OBJECTIVES, MISSIONS & BELIEFS
The GBSC has as its motto “Christian Education, Missions, Benevolence. It is these three overarching principles that has inspired and mobilized the men and women of our convention since 1867. This motto, developed into an action plan, has given form to the “Objectives” of the GBSC.
The “Objectives” represents the active engagement of GBSC in the missionary outreach for which it was formed. On the four page links below you will find the Objectives of the GBSC, they include: State Missions, Shaw, Central Children’s Home and Lott Carey.
The above quote from the founders of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, represents the core purpose of our existence as a convention, as stated: “we were formed to support the Gospel ministry and to promote missions.” This Is Who We Are.
This mandate of purpose charges us with spreading the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It also tasks us with responding to the needs of the indigent, the homeless, the sick and infirmed, the orphans, and the less fortunate. We are also compelled in spirit by our founders to create safe havens for spiritual development and the study of God’s word.
State Missions represents our response to the spiritual and physical needs of our state. Throughout our history this has taken the form of evangelism, Christian education, disaster relief, and providing shelter for those in need. This responsibility of State Missions is extensive because our response is to the needs of communities throughout all 100 counties in the state of North Carolina.
J. J. Johnson Baptist Assembly represents a major aspect of State Missions. Just as important is our response to the many incidents of disaster relief.
In Princeville, North Carolina, the GBSC played a major role in rebuilding housing stock after the devastation caused by the floods of 1999. Princeville, North Carolina was founded in 1865 on the banks of the Tar River by formerly enslaved Africans at the end of the Civil War. Chartered in 1885, it is the nation’s first independently governed African American community. In 1999, much of Princeville was lost when flooding from back-
These unprecedented floods consumed all of Princeville and many surrounding communities. The General Baptist State Convention was there in Princeville, on the ground, as we have been in so many other communities, large and small, since 1867.
It is our fervent hope that you assist us in our ongoing State Missions activities. The GBSC has been successful in responding to the needs of the North Carolina communities because of your constant and faithful physical and financial support. We ask that you continue to support our State Missions with your donation.
The Lott Carey movement was founded in 1897 by African-
Lott Carey bears the name of the Rev. Lott Carey, who was one of the first American and Baptist missionaries to West Africa. Born enslaved in 1780 in Charles City County, Virginia, Lott Carey purchased his freedom in 1813. He led a pioneering missionary team to Liberia in 1821 that engaged in evangelism, education, and health care. Rev. Carey became a well-
The Lott Carey Missions organization believes that education is key for the security and well being of a community and a country. Preparing the minds and hearts of new generations of Liberians for leadership and citizenship is our goal. We have educated children in Liberia since 1908, and we will continue to do so effectively throughout the 21st Century. We are committed to the education of girls, to special literacy programs, and to education for children who have special needs. We have been a part of the best of the country in the past, and we intend to be part of a secure and prosperous future.
Lott Carey Mission School started in 1908. Since then, the bright flame has continued to shine to dispel the darkness of ignorance and provide to generations the light of education. We are now in our second century of providing light to pierce the dark clouds. The light we are providing is high quality education in a nurturing, caring, and learning community. Although we operate from two locations –
The General Baptist State Convention is proud to partner and be a major sponsor of Lott Carey. We ask that you assist us in supporting their ongoing missions work by donating now