Partridge is summer children’s minister at Heath Springs

Maggie Partridge, a senior at North Greenville University, is serving as children’s ministry leader at Heath Springs Baptist Church in Moriah Association. Partridge is from Lincolnton, Ga., and is pursuing an interdisciplinary major in early childhood education and Christian studies

Fairfax First Baptist holds ‘Camp Impact’ to reach minority community

Fairfax First Baptist Church is hosting a new summer camp aimed at reaching minority students in Allendale County. “We are calling it Camp Impact, and are praying that God will use this bold step for us to step out in outreach to impact our community,” said pastor David Janaro. “Our county consistently ranks at the […]

Multiplication ‘part of the DNA’ of Mt. Pleasant church plant

The Church at LifePark is located several miles from its founding church, First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant. In just a few years’ time, LifePark has seen about 600 baptisms and welcomes 1,700 people a week to worship services. The young church has put down roots in a growing community, implemented a strong ministry transitioning […]

Pastors are getting older, delaying retirement

America’s pastors aren’t getting any younger. There are now more pastors over age 65 than under 40, a demographic shift over the past three generations that portends major challenges for the future church as baby boomer pastors age and die. According to a recent study by the Barna Group, the median age of Protestant pastors […]

Senior adult beach retreat set for Sept. 25-29

The 2017 Springmaid Beach Retreat for senior adults is set for Sept. 25-29, and organizers Clyde and Jane Porter are encouraging interested folks to sign up now. The event, which offers Bible teaching and music mixed with sightseeing, dining, shopping and live music shows, has attracted upwards of 700 people in the past. Bible teachers […]

‘Say Something Nice’ on June 4

The 11th annual “Say Something Nice” Sunday, when Christians of all denominations are encouraged to foster harmony and goodwill, will be observed June 4. The movement began at Charleston First Baptist Church and was later adopted by other denominations and Christian organizations. Free materials for observing the day are available at by clicking on […]

Boomers’ Retirement Prospects Not Like Their Parents

Baby boomers, those Americans born between 1946 and 1964, are retiring at a rate of about 10,000 a day. On average, members of this group, comprising approximately 79 million people, feel nine years younger than their actual ages. The boomer generation has changed society at every juncture of its developmental life, and it is predicted […]

SCBC’s Ramsey offers website-building help to churches

Maybe your church lacks a website, or it’s a few years old and in need of an update. If so, Judy Ramsey, website strategist for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, stands ready to assist. Ramsey, an 11-year staff member with the SCBC’s communications group, is available to help churches develop or enhance their online communication […]

Women of Calvary Church in Donalds make dresses for Mayan girls

Led by WMU director Sonya Sheppard of Calvary Baptist Church in Donalds, women in the church came together in May to sew 110 dresses from material donated by church members. Sheppard and two others will travel to Guatemala in July to distribute the dresses to Mayan girls, along with salvation cross necklaces made by the […]