On Mission: Singing Churchmen to share the gospel in Ohio

See also: Singing Churchmen seeking scholarships for younger members The upcoming spring tour for the South Carolina Baptist Singing Churchmen will take members of the choral group to Cleveland, Ohio, where they will spend nearly a week performing and spreading the gospel. Comprised of worship pastors and music ministers from South Carolina Baptist churches, the […]

Anderson church sews ‘Little Dresses’ for African girls

The women of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Anderson have sewn and donated 47 “pillowcase dresses” for the non-profit organization, Little Dresses for Africa. Church members hope the dresses will encourage young girls, many of whom may be considered of little value within their cultures, to believe they are worthwhile. They also hope the dresses may open the door for children to hear […]

Union congregations come together for joint worship services

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church, both of Union, held joint services on the second and fourth Sundays in March at their respective churches. The annual event is designed to foster closer bonds between the two congregations and to bring together people who love Christ for the purpose of worshiping him.

Five Forks Church commissions ‘Stephen ministers’

Five Forks Baptist Church of Simpsonville recently commissioned 12 “Stephen ministers” into the service of assisting the staff in providing consistent, quality, one-to-one care for hurting people. The new lay ministers received more than 50 hours of training since last fall, equipping them to provide support for people in need. Stephen ministers seek to serve people experiencing […]

Churches reach neighbors through ‘Dream Center’

The neighborhood is not unique. In fact, it’s like many others in towns all across the state. Most locals drive by it every day without so much as a second glance. About 275 families call this neighborhood home. Most of them live in single- or double-wide trailers. Many struggle economically, and some don’t speak English. […]

State Evangelism Conference zeroes in on ‘ministry evangelism’

Speakers at the 2015 State Evangelism Conference, held Feb. 18-19 at Beach Church in Myrtle Beach, challenged participants to serve others and, in doing so, share the gospel. “Ministry evangelism is about serving first [and] being action-oriented and vocal in our evangelism,” said Lee Clamp, director of the Evangelism Group of the South Carolina Baptist […]

Viewpoint: Small is the ‘new big’

Writer: Chuck Kelley EDITOR’S NOTE: Chuck Kelley is president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. This may seem like a silly question, but do you know who Southern Baptists are? When asked that question, many people will think in terms of our theology and doctrine. We believe in the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture. We […]