Executive Committee set for 2012by BSCNC Communications
The Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) met March 2 at Hollifield Leadership Center for a brief business meeting that included hearing committee and budget reports.
The March 2 meeting was the first regularly scheduled meeting for the newly elected 2012 Executive Committee (EC). Serving on the EC this year are:
Michael Barrett, President, Board of Directors; Phil Qualls, Vice President, Board of Directors; Mark Harris, President, BSCNC; C.J. Bordeaux, First Vice President, BSCNC; Timmy Blair, Second Vice President, BSCNC; Jimmy Adams, Chair, Business Services Committee; Todd Marlow, Chair, Church Planting and Missions Development Committee; Jon Hall, Chair, Communications Committee; Patrick Fuller, Chair, Congregational Services Committee; Rit Varriale, Chair, Christian Higher Education; Randy White, Chair, Evangelization Committee; Jarrod Scott, Chair, Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee; Wanda Dellinger, Chair, Christian Social Services Committee; Duane Kuykendall, President, Associational Missions Conference; Dana Hall, President, NC Baptist Men; Bartley Wooten, Chair, Articles and Bylaws Committee; Stan Welch, Chair, Budget Committee; Tracey Bolick, at-large; Mike Ivey, at-large; Sandy Marks, at-large; Rob Roberts, at-large.
Michael Barrett announced that he has appointed Debra Spalin and Bruce Cannon as new members of the Articles and Bylaws Committee. In addition, Barrett appointed Perry Brindley and Dwain Bouldin to the Budget Committee.
Patrick Fuller brought the Congregational Services report and shared that the “Looking at your church in 3-D” events begin March 20. These events seek to help lead pastors and church leaders through a Christ-centered process to discover, develop and deliver a strategy in order to be more effective in disciple-making. Event dates and details are available at www.ncbaptist.org/3d.
The church planting and missions development group asked the EC to pray for the Moldova mission trip March 9-19. Milton A. Hollifield, Jr., BSCNC executive director-treasurer, and 10 BSCNC staff will be participating in evangelistic rallies, leadership training conferences, children’s camps, food distribution and door-to-door witnessing.
The BSCNC began a partnership last year with the Baptist Union of Moldova. The goal is for at least one team of North Carolina Baptists to go into each of Moldova’s 33 districts in order to help strengthen churches and share the gospel with those who have never heard. For more information about the Moldova partnership visit www.ncbaptist.org/moldova.
The update from Christian Social Services focused on upcoming events related to North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM), North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH). In April, BCH begins its annual food drive with a goal of $350,000 worth of food. To get involved, visit www.bchfamily.org/support/foodroundup.
In May, North Carolina Baptists are encouraged to support the Mother’s Day Offering (www.mothersdayoffering.org) for Baptist Hospital. This offering helps patients in financial need pay their hospital bills.
On April 28, NCBAM, NC Baptist Men and Operation Inasmuch are partnering together for “Rampin Up,” a day devoted to building wheelchair ramps for aging adults.
Jarrod Scott reported that the Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee continues encouraging pastors to use this month to preach and teach on the biblical view of marriage. On May 8, North Carolina voters will decide whether or not an amendment to the state constitution will define marriage as the union between one man and one woman. “We’re praying for a grassroots movement, and we’re starting to see that,” Scott said. “We are encouraging churches to pray – that is an important first step.”
Under new business, the EC approved a church loan of $175,000 for River City Church in Hamptonville. River City is a church plant that started about two years ago.
Hollifield brought the financial report. He shared that Cooperative Program funds are $2,534,058.95, a total that is .92 percent ahead of last year at this time.
The next Executive Committee is scheduled for April 12 at the Baptist Building in Cary.