Retired missionary publishes first novel

Jean Phillips has released her seventh book but first novel, “Light in the Darkness,” a story of how the light of Jesus dispels spiritual darkness in a rural district in Zimbabwe. Phillips and her late husband, Gene, served for more than 40 years as Southern Baptist missionaries in Zimbabwe and other southern African countries. She […]

State CP giving ahead of last year’s pace

Cooperative Program gifts from South Carolina Baptist Convention churches are $250,408 ahead of last year’s pace but 4.44 percent below budgeted needs through the first three months of 2016. Through March, churches forwarded $6,808,525 to the SCBC, $316,474 short of budgeted needs, according to figures released by Pam Carroll, the SCBC’s chief financial officer. In […]

Praying for the Persecuted Church Through Operation Orange Ribbon

Most of us were shocked when we saw the video of orange-clad Coptic Christians kneeling in their last moments just before being beheaded by ISIS. We were alarmed when we heard about the Muslim terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapping 276 girls from their dorms at a school in Nigeria. Christians today continue to be persecuted, […]

SCBC Executive Board seeking buyer for White Oak Conference Center

After lengthy and often passionate debate over the future of White Oak Conference Center near Winnsboro, the Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention voted overwhelmingly to “authorize the Properties Committee [of the board] to work with the executive director-treasurer to pursue finding buyers for White Oak Conference Center.” The discussion and vote occurred […]

National preaching conference set for May 17-19 in D.C.

Some of the nation’s most well-known preachers will gather in suburban Washington, D.C., May 17-19 for the 25th annual session of the National Conference on Preaching, sponsored by the College of Christian Studies at Anderson University and Preaching magazine. The theme of the 2016 conference is “Preaching and the Public Square.” Featured speakers at the […]

SummerSalt impacts lives; reveals ministry plans to staffers

Registration for the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s 2016 SummerSalt was sold out in early March, a record for the summer youth camp. Staff members anticipate 3,000 students will attend this year’s camps, held at White Oak Conference Center near Winnsboro. “This is the third year in a row that SummerSalt has been sold out, but […]

Free event at NGU examines dynamics of church conflicts

North Greenville University will present “The Dynamics of Church Conflicts and Avoiding Forced Termination” April 20 at 12:15 p.m. The event is free to the public and will be held in the Craft/Hemphill building. Monty Hale, director of pastoral ministries for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, will lead the session. For more information, contact Frankie […]

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. The deadline for receiving recommendations is July 7. The forms for recommending individuals can be viewed and printed from the following links: […]

NGU announces purchase of building for graduate school and undergraduate online college

North Greenville University has purchased the former Ryan’s corporate office building in Greer. The 31,000-square-foot-building will house the university’s T. Walter Brashier Graduate School and College of Adult Professional Studies. The sale of the building, located at 405 Lancaster Ave., to NGU was effective March 11. The acquisition includes the office building, along with more than 10 acres […]