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In Focus by Milton Hollifield

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Ongoing concerns over SBC declines

Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer
June 22 2020

Like many of you, I missed gathering with friends for this year’s Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. As you know, the meeting was canceled in late March due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic... read more

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Pray, lament, listen and act for racial justice

Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer
June 08 2020

Last month, two horrific videos surfaced that captured the tragic and senseless murders of two members of the African-American community here in America. The first showed 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery being shot dead in the middle of the road on the outskirts of a south Georgia town... read more

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Continuing to follow God’s plan

Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer
May 26 2020

By now, many of you are aware of my plans to retire from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina on Feb. 28, 2021. I made this announcement during a recent executive committee meeting, and I also shared the details with our convention staff and the full board of directors... read more

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Rest in God’s peace during trying times

Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer
May 12 2020

Late one recent night, I turned on the light at the front door of my home to look outside because it was storming with lots of rain and wind. Just inside the ceiling ledge of the roof that is above my front porch, I saw a tiny bird cuddled in a corner with its head tucked under its wing... read more

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When restrictions ease, what will worship look like?

Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer
April 28 2020

Over the past few weeks and days, I’ve spoken with many pastors who continue to pray for God’s wisdom as they faithfully lead their church congregations through these uncharted waters. They are giving their best efforts in helping their people navigate through lifestyle changes that families are struggling with, but are necessary because of widespread sickness and loss of many lives due to COVID-19... read more