Churches reach neighbors through ‘Dream Center’

The neighborhood is not unique. In fact, it’s like many others in towns all across the state. Most locals drive by it every day without so much as a second glance. About 275 families call this neighborhood home. Most of them live in single- or double-wide trailers. Many struggle economically, and some don’t speak English. […]

State Evangelism Conference zeroes in on ‘ministry evangelism’

Speakers at the 2015 State Evangelism Conference, held Feb. 18-19 at Beach Church in Myrtle Beach, challenged participants to serve others and, in doing so, share the gospel. “Ministry evangelism is about serving first [and] being action-oriented and vocal in our evangelism,” said Lee Clamp, director of the Evangelism Group of the South Carolina Baptist […]

Viewpoint: Small is the ‘new big’

Writer: Chuck Kelley EDITOR’S NOTE: Chuck Kelley is president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. This may seem like a silly question, but do you know who Southern Baptists are? When asked that question, many people will think in terms of our theology and doctrine. We believe in the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture. We […]

Anderson County churches unite for evangelism rally

A group of cooperating churches in Anderson County has scheduled a countywide evangelism rally at Anderson University on March 2. Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, will preach at the 7 p.m. service, which will be held in the school’s Henderson Auditorium. Music will be led by Joe Hopkins, dean of […]

Cooperative Program giving from South Carolina Baptist churches improves in 2014

Although the South Carolina Baptist Convention fell short of meeting its 2014 budget, gifts from churches to the Cooperative Program were up for the year. Churches forwarded $27,625,409 toward the state convention’s $28.5 million CP budget in 2014. Although CP gifts were 3.07 percent below budgeted amounts, South Carolina Baptists gave $279,669 more than they […]