Milton Hollifield
  • Praying through the 52 Sundays

    December 31 2012 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    For many people the New Year is a time for a fresh start – a time to resolve to do things differently than the year before. Although we usually begin the New Year with great expectations we often, after a short time, find ourselves already...

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  • Abiding in Christmas joy

    December 17 2012 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Did you notice how quickly the stores and shopping malls began to decorate and get ready for Christmas?   They want to get customers “in the mood” for gift shopping. People are excited to start the Christmas season. I greatly...

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  • Please support the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

    December 3 2012 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In 2009, I was privileged to preach and promote the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering in First Baptist Church of Charlottesville, Va., where Lottie was baptized as a young girl. Lottie was small in stature (4 feet, 3 inches), but powerful in her...

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  • Thankful to serve alongside North Carolina Baptists

    November 19 2012 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Thanksgiving is a special time to celebrate and give thanks for all God has done in our lives and for His Kingdom. I have much to be thankful for, such as my family and friends. But above all, I am thankful to God for salvation and for calling me...

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  • Remaining steadfast in prayer

    November 5 2012 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In my previous column I urged North Carolina Baptists all across the state to pray for our state Convention’s annual meeting in Greensboro. I asked you to pray toward our theme of “Awaken,” or spiritual awakening. Now, I am...

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  • Praying for spiritual awakening

    October 22 2012 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Although the annual meeting is not until November, our program committee begins their work early in the year, as a meeting of this size and scope requires much preparation.   From that first meeting in January I sensed God working among the...

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  • Baptist Children’s Homes committed to sharing hope

    October 8 2012 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    North Carolina Baptists participate in supporting many different ministries that impact lives with the gospel in our state, nation and throughout the world. One unique ministry we are very blessed to support is the Baptist Children’s Homes...

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  • October is pastor appreciation month

    September 24 2012 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Scripture passages in the Pauline epistles reveal that this apostle truly loved people. In Philippians 1, Paul writes about how these believers have a special place in his heart and how he always thinks about them and prays for them. In Colossians...

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  • Serving, loving senior adults

    September 10 2012 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    The vision I have cast for this Convention is that we will become the strongest force in the history of this Convention for reaching people with the message of the gospel.   I do not believe we will become the strongest force possible if we...

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  • Doing more together through the Cooperative Program

    August 27 2012 by Milton A. Hollfield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    As believers in Jesus Christ we are responsible for fulfilling the Great Commission. Our Lord commanded us to take the gospel to those who do not know Him and to make disciples.    We cannot accomplish this task on our own. God...

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  • Please support the North Carolina Missions Offering

    August 13 2012 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In 2 Corinthians 5:17 Paul writes about the wonderful, life-transforming power of the gospel.   He says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” ...

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  • More churches needed to reach N.C. with the gospel

    July 30 2012 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Year after year I continue to be reminded of God’s great power and grace as He works through new church plants across North Carolina. In these church plants God is changing lives and doing wonderful things that can only be the result of His...

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  • Special needs ministry shows God’s love

    July 16 2012 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    The summer months are a busy time for your Baptist State Convention staff. During this time of year staff are spread out across the state and around the world serving on mission trips; leading, teaching and preaching during camps and retreats; and...

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  • A new day in the SBC

    July 2 2012 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    The 155th session of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is now history, yet people continue talking about those things that were accomplished.   Nearly 8,000 Southern Baptists gathered in New Orleans to share the gospel during Crossover...

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  • Bivocational ministry is important to the Kingdom

    June 18 2012 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    God often calls His followers to serve Him in challenging and sacrificial ways for the sake of His name. I think about the many commissioning services I have been privileged to attend for individuals and families preparing to serve our Lord...

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