• Vermont’s 251 townships get NEBC’s attentiveness

    September 25 2018 by Northeastern Baptist College Staff | with 0 comments
    Vermont’s 251 townships get NEBC’s attentiveness

    “I’ve never seen anything like that before!” a man with two friends exclaimed. While students from Northeastern Baptist College (NEBC) washed their car, the men watched as Mark Ballard, NEBC’s founding president, used an EvangeCube to share the gospel. Using the small cube’s pictorial storytelling, Ballard explained Jesus Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.

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  • Pastors, planters and volunteers: Come to Vermont

    March 21 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Pastors, planters and volunteers: Come to Vermont

    Talk to N.C. Baptists who serve in Vermont and sooner or later you’ll hear a plea for help: Come plant a church. Come for a time and help churches reach out. Pray. “If you feel the Lord is leading you here and you’re too scared to take that step, trust the Lord and come,” urges Chris Autry.

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  • N.C. roots part of Vermont church plant

    March 6 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 1 comments
    N.C. roots part of Vermont church plant

    For the moment, an office building on Main Street in Vergennes, Vt., is empty, dusty and floored in tattered old carpet. But the two men showing it off are happy about it: Some time in 2018 – maybe by Easter – this rented space will become home for a new church.

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  • Chris Autry carries the gospel to Barre, Vermont

    March 5 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Chris Autry carries the gospel to Barre, Vermont

    Spaulding High School’s quarterback takes the snap, sees he cannot make the pass, cuts to the right and – “Keep going! Run it out! Run it out!” coach Chris Autry shouts from the sidelines. The rest of the week, Autry, a North Carolina native, is pastor of Faith Community Church in Barre, Vt.

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  • Men with N.C. roots bond in Vermont

    February 20 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Men with N.C. roots bond in Vermont

    Williston is a town of about 9,000 people in northeastern Vermont that functions mostly like suburbs for the larger city of Burlington, the most populous city in the state. But with a population numbering only about 43,000, Burlington is the nation’s smallest city to be a state’s biggest city.

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  • Battling darkness in southeastern Vermont

    February 20 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Battling darkness in southeastern Vermont

    Brattleboro sits among the hills and mountains of southeastern Vermont, and it’s a pretty town, popular with tourists. But look at the city, population around 13,000, with missions eyes, and you’ll see the darkness, says Corey Eikes, who is in the process of starting a new church there.

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  • A ‘strong and healthy church’ in Pownal, Vt.

    February 8 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    A ‘strong and healthy church’ in Pownal, Vt.

    Jayson Dominey and his family moved to Pownal, Vt. from New Bern, N.C., which has 10 times as many people and many more places to eat than one will find in Pownal. But that’s not the main difference Dominey wants to talk about. New Bern has many churches. ...

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  • N.C. Baptists make a difference in Vermont

    January 23 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists make a difference in Vermont

    Mention Vermont and most Americans think pleasant things like maple syrup, bright fall foliage and winter skiing. But to missions-minded Baptists, Vermont is one of the most challenging mission fields in the country. The state has proportionately fewer Bible-believing churches and Christians than any other state.

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  • Baptist college in Vermont looks toward new campus

    August 18 2017 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist college in Vermont looks toward new campus

    Northeastern Baptist College (NEBC) has signed an agreement to purchase a former elementary school campus as its future home in Bennington, Vt., where the college opened four years ago. “The Lord put it on the heart of some of our NEBC friends to give the initial gift commitment of $100,000,” NEBC President Mark Ballard noted.

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  • Vermont legalizes assisted suicide

    May 22 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Legalized assisted suicide has moved from the Northwest to the Northeast and from the ballot box to the statehouse.

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  • Vermont: N.C. Baptists accept northern challenge

    September 26 2008 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments

    Vermont has one of the lowest church attendance figures in the country; more than a fifth of the state's more than 600,000 residents consider themselves "non-religious."  While two-thirds of the people still list themselves as Christian, the mainline Roman Catholic and Congregational churches are in long decline.

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