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  • N.C. Baptists approve budget, pass bylaw amendments

    November 13 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists approve budget, pass bylaw amendments

    N.C. Baptists approved a $30.5 million Cooperative Program (CP) budget for 2020 that increases the percentage allocation to the missions and ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) for the 14th consecutive year. Despite an overall...

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  • Hollifield: ‘Get engaged in God’s great work’

    November 13 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Hollifield: ‘Get engaged in God’s great work’

    Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) Executive Director-Treasurer Milton A. Hollifield Jr. exhorted North Carolina Baptists to “get engaged in God’s great work” during his address to messengers on Nov. 12 at the 2019...

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  • Record $5.1M 1-day missions offering at Johnson Ferry

    November 13 2019 by Ann Lovell, IMB | with 0 comments
    Record $5.1M 1-day missions offering at Johnson Ferry

    Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga., received a record $5.1 million in a single day for Great Commission causes, collected to honor outgoing senior pastor Bryant Wright and his wife Anne for 38 years of service. Receipts will be divided...

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  • ISIS kills 9, injures 71 in Syrian Christian attacks

    November 13 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ISIS kills 9, injures 71 in Syrian Christian attacks

    The Islamic State (formerly ISIS) is claiming responsibility for two attacks on Christians in northeast Syria that killed nine and wounded 71, as Christians continue to flee villages just outside a proposed safe zone at the Syria-Turkey border. An...

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  • Women called to ‘flourish’ at LifeWay leadership forum

    November 13 2019 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Women called to ‘flourish’ at LifeWay leadership forum

    “Why are we here in 2019 – when it’s not exactly the coolest thing in the world to be a Christian ... when it seems like there’s a generation growing up that in no way really wants to follow the purposes of God?&rdquo...

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  • Convention announces new focus on church revitalization

    November 12 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Convention announces new focus on church revitalization

    Members of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) executive committee praised a plan announced by convention leaders to help pastors and churches across the state in the areas of church health and revitalization. During the...

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  • Pastor accused of abuse no longer Tenn. candidate

    November 12 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pastor accused of abuse no longer Tenn. candidate

    First Baptist Church of Clarksville, Tenn., is no longer considering for senior pastor Wes Feltner, accused of pastoral abuse by two women who were students in his former youth ministry. Feltner is also taking an administrative leave from a church...

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  • Lottie Moon Christmas Offering theme focuses on ‘Together’

    November 12 2019 by International Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Lottie Moon Christmas Offering theme focuses on ‘Together’

    Generous giving to the 2019 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® makes a difference among the multitudes. Men, women, children and entire communities are transformed as a result of this offering. Your gifts enable thousands of missionaries to live...

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  • Heath Thomas to become OBU’s 16th president

    November 12 2019 by Oklahoma Baptist University staff | with 0 comments
    Heath Thomas to become OBU’s 16th president

    The Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) board of trustees voted Nov. 8 to elect Heath Thomas as the university’s 16th president during its fall meeting on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Thomas currently serves at OBU as the dean of the Hobbs...

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  • Wyoming Baptists celebrate God’s blessings

    November 12 2019 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Wyoming Baptists celebrate God’s blessings

    “Completely unexpected and spontaneous,” a Wyoming state Baptist leader said about the 28 people baptized at seven churches in the West region of the state on Aug. 25. “Plus several more in September and October!” Reports...

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