Dickard wins academic, leadership awards at Southwestern Seminary

Daniel Dickard,  a native of South Carolina, has received the 2015 LifeWay Pastoral Leadership Award and the G.R. and Jessie Klempnauer Memorial Academic Award at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The LifeWay award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement as a graduating theology student preparing for pastoral ministry. Last year, Dickard was awarded the Al […]

President’s Perspective: Senior adults are an untapped resource

Since being elected president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, I have had the privilege of speaking in nine different South Carolina Baptist churches. These congregations vary in size, location and economic background, yet they all possess a valuable resource that is often underutilized. Senior citizens are too often seen as an unappreciated resource. Within […]

Women experience community evangelism at GO Conference

The 2015 GO Conference was held April 17-18 at First Baptist Church, Spartanburg. Women from across the state were invited to learn new ministry and evangelism tools, then immediately put them to use in the local community. “The focus of the GO Conference was for participants to build relationships with those they encounter in order […]

Annie Eveleigh named director of advancement at SCBMA

Annie K. Eveleigh has joined the staff of South Carolina Baptist Ministries for the Aging as director of advancement. She comes to SCBMA with almost 20 years of experience in nonprofit fund development. She is a native of Columbia and a graduate of Columbia College. She and her husband, Francis, are members of First Baptist […]

At CSU, Dockery advocates rebuilding community on Christian campuses

David Dockery, president of Trinity International University, was the speaker for the annual Lens conference at Charleston Southern University, hosted by the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership. Dockery, speaking on spiritual, theological and character formation, said one of the key issues facing Christian higher education is the need to rebuild community on campuses. We live […]

World’s unreached people groups can be found right here in South Carolina

An event designed to identify and engage unreached people groups in South Carolina was held March 26-28 in Columbia. Jeff Dunson, of the International Mission Board’s American peoples affinity group, coached 53 participants to understand and identify unreached people groups living in the United States and then led teams to encounter various people groups living […]

State Cooperative Program giving trails budget

Through the first three months of 2015, giving from South Carolina Baptist churches through the Cooperative Program was nearly 8 percent below budgeted needs but slightly ahead of last year’s giving pace. Through March 2015, churches forwarded $6,558,117.66 in CP funds to the South Carolina Baptist Convention, according to Pam Carroll, SCBC chief financial officer. […]

Pastor, where do you find encouragement?

In a world where the majority of churches across the Southern Baptist Convention are plateaued or declining, where even faithful church members’ attendance is spotty, where congregations bog down in debates about things that don’t matter (like the carpet color for the fellowship hall), and where a Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest/ESPN culture often trumps mission, it is easy […]

Our May e-Edition Is Live!

Ten-thousand Americans retire every day. Senior adults represent the fastest-growing segment of the population. What does it mean for the Church? “Not since the days of Noah has God given a generation extended life, good health and adequate resources,” writes News Orleans Seminary president Chuck Kelley in our cover story. “The simple fact of senior […]