North Carolina

NCBAM AAIMs at resourcing leaders for the ‘age wave’

April 23 2015 by Carol Layton, NCBAM Communications

North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry will host its inaugural AAIM event May 7 at the Mills Home Campus of the Baptist Children’s Homes. Aging Adults Innovating Ministry (AAIM) is a network of church staff and leaders with the ongoing mission to promote, equip and strengthen aging adult (senior adult) ministries.

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BSC sponsors historical writing competition

April 23 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

Each year the Historical Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) sponsors an historical writing competition. The deadline for submission is June 30. Winners will be recognized at the 2015 BSC Annual Meeting. To enter your history book, DVD, etc., mail two copies to ...

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N.C. leaders speak out on religious freedom

April 21 2015 by BR staff

U.S. news has been full of stories and debates about Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (also known as RFRAs). Controversial laws in Arkansas, Georgia and Indiana have received much attention in the past few weeks. North Carolina has a similar RFRA in the legislature now.

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Baptisms in N.C. churches decline in 2014

April 21 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

The number of baptisms reported by North Carolina Baptist churches fell more than 10 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to the information provided by churches through the Annual Church Profile. The total number of believers baptized in 2014 is 18,111.

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Historic Union Hill builds new facility

April 21 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

A vaulted ceiling and wall-to-wall windows define the new fellowship hall at Union Hill Baptist Church in Clemmons. The church dedicated the new building on March 22 with guests in attendance that included U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, State Rep. Debra Conrad, Forsyth County Commissioner Gloria Whisenhunt and Clemmons Mayor Nick Nelson.

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‘Names don’t matter’ says small group specialist

April 20 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Small groups may be called by different names, but they should all have the same goal. So whether they’re known as Sunday School classes, small group Bible studies or something else, the goal of a groups ministry in the local church is to make growing disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Conference calls broken, healed to live the gospel

April 20 2015 by BR staff

“Broken enough to care, healed enough to dare” was the theme of the 2015 North Carolina Baptist Missions conference, sponsored by the North Carolina Baptist Men (NCBM; also known as Baptists on Mission). Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem hosted the conference on April 10-11.

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Executive Committee hears ‘encouraging’ financial report

April 15 2015 by Chad Austin, BSCNC Communications

Cooperative Program funds received by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina through the first quarter of 2015 are up 3.5 percent from the same time period as last year. Through March, the BSC received $6.47 million in CP giving, more than $221,000 more than the first quarter of 2014.

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Baptist colleges make mark on N.C. economy

April 8 2015 by BR staff & press releases

Campbell, Chowan, Gardner-Webb, Mars Hill and Wingate universities, all affiliated with North Carolina Baptists, were part of the study of the 36 North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International. The economic impact study examined numerous categories – employee data, revenues, expense and students ...

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Moldova partnership is relationships, not events

April 7 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Lake Norman Baptist Church in Huntersville has a growing understanding of international missions because of a four-year partnership with a small country in Eastern Europe. “Moldova has helped us cast our eyes beyond ourselves,” said Bobby Blanton, the church’s senior pastor.

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