than the previous year; will elect officers; consider a host of changes in the articles and bylaws to make wording consistent and to change the way the BSC is required to inform churches about such changes; will hear updates on evangelism efforts and partnerships and will hear reports from the entities they support through their Cooperative Program gifts.

    One highlight is sure to be the presentation Nov. 8 at 7:40 p.m. by Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina recognizing their 125th anniversary. Any year the Children’s Homes is given time on the program to present their gratitude, messengers declare it the emotional highlight of the week.

    Former Southern Baptist Convention President Johnny Hunt will preach the Convention sermon at 8:20 p.m. Nov. 9.

    Kevin Ezell, the new president of the North American Mission Board, will preach at the pastor’s conference at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 8.

    Ed Yount, pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Conover, is leading this year’s session as president.

    He has declared himself a candidate for re-election, as have Mark Harris and C.J. Bordeaux for the offices of first and second vice-presidents. Harris is pastor of First Baptist Church, Charlotte; Bordeaux is pastor of Gorman Baptist Church, Durham.

    For more details about the annual meeting, visit
    11/1/2010 1:37:00 PM by BR staff | with 0 comments

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