Anderson University and SCBC sponsoring ‘The Call’ conference

Anderson University and the South Carolina Baptist Convention are sponsoring “The Call,” a one-day conference Aug. 26 designed to help high school and college students explore God’s call on their lives to ministry, missions and other vocations. Clayton King, interim pastor at NewSpring Church, and Matt Rogers, pastor of the Church at Cherrydale, are the […]

Resolutions for annual meeting due Oct. 8

Resolutions to be considered at the 2017 South Carolina Baptist Convention annual meeting are due by midnight Oct. 8. Submissions must include the author’s name, address, email address (if applicable), daytime and cell phone numbers, plus the name and address of the submitter’s church. Resolutions for this year’s annual meeting, to be held Nov. 7-8 […]

State CP giving nearly $900,000 behind budget

At 2017’s midpoint, Cooperative Program gifts received by the South Carolina Baptist Convention trailed budgeted needs by $892,700. Through June, churches forwarded $13,357,299 to the SCBC, which is 6.26 percent short of budgeted needs, according to Pam Carroll, chief financial officer for the state convention. (Through the same period last year, giving trailed budgeted needs […]

Collegiate minister Scott Smith: ‘I really enjoy what I do’

Scott Smith absolutely loves going to work every day. When he unlocks the door to the Baptist Collegiate Ministries center at Lander University and crosses the 30 steps to his office, he whispers a prayer: “Lord, help me make a difference for You on this campus.” And then he goes to work, savoring every moment. […]

Two thriving Beaufort church plants are just a few miles apart

When he felt God calling him into new work 15 years ago, David Holland was on staff at The Baptist Church of Beaufort. Fulfilled in ministry and content in his church, Holland says he began to recognize spiritual disconnect in his community as he met neighbors and engaged other parents at his children’s activities. “The […]

Opportunities plentiful to reach college students with love of the gospel

Making Christ Known on Campus When Ryan Williams graduated from high school and turned his sights toward college life at Winthrop University, he wasn’t pondering spiritual things. “I wasn’t really thinking about what God could do in my life,” he said, even though he was part of a church youth group where he’d been exposed […]

8 from SCBC staff take early retirement option

Out of 33 qualifying people, only eight took the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s early retirement incentive — three at the Baptist Building and five at White Oak Conference Center. Monty Hale, church development, accepted the retirement offer and has moved to his native state of Oklahoma as a director of missions. Gary Hollingsworth, executive director-treasurer […]

Summer Camp: Opportunities abound for South Carolina Baptists

Writers: Butch Blume and Scott Vaughan Summertime is camp time, and upwards of 22,000 teens and children will spend a week or more at one of several South Carolina Baptist Convention-related camps in June, July and August. And while all the camps offer fun and recreation, they also provide intensive Bible study, discipleship instruction and […]

South Carolina literacy teams serve refugee community abroad

Trained literacy missions volunteers from South Carolina and neighboring states are partnering to reach Syrian refugees through a 10-week pilot language project anchored in Europe. Former missionaries and members of the National Literacy Missions organization collaborated to develop the curriculum and volunteer base, which is staffing the five teams serving onsite. Bob* and Anne*, former […]