Milton Hollifield
  • Southern Baptists: Together on God’s mission

    April 3 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Late last year, I was asked to write an endorsement for a new book on the history of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) that focuses on how we as a denomination adopted and embraced a cooperative approach to missions that we know as the Cooperative Program.

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  • Share the hope of the resurrection

    March 19 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield, BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In the coming days, the world will recognize and celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. While Easter is a day of joy and celebration of Christ’s victory over sin, death and hell for believers, for those who don’t know Christ, it can be a season marked by questions or confusion about what it truly means to have a personal relationship with the risen Christ.

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  • Remembering Billy Graham

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

    Much has been written and said about the Rev. Billy Graham in the days since he finished his earthly race on the morning of Feb. 21 and made his entrance into heaven to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   Like so many others, I have enjoyed the many tributes that have been shared about Graham in recent days and along with you, I have prayed that God would use these news stories to help many more people come to faith in Christ.

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  • Practice fervent prayer

    February 19 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield, BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In late January, I had the privilege of reporting to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Board of Directors about the progress that N. C. Baptist churches and their members have made related to our strategy of “impacting lostness through disciple-making.

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  • 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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