North Carolina

Donations offer relief for family buried under medical bills

May 6 2016 by N.C. Baptist Hospital/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

What began as a simple overnight hospital stay for newborn Stella turned into 22 days of complications and fear. Born with Down syndrome, Josh and Gina Grant’s little girl was having trouble keeping food down: she wasn’t thriving. Days turned into weeks as the experts at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center …

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HB 2: Feds threaten McCrory with LGBT rights violations

May 5 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, North Carolina is denying transgender employees of public agencies “full enjoyment” of Title VII rights. In addition, the law puts state universities in danger of violating Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, risking millions of dollars in federal aid, said the agency May 4.

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Heritage Awards honor some of N.C. Baptists’ best

May 3 2016 by N.C. Baptist Foundation

Each year North Carolina Baptist entities honor people who have contributed to the individual organizations in unique ways. The N.C. Baptist Heritage Awards Banquet was held April 26 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Here are the organizations and their winners:

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Reflecting on associations – a time for giving thanks

May 3 2016 by Milton Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer

Each year, Southern Baptists take a special time to highlight our state associations and all of the great Kingdom work that they do on a local level. From May 15-22, Baptist Association Emphasis Week, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) places a special emphasis on our associations.

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N.C. Missions Conference: ‘Be forgiven, offer redemption’

May 2 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s auxiliary organization, which is also called Baptists on Mission, hosted the 2016 N.C. Missions Conference on Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, to encourage and equip Christians to live on mission. More than 1,300 North Carolina Baptists heard speakers from across the world …

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WMU-NC jumps ‘Both Feet In’

May 2 2016 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

From early on, Amy Pardue Boone credits her parents as well as church leaders with her interest in missions. The new executive director-treasurer of Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina discussed the importance of missions at her first Missions Extravaganza April 1-3 …

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Minister with lingering pain gets Mother’s Day Offering blessing

May 2 2016 by N.C. Baptist Hospital/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Since 1924 North Carolina Baptists have given to the Mother’s Day Offering to “extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, especially to the needy.” Pastor Steve Ashley is one of many who are grateful to N.C. Baptists for the blessing of fully covered medical bills.

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Avery Association forges partnership with Scottish church

April 28 2016 by Avery Baptist Association staff

The churches of the Avery Baptist Association have covenanted with a local congregation in Scotland for a 5 year ministry partnership. The Scotland Partnership is an opportunity for the churches of the Avery Association to develop a Kingdom partnership with Buckhaven Community Church.

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Rally defends HB 2 against ‘preposterous’ allegations

April 27 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

Crowds of people from across North Carolina gathered April 25 on the open lawn outside the state’s legislative offices in Raleigh to show support for House Bill 2, also called the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. Speakers at the Halifax Mall rally denounced so-called “preposterous” allegations against the new law.

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Southeastern trustees elect new faculty

April 27 2016 by Harper McKay, SEBTS

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees elected four new faculty members during their April 18-19 spring meeting in addition to voting on curriculum revisions and approving the 2016-17 budget. Southeastern’s newest faculty members are Keith Whitfield, Matthew Mullins, Joshua Waggener and Benjamin Quinn.

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