When someone thinks of North Carolina Baptist Men (NCBM), Richard Brunson wants women and students – not just men – to come to mind.
“Think about the thousands of volunteers,” Brunson, NCBM executive director, said Nov. 13 in his report before the messengers of the Baptist State Convention annual meeting in Greensboro. “Think about Red Springs and Shelby mission camps. Think about thousands of students who go on Deep Impact and Transform 122 every year.”
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Richard Brunson, executive director of North Carolina Baptist Men, presents a report Nov. 13 to messengers at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina annual meeting.
Even though disaster relief efforts get the most press coverage, NCBM does more than disaster relief. Ministries include agriculture, aviation, medical missions, sports, lay renewal as well as dental ministry.
With two mobile dental units, N.C. Baptists served “more than 4,000 hurting people every year in our state,” Brunson said.
“Jesus showed His love for us through His actions,” Brunson said. “If we change a life, we can make a difference and change a community.”
Currently, Baptist Men has volunteers in New Jersey and New York serving on a variety of teams: kitchen, laundry, shower, chainsaw, etc.
Church leaders can involve their members in NCBM ministries. Each person who goes plants seeds, helping villages, cities, churches expand God’s Kingdom.
“God is using ordinary people,” Brunson said. “Ordinary people with ordinary gifts whom God is using in extraordinary ways; True love which shows itself in actions.”
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