Volunteer carpenters frame up Three Rivers Association building

Three Rivers Baptist Association is building a new mission center. Recently, more than 100 volunteer carpenters from all over South Carolina converged in Greer to frame the building. The 5,000-square-foot mission center will house offices, meeting rooms, a conference center, disaster relief trailers and other outreach supplies. The two acres of land were donated by […]

Three Rivers Association breaks ground on mission center

On June 1, Three Rivers Baptist Association broke ground on a 5,000-square-foot mission center. The center will house offices, meeting rooms, a conference center, disaster relief trailers and other outreach supplies. Much of the construction of the building will take place during July with volunteer carpenters from around South Carolina. The two acres of land […]

Associational teams ‘investigate’ VBS 2014

Associational teams from around the state gathered for the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s state Vacation Bible School clinic at Spring Valley Baptist Church on Feb. 15 to begin “investigating” this year’s theme. The clinic focused on preparing leaders to use LifeWay’s 2014 VBS materials, “Agency D3: Discover, Decide, Defend,” based on an investigative agency theme. […]

Greenville Assoc. DOM search committee plans listening session

The search committee charged with finding a new director of missions for Greenville Baptist Association will host a listening session Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Mauldin First Baptist Church. Former Greenville Association DOM Ron Davis retired at the end of 2013. The listening session is intended for those holding church and association leadership positions. […]

Martha Franks residents, Laurens Assoc. reach out to homeless

Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community residents — in conjunction with Laurens Baptist Association — recently made “plarn” for crocheting mats for the homeless. A large group of seniors from Martha Franks, led by Kay Leagans of Laurens Association, cut plastic bags into strips to make balls of “plarn” (or plastic yarn), which are then used to crochet the mats […]

Greenville DOM Ron Davis retires Dec. 31

Ron Davis, director of missions for Greenville Baptist Association since 1997, will retire Dec. 31. In a letter to the association’s executive committee last May, Davis said it has been a “joy and privilege” to serve the association for the past 16 years. He also praised the association’s “capable and passionate” staff. Greenville Association is […]

Children go ‘All Out’ for state missions at Waccamaw Association

Children, youth, and adults from churches within Waccamaw Baptist Association began the 2013 Season of Prayer for State Missions by “Going All Out” at Myrtle Beach State Park on Sept. 7. Ken Owens, South Carolina Baptist Convention collegiate ministry director, led the activities of the event sponsored by Waccamaw Woman’s Missionary Union. Food, fun, activities, […]

Refugee returns to Florence after 38 years to say thanks

Written by Amanda Phifer Naomi Lowe never meant to become an adoptive mother when she agreed to coordinate the sponsorship of two Vietnamese refugee families 38 years ago. Officially, she never did adopt. But try telling that to the children of those families, one of whom drove from Houston, Texas, to Florence, S.C., recently simply […]

SCBC Nominations Committee, Committee on Committees release 2013 reports

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE Recommendations of the Nominations Committee must be approved by vote at the 2013 meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. If approved, terms begin Jan. 1, 2014.  Craig Thompson, pastor at Malvern Hill Baptist Church, Camden, is chairman. *non-church employee #unexpired term EXECUTIVE BOARD Terms to expire Dec. 31, 2018 Aiken *Jim Schiele, […]