Influences outside North America will shape future worship, scholar says

Influences outside North America will have a large impact on how Christians will worship in the future, a prolific author and seminary president said at the John A. Hamrick Lectureship held Jan. 18-19 at First Baptist Church of Charleston. David Dockery, president of Trinity International University in Chicago and former president of Union University in […]

Baptist Foundation awards grant to NGU Intercultural Studies program

North Greenville University has received a $15,000 grant from the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina in support of its Intercultural Studies degree program. Intercultural Studies majors are required each May and June to participate in a supervised international field immersion experience. In the past, North Greenville students have travelled to East Asia and to Eastern […]

‘Worry’ now available as 8-part video teaching series

Courier Publishing has released an eight-part study on the subject of worry that can be used by small groups or Bible-study classes in churches. Authored by Courier editor Rudy Gray, “Worry: The Silent Killer” offers a scriptural approach to dealing with worry, an affliction that Gray argues is curable even though it affects most people, […]

NGU mission teams serve in North America, around the world

North Greenville University sent out two international mission teams and one North America team over Christmas break. The international teams traveled to South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, and the North America team served in Cleveland, Ohio. Pictured are members of the group that traveled to Cleveland in partnership with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

Skip Owens retires from CSU staff

James W. “Skip” Owens has retired as director of denominational relations at Charleston Southern University. The 1976 CSU graduate had served his alma mater since 2001 and was previously a pastor in South Carolina. He is a former president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and has served as a trustee at CSU and at […]

David Dockery to speak at Charleston’s Hamrick Lectureship

David Dockery, president of Trinity International University, will be the featured speaker Jan. 18-19 for the 20th annual John A. Hamrick Lectureship at First Baptist Church of Charleston. Dockery previously served for 18 years as president of Union University in Jackson, Tenn. He has also served as chief academic officer at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, […]

McDowell brings Connie Maxwell relationships to new position

Debbie McDowell, the new director of volunteer services at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, is no stranger to her latest surroundings. Her home church, Temple Baptist in Ninety Six, supported the children’s home throughout McDowell’s life. In Greenwood’s schools, McDowell taught and coached many Connie Maxwell children. One of those students is now her coworker. McDowell […]

New Courier Publishing website is active

A new website is up and running for Courier Publishing ( and offers resources for both writers and readers of books. The website serves as an online bookstore for Courier Publishing titles and features a secure online ordering process. The site also provides information for any writer interested in having his or her book professionally […]

ACF recognizes NGU in top 50 Best Online Christian Colleges for 2015

Affordable Colleges Foundation (ACF), a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information, recently published a new national list of the Best Online Christian Colleges 2014-2015. North Greenville University was ranked 17th out of its top 50.   According to ACF, schools included in the rankings not only have clear and active Christian affiliations, but […]

Upward Sports supports NGU sports ministry

North Greenville University recently received a second $25,000 gift from Spartanburg-based Upward Sports, which will be used for scholarships and administrative costs in training and educating students in its sport ministry degree program. Upward Sports’ first gift to the program was in August 2013. Gregg Wisecarver, vice president of Upward University; Cheney Robinson, leadership development associate; and […]