Pastors from S.C. train Taiwan pastors in relational discipleship

Editor’s note: Last names have been omitted for reasons relating to security. A team of three South Carolina Baptist pastors returned Feb. 10 from Taiwan, where they led an eight-day relational discipleship training for native pastors. With the help of translators, the team trained 61 people from 14 churches using Immersion materials. It is the […]

More than a conference, IMPACT 2018 is a ‘Call to Action’

With a reported 2 billion people across the planet with little or no access to the gospel, South Carolina Baptist pastors and staff members met to discover how they can lead their churches to send people across the street and around the world to share the hope of Jesus. About 800 participated in IMPACT 2018, […]

Students proclaim: ‘God belongs on my campus’

The students of Francis Marion University’s Baptist Collegiate Ministry have a message for their school: “God belongs on my campus.” What started as a small group’s outreach effort several years ago has turned into an event-based experience open to all who are part of Francis Marion’s diverse student population. “It’s a strong statement to say, […]

Rural church provides fire-safety outreach in community

First Bethany Baptist Church in McCormick is using fire-safety home visits to share God’s love. The church is active in South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief, and several members are former or current volunteer fire fighters. But it is their passion for serving the needs among the lost with simple, life-saving assistance that led to the […]

God moved ‘non-stop for 2 months’ through community revival

No one could have anticipated how God would move when Frontline Biker Church in Kershaw approached five pastors from the area to preach during their summer revival. Each week the experience picked up steam, changed locations, and moved into the pastors’ churches. In all, the community revival lasted nine weeks and saw more than 750 […]

Lexington Church prayer ministry supports expectant mothers

It was Tiffany Sobjak’s first pregnancy, and the unknowns made her nervous. She joined the Cradle Care ministry at Lexington Baptist Church, which meant she had a team of women praying for her and her unborn baby, along with a mentor who stayed in contact with her throughout the pregnancy. The support was especially meaningful […]

SCBC Executive Board holds Dec. meeting, elects officers

Tommy Kelly, pastor of Varnville First Baptist Church, was elected chairman of the Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention at the board’s Dec. 7 winter meeting in Columbia. Kelly, who served as SCBC president in 2015, will serve with vice chairman Randy Kirby, worship pastor at Simpsonville First Baptist Church, and secretary Cindy […]

Reading mentor joins ‘stick figure’ family portrait

During the school year, pastor Steve Burnette spends time every week with his “reading buddy” at a local elementary school. “It’s amazing how you can become a strong voice in these children’s lives [by being] an adult who cares and demonstrates love to them just 30 minutes a week,” said Burnette. Burnette’s church, First Baptist […]