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Breakout sessions train attendees for greater ministry

November 18 2014 by BR staff

On Nov. 11 during the annual meeting, 22 breakout sessions were offered for N.C. Baptists to learn from the Baptist State Convention staff. These sessions helped attendees use ordinary things and everyday experiences to build relationships with lost people to point them to Christ.

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Brothers go from homeless to hopeful

November 18 2014 by J. Blake Ragsdale, Baptist Children’s Homes

Two brothers, Thomas and Jonathan, live at Mills Home in Thomasville in June 2014, and for them, today is a normal day. “Normal” would be the last word used to describe their lives before coming to Baptist Children’s Homes’ oldest campus. They lived in Bright-Brown Cottage, an emergency care cottage…

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‘Greater things’ for N.C. Baptists’ future

November 17 2014 by BR staff

At the 2014 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) annual meeting, over 1,800 attendees heard reports and took decisive action Nov. 10-11 to make greater things happen in North Carolina and abroad. Based on John 14:12, “Greater Things” was this year’s theme that encouraged…

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Group proposes purchase of UNC Battle House

November 17 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

The Business Services Special Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina has received a proposal to purchase the Battle House on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The North Carolina Study Center, a newly formed non-profit organization, has expressed interest in purchasing the property.

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BCH’s Blackwell highlights triumphs over tragedies

November 17 2014 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

Messengers have a hard time not crying each time the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH) has a presentation at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s annual meeting. Sharing a story of one of the developmentally disabled adults, Michael C. Blackwell, BCH president, highlighted the story of Sedric, who lives in Stegall Home in Marshville, one of nine homes for special needs adults.

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Three Forks Assoc. celebrates 175 years of missions

November 17 2014 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor

After a few years of emphasizing obedience in these things, Three Forks Baptist Association was established in 1841 in the mountains of North Carolina. It is named after Three Forks Church – originally founded in 1790 – in Watauga County. It continues a missions legacy started…

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Gay marriage, ‘faith’ spur judges to resign

November 14 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Gayle Myrick is one of at least six magistrates in North Carolina who have opted to resign rather than marry homosexual couples following a federal judge’s ruling that the state’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. For at least two of the magistrates, the decision to resign has brought financial hardship.

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‘God’s at work,’ speaker says to ministers' wives

November 11 2014 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

The North Carolina Baptist Ministers’ Wives gather each November for its annual meeting just before the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina convenes its annual meeting. The Nov. 10 meeting brought together 83 ladies.

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Same-sex marriage breakout prepares churches

November 11 2014 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor

On Monday, Nov. 10 at the North Carolina Baptist State Convention annual meeting, Lynn Buzzard led a discussion related to potential challenges facing churches in light of the recent actions of the Supreme Court of the United States regarding same-sex marriage.

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Pastors pursue holy calling

November 11 2014 by K. Allan Blume and Rick Houston, Biblical Recorder

The 2014 North Carolina Pastors’ Conference (NCPC), held at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, focused on the pastor’s call to live content in the care and provision of the Lord by pursuing personal holiness rather than worldly passions.

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