100-plus saved at ‘little country church’

More than 100 people have experienced salvation at little Rice’s Creek Baptist Church near Liberty over the past eight months. Pastor Tim Porter says the explanation is simple: “The Gospel always works.” “I’ve basically preached salvation for eight months,” said Porter, who became pastor at Rice’s Creek earlier this year when the church was averaging […]

A Call to Men to Confront Domestic Violence

You’re the pastor, and you suspect that one of your deacons — a respected family man and a person of some influence in your church — is abusing his wife. You’ve seen some warning signs, but you can’t be sure. You don’t want to believe it could be possible — not in your church. In […]

SCBC Future Vision Committee: Keep less money in state, send more to international missions

(Updated Aug. 31, 3015 to include the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina among the South Carolina Baptist Convention institutions that currently receive Cooperative Program funding.) A committee charged with developing a master plan for the future cooperative work of South Carolina Baptist Convention churches is recommending that half of all Cooperative Program dollars go toward […]

Son of Charleston church shooting victim: ‘Love is always stronger than hate’

Less than 24 hours after his mother died at the hands of an assassin during a church prayer meeting, Charleston Southern University sophomore Chris Singleton stood before TV cameras and declared that “love is always stronger than hate.” Flanked by coaches and teammates, Singleton, who plays baseball at CSU, thanked his teammates for their “amazing” […]

Singing Churchmen seeking scholarships for younger members

See also: On Mission: Singing Churchmen to share the gospel in Ohio The Singing Churchmen of South Carolina are looking for a few good men — younger men, to be exact — and they’re hoping South Carolina Baptists will help fund scholarships to defray the costs of joining the 90-member choral and missions organization. “We […]

Baucham: Believing the Bible is a matter of reason

When it comes to believing what the Bible says, it isn’t necessary to accept it just on blind faith, says Voddie Baucham. “The fact that we have a Bible mitigates against the idea of blind faith,” says Baucham, a noted Christian apologist, author, conference speaker and pastor of preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in […]

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 […]

SCBC 2014: With resolutions, S.C. Baptists endorse biblical marriage, decry Christian persecution

Editor’s note: Full-text versions of the resolutions adopted Nov. 11 by SCBC messengers can be read here. South Carolina Baptist Convention messengers adopted a slate of resolutions Nov. 11 reaffirming support for biblical marriage, urging elected officials to combat Christian persecution, and encouraging congregations to become more vigilant in protecting victims of abuse and neglect. […]