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 […]

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 […]

Committee seeking new SCBC exec reports on progress

The chairman of a committee searching for a new executive director-treasurer for the South Carolina Baptist Convention says the group is pursuing a “nationwide effort to locate the right leader” and is putting prayer at the forefront of its efforts. Marshall Blalock, pastor of First Baptist Church of Charleston and chairman of the search committee […]

State Evangelism Conference zeroes in on ‘ministry evangelism’

Speakers at the 2015 State Evangelism Conference, held Feb. 18-19 at Beach Church in Myrtle Beach, challenged participants to serve others and, in doing so, share the gospel. “Ministry evangelism is about serving first [and] being action-oriented and vocal in our evangelism,” said Lee Clamp, director of the Evangelism Group of the South Carolina Baptist […]

La Vida donates beds to Ohio Partnership church

Bunk beds used by campers at Camp La Vida since 1942 are now helping give rest to volunteer mission teams at a church in Cleveland, Ohio. The donation, transportation and set up of the beds represented a picture of partnership among state ministries and a variety of mission teams. In 2014, the South Carolina Woman’s […]

‘Generations Group’ targets new approach to children’s formation

A recently formed staff group of the South Carolina Baptist Convention will help churches implement spiritual-formation concepts for children from preschool age through college. The “Generations Group,” approved at the December meeting of the SCBC Executive Board, will provide a comprehensive approach to age-group church ministry support, intentionally building a framework of spiritual formation concepts […]

CP giving from South Carolina churches improves in 2014

Although the South Carolina Baptist Convention fell short of meeting its 2014 budget, gifts from churches to the Cooperative Program were up for the year. Churches forwarded $27,625,409 toward the state convention’s $28.5 million CP budget in 2014. Although CP gifts were 3.07 percent below budgeted amounts, South Carolina Baptists gave $279,669 more than they […]