Milton Hollifield
  • Giving: the best way to make a difference

    March 21 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Do you ever wonder how you can make an impact for Christ in your state, nation and around the world? As Southern Baptists, we have the best way to combine our financial resources and make a difference. This tried and true concept is based upon partnership and mutual trust, while also providing local church autonomy.

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  • North Carolina Baptists worship in 66 languages each week

    March 8 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    If you’re reading this, chances are, you probably attend a church. Come to think of it, many of you attend a Baptist church. Perhaps you’ve been a church-goer all your life – or maybe attending a weekly church service is a recent development for you.

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  • Reach North America for Christ

    February 21 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Spring is fast approaching, and the beginnings of new life will soon be evident all around us in the plant and animal kingdoms. As trees that have been dormant during the winter months begin to bud then blossom, and as flowers start to burst forth with beautiful, radiant colors, I hope we will stop and ponder how God provides this to make the world around us a wonderful place to live.

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  • Revitalization: God’s call to churches

    February 7 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    As we move further into 2017, church health and revitalization is of critical importance. Studies released from the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention indicate that there is a great need for spiritual revitalization within most of our Southern Baptist churches across this nation.

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  • Bearing God’s image, racial reconciliation

    January 24 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    On Sun. , Feb. 12, we will observe Racial Reconciliation Sunday, a time when we come together before the Lord and our brothers and sisters and work toward being more united in Christ.   It is heartbreaking to think about the racial injustice in our nation’s history.

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  • Honoring God’s creation of human life

    January 10 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    At long last, the new year is here. Fittingly, many of us spend these opening months of the year thinking about new beginnings – new lifestyle changes and new goals for the year among them.   One particular new beginning, however, is on my mind along with others this time of year: the new beginning of human life.

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  • Celebrating Christmas with the overlooked and avoided

    December 12 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr. | with 0 comments

    Each Christmas, I enjoy spending time meditating on the miracle of Jesus’ birth. God became man, dwelled among us and died for our sins. It is profound to realize that the sinless, perfect, only living God of all creation stepped outside the realm of eternity, took upon Himself the form of humanity and entered the realm of time when He came into the world to become our Savior.

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  • Making the gospel resound this Christmas season

    November 29 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    This Christmas season, you have the wonderful opportunity to be part of an offering that is near and dear to my heart. Every Christmas season, the International Mission Board (IMB) holds the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO) in memory of Lottie Moon, a missionary to China.

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  • Adoption – the gift of a new beginning

    November 16 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Even though many couples have decided to expand their families through adoption, there are still thousands of children in North Carolina and other countries who need a Christian family to adopt, love and care for them. I began to explore ways to assist in this process following a conversation with a North Carolina Baptist pastor who asked for help in placing more children who are waiting to be adopted by Christian families.

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  • Filling backpacks, reaching hearts

    November 1 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    North Carolina Baptists are blessed to be a part of a wonderful ministry called Appalachian Regional Ministry (ARM). Bill Barker, who is employed by the North American Mission Board, lives in West Virginia and leads the work of ARM to families who struggle financially in poverty-stricken communities across the Appalachian Mountain range and the Mississippi Delta region.

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  • In God we trust

    October 18 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    I don’t have to remind you that local, state and national Election Day is close at hand. We have heard far more than we want to hear from the news media through television, radio, internet and the printed page about the candidates hoping to be elected or re-elected to office this November.

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  • Engaging the lost through church revitalization

    October 4 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    The foundational unit of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) is our local North Carolina Baptist churches. We rejoice in the fact that some of our well established churches remain vibrant and continue to reach and disciple Christ followers, and several of our newer churches and church plants are also reporting church growth and strength in their baptism numbers.

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  • Impact: Compelling the Lost to Come to Life

    September 20 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Annual Meeting time is drawing near – ours is Nov. 14-15 – and I hope that you are already preparing your heart for what the Lord will do when we come together in Greensboro for this meeting.   The 2016 annual meeting theme is “Impact: Compelling the Lost to Come to Life,” and I am confident that the Lord will move in hearts and challenge us all to be faithful in making disciples.

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  • Please encourage your pastor

    September 6 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Through this column, I would like to share an exciting opportunity with you. If I were to ask you to name one of the most appreciated individuals in your home church, many of you would be quick to say, “my pastor. ” With that in mind, are you aware that October has been designated as Pastor Appreciation Month? This provides your congregation with a wonderful opportunity to express love and appreciation to your senior pastor and the other pastors who serve your congregation.

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  • Patterned offers disciple-making resource

    August 23 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    We recognize that we are each called to share God’s Word with others and make disciples of them as Jesus did with His 12 disciples. He taught them how to engage people, reaching out to the lost in love and cultivating relationships with them.

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