Milton Hollifield
  • Christmas: A time to reflect, remember and rejoice

    December 11 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Christmas is right around the corner, and people are excited to start the holiday season, myself included. I really enjoy this special time of the year. I love visiting with family, singing Christmas carols, seeing the decorations and witnessing the joy and excitement in the eyes of children.

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  • Pray for Lottie Moon, new IMB leader

    November 27 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    During our recent annual meeting in Greensboro in early November, Jeff Isenhour, pastor of Arran Lake Baptist Church in Fayetteville and chairman of our Budget Committee, shared an update with messengers that highlighted the generosity of North Carolina Baptists to the missions and ministries of the Baptist state convention and the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

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  • Thankful for God’s character in life’s circumstances

    November 12 2018 by Milton Hollifield Jr. | with 0 comments

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. There are many reasons why I love this holiday, and those reasons certainly include the wonderful food and fellowship with family and friends around the table together.   While we rejoice in the many blessings that God has bestowed upon us, scripture informs us that these blessings flow from the character and nature of God Himself.

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  • Baptist Children’s Homes offer rest to weary children

    November 1 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    One of the unique ministries in our state that I am proud of is the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH). This is a great example of specific ministries that the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) depends on state conventions to operate with Cooperative Program (CP) funds because the SBC does not operate children’s homes.

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  • Encourage your pastor

    October 16 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 1 comments

    There has never really been a day when I have not been around pastors. Both my father and great-grandfather served in pastoral ministry, and I have also had the wonderful privilege of pastoring churches in Texas and here in my home state of North Carolina.

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  • Offering help, hope after the storm

    October 2 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Many people from across the country have witnessed the destruction and devastation that Hurricane Florence brought to our state when the storm made landfall along the North Carolina coast in mid-September.   But even in the midst of such tragedy, many people from across the country have also witnessed the love of Christ on display as hundreds of disaster relief volunteers from North Carolina and beyond have responded to provide help and hope in Jesus’ name to the thousands who have been impacted by this storm.

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  • Unite together in prayer this October

    September 18 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    “Spiritual transformation of neighborhoods, municipalities and nations begins and ends with biblical, passionate, kingdom-advancing prayer on behalf of all people. ”   This quote is taken from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s recently released devotional prayer guide developed by Chris Schofield, who leads our Office of Prayer for Evangelization and Spiritual Awakening.

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  • ‘And who is my neighbor?’

    September 4 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In the parable of the good Samaritan found in Luke 10:25-37, Jesus is asked by a lawyer what he must do to inherit eternal life.   When Jesus responds by asking what is written in the law, the lawyer responds, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.

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  • Do you have ‘Open Hands’?

    August 21 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr. | with 0 comments

    Scripture continually reminds us of the grace that God has demonstrated to us. One such verse is Psalm 145:16, which encourages us to offer praise to God for all the ways He takes care of His creation. The verse reads, “You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing” (NKJV).

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  • Give thanks and pray for godly leaders

    July 24 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    I hope that you are already making plans to attend this year’s annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina on Nov. 5-6 in Greensboro. I look forward to the worship, business matters and fellowship with our messengers and guests from across the state that will take place over the course of these two days.

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  • Evangelism, discipleship go hand-in-hand

    July 9 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    For several years, we as Southern Baptists have been asking how we can reverse the downward trend of baptisms within our convention. There are no easy answers, and we obviously need to pray and seek a fresh movement of God’s Spirit. We must also commit ourselves to personal evangelism and take advantage of opportunities to …

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  • Reflections on the annual meeting

    June 26 2018 by Milton Hollifield | with 0 comments

    It was great to see so many North Carolina Baptists in Dallas, Texas, for this year’s Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting. Based on the unofficial registration figures as of June 14, a total of 540 messengers from North Carolina were in attendance, which ranked fourth among all states.

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  • Dads: Lead like Joshua

    June 11 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Near the end of his life, Joshua gathered the children of Israel together and made the well-known admonition and declaration that we read in Joshua 24:15 in which he says, “choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve ... But as for me and my house we will serve the Lord” (NKJV). While Joshua …

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  • Pray for God to move at summer Youth Weeks

    May 31 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In the coming days, middle and high school students from all across North Carolina will begin descending on the N. C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell for our annual summer Youth Week camps. These camps are more than just beach getaway in the beautiful surroundings of Fort Caswell.

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  • Let’s strive to ‘keep the unity of the Spirit’

    May 14 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Recently, I heard Chuck Register from our Baptist State Convention staff preach a message from Ephesians 4:1-3 in which he spoke of the biblical plea for spiritual unity within the body of Christ.   Building on some of his admonition, I would like to encourage and challenge North Carolina Baptists to be a Christ-like influence and model the spirit of unity within our Baptist associations, churches and even our Southern Baptist Convention.

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