Baptists on Mission: A testimony of God’s goodness for 40 years
    March 8 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer

    The year of 2016 holds a special significance in North Carolina Baptist life – it is the 40th year anniversary of N.C. Baptist Men, also known as Baptists on Mission. I reflect on all that Baptists on Mission has accomplished for our Lord Jesus, and I praise His name – what a testimony to the goodness of our God!
     
    Baptists on Mission is an auxiliary of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and is itself composed of 17 different ministries. Each year, thousands of men, women and students are directly involved in mission projects locally, nationally and internationally through these different ministries.
     
    One of the most visible ministries of Baptists on Missions involves disaster relief, which allows those who serve to share the love and message of Christ by helping meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those impacted by catastrophe. Baptists on Mission also support various mission projects and partners across our state, nation and world.
     
    I believe, as does Richard Brunson, executive director of Baptists on Mission, that all Christians are called, gifted and sent to do God’s work. The great variety that exists within these 17 different ministries allows for a greater number of God’s people to use their specific gifting for His glory. Whatever the area of a person’s involvement in ministry, God has specially equipped each one of us with spiritual gifts, and He will carry out the good work that He began in each of us “until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6).
     
    As Baptists on Mission celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, I hope that you will join me at the 2016 Baptist Missions Conference, an event hosted by Baptists on Mission on April 15-16 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte. The conference’s theme is “Rescued and Redeemed” and will feature breakout sessions, mission fair exhibits, a volunteer supper and missions testimonies. This year’s speakers will include Bob Goff, author of the book Love Does; Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages series; Bryan Loritts, pastor at Trinity Grace Church in New York City; and Rebekah Lyons, author of Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning.
     
    Whether or not you are able to attend the conference, please join me in giving thanks to the Lord for all of the many ways that He has allowed Baptists on Mission to bless others through service. I pray that you will ask the Lord to show you how He might use you for His glory – according to the gifts that He has given you and the places to which He has called you.
     
    He saved them from the hand of him who hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy” – Psalm 106:10.
     
    If you or your church would like to know more about the 2016 Baptist Missions Conference, please visit baptistsonmission.org or contact Lynn Tharrington at (800) 395-5102, ext. 5599.

    3/8/2016 10:13:14 AM by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments
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