Milton Hollifield
  • Strive for racial reconciliation

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

    As we approach Racial Reconciliation Sunday on Feb. 11, I’m thankful for the strong stands and statements against the sin of racism that have taken place within our denomination, particularly during the past year.   North Carolina Baptists were among at least five state conventions that adopted resolutions denouncing racism during their respective annual meetings last fall, joining Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia.

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  • Make disciples in your home, church and world

    January 23 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    About one month from now, N. C. Baptists will come together for our annual Disciple-Making Conference. I hope that you are making plans to join us for this year’s event which is scheduled for Tues. , Feb. 27 from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. at Center Grove Baptist Church in Clemmons.

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  • How will you be a voice for life?

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

    Near the conclusion of the creation account found in Genesis 1, God’s Word makes a profound statement that highlights the significance and value of all human life. Genesis 1:27 states, “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

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  • Stay focused on the ultimate goal

    December 28 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    As we turn the page on the calendar to begin a New Year, our thoughts often focus on fresh starts, new beginnings and new opportunities. Many of us will make New Year’s resolutions and set out to accomplish certain goals over the course of the coming year.

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  • Consider the Christ of Christmas

    December 13 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Perhaps the most well-known prophecy about Jesus’ birth is found in Isaiah 9:6: “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (NKJV).

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  • Lottie Moon support makes eternal difference

    November 28 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    For more than a century, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering has served as a vehicle through which Southern Baptists have supported international missions.   I’m proud that North Carolina Baptists have historically ranked at or near the top in support of this special offering year after year.

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  • Holidays provide opportunities for gospel conversations

    November 13 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Thanksgiving is upon us, and Christmas is right around the corner. The holiday season provides excellent opportunities for Christ-followers to pause and reflect upon God’s goodness, kindness, mercy and grace that He lavishes upon us. The holidays give us occasions to spend time with family and friends we do not see often.

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  • Many lives ‘saved’ through Baptist Children’s Homes

    October 31 2017 by Milton A. Hollfield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    For more than 130 years, the ministry of the Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) of North Carolina has been saving children out of desperate situations and providing them with a loving and stable environment in which they can live and grow.   Along the way, many of these children are introduced to the life-changing message of the gospel and come to a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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  • Reflections on the Reformation

    October 16 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Oct. 31, 1517, is widely recognized as the day that a monk named Martin Luther nailed a document known as the 95 Theses to the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Historians, scholars and theologians mark this event as the beginning of what we know as the Protestant Reformation.

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  • Backpacks full of blessings

    October 2 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In Baptist life, we are blessed to have many wonderful ministries that God uses to bless those in need. Once again this year, the Appalachian coalfields ministry that is part of N. C. Baptist Men/Baptists on Mission (NCBM) is partnering with the Appalachian regional ministry of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to provide backpacks filled with toys, candy, a Bible and other helpful items to needy children at Christmas as part of the Appalachian Christmas Outreach 2017.

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  • Praying for a great move of God

    September 18 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Each year I look forward to our state convention’s annual meeting as we join together over the course of two days to worship, fellowship and conduct convention business. I am especially looking forward to this year’s meeting because of a special event that will be taking place during our time together in Greensboro on Nov.

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  • Take time to encourage your pastor

    September 5 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    How grateful I am for those who serve as pastors of local Baptist churches! It is a role that requires much dedication and is overflowing with disciple-making and gospel-sharing opportunities. There are many spiritual blessings that these chosen servants of God get to enjoy, but the role of church pastor is also not without challenge and sacrifice.

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  • Having ‘eyes to see’ opportunities

    August 22 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In John 4:35, Jesus uses a farming illustration to make a spiritual application. He instructs His followers to lift up their eyes to the fields around them, and He says those fields are ready for a harvest. Here Jesus is not talking about a harvest of grain, but instead He is talking about a harvest of souls for the kingdom.

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  • Impacting college campuses with the gospel

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

    It is that time of year again – young people around the state are preparing to go back to school, getting ready to begin a new season of growth and learning in their lives. As this time approaches, I want you to pray for a specific group of university and college students: those about to enter college.

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  • Living in a post-Christian society

    July 25 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Most of us are painfully aware of the fact that the influence of Christianity and the church in the United States is not what it once was, even in this part of the country that has been known as the Bible Belt.   Recent research released by the Barna Group identifies what it describes as the top 100 “post-Christian” cities in America.

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