North Carolina

Ministry teaches English, offers fellowship

August 25 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

Students faithfully come to Pine Valley Baptist Church to learn English. The Wilmington church has seen its class sizes swell from under 30 to nearly 125 during its Monday evening classes September through May. The average number hovers above 80. Volunteers run the entire ministry. From transportation to child care ...

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Baptist State Convention officers to be re-nominated

August 25 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

All three current officers of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina – Timmy Blair, Cameron McGill and Joel Stephens – will be nominated to serve second terms at the 2015 annual meeting in Greensboro. In another announcement, Timmy Blair will be nominated for president of the N.C. Pastors’ Conference for 2017.

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Volunteers rebuild more than homes

August 24 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

As Paul Kenny tried to put the pieces of his life back together following Hurricane Sandy, little did he know that meeting North Carolinians wearing yellow shirts would change his life. Like many New Jersey residents, Kenny evacuated as Hurricane Sandy approached in October 2012, leaving behind his home and possessions.

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Fayetteville rally features embattled Oregon bakers

August 17 2015 by Arkansas Baptist News

Opponents of a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark., heard Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein underscore the cause of religious liberty during an Aug. 11 rally at University Baptist Church. Leaders of Protect Fayetteville who sponsored the rally say Ordinance 5781 would infringe on First Amendment religious freedoms.

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Katrina: The Gulfport story

August 11 2015 by K. Allan Blume & Seth Brown, BR staff

Ten years after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, Chuck Register, executive leader of church planting and missions partnerships for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, said that it changed not only lives and landscape but also his entire philosophy of ministry. “What the storm helped me to understand ...

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Huge disaster a ‘defining moment’

August 11 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

The executive director of North Carolina Baptist Men (NCBM; also known as Baptists on Mission) remembers Hurricane Katrina as a “defining moment” for NCBM. Before the hurricane even hit land, more than 80 volunteers along with supplies gathered in Meridian, Miss., to wait and within a week, N.C. volunteers were serving ...

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BR hires Tablazon as circulation, social media manager

August 11 2015 by BR staff

The Biblical Recorder welcomed Liz Tablazon as circulation and social media manager in late July. She previously served as editorial aide in 2013. She replaces Erin Gandy in this role. Gandy resigned from her position as circulation manager after serving two years on staff. She is engaged to be married ...

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Platt: World missions ‘multiethnic issue’

August 3 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

All ethnicities are called to world missions, International Mission Board President David Platt told more than 600 black Southern Baptists gathered at Ridgecrest, acknowledging only 25 of the 4,700 IMB missionaries are African American. “This is not a white issue or a black issue, this is a multiethnic issue,” he said.

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Black church conference meets ministry needs

July 31 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

The Black Church Leadership & Family Conference, originally created to attract African Americans to Southern Baptist Convention training events, annually brings as many as 1,200 African American Southern Baptists from across the country, offering training, education, preaching, inspiration, praise and worship, fellowship and recreation.

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Prayer major focus of black church conf.

July 31 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

A God-initiated prayer movement among Southern Baptists spurred a major focus on prayer at Black Church Leadership & Family Conference July 20-24 in Ridgecrest, N.C., prayer mobilizer Gary Frost told Baptist Press. Frost, North American Mission Board vice president for the Midwest Region and Prayer, led conference organizers to devote …

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