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 […]

SCBC Executive Board concludes year with restructuring, reports, election of 2017 officers

In 2017, the South Carolina Baptist Convention Executive Board committees will be organized in a way that provides seamless work with the state convention staff toward accomplishing the priorities of evangelism, missions mobilization, church revitalization, and church planting. Approval of the reorganization came at the board’s Dec. 8 meeting in Columbia. The new organization alongside […]

Plain and simple: Flood relief volunteers needed in 2017

To make it plain and simple, South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief needs churches to send missions volunteers for statewide service in the coming year. The effects of flooding in October 2015 are still being felt by dozens of Pee Dee residents, and disaster relief service has been complicated by the October 2016 flooding brought on […]