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 […]

Part-time pastor named top leader among small churches

Juan Molina, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Alpha y Omega in Landrum, was named Small Church Pastor of the Year during the November meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Originally from Mexico, Molina immigrated to the U.S. and began working in construction. While in Florida, he was invited to church services, and his life was […]

Mental health advisory group seeks input from Southern Baptist churches

“I was depressed and felt all alone, even though I was surrounded by people.” “When I was diagnosed with depression, I felt as though I finally understood why I felt alone,” said one man after seeking help through his doctor. “However,” he continued, “I still was afraid of telling anyone in my church about my […]

SCBC unveils transitional worship pastor ministry

Responding to an “overwhelming need in our churches,” the Worship & Music Office of the South Carolina Baptist Convention in October 2014 launched a transitional worship pastor ministry. In adapting LifeWay Christian Resource’s transitional pastor manual, Mark Powers, director of the SCBC Worship & Music Office, worked with Monty Hale, SCBC Pastoral Ministries director, to […]