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Messengers converge on Greensboro Nov. 8-10
BR staff
November 01, 2010
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Messengers converge on Greensboro Nov. 8-10

Messengers converge on Greensboro Nov. 8-10
BR staff
November 01, 2010

Messengers from North

Carolina Baptist churches will meet Nov. 8-10 at the Koury Convention Center in

Greensboro for the 180th annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of

North Carolina (BSC).

Many will come to Greensboro

a day earlier to attend the annual Pastor’s Conference, which this year for the

first time is at the same venue as the annual meeting. It begins at 6 p.m. Nov.

7.

The Convention has abandoned

the idea of a two-year budget, so this year messengers will again consider an

annual budget proposal that is six percent smaller than the previous year; will

elect officers; consider a host of changes in the articles and bylaws to make

wording consistent and to change the way the BSC is required to inform churches

about such changes; will hear updates on evangelism efforts and partnerships

and will hear reports from the entities they support through their Cooperative

Program gifts.

One highlight is sure to be

the presentation Nov. 8 at 7:40 p.m. by Baptist Children’s Homes of North

Carolina recognizing their 125th anniversary. Any year the Children’s Homes is

given time on the program to present their gratitude, messengers declare it the

emotional highlight of the week.

Former Southern Baptist Convention

President Johnny Hunt will preach the Convention sermon at 8:20 p.m. Nov. 9.

Kevin Ezell, the new

president of the North American Mission Board, will preach at the pastor’s

conference at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 8.

Ed Yount, pastor of Woodlawn

Baptist Church in Conover, is leading this year’s session as president.

He has declared himself a

candidate for re-election, as have Mark Harris and C.J. Bordeaux for the

offices of first and second vice-presidents. Harris is pastor of First Baptist

Church, Charlotte; Bordeaux is pastor of Gorman Baptist Church, Durham.

For more details about the

annual meeting, visit www.biblicalrecorder.org/category/BSC-2010.aspx.