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This“Women In Ministry” video is part of the GBSConline E-Knowledge (Electronic- Knowledge) online learning series.  This educational series is Co-Sponsored by the State Congress of Christian Education, auxiliary of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

Rev. Dr. Lynn Brinkley, Adjunct Professor of Christian Studies and Director of Student and Alumni Services, Campbell University, addresses questions of women in the pulpit.  in this “Women in Ministry” video, Dr. Brinkley also has advise for women who feel called to the ministry and how to justify a women’s right to preach from the pulpits and several other topics posed by Guest Host Rev. Dr. Antonette Wright. Dr. Wright is the Pastor of Community of Hope Baptist Church of Raleigh NC.  Interview conducted at Mount Peace Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC, where Dr. J. Vincent Terry, Sr. is the Pastor.

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Welcome members, visitors and guests to the online home of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina; While you are here it is our hope that you take note of our missions activity and support us in it.

The General Baptist State Convention dates its service of promoting “missions” and representing Baptists throughout North Carolina back to 1867, when a small band of free African-Americans, freedmen, ex-slaves and white ministers from the Baptist State Convention met to better promote the work of Evangelism and Kingdom Building. We were called at that time, the General Association of the Colored Baptist of North Carolina and we were formed to support the “Gospel ministry and to promote missions.”

The name of our organization has changed since 1867 but our core reason for being has remained the same; to support  the “Gospel ministry and to promote missions”, this is who we are.

Dr. Nilous M. Avery, II, President of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

The English word mission comes from the Latin word for send. In each of the verses to be mentioned there is the concept of being sent. In Matthew 28:19, “…Go Ye”; Acts 1:8, “ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth; and II Corinthians 5:20, “…we are ambassadors” (for someone sent) Jesus not only calls us to come to Him, but He Commissions us to go for Him.

Jesus states this in John 20:21, “Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent Me, even so send I you” (KJV). This call to missions that Jesus charged the early Christians with is a charge that we of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina are bound by and have been actively engaged in since 1867. We invite you to join, participate in and support all the activities our Convention.

Commissioned For Missions

“Then said Jesus to them ….as My Father hath sent Me, even so I send You” John 20:21
 We are all “sent” who accept the challenge and responsibility of doing Missions.
Rev. Dr. J. Vincent Terry, Sr., 2
nd Vice President of the GBSC, Pastor of Mount Peace Baptist Church and Rev. Dr. Scovens, on left, GBSC Statistician leads audience in prayer at 2016 Mid Year Session.

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President Nilous M. Avery, II has asked all persons in our Baptist family in North Carolina to be mindful of the present suffering in eastern North Carolina due to the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.

In calling us to pray, President Avery is asking us to pray for persons affected, but to also pray that the Lord will show us how to respond in love, in faith, and in hope.

In all your good works, Godspeed!

(Rev.) Haywood T. Gray

Executive Secretary-Treasurer

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The Baptist Headquarters is building relationships across the affected region and will soon announce ways that member Churches may reach out to persons in need.

Please use the attached graphic as a reminder to be intentional in your prayers.

Thank you for your support of missions through the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

In all your good works, Godspeed!

Reverend Estella Feaster (on right) addresses questions of “Everyday Evangelism” in video interview hosted by Rev. Telika McCoy, Ph.D., for GBSConline, scheduled to air in November. In this much requested conversation, Rev. Feaster answers such questions as; what is an evangelist, how to become an evangelist and the practical application of evangelism in our homes, community and churches.

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Fall and winter weather are upon us. During these seasons we may experience episodes of  inclimate weather that require church closings. Don’t forget to go to your church website and pay your tithes & offering online using the Online Giving button.  During such times, your church needs your offering more than ever.

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