Make disciples in your home, church and world
    January 23 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer

    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. Historically, this event has been held on a Monday, so please make note that this year’s event is being held on a Tuesday.
    Our mission at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is to assist local churches as they seek to fulfill their divinely appointed mission. One of the ways we seek to fulfill our mission is by providing a variety of opportunities for training and equipping like the Disciple-Making Conference.  
    Based on feedback we’ve heard from North Carolina Baptists, our leadership team has revamped the structure of this year’s event so that it focuses on providing biblical and practical training in a variety of ministry areas.
    This year, attendees will be able to choose from among 40 different equipping sessions being held throughout the day. These sessions will be led by a mix of convention staff, pastors and other church and ministry leaders who will focus on equipping you to make disciples in our homes, our churches and our world.
    In addition, Matt Carter, pastor of The Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas, will be our keynote speaker for the day, and he will be focusing his messages on disciple-making in our different spheres of influence. Matt is one of the most influential younger pastors and leaders in all of the Southern Baptist Convention, and I am looking forward to hearing what he has to share with us.
    The goal of the Disciple-Making Conference is to equip you to become a more effective personal disciple-maker as well to help you create or continue to cultivate a disciple-making culture in your church.
    Before His ascension, the Lord Jesus Christ commanded us in the Great Commission to “go and make disciples.”
    Let’s be reminded that disciple-making involves both evangelism and discipleship.
    Disciple-making must begin with evangelism, but it must not end there. Evangelism is the first step in disciple-making, but it is not the only step. As we share Christ with others and see individuals come to know Him, we must continue to walk alongside of them and help them grow in their walk with the Lord so they, in turn, can become disciple-makers as well.
    I hope to see you at this year’s Disciple-Making Conference on Feb. 27. For more information about the conference and to register, please visit

    Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” – Matthew 28:19.

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