Sept. 22 ‘Shake It Up!’ missions event is for 1st-6th graders

A missions event for children in grades 1-6 will be held Sept. 22 at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood. “Shake It Up!” begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. and will be “an exciting day of hearing missionaries, making a craft, playing games, participating in a service project and getting a glimpse […]

Baptist summer camps share reports of gospel-changed lives

Summer is traditionally a time when families and schools take a break, but it is a busy and spiritually productive season for those who lead Christian youth camps. Over the last three months, Baptist-related summer camps in South Carolina reported attendance in excess of 18,000. In addition, more than 2,200 children and youth made personal […]

Robert Grant announces retirement from Baptist Foundation

Robert F. Grant Jr. has announced his retirement effective Aug. 31 after a ministry career spanning almost 50 years. Licensed to the ministry in 1969 and ordained in 1976, Grant served several churches before joining the South Carolina Baptist Convention staff in 1983. During his 31-year tenure with the convention, he served as director of […]

NGU president Gene Fant named 2018 Presidential Fellow

North Greenville University’s president Gene C. Fant Jr. was recently named a 2018 Presidential Fellow by the Acton Institute, a prominent think tank for faith, economics and community development. Founded in 1980, the Acton Institute explores the nexus between economic liberty and religious liberty.

Debut album to benefit Anderson University students abroad

Proceeds of a debut album from an Anderson-area contemporary Christian music artist are supporting Anderson University students participating in mission trips. Laurie Thompson, who serves as a journey coach for the AU College of Christian Studies and the South Carolina School of the Arts at AU, is celebrating the release of her debut album, “Jesus […]

NGU announces Agape English Language Institute partnership

North Greenville University has entered into a conditional admissions agreement with Agape English Language Institute. Agape provides English language education to international students. Associate vice president for adult and graduate academic services Tawana Scott said Agape’s mission aligns with NGU’s mission. “While a student is not required to be a Christian to attend either institution, […]

Connie Maxwell offers free foster care training series

Connie Maxwell Children’s Home is presenting a series of foster care training sessions for families and caregivers working with children who have experienced trauma. Trauma Academy consists of four monthly “semesters,” to be held at both Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville and Connie Maxwell in Greenwood. The free training is slated to begin in […]

Anderson University to sponsor ‘The Call’ conference Sept. 8

For the second year in a row, Anderson University is scheduled to host a one-day conference for people who have been called to Christian ministry or are exploring such a call. The event, known as The Call, will be on Saturday, Sept. 8, running from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featured speakers include Clayton King, […]

AU celebrates successful season of Crossroads Summer Camp

Anderson University’s partnership with Clayton King Ministries and its Crossroads Summer Camp continued to bear fruit in 2018, with thousands of campers participating during its five-week run on campus. All told, 805 people made first-time decisions to follow Jesus during the camp, and 518 responded to a call to ministry.  “Every single summer, I tell […]

Anderson University mourns death of former president Cordell Maddox

J. Cordell Maddox, who served as president of Anderson College (now Anderson University) from 1973 until 1977, died July 23. He was 86. Following his tenure at Anderson College, Maddox served as president of Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tenn., for 22 years until he retired in 1999. Current Anderson University president Evans P. Whitaker […]