Milton Hollifield
  • Be encouraged to make disciples

    February 16 2015 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Sometimes we can all fall into the trap of serving God out of a sense of duty and obligation rather than a sense of joy and love for our great Savior.   God’s Word tells us that Christ’s commands to us as believers are not intended to be burdensome.

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  • State evangelism conference to focus on making disciples

    January 27 2015 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    For 67 years, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina has conducted some outstanding statewide evangelism conferences. Large numbers of North Carolina Baptists have assembled to hear great music and powerful evangelistic sermons presented by some of the best preachers from across the nation.

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  • Racial reconciliation

    January 13 2015 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Each January, many citizens in our nation pause to remember and reflect on the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech remains one of the most famous speeches in American history.

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  • A spiritual resolution for the new year

    December 30 2014 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    The start of a new year causes many of us to stop and think about the plans we have and the goals we want to accomplish in the new year. As you think through the personal improvements you want to make next year, have you also considered developing a plan to grow spiritually in 2015? Better yet, have you thought about how you can invest spiritually in the life of another person in the coming year? No matter if you resolve to read the whole Bible or even a single book repeatedly throughout the new year, faithfully meditating on God’s Word on a consistent basis is essential to our growth as believers.

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  • Christmas reminders

    December 16 2014 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    I love the sights and sounds that remind us the Christmas season is here. Even if Christmas has become commercialized to the point that the true meaning of the season has been lost to some, it is still possible to find many reminders of the Christ in Christmas that can warm our hearts and point others to Him.

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  • One sacred effort

    December 2 2014 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Since our Convention’s founding, Southern Baptists have worked together in “one sacred effort for the propagation of the Gospel. ”   Those words come from the preamble to the original constitution of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), adopted in 1845.

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  • Preserve your Christian heritage

    November 18 2014 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. Like you, I enjoy the food and fellowship with family and friends who enrich and bless our lives in so many ways.   In just a few days, we’ll once again gather around the table with those we love to express our thanks and gratitude to God for the abundant blessings that He has bestowed upon us.

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  • Join in worship, reconnect with friends

    November 7 2014 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Welcome to the 184th annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC). During our annual gatherings, we seek to accomplish several things, including the election of officers, consideration of committee reports, adoption of a budget for 2015 and other items of business.

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  • Giving to express your gratitude

    November 4 2014 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Each year during the Thanksgiving season, North Carolina Baptists have an opportunity to express their gratitude to God for a wonderful ministry of the Baptist State Convention. This is the season to promote the annual Thanksgiving Offering that provides much of the financial support required each year for our Baptist Children’s Home of North Carolina led by Michael Blackwell.

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  • Ministering together in His name

    October 21 2014 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    It is important that every organization take time to review its mission and ask the tough question, “Are we fulfilling our mission?” The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) completed a review of its mission, vision and values in 2013; the result was the development of a new strategy titled “Impacting Lostness Through Disciple-making.

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  • Impacting lostness through disciple-making

    September 23 2014 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In the past nine months, our convention staff has begun the work of implementing our five-year strategy to impact lostness through disciple-making. The work that has been accomplished is the result of North Carolina Baptists embracing the strategy and partnering together to make a difference.

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  • Excelling in mobilization

    September 9 2014 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    North Carolina Baptists often talk about getting people mobilized for service. The process of mobilization involves preparation for service, bringing resources together, and making someone or something capable of moving.   A great organization that excels in mobilization is Baptists on Mission, also known as N.

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  • A tribute to my father: Milton A. Hollifield Sr.

    August 26 2014 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 1 comments

    The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon … They shall still bring forth fruit in old age … Psalm 92:12,14   Even though I knew I would eventually have to face the passing of my earthly father, it came unexpectedly.

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  • Church budgets: the big picture

    August 12 2014 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Summertime and the living is easy, according to the old song. But in many churches, committees are working diligently on budgets to gear up for the fall schedule. Committees are poring over spreadsheets and printouts; prayers for guidance are made, pots of coffee consumed.

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  • Personal reflections on the SBC in Baltimore

    July 1 2014 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    More than 5,000 Southern Baptists assembled in Baltimore to share the gospel during Crossover evangelism events, to listen intently to dynamic sermons, to hear reports from Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) entity leaders, to conduct business and to elect a new SBC president.

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