Statewide day of prayer planned in S.C.

Evangelicals from across the state of South Carolina plan to gather at the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center for a day of prayer and fasting called by Gov. Nikki Haley. The June 13 event, “The Response South Carolina: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis,” will mirror a similar emphasis on […]

Tucker opens Congressional session with prayer

Tom Tucker, senior pastor of Sisk Memorial Baptist Church in Fort Mill, gave the opening prayer for the April 22 session of the United States House of Representatives. The tradition of ministers praying to open House sessions dates to 1774, when the first prayer was given by the Rev. Jacob Duche of Christ Church of […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]