How does your church protect children from abuse?

The Childhood Ministry Group of the South Carolina Baptist Convention recommends that all churches take measures to make sure children are protected from abuse in the church. Basic steps might include something as simple as making sure there are always two adults in the room, according to Sue Harmon, associate director of the SCBC Childhood Ministry […]

‘The Shared Spouse’

Julie Cannon — a preacher’s kid, pastor’s wife and mom — knows firsthand what it is like to share her husband with everyone else in the church. To that end, she has written “The Shared Spouse: A Six-Week Devotional for Ministry Families,” designed to offer biblically based encouragement to ministry families. “In ministry, if you […]

‘The ABC’s of Healthy Living’

Sara Burton, a retired teacher and registered nurse, has employed the talents of her grandchildren, great-nieces and great-nephews to illustrate “The ABC’s of Healthy Living. The book, which features original full-color art drawn by the children, offers a healthy-living tip to correspond with each letter of the alphabet. The book was designed by Burton’s nephew, […]

‘The Words of Jesus’

Wayne Dickard, pastor of Siloam Baptist Church in Easley and a former president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, has written a devotional study from the Gospel of Matthew, “The Words of Jesus.” The book draws from a year-long series of sermons that focus on Jesus’ words as found in Matthew’s account. Dickard said preparing […]

Wife tells missionary’s story in ‘Trophy of Grace’

Retired missionary Jean Phillips of Laurens has written “Trophy of Grace,” a book about her late husband, Gene Phillips, who served with her for more than 40 years as a Southern Baptist missionary in Zimbabwe. After retirement from the mission field, the couple moved to Camden and were active members of First Baptist Church. They […]

Myrtle Beach missionary honored for ministry to homeless

A Myrtle Beach woman has been honored for her ministry to homeless people. Carol Stallings, a member of Myrtle Beach First Baptist Church, received the 2014 Citizen Aiding Law Enforcement award by the Grand Strand Optimist Club on May 8. Stallings serves as the director of the Swash Park ministry to the homeless, and she […]

SCBC’s Monty Hale publishes ‘By the Stream’

A new book by Monty Hale, director of pastoral ministries for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, is directed toward ministers of the gospel who may have lost the passion for their calling. In “By the Stream” (2014, Tate Publishing, $10.99), Hale says that most ministers have experienced a time in the desert. He describes how […]

South Carolina church is Southern Baptist Convention’s largest

A South Carolina church with multiple campuses tops the list of the largest SBC churches in the nation, according to Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. NewSpring Church, based in Anderson, has more than 27,000 people in attendance each Sunday at its 10 South Carolina campuses. […]

Resolutions for annual meeting due by Oct. 11

Resolutions to be considered at the 2014 South Carolina Baptist Convention annual meeting are due by midnight Oct. 11. Submissions must include the author’s name, address, email address, daytime and cell phone numbers, and church (with address). Resolutions for this year’s annual meeting, Nov. 11-12 at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia, should be sent to […]