Milton Hollifield
  • Adoption – the gift of a new beginning

    November 16 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Even though many couples have decided to expand their families through adoption, there are still thousands of children in North Carolina and other countries who need a Christian family to adopt, love and care for them. I began to explore ways to assist in this process following a conversation with a North Carolina Baptist pastor who asked for help in placing more children who are waiting to be adopted by Christian families.

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  • Filling backpacks, reaching hearts

    November 1 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    North Carolina Baptists are blessed to be a part of a wonderful ministry called Appalachian Regional Ministry (ARM). Bill Barker, who is employed by the North American Mission Board, lives in West Virginia and leads the work of ARM to families who struggle financially in poverty-stricken communities across the Appalachian Mountain range and the Mississippi Delta region.

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  • In God we trust

    October 18 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    I don’t have to remind you that local, state and national Election Day is close at hand. We have heard far more than we want to hear from the news media through television, radio, internet and the printed page about the candidates hoping to be elected or re-elected to office this November.

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  • Engaging the lost through church revitalization

    October 4 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    The foundational unit of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) is our local North Carolina Baptist churches. We rejoice in the fact that some of our well established churches remain vibrant and continue to reach and disciple Christ followers, and several of our newer churches and church plants are also reporting church growth and strength in their baptism numbers.

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  • Impact: Compelling the Lost to Come to Life

    September 20 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Annual Meeting time is drawing near – ours is Nov. 14-15 – and I hope that you are already preparing your heart for what the Lord will do when we come together in Greensboro for this meeting.   The 2016 annual meeting theme is “Impact: Compelling the Lost to Come to Life,” and I am confident that the Lord will move in hearts and challenge us all to be faithful in making disciples.

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  • Please encourage your pastor

    September 6 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Through this column, I would like to share an exciting opportunity with you. If I were to ask you to name one of the most appreciated individuals in your home church, many of you would be quick to say, “my pastor. ” With that in mind, are you aware that October has been designated as Pastor Appreciation Month? This provides your congregation with a wonderful opportunity to express love and appreciation to your senior pastor and the other pastors who serve your congregation.

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  • Patterned offers disciple-making resource

    August 23 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    We recognize that we are each called to share God’s Word with others and make disciples of them as Jesus did with His 12 disciples. He taught them how to engage people, reaching out to the lost in love and cultivating relationships with them.

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  • College students – leaders of the next generation

    August 9 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    When I think about how God has called us to make disciples, sometimes I think about the huge number of college students in North Carolina that we need to reach with the gospel. Are you aware that there are 1. 2 million students attending a university, college or community college in North Carolina? Some of these young adults will be the individuals whom the Lord will use to impact the next generation here and the nations for His Kingdom.

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  • Disciple-making – God’s greater plan for His children

    July 12 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Disciple-making is something that each one of us has been called to do in our everyday lives. God provides us with opportunities to be His witnesses wherever we are each day. He matures and transforms us into His likeness so we can lead others to the one who changed us.

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  • Revival, unity, reconciliation on display at SBC meeting

    June 28 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    This year’s Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting was historic in many respects. As I have taken time to reflect on the events that took place in St. Louis, I am thankful for the strong emphasis on spiritual renewal, spiritual awakening, racial reconciliation and unity that were on display at this year’s convention.

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  • A place for state conventions in SBC life

    June 13 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    State conventions serve a valuable role in the cooperative partnerships of missions and ministry life within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). In North Carolina, our purpose and our mission as a state convention is to assist member churches in fulfilling God’s mandate to evangelize and disciple the lost for His glory in local and global missions.

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  • Fathers are powerful role models for their children

    May 30 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 1 comments

    This Father’s Day presents us with an opportunity to express our gratitude to the fathers and father-figures in our lives. May our Heavenly Father encourage the hearts of fathers everywhere, making them more like Him every day.   The role of a father is crucial all throughout the life of their children beginning when those children are young and impressionable and it continues into adulthood.

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  • Seeing God’s hand at Summer Youth Weeks

    May 17 2016 by Milton Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    For seven weeks each summer, youth from many of our North Carolina Baptist churches make an annual trek to Oak Island, N. C. , for the Summer Youth Weeks at Fort Caswell. Middle school and high school students assemble for weeklong sessions filled with gospel-centered fun and learning about our Christian faith.

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  • Reflecting on associations – a time for giving thanks

    May 3 2016 by Milton Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Each year, Southern Baptists take a special time to highlight our state associations and all of the great Kingdom work that they do on a local level. From May 15-22, Baptist Association Emphasis Week, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) places a special emphasis on our associations.

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  • See God’s loving nature through Mother’s Day Offering

    April 19 2016 by Milton A. Hollfield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    As we near Mother’s Day, it is only fitting that we spend some time thinking about our mothers. What an important role that mothers have in our lives.   They nurture us as children but do not stop caring for us as adults. I truly believe that mothers are ordained by God to show us a tangible example of His caring nature and lovingkindness toward His children.

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