North Carolina

Despite challenges, local associations adapt, endure

August 23 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

Despite the unique challenges threatening to dissolve the bonds of 78 local associations across the state the enduring practice of cooperation among autonomous congregations continues. Lester Evans said, “churches have this DNA to link with other churches because they can’t fulfill the Great Commission alone.”

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NCMO emphasis approaches, preparing the way for Jesus

August 23 2016 by Emily Rojas, BSC Communications

Every year in September, churches all across the state celebrate and emphasize the North Carolina Missions Offering. It is an annual offering that supports the ministries of N.C. Baptist Men, also known as Baptists on Mission, church planting, mission camps, associational projects and mobilization ministry projects.

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Stanly, Montgomery associations see fruit of partnership

August 22 2016 by Liz Tablazon, BR staff writer

Stanly Baptist Association in Albemarle, N.C., has been living out what it means to “love your neighbor” over the past three years. When Montgomery Baptist Association, 22.5 miles away in Troy, N.C., found themselves examining two different options for their future, Stanly helped them realize a third.

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Metrolina Baptist Association gets ‘burst of energy’

August 22 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Bob Lowman, director of missions for the Metrolina Baptist Association (MBA), said the closing of one of Charlotte’s historic churches, while disappointing, turned out to infuse a “fresh burst of energy and a renewed vision of what we’re supposed to be about as an association.”

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Business owner uses technology to give back to God

August 22 2016 by Emily Blake, Special to the Recorder

Scott Moore, co-founder of Trident Technology Solutions, was attending a weekly Bible study with several local business owners when he began to feel convicted to give more of his business back to God. He was already tithing personally, but at that time Trident was strictly a for-profit business.

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Tar Heel community comes ‘Together As One’

August 12 2016 by Chrysta Carroll, Bladen Journal

A “Together As One” event was planned by Clark’s Chapel AME Zion Church – a predominantly black church – and Tar Heel Baptist Church – whose congregation is mostly white – to bring together a diverse group of believers in Tar Heel to fellowship and worship together and to unite for a common goal.

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Health screening ministry meets physical and spiritual needs

August 9 2016 by Emily Rojas, BSC Communications

When Crystal Horton accepted the position of coordinator of N.C. Baptist Men’s health screening ministry, she felt that it was an answer to prayer. A former nurse at Duke University Hospital, Horton had spent years praying for an opportunity to serve God outside the walls of a hospital.

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North Carolina legislative wrap-up for 2016

August 9 2016 by Christian Action League

Ask most anyone to name a law passed in North Carolina this year and you’ll hear about House Bill 2. The high-profile battle between the North Carolina General Assembly, the governor and the Charlotte City Council over who should be allowed in which bathroom thrust the state into the national spotlight.

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Resource teaches disciple-making as Jesus did

August 9 2016 by Ashley Allen, BSC

Every time Jodie visited her hairdresser, she looked for opportunities to begin a gospel conversation. Through conversation and leaving materials to ponder, Jodie was able to answer her friend’s questions. However, recent national events led the woman to question why Christians weren’t responding, so Jodie invited her for dinner and conversation ...

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Myanmar refugees make journey of faith

August 9 2016 by Amy B. McCraw, Special to the Recorder

The group of students who sat in the chapel at Fruitland Baptist Bible College one recent day appeared to be typical college students taking summer classes. But after meeting these students, it quickly became clear they were anything but typical. These students came to the United States after their families fled political unrest in Myanmar.

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