Milton Hollifield
  • Revitalization: God’s call to churches

    February 7 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    As we move further into 2017, church health and revitalization is of critical importance. Studies released from the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention indicate that there is a great need for spiritual revitalization...

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  • Bearing God’s image, racial reconciliation

    January 24 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    On Sun., Feb. 12, we will observe Racial Reconciliation Sunday, a time when we come together before the Lord and our brothers and sisters and work toward being more united in Christ.   It is heartbreaking to think about the racial injustice...

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  • Honoring God’s creation of human life

    January 10 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    At long last, the new year is here. Fittingly, many of us spend these opening months of the year thinking about new beginnings – new lifestyle changes and new goals for the year among them.   One particular new beginning, however, is...

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  • Celebrating Christmas with the overlooked and avoided

    December 12 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr. | with 0 comments

    Each Christmas, I enjoy spending time meditating on the miracle of Jesus’ birth. God became man, dwelled among us and died for our sins. It is profound to realize that the sinless, perfect, only living God of all creation stepped outside the...

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  • Making the gospel resound this Christmas season

    November 29 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    This Christmas season, you have the wonderful opportunity to be part of an offering that is near and dear to my heart. Every Christmas season, the International Mission Board (IMB) holds the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO) in memory of...

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  • 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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