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  • Immigrant assistance to be N.C. Baptist outreach

    by Mike Creswell, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 (one month ago)

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    CARY, N.C. (BP) -- North Carolina Baptists are stepping up their ministry to immigrants.

    A new Baptist Immigrant Services (BIS) ministry being gradually launched by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) will set up a yet-unspecified number of immigration ministry centers across the state. The first center is being established in Lincolnton.

    Churches and associations will be encouraged to establish a variety of ministry efforts to engage immigrants with the Gospel. In addition, the ministry centers will be staffed by individuals trained and qualified to help immigrants understand their rights and immigration options. Read More

  • N.C. Baptists pray for revival, celebrate record CP support

    by BSC & Biblical Recorder staff, posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 (11 months ago)

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    GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP) -- Messengers from churches across North Carolina huddled in small clusters for an extended prayer service emphasizing revival and spiritual awakening to climax the Baptist State Convention (BSC) of North Carolina's annual meeting Nov. 6-7 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C.

    Messengers also approved a record 2018 budget, passed a resolution denouncing racism, and affirmed another on human sexuality and marriage. Read More

  • Tebow to N.C. Bapt. DR: You've gone above, beyond

    by Seth Brown/Biblical Recorder, posted Friday, September 22, 2017 (one year ago)

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    BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (BP) -- Professional athlete, sports analyst and native Floridian Tim Tebow thanked North Carolina Baptist churches in a Facebook video posted Thursday (Sept. 21) for their disaster relief efforts across Florida after Hurricane Irma.

    "I just want to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for what you're doing," said Tebow, a former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Florida. Tebow now plays professional baseball for the New York Mets organization. "You've gone above and beyond, and we thank you so much." Read More

  • Diaspora ministry summit returns for 2017

    by K. Allan Blume/Biblical Recorder, posted Monday, August 28, 2017 (one year ago)

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- A diaspora ministry conference inaugurated last year was so successful that organizers have scheduled a second event Oct. 27-28 at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C.

    Chuck Register, a "Reaching the Nations in North America" summit organizer, said he was "more than pleased" with the response to last year's conference held in Brentwood, Tenn.

    "There were just under 400 registered participants, which was beyond our ... Read More

  • N.C. Baptists celebrate missions giving

    by Staff/Biblical Recorder & BSCNC, posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016 (one year ago)

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    GREENSBORO, N.C.(BP) -- North Carolina Baptists gave more than $32 million dollars to Southern Baptist missions and ministries in the last fiscal year, leading the 42 state conventions in cooperative giving through both the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (more than $14.6 million) and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (more than $6 million).

    Messengers to the 2016 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) annual meeting, Nov. 14-15, voted to approve a budget that increases the percentage of Cooperative Program funds forwarded to the Southern Baptist Convention causes for the 2017 fiscal year to 40.5 percent (or $11,417,637), representing a half-point increase over last year's allotment. The total budget for 2017 comes to $30,375,000, which is up nearly 3 percent over 2016. Read More

  • Diaspora missions conf. called 'catalytic moment'

    by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor, posted Tuesday, August 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) -- God is "the Divine Maestro, orchestrating the movements of the nations," J.D. Payne told attendees during the Aug. 26-27 "Reaching the Nations in North America" conference.

    Payne, pastor for church multiplication with The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala., emphasized the importance of churches engaging in diaspora missions, which is the task of evangelizing migrants. The Southern Baptist missions conference was held at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, Tenn., and exceeded expectations with about 400 attendees. Read More

  • Refugees, immigrants spark Reaching the Nations focus

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, May 24, 2016 (2 years ago)

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) -- Spreading the Gospel among the more than 42 million foreign born refugees, immigrants and international students in the U.S. is the focus of the Reaching the Nations in North America conference, an upcoming national event spearheaded by North Carolina Baptists.

    Termed "diaspora missions," ministry to those in the U.S. living outside their birth countries can help evangelize unreached, ... Read More

  • N.C. sets aside $500,000 for retiring IMB missionaries

    by K. Allan Blume/North Carolina Biblical Recorder, posted Friday, January 29, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    CARY, N.C. (BP) -- The Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina approved a recommendation Jan. 26 to set up a $500,000 reserve fund to employ International Mission Board retirees returning to North Carolina.

    Executive Director-Treasurer Milton Hollifield Jr. said, "This reserve will provide additional funding for strategic efforts to impact lostness through disciple-making ... as we seek to capitalize on the expertise of IMB missionaries who are returning to the United States." Read More

  • N.C. increases CP, affirms immigrant ministry

    by Seth Brown/Biblical Recorder , posted Thursday, November 12, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    GREENSBORO, N.C.(BP) -- North Carolina Baptists approved an increase to their Cooperative Program budget and affirmed a resolution addressing ministry among immigrants during their annual meeting Nov. 2-3 in Greensboro.

    A total of 1,518 messengers, plus 234 guests, rallied around this year's theme, "Echo: Reproducing Gospel Life in Others." The theme was taken from 2 Timothy 2:2 that describes how making disciples is a recurring process that is passed from one person to another and continues for generations: "what you have heard from me ... entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." Read More

  • N.C. Baptists affirm marriage

    by Staff, posted Thursday, November 20, 2014 (3 years ago)

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP) -- The month following a federal judge's ruling that North Carolina's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, messengers to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina's annual meeting adopted a resolution expressing their support for traditional marriage. Read More