Virtual Sending Alternative for Summer Mission Experiences

Erin Todd is a rising sophomore at Lander University. The psychology major had planned to serve with a Baptist Collegiate Ministry student missions team in Denver, Colo., this summer, but is learning to love that city and its people from a distance. She said the team’s weekly virtual meetings are providing a platform for the […]

S.C. volunteers reach refugees in Greece with gospel

During 2O19, South Carolina Baptist volunteers developed a greater understanding of the plight of refugees. Tom Hilliard* and Brett May*, two of the state’s volunteers, spent a month ministering to refugees crowded into a camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Their service was arranged through South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Missions Mobilization office. Hilliard and […]

SCBC accepting recommendations for boards, committees

The South Carolina Baptist Convention is accepting recommendations for persons to serve on the state denomination’s standing committees, on the boards of trustees of the convention’s institutions, and on the SCBC Executive Board. Deadlines for receiving recommendations are July 2 for the Executive Board and for trustees, and July 6 for committees. Recommendation forms can be accessed at […]

SCBC messengers approve budget, adopt resolutions

Messengers to the 197th annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention on Tuesday adopted a budget and approved resolutions during the opening session of their two-day assembly at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia. At 10:40 a.m., there were 511 registered messengers in attendance, representing the state convention’s 2,100-plus churches. Messengers adopted a Cooperative Program […]

After 35 years, Camp La Vida continues decades of WMU camping ministry

Since opening in 1983, Camp La Vida, near Winnsboro, has served South Carolina Baptists as a missions discipleship camp for 35 years. This year, more than 1,300 campers, girls and boys ages 2nd-12th grades, are expected to attend one of 10 sessions scheduled for June and July. The camp is owned and operated by South […]

First Baptist Church of North Augusta partners with local school

Dena Riley was thrilled when she and two others attended a South Carolina Baptist Convention “Heart 4 Schools” seminar last year. First Baptist Church of North Augusta, where Dena serves as director of children’s ministries, already had a relationship with area schools, providing shoes for students through a Laces of Love project. The Heart 4 […]