The Executive Committee (EC) of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) met Aug. 15, via conference call for a brief meeting to hear and approve committee reports.
In personnel matters, Evan Blackerby, interim campus minister at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was named central regional campus ministry consultant.
Blackerby’s new position is part of the new Collegiate Partnerships Team, which will include three regional campus ministry consultants and two international ministry consultants. This team is being formed in an effort to help Convention staff more effectively implement the Convention’s new five-year strategy, which begins January 2014 (read more about the strategy).
Rick Trexler, current BSC campus ministry team leader, will serve as team leader for this new team and as eastern regional consultant. In July, Jonathan Yarboro, campus minister at Appalachian State University, was named western regional consultant.
The EC approved the following recommendation from the Committee on Nominations related to appointments on the BSC Board of Directors: Debra Smith, Dudley Shoals Baptist Church, Caldwell Association, to fill the 2014 unexpired term of Delores Greer. The EC also approved the recommendation of Chester Jones, Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church, Truett Association, to fill the 2016 unexpired term of Ed Trull on the Biblical Recorder Board of Directors.
Articles and Bylaws Committee chairman Bartley Wooten shared that the Committee recommends no proposed amendments to the BSC articles of incorporation, but will bring to the BSC Board of Directors in September 10 motions for proposed amendments to the bylaws.
The motions will address the following: amendments necessary to support the new Convention structure, an amendment to address change of purpose at Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, and amendments to bring clarification to matters related to voting/quorum by messengers at the BSC Annual Meeting.
Beverly Volz, BSC director of accounting services, brought the financial report. Cooperative Program receipts through July 31 total $16,657,895.41, which is 2.37 percent behind as compared to the same time last year.
The next EC meeting will be held Sept. 24 in conjunction with the BSC Board of Directors meeting Sept. 24-25 at Caraway Conference Center.