Vision tour leads to new Boston partnership

When pastor Robin Fisher visited Boston and met church planter Stephen McDonald he learned that his church back home in rural northeast North Carolina may have more in common with the big...[more]


Markland named childhood ministry consultant

Cheryl Markland will begin Oct. 1 as childhood ministry consultant for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC). Markland comes to the BSCNC from First Baptist Church in...[more]


Believers learn keys to victory over sexual sin

Recent statistics point to an unprecedented rise of pornography addiction in the United States, especially among pastors.    By 2008, as many as 70-90 percent of men, 50 percent...[more]


UUPG training teaches ‘equip and release’

During a Bible study in Southeast Asia *James asked people to raise their hand if they had been persecuted for their faith. After no one raised their hand, he asked the question again, and...[more]


Spiritual awakening emphasis to highlight...

The 182nd annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) will be held Nov. 12-13 and include worship services, break out sessions and special related...[more]


Dudley Shoals ready to partner, reach Queens...

Receptivity to the gospel is low in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens, N.Y., where many people are disinterested or really do not want to talk at all about the gospel. In Forest...[more]


Youth weeks challenge students to apply God’s...

When Mary Beth McDowell went to Haiti earlier this year she saw for the first time what it means to really be in need. She saw people living in poverty and their desperate plea for...[more]


Deep Impact helps youth serve, share the gospel

After 15 years working in retail Dollie Noa was on the career path and on her way to becoming a top-level manager, with no thoughts of looking back. But before she could continue climbing...[more]


Association uses camp to teach God’s Word, show...

When Ashley Ricks graduates next May her attention will turn to wedding planning, moving and job searching, and for the first time in a long time her summer plans will not include Camp...[more]


N.C. collegiate ministries teach students to be...

Students at North Carolina’s oldest public university are learning that some things must change if they want to reach their campus with the gospel. For too long the event-driven, “come...[more]


Executive Committee approves committee...

The Executive Committee (EC) of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) met Thursday, August 16, via conference call for a brief meeting to hear and approve committee...[more]


Pastors learn to overcome their greatest...

Pastors spend much time helping couples navigate the ups and downs of marriage, but when it comes to their own marriages, they sometimes find it difficult to help themselves. Eddie...[more]


Happiness Retreat campers find joy, acceptance

Cindy Thomas attended her first Happiness Retreat one year ago when she came as a chaperone to three special needs children from Burkemont Baptist Church in Morganton. It was an...[more]


'Awaken' is focus of BSCNC annual meeting

North Carolina Baptists will be challenged to respond to the call for spiritual awakening during this year’s Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) annual meeting. The...[more]


Bivocational pastors find joy in serving,...

Bivocational pastors work long hours – some log 90 hours every week between two or more jobs. The long hours impact their families and their ministries, and make it difficult to find time...[more]


Acts 1:8 leaders focused on missions strategy,...

Southern Baptist Convention missions leaders are turning their attention to how they can help local churches carry out the Acts 1:8 Challenge initiative in practical ways that result in...[more]


Alexis: Doing missions, supporting missions,...

Missions keeps Alexis Baptist Church a lively and outward-focused congregation, said pastor Sandy M. Marks, and that means both going out to do missions and supporting missions...[more]


New initiative teaches students to be leaders...

The Holy Spirit’s presence so overwhelmed Hannah Davidson that she left the meeting and went to pray. On this night, she knew God was calling her to devote her life to full time...[more]


Executive Committee approves 2013 budget

The Executive Committee (EC) of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) met Thursday, July 12, to hear the proposed 2013 Cooperative Program budget and other reports. The...[more]


Living missionally for the gospel

Although Renee* lives in Raleigh, she often feels like she is on the international mission field and living in a different country. Her friends speak different languages and come from...[more]


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