North Carolina

SBC annual meeting to feature Women’s Leadership Breakfast

May 22 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

The 2015 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting will feature for the first time the Women’s Leadership Breakfast sponsored by the North American Mission Board and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The meeting is scheduled for June 17, 7-8:15 a.m. in the Harrison Room of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

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Disciple-making strategy working in NC

May 22 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s board of directors took action on several items and heard reports on Cooperative Program giving and the convention’s disciple-making strategy in the board’s regularly scheduled May meeting. During their two-day meeting held May 19-20 at the Caraway Conference Center …

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Board votes to sell Battle House at UNC-Chapel Hill

May 22 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s board of directors voted unanimously to sell the Battle House, the former Baptist campus ministry property at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to Carolina Christian Study Center for $1.55 million.

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Baptist Foundation to oversee scholarship program

May 22 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

The board of directors of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina voted to transfer administration and oversight of the annual Baptist college scholarship program from the convention to the North Carolina Baptist Foundation. The vote was the result of a motion recommended by the Christian Higher Education Special Committee.

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Nathan Finn joins Union University

May 20 2015 by Tim Ellsworth, Union University Communications

Union University has named Nathan Finn of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary as dean of the university’s School of Theology and Missions. Finn, director of the Center for Spiritual Formation and Evangelical Spirituality and associate professor, has taught at the seminary and held a variety of positions there since 2006.

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Church strengthening: What makes a church strong & healthy?

May 20 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

A group of consultants at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina serve on the Church Strengthening Team which works with churches to help them become stronger and healthier as they seek to carry out the Great Commission. Antonio Santos leads the Church Strengthening Team ...

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Mount Zion’s story wins BSC historical award

May 20 2015 by Dianna L Cagle, BR production editor

Mount Zion Baptist Church’s history, published in A Story to Tell: The History of Mount Zion Baptist Church Hudson, North Carolina, won the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s award at the 2014 annual meeting held in Greensboro. The BSC Historical Committee chooses a winner each year for the historical writing competition.

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Caraway dedicates new auditorium

May 19 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications and K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Caraway Conference Center has opened the doors of a new auditorium and meeting space named Hollifield Hall that allows an enhanced experience by guests who use the facility each year. Milton Hollifield, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Executive Director-Treasurer, said the new facility will support the convention’s strategy of impacting lostness through disciple-making.

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N.C. Leaders assess upcoming Supreme Court decision

May 19 2015 by Biblical Recorder staff

In light of the recent SCOTUS discussion, held April 28, regarding same-sex marriage, the following North Carolina Baptist leaders were asked the questions, “Do you believe Christians should be concerned about the court’s decision? What should Christians to in the meantime?”

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Prayer conference calls for more ‘Elijahs’

May 19 2015 by Rick Houston

The Office of Prayer for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina sponsored the North Carolina Foothills Prayer Conference at First Baptist Church of Icard May 1-3 along with similar gatherings across the state. Speakers including Marty Jacumin, Richard Blackaby and Steve Ellis exhorted N.C. Baptists to turn to prayer.

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