How Churches Can Pray for Schools

When South Carolina schools dropped on the Nation’s Report Card from 39th to 47th place in literacy, the South Carolina Baptist Convention realized something must change. A major indicator of a child’s success in life is the ability to read on their grade level by the time they complete third grade. Recognizing this, the state […]

Mt. Zion sends 60 dresses to Ethiopia

The women of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Pamplico have created and sewed 60 dresses for distribution in Ethiopia. Spearheaded by WMU Director Joyce Poston, the project was named “Elsa’s Project” in honor of a girl in an orphanage in Addis Ababa. When Elsa received a dress several months ago, she commented, “I love my […]

Time for Resolutions and Nominees for Service Awards

Deadline for the E.A. McDowell award for individual service in politics, government and community affairs is Sept. 20. Each nomination should include a detailed listing of the nominee’s qualifications as well as an explanation of the person’s unique contributions. Full name, address, phone number, and church pastor should be given for the nominee and person […]

‘Walking with Giants’ recounts lives of strong Asian Christians

Over the course of more than three decades as Southern Baptist missionaries in South and Southeast Asia, Harry and Barbara Bush encountered scores of courageous people of that region who, fully and without hesitation, lifted up the banner of Jesus Christ in their homelands. Now, in his new book, “Walking with Giants: The New Testament […]

A Good Start for the School Year

As parents all across the state anticipate the start of a new school year, what can be done to ensure the greatest potential school experience for your children? A couple of psychologists listed 101 tips for kids and parents — too many to remember. Diana Davis, writing for LifeWay Christian Resources, has some suggestions for […]

Clamp Divinity School to launch 2 new degrees

Two new graduate degrees — the Master of Ministry Management and the Master of Divinity with Youth Ministry Concentration — are scheduled to launch this fall at Clamp Divinity School of Anderson University, trademarked as The Baptist Seminary of South Carolina. The Master of Ministry Management degree is the first of its kind in the […]

Teacher excited to see God working among her students

Ashley Bennett can’t wait for school to start this year … and she’s a middle school teacher! A veteran of 14 years at Woodruff Middle School, she’s looking forward to meeting her new crop of seventh graders. But Bennett is also the school’s Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s Huddle leader, and she’s eager to see the […]

SCBC names Scott Lee as chief administrator

The South Carolina Baptist Convention has named Scott Lee as its chief administrative officer, a newly created position that encompasses human resources and administrative needs related to denominational structure. Executive Director-Treasurer Gary Hollingsworth said the development of the CAO role is the fourth component of the convention’s Executive Leadership Team, which also includes the associate […]

NGU honors Hemphills for denominational service

Two long-time Southern Baptist laborers, Ken and Paula Hemphill, were honored at North Greenville University’s alumni and friends event at the Birmingham Zoo’s Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter in June. They received the inaugural Paula and Ken Hemphill Award for Denominational Service, recognizing their servant leadership in empowering kingdom growth among Southern Baptists. In presenting the award, […]

Stillwell named director of collegiate ministries

Chad Stillwell has been named as the new director of collegiate ministries for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. “We are thrilled to welcome Chad back to our South Carolina Baptist team. He is a proven leader with a great passion for reaching and mobilizing the next generation. His creativity, strategic mind, vast experience and previous […]