Ragan joins Foundation staff as church relations representative

Steven L. Ragan joined the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina staff April 29 as church relations representative. In his role, Ragan will work directly with churches, primarily in the Upstate, to introduce pastors and church leadership to financial, legacy, and investment strategies to fund Great Commission ministries through the church, both today and in the […]

North Greenville launches Institute of Global Leadership

North Greenville University has announced the launch of the Institute of Global Leadership to facilitate student mobilization for short-term trips and develop academic programs in leadership, global studies, and related disciplines. The university named Allen McWhite as executive director and NGU alumna Erin Wolfe as the assistant director for the institute. McWhite will also serve […]

Ron Blue Center at Anderson to teach financial management

Anderson University recently established the Ron Blue Center, focusing on equipping students, faculty, staff and community leaders with biblically based leadership principles for financial management and stewardship.  “People of faith believe that everything we have is a gift from God and, thus, we don’t want to waste or mismanage our gifts,” said Evans Whitaker, president […]

Mohler to keynote 150th-year Courier celebration

On July 1, The Baptist Courier will be 150 years old! We are the oldest institution affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and are eagerly looking forward to a great time of inspiration and celebration on June 15 at The Embassy Suites on 670 Verdae Boulevard in Greenville. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of […]

At summer camp: Amazing adventures await, spiritual impact probable

Summer is just around the corner.  Do you know where your kids are going? From three bustling college campuses and a wooded conference center to laurel-laden mountain peaks and sandy seashores, tens of thousands of teens and children soon will be having some amazing adventures at one of South Carolina Baptists’ camps this summer.  Their […]

Dondi Costin: Unusual Name, Uncommon Passion & Commitment to Mission

Charleston Southern University’s new president has an unusual first name: Dondi. But it seems to fit, since Dondi Costin is not your typical university president. As one would expect, he’s been decorated with academic degrees — five master’s and two doctorates — and he has taught as a professor (of aerospace studies). Costin, however, is […]

NGU Greer campus to host Church & Non-Profit Law seminar

North Greenville University will host a Church & Non-Profit Law 101 seminar, a comprehensive overview to obtain a better understanding of employment, tax, insurance, fundraising, and other legal issues facing the local church or a religious non-profit. The seminar, “Walking Ministry Leadership through a Legal Audit,” will be offered May 1, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m,. at […]

Piper to speak for Upstate pastors at Anderson

Barnabas Piper will be the keynote speaker for the Upstate Pastors Network gathering Wednesday, April 10, at Anderson University. The program will feature campus worship at 10:10 a.m., a luncheon, and workshop by Piper on the topic “Curiosity and Ministry.” Campus worship is open to the public, but registration for the luncheon and workshop is […]

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 […]

CSU cuts ribbon on residence hall

Charleston Southern University held a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting for a new residence hall on March 26.  The three-story, 50,000-square-foot building offers amenities such as a community kitchen, personal study areas, communal meeting space, and spacious apartment-style suites. The residence hall, known informally as “The Suites,” opened to students March 1. Reflective of […]