Milton Hollifield
  • Unite together in prayer this October

    September 18 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    “Spiritual transformation of neighborhoods, municipalities and nations begins and ends with biblical, passionate, kingdom-advancing prayer on behalf of all people. ”   This quote is taken from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s recently released devotional prayer guide developed by Chris Schofield, who leads our Office of Prayer for Evangelization and Spiritual Awakening.

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  • ‘And who is my neighbor?’

    September 4 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In the parable of the good Samaritan found in Luke 10:25-37, Jesus is asked by a lawyer what he must do to inherit eternal life.   When Jesus responds by asking what is written in the law, the lawyer responds, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.

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  • Do you have ‘Open Hands’?

    August 21 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr. | with 0 comments

    Scripture continually reminds us of the grace that God has demonstrated to us. One such verse is Psalm 145:16, which encourages us to offer praise to God for all the ways He takes care of His creation. The verse reads, “You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing” (NKJV).

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  • Give thanks and pray for godly leaders

    July 24 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    I hope that you are already making plans to attend this year’s annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina on Nov. 5-6 in Greensboro. I look forward to the worship, business matters and fellowship with our messengers and guests from across the state that will take place over the course of these two days.

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  • Evangelism, discipleship go hand-in-hand

    July 9 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    For several years, we as Southern Baptists have been asking how we can reverse the downward trend of baptisms within our convention. There are no easy answers, and we obviously need to pray and seek a fresh movement of God’s Spirit. We must also commit ourselves to personal evangelism and take advantage of opportunities to …

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  • Reflections on the annual meeting

    June 26 2018 by Milton Hollifield | with 0 comments

    It was great to see so many North Carolina Baptists in Dallas, Texas, for this year’s Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting. Based on the unofficial registration figures as of June 14, a total of 540 messengers from North Carolina were in attendance, which ranked fourth among all states.

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  • Dads: Lead like Joshua

    June 11 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Near the end of his life, Joshua gathered the children of Israel together and made the well-known admonition and declaration that we read in Joshua 24:15 in which he says, “choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve ... But as for me and my house we will serve the Lord” (NKJV). While Joshua …

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  • Pray for God to move at summer Youth Weeks

    May 31 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In the coming days, middle and high school students from all across North Carolina will begin descending on the N. C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell for our annual summer Youth Week camps. These camps are more than just beach getaway in the beautiful surroundings of Fort Caswell.

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  • Let’s strive to ‘keep the unity of the Spirit’

    May 14 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Recently, I heard Chuck Register from our Baptist State Convention staff preach a message from Ephesians 4:1-3 in which he spoke of the biblical plea for spiritual unity within the body of Christ.   Building on some of his admonition, I would like to encourage and challenge North Carolina Baptists to be a Christ-like influence and model the spirit of unity within our Baptist associations, churches and even our Southern Baptist Convention.

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  • Thankful for godly mothers

    April 30 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    As we approach Mother’s Day on Sun. , May 13, we should reflect on the important role that mothers play in the lives of their children and grandchildren. The Bible contains numerous stories of mothers and their strong influence on their children.

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  • ‘Testify! Go. Stand. Speak.’ in Dallas this June

    April 16 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr. | with 0 comments

    This year’s annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is right around the corner, and I hope you are making plans to attend.   This year’s meeting is scheduled for June 12-13 in Dallas, Texas, and the theme is “Testify! Go.

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  • Southern Baptists: Together on God’s mission

    April 3 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Late last year, I was asked to write an endorsement for a new book on the history of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) that focuses on how we as a denomination adopted and embraced a cooperative approach to missions that we know as the Cooperative Program.

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  • Share the hope of the resurrection

    March 19 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield, BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In the coming days, the world will recognize and celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. While Easter is a day of joy and celebration of Christ’s victory over sin, death and hell for believers, for those who don’t know Christ, it can be a season marked by questions or confusion about what it truly means to have a personal relationship with the risen Christ.

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  • Remembering Billy Graham

    March 6 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Much has been written and said about the Rev. Billy Graham in the days since he finished his earthly race on the morning of Feb. 21 and made his entrance into heaven to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   Like so many others, I have enjoyed the many tributes that have been shared about Graham in recent days and along with you, I have prayed that God would use these news stories to help many more people come to faith in Christ.

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  • Practice fervent prayer

    February 19 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield, BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In late January, I had the privilege of reporting to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Board of Directors about the progress that N. C. Baptist churches and their members have made related to our strategy of “impacting lostness through disciple-making.

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