CSU welcomes record number of students

As the new academic year begins at Charleston Southern University, faculty and staff are welcoming a record number of students — an 18 percent increase in new freshmen and a 5 percent increase in overall enrollment over fall 2014. “We are excited to welcome approximately 3,580 students to campus this fall,” said Debbie Williamson, vice […]

First Baptist Church of Greenville moves to the left of left

In May, First Baptist Church of Greenville, already known as a more liberal church, took a step even more to the left when it agreed on a nondiscriminatory policy that would allow gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgendered people not only to be members of the church, but to be ordained. The consensus statement of the […]

Greenville First Baptist Church’s stance on homosexuality challenged

The South Carolina Baptist Convention has asked a Greenville church to either reverse its decision to open marriage ceremonies, church membership and ordination to homosexuals or withdraw from the state convention. First Baptist Church, whose pastor in 1845 was elected the Southern Baptist Convention’s first president, voted to cease cooperation with the SBC in 1999, […]

Music: Baptist AllState seeks to double participation in teen ensembles

South Carolina Baptist AllState Choir, Orchestra, and Praise Team selects outstanding high school musicians by video audition to participate in a January 29-31 2016 weekend of training and inspiration at White Oak Conference Center. Mark Powers, Worship & Music Director for South Carolina Baptist Convention, has taken on the goal of doubling the participation in […]

Is your church looking for an interim worship leader/music director?

The Transitional Worship Pastor Ministry is available to SCBC churches needing an interim worship pastor/music director. Churches needing this help may call Mark Powers, director, SCBC Worship & Music, to receive résumés of available candidates in their region. Those interested in receiving the training and certification should contact markpowers@scbaptist.org for information on the worship track of the Transitional Pastor […]

Longtime Bible class teacher authors commentary: ‘The Journey’

Marvin Anderson, a retired dentist and longtime Bible class teacher, has released a new book, “The Journey,” a commentary addressing the entire scope of the Bible. Published by WestBow Press, Anderson’s book was developed as a result of his teaching a seven-year walk-through-the-Bible class at Burnsview Baptist Church in Greer, S.C. The book traces the progression […]

Attorney to present ‘God’s Courtroom’ at White Oak Conference Center

“You will one day stand trial in God’s courtroom. Are you prepared?” Attorney Bruce Kugler will be speaking on that topic at the Southeast Arabic Christian Conference at White Oak Conference Center near Winnsboro, S.C., Sept. 4-7. The conference is expected to draw people from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Florida. As […]

South Carolina Christians urged to attend Aug. 29 pro-family rally in Columbia

Churches across the Carolinas and surrounding states are rallying together on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in support of biblical marriage and religious liberty. The Office of Public Policy of the South Carolina Baptist Convention is calling upon Christians  in South Carolina to gather on the steps of the State House in Columbia. Voters in 36 states – including 78 percent in […]

State CP gifts trail budget needs through July

Cooperative Program gifts received from South Carolina Baptist Convention churches through July 2015 were 4.23 percent below budgeted needs for the year, according to a report released Aug. 11 by Pam Carroll, the SCBC’s chief financial officer. Churches forwarded $2,342,862.71 in CP gifts in July, bringing the total received since Jan. 1 to $15,921,088.25. The […]