Courier staff wins writing awards

Baptist Courier writers garnered three awards March 14 from the South Carolina Press Association. Editor Rudy Gray received a first-place award for “Remember to Care,” an op-ed piece published in August 2014 that recounted the tragedy of Jeffrey Baldwin, a 5-year-old Canadian boy who died from septic shock and pneumonia caused by prolonged starvation while […]

Upstate pastor publishes ‘Five First Words of Jesus’

In a new book, “Five First Words of Jesus,” Schuyler Peterson examines the earliest statements on record from the Savior of the world. “In these phrases, we discover the keys to understanding his mission as well as our own place and destiny in the world,” said Peterson, senior pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg. […]

Lander BCM celebrates 29 years of partnerships in local community

For the past 29 years, the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Lander University in Greenwood has consistently partnered with local churches in ministry. The most longstanding partnership has been with Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, the school’s closest neighbor, but the student ministry has also served in almost all of the South Carolina Baptist churches in its […]

Ruth Graham speaks at Charleston Southern University

Ruth Graham, author, speaker and daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, spoke in chapel at Charleston Southern University on March 18. She used the example of the Apostle Paul to illustrate an effective life. Paul had many experiences and was broken but not defeated. “Paul admired the toughness of the military and athletes,” she said. “He went […]

Seniors sing once again at beachside choir festival

Senior-adult singers gathered at Springmaid Resort in Myrtle Beach Feb. 22-23 to sing God’s praise. The South Carolina Baptist Senior Adult Choir Festival brought them together from 11 churches, large and small, for the first Senior Adult Choir Festival in at least eight years. Participants unanimously called for it to return as an annual offering. […]

SCBC Creative Ministries Festival grows in 2015

The South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Creative Ministries Festival convened March 7 for a day of training and sharing in Camden. Sponsored by the SCBC Worship & Music Office, the event included 158 participants and faculty, an increase from last year’s 108 attendees. On Saturday morning and afternoon, classes in puppetry, clowning, drama, creative movement, discipleship […]

RLI: A Blueprint for Discipleship and Multiplying Leaders

The South Carolina Baptist Convention is partnering with The Church at Cherrydale in Greenville in support of an original discipleship model that is designed to develop and multiply church leadership. The Renewal Leadership Institute process begins with identifying existing leaders from within the church, provides intentional discipleship under the leadership of mentors, and integrates these […]

Singing Churchmen seeking scholarships for younger members

See also: On Mission: Singing Churchmen to share the gospel in Ohio The Singing Churchmen of South Carolina are looking for a few good men — younger men, to be exact — and they’re hoping South Carolina Baptists will help fund scholarships to defray the costs of joining the 90-member choral and missions organization. “We […]

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 […]