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Welcome to BCA!

Baptist Communicators Association (and this website) exists to help you - the Southern Baptist communicators of the world - to enhance your professional knowledge and to serve as a networking tool among your peers.

BCA is a professional organization of communicators who serve in editorial, public relations, electronic media, photography, management, marketing and graphic design positions principally within Baptist agencies and institutions. (If this is you, and you're not a member, please check out the "Membership" page.) In BCA, we work together to inspire, inform and educate our more than 250 members across the United States and around the world.

Browse through the site and read blogposts from friends and coworkers. Get information about our annual workshop, a rich opportunity for you to gain professional development and networking opportunities. Plan to enter your best work in the Wilmer C. Fields awards competition, and then engage in the on-site judging to hear the work reviewed firsthand.

Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. The old adage, "It's not what you know, it's who you know," has been proven true time and again as BCA members go out well-equipped for future communications endeavors.

Best regards,
Margaret Colson
BCA executive director

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BCA 2014 - Ridgecrest, North Carolina
Ridgecrest

Mark your calendars for April 9-12, 2014! Next year's annual BCA workshop will be held at beautiful Ridgecrest Conference Center in western North Carolina. The event will highlight BCA's 60th anniversary, and the theme will be "With Purpose." Registration is now open. We hope to see you there! LEARN MORE



Ready for Ridgecrest!

The BCA planning team is very excited about this year's workshop April 9-12 at Ridgecrest in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina! We have a great lineup of speakers and activities for our annual gathering. This year is particularly noteworthy because we will be celebrating 60 years of BCA. Our theme is "With Purpose." As Christian communicators we have a responsibility -- and for most of us a calling -- to help mobilize fellow believers and communicate messages that really matter and can impact our world for Christ.

We'll kick off the event Wednesday eveni... READ MORE


2014 mission project: Getting to know you

Who do you know?

Southern Baptists in North Carolina, where BCA's 2014 workshop is being held, have been asking themselves that question a lot lately. They've been trying to focus attention on building relationships with people who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

In North Carolina, the population continues to reflect a growing diversity, with about 280 different languages spoken in the public school system.

The state's growing diversity provides churches an opportunity to reach the world with the gospel without leaving the state. Yet, in order t... READ MORE


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A great teacher

This past Christmas morning Carol opened a gift and found a framed print of this photograph. It is one she made in August of 1988, but had never seen it before now.

During the years I worked at LifeWay, many assignments took me to Ridgecrest, North Carolina. My family made most trips with me, and for us it was far more than a conference cen... READ MORE


BCA: Your link to professional camaraderie/encouragement

Even after reading through the manual and trying everything imaginable, my wife and I could not get the engine in our car to start. It was 10:30 p.m. We were in Memphis, not in Jackson where we belonged.

Reality set in, and I pushed the little red button across from my car's window and summoned a towing service. Next, I pushed the little blu... READ MORE


The best seat

Top of the 5th - Cardinals 3, Cubs 1.

I'm watching the game via satellite, complete with veteran announcers, close ups from countless perspectives, ultra-slow motion at the drop of a hat, and informative stats covering an amazing array of details. This is really incredible!

Just a moment ago, Cardinal left fielder Matt Holladay hit a l... READ MORE


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