N.C. exec supports 50/50 CP split
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)–North Carolina Baptists’ top administrator declared his support for moving the state convention to a 50-50 allocation of Cooperative Program funds with the Southern Baptist Convention “over a protracted period” in his address during the BSCNC annual meeting in Greensboro. At the same time, Milton Hollified, executive director of the Baptist State Convention […]
Jackson voices concerns about GCR; Endel, Traylor & Wright reactions mixed
RALEIGH, N.C. (BP)–Alabama pastor and Southern Baptist Convention presidential candidate Jimmy Jackson made a two-stop campaign tour in North Carolina in early June harboring “serious concerns” about potential negative effects on the Southern Baptist Convention if the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force recommendations are approved by messengers to the SBC annual meeting June 15 in […]
Panel recaps GCR prior to May 3 report
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Southern Baptists in the future will mark their 2010 annual meeting as the beginning of a Great Commission Resurgence in the same way they refer to 1979 as the start of the conservative resurgence that changed the face of the convention, panelists said during a Great Commission Resurgence discussion at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary April 28.
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Norman Jameson on new name for SBC giving
GCR terminology a CP disaster RALEIGH, N.C. (BP)–The irony of life in the Southern Baptist corral is that for most of the past 30 years Southern Baptists have elected to national leadership men who did not demonstrate deep-seated, heartfelt, convictional support of the Southern Baptist Convention. Being a convention with a majority of small churches, […]
N.C. Baptists pare budget by $5M
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)–North Carolina Baptists approved a budget $4.8 million smaller than 2009, while increasing the percentage of Cooperative Program funds forwarded to ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention during their Nov. 9-11 annual meeting in Greensboro. Attendance of 2,055 messengers and guests was 13 percent below the previous year, which was itself the smallest […]
Uncertain times disrupt churches
RALEIGH, N.C. (BP)--Uncertain times bring anxiety into the church and, as Wayne Oakes has observed, the conflict that often results can be traced to loss of control.
Investigator: Background checks ‘crucial’
RALEIGH, N.C. (BP)--A church is "foolish" not to conduct background checks on employees and children's workers, an investigator and former police officer says.
WRAP-UP: N.C. Baptists vote to cease WMU funding
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--After lots of discussion, a smaller crowd of messengers than anticipated changed the face of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina during their Nov. 12-14 annual meeting in Greensboro.
Milton Hollifield elected to lead N.C. convention
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (BP)--In nearly a full house at one of their largest churches, North Carolina Baptists elected Milton A. Hollifield Jr. as their executive director-treasurer during an April 11 special meeting.
FIRST-PERSON Like snapping one’s fingers, a son goes off to college
THOMASVILLE, N.C. (BP)–Shuffling down the hallway in the early morning, the glistening blue of Nathan’s freshly polished truck in the driveway arrested my sight through the window.The little truck represents a promise I made to each of the kids that if they ever earned a full college scholarship, I would get them a vehicle to […]