BSC president Ed Yount reported from the Committee on Nominations that Marcia Heckman, a lay person from Crosspoint Baptist Church in the Cabarrus Association, will fill the 2014 unexpired term of Sara Humphries on the Baptist Children’s Homes Board of Directors.
Jarrod Scott, chairman of the Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee, reported that the committee continues to encourage North Carolina Baptists to support the Marriage Protection Amendment, which the General Assembly recently voted to place before voters on the 2012 primary ballot. Passage of the amendment to the state constitution would define marriage as the union between one man and one woman.
Dana Hall, president of N.C. Baptist Men, shared that the 2012 missions conference will be held April 13-14 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte with the theme “glory to God.”
Hall also gave an update on N.C. Baptist Men partnerships and disaster relief efforts. So far this year, disaster relief volunteers have served more than 288,000 meals and seen more than 1,000 people pray to receive Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Chaplaincy volunteers have made more than 2,000 contacts.
In Bihar, India, 114 villages now have a new well with clean drinking water, thanks to volunteers from North Carolina Baptist churches. These volunteers also helped start 180 new churches.
Seventy-nine volunteers have served this year at New Life Gypsy Church in Ukraine.
Hall also shared that N.C. Baptist Men recently purchased a new mobile medical/dental unit. The new unit replaces the first N.C. Baptist Men medical/dental unit, which was a 1989 Bluebird bus. In 2010, about 4,100 people in 180 different locations across the state received dental treatment through the N.C. Baptist Men dental ministry.
Beverly Volz, BSC senior accountant, brought the financial report. Volz reported that through the end of October, Cooperative Program funds are less than one percent behind last year at this time, and the BSC continues to operate in the black. When compared to last year at this time, the BSC is ahead in both the Lottie Moon and Annie Armstrong missions offerings.
The only item of new business related to the request for a church loan. The EC approved a loan of $200,000 for Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Oxford.