North Carolina

Prayer in troubled Charlotte counters ‘hurt, anger’

September 23 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

“Hurt” and “anger” have met with prayer in troubled Charlotte, N.C., where Southern Baptist pastors are praying and encouraging peace and reason amid violent protests and a declared state of emergency after the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott.

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Charlotte churches ask God to bring ‘peace to our city’

September 21 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

Midweek services for several Southern Baptist churches in the Charlotte area will feature focused times of prayer for the city amid controversy and overnight violence sparked by the shooting death of a black man at the hands of law enforcement officials Sept. 20.

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N.C. restroom bill doesn’t deter SBC annual meeting

September 21 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Amid controversy over North Carolina’s controversial transgender restroom law, Southern Baptist Convention leaders estimate they’re less than two weeks away from finalizing contracts to hold the 2023 SBC annual meeting in Charlotte. And they say they’re glad to support the state for its moral stand on gender and sexuality.

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Platt to deliver convention sermon at Annual Meeting

September 20 2016 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

David Platt, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, will deliver this year’s convention sermon as part of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s annual meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Impact: Compelling the Lost to Come to Life” based on Luke 14:23.

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Baptists on Mission celebrates 40 years of ministry

September 20 2016 by Emily Rojas, BSC Communications

The year was 1976, and Ed Bullock had just been appointed as the executive director of a newly formed auxiliary of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina – a ministry called N.C. Baptist Men. Now, 40 years later, N.C. Baptist Men, also known as Baptists on Mission, has a legacy to celebrate.

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Pray for 30 Days: Q&A with Chris Schofield

September 20 2016 by BSC Communications

For the fifth consecutive year, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is calling on all N.C. Baptists to unite together in 30 days of focused prayer for revival and spiritual awakening during the month of October. Chris Schofield has authored a devotional prayer guide for October’s “Pray for 30 Days” emphasis.

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N.C. missions offering prepares the way

September 20 2016 by Emily Rojas, BSC Communications

For nearly a year, North Carolina Baptists on Mission has been conducting a mission in South Carolina in response to the devastating floods that swept the area in early October 2015. A team of volunteers has diligently worked to rebuild and clean up homes, as well as prepare meals, provide showers and do loads of laundry.

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Red Bags – gifts from an open heart

September 20 2016 by Carol Layton, NCBAM

Sonny Westmoreland’s direct gaze and the raw way he says, “I put my wife through some hard times,” bespeak a man whose deliverance is not taken for granted. Like his testimony, Westmoreland’s life demonstrates a grateful man who does good wherever he can, in hopes of sparing others.

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Military-focused event to build ‘spiritual resilience’

September 19 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

Military service men and women endure rigorous training and demonstrate rugged heroism, but that doesn’t make them invincible. In fact, they are subject to unique and sometimes extreme difficulties because of their vocation, according to Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest.

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Impact: Q&A with David Platt

September 19 2016 by BSC Communications

David Platt will deliver the convention sermon during this year’s Baptist State Convention of North Carolina annual meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Impact: Compelling the Lost to Come to Life” based Luke 14:23. Platt will preach during the special “Impact” worship service and recently took some time to answer some questions.

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