North Carolina

Evangelism workshop tells ‘The Story’

March 3 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

More than 50 pastors, church staff, lay leaders and volunteers attended a training workshop to learn how to use “The Story.” Marty Dupree, adult evangelism and discipleship consultant with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, led the daylong training event for The Story at Temple Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

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Kingdom moves forward in Moldova partnership

March 2 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Aaron Wallace heard leaders of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina talking about the launch of a partnership between N.C. Baptists and the Baptist Union of Moldova in 2012, and it piqued his interest. Wallace, lead pastor of Hephzibah Baptist Church in Wendell, saw this as a great fit for his church.

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Millers Creek Church celebrates worship through art

March 2 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

“Worship is much more than music,” said Andrew Heathershaw, worship pastor at Millers Creek Baptist Church in Millers Creek. The church is hosting an art exhibit March 29-April 19. The theme – “Encounters with God: Biblical Scenes of Worship and Transformation” – was aimed at offering artists a broad definition of items to display.

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Raleigh radio show hits syndication

March 2 2015 by Christian News Service

The USA Radio Networks announces it has signed Steve Noble to its growing number of syndicated talk show hosts. Steve is host of CALLED2ACTION currently broadcast throughout North Carolina. The show will air from 4-5 p.m. Eastern Monday through Friday beginning March 2.

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N.C. Baptists, SBC leaders pray for revival

February 27 2015 by K. Allan Blume & Seth Brown, BR staff

Chris Schofield, director of the Office of Prayer for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, says a prayer for spiritual awakening is rising to God all over the country. “It’s been growing – the initiatives, the emphases in the different state conventions have all been dovetailing,” he said. “It’s a groundswell.”

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Benham brothers take stand, ‘Whatever the Cost’

February 27 2015 by Ken Walker, Baptist Press

Growing up in the home of a noted pro-life activist taught David and Jason Benham that standing up for one’s faith came with a price, one they are paying after losing their TV show, “Flip It Forward.” The Benhams made nationwide headlines last May after Home and Garden Television cancelled the show …

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Southeastern hosts interracial dialogue for community

February 23 2015 by Ali Dixon, SEBTS Communications

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Town of Wake Forest hosted the first community dialogue on racial reconciliation entitled, “It’s Time: Interracial Dialogue.” The aim of the event was to facilitate dialogue in a community environment where each person has a voice. Organizers hope to begin developing strategies to cultivate racial harmony.

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New board members excited

February 23 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

During the Jan. 27-28 meetings, new Baptist State Convention of North Carolina board members met with their respective committees for the first time, heard reports from Baptist institutions and agencies, and shared their enthusiasm and eagerness to serve in 2015. “I’m overwhelmed with excitement about what fellow Baptists are doing …” said Richard Rockwell.

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Southeastern hosts annual Go Conference on the glory of God

February 19 2015 by SEBTS Communications

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted its seventh annual collegiate conference on the theme “go for the glory of God.” Approximately 620 students heard from featured speakers Daniel Akin, H.B. Charles, Jr., J.D. Greear, Tony Merida and Russell Moore at the seminary campus on Feb. 6 and 7.

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Toronto just part of Daniel Yang’s story

February 17 2015 by Jim Burton, NAMB Communications

“God was orchestrating something completely different from what I would have ever planned for myself,” Daniel Yang said. He began looking for a city to plant a church when Toronto came into view. After their second trip there, Yang recalled, “My wife looked at me and asked, ‘Why aren’t we doing this already?’”

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