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In Focus by Milton Hollifield

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God’s presence provides comfort in times of transition

Brian Upshaw, Interim Executive Director-Treasurer
April 06 2021

“It isn’t the changes that do you in, it’s the transitions!” These words by the late William Bridges, who was a leading authority on organizational leadership, have been ringing in my mind throughout the last year... read more

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Farewell, with thankfulness, gratitude and prayers

Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer
February 08 2021

After more than 27 years as a staff member and more than 14 years of leading the work of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), the time has come for me to bid you farewell as your executive director-treasurer (EDT)... read more

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Resolve to pray for and encourage your pastor in the new year

Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC Executive Director-Treasurer
January 04 2021

Happy New Year! I know those are welcome words for many of us, myself included. Given the events of the past year, we are all ready to return to some semblance of normal, although normal will undoubtedly look different than it has in the past... read more

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Light of Christmas shines hope to our troubled world

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

An interesting phenomenon took place this past spring as the initial wave of COVID-19 cases spread throughout the United States: Many people across the country began putting their Christmas lights back up... read more

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Lottie Moon support points to ‘a great multitude’

Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC Executive Director-Treasurer
November 23 2020

One of my goals when I became executive director-treasurer of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina was to involve more people in missions and evangelism. By God’s grace, I believe that we have been able to see that vision coming to fruition through North Carolina Baptists supporting missions through the Cooperative Program and special offerings and also through increased participation of churches and individuals in practicing evangelism, disciple-making and embracing a variety of mission partnerships and projects both locally and globally... read more