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The Week's Top News
Committee on Resolutions named for 2020 SBC
By Baptist Press Staff
March 10 2020
Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear has announced the members of the 2020 Committee on Resolutions for the June 9-10 SBC annual meeting in Orlando. "I believe our 2020 Resolutions Committee reflects the various interests and concerns of Southern Baptists," Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in the Raleigh-Durham, N... read more
BSC’s Davis resigns to join FaithHealthNC
By BSC Communications
March 10 2020
Brian K. Davis, associate executive director-treasurer of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), has announced his resignation effective Tuesday, March 31, 2020, to pursue new ministry opportunities in Baptist life... read more
ERLC's Thacker: AI 'must be wielded with wisdom'
By Tom Strode, Baptist Press
March 09 2020
Followers of Jesus need not fear artificial intelligence but should realize its continuing development calls for biblical thinking regarding its potential benefits and threats to humanity, a Southern Baptist ethicist writes in a new book... read more
A Q&A on coronavirus with an infectious disease specialist
By Brent Leatherwood and Lindsay Nicolet, ERLC
March 06 2020
Recently, ERLC staff emailed with Scott James – a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Alabama – about coronavirus, increasing fear, and how Christians should respond.  Q: What is COVID-19?   A: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an outbreak of respiratory disease due to a novel coronavirus... read more
Vision 2025 sets a God-sized goal for number of new churches
By Tobin Perry, NAMB
March 10 2020
If anyone had looked at a map of Southern Baptist church plants in Boston just 15 years ago, there would have been just two. And the city's spiritual desert extends far beyond just Southern Baptists. According to a Barna Research study from 2017, of the least-churched cities in America, Boston is fourth (and Springfield, Mass... read more

Catch the latest news

This week's newsletter is full of information, so I'd like to use this space to point out a few key items.

1) Please keep an eye on and our social media accounts to catch the latest news about how coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting N.C. Baptist and Southern Baptist ministries. We will do our best to keep you informed of any changes to event schedules, procedures and guidelines.

2) The Southern Baptist Convention's 2020 Resolutions Committee was announced this week. The group includes two N.C. Baptists: Bruce Ashford, professor of theology and culture, dean of faculty and provost at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; elder at The Summit Church, Durham, N.C.; and Brooke Medina, director of communications for Civitas Institute and on the board of directors for ReCity Network in Durham, N.C.; member of The Summit Church, Durham, N.C.

3) The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina announced yesterday that Brian Davis, associate executive director-treasurer, has accepted a position with the FaithHealth division of the Wake Forest Baptist Health medical system. Davis will continue in his current role through the end of March. He played a vital role in the development and implementation of the convention's strategy focused on disciple-making.

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