Please come to the annual meeting
    October 18 2010 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC Executive Director-Treasurer

    In just a few weeks North Carolina Baptists from all over the state will gather together in Greensboro Nov. 8-10 for the 180th annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Your presence and voice is very important to the life and future of this Convention so I hope you are planning to join us for this important time together.

    I’d like to share with you just a few highlights for our time together. First and foremost we want to honor and glorify God in all we do during these three days. We want to help you grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord, and our program committee has worked faithfully to plan times of rich corporate worship to help accomplish this.

    Our theme verse is Colossians 2:6-8, and we will spend time considering what it means to remain rooted and built up in Jesus Christ.

    I will present an address on Monday evening and Ed Yount, our Convention president, will give the President’s Address Tuesday morning.

    Johnny Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga., will bring the Convention Sermon Tuesday evening. Your heart will be blessed as these men teach us truths from God’s Word.

    During last year’s annual meeting you learned about a special evangelism emphasis known as Find it Here.

    Many churches participated in this statewide evangelism emphasis and as a result, God changed many lives.

    In November you will learn about the second component of Find it Here, which is discipleship.

    During the 2011 Find it Here: Embracing Christ emphasis we are challenging churches to commit to an intentional focus on discipleship.

    You don’t want to miss two other special presentations.

    Dr. Michael Blackwell will lead us in a time of celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Baptist Children’s Homes on Monday evening. God has used the Baptist Children’s Homes to provide children with a safe place in which to grow up in a caring, Christian environment.

    We will also hear a report from the new Office of Great Commission Partnerships. Come learn how your church can get more involved in missions stateside and around the world.

    During business sessions we will report to you how your Cooperative Program and North Carolina Missions Offering dollars are making an impact. Messengers will also be asked to vote on our 2011 operating budget.

    A variety of breakout sessions will be offered to help equip you for Kingdom ministry. You can visit with our staff and other ministry leaders in the exhibit hall. They are here to serve you so I hope you will plan to spend some time visiting with them and other vendors in the exhibit hall.

    If you have questions or would like more information about the annual meeting, please visit

    I look forward to seeing many of you soon. Thank you for all you continue to do to make the gospel known throughout North Carolina!
    10/18/2010 9:49:00 AM by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC Executive Director-Treasurer | with 2 comments

Artist, I am so sorry you can't wash your hair the day before. The annual meeting is a wonderful time of getting together with people you only get to see once a year. It's a time to worship with so many more people than you usually do -- it's a reminder or a foretaste of what it will be like in heaven! The business part can be a bit cut and dried -- though this year with the children's home stuff it should be spectacular! -- but the worship makes it worth while. I thank God for Dr. Hollifield's steadfast service to Jesus Christ, which is so obvious as he leads North Carolina Southern Baptists to be Jesus' hands, arms, feet and more, as we reach out to our friends and neighbors. The annual meetings inspire me to serve God more completely in all I say and do.
10/31/2010 8:53:18 PM

Sorry, I have to wash my hair that day
10/20/2010 12:33:04 PM