As a movement of churches on mission together, the work of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is organized into five groups, each headed by a director of that ministry area. The five groups that make up the convention’s structure aim to connect churches and associations to relationships and resources that fuel missions partnerships across the state and around the world.

Chuck Register serves as director of the Mission Catalysts Group (MCG). He oversees a group of deployed catalysts who serve churches in different geographic regions of the state. They serve as a primary contact person for pastors, churches and associations in their respective region. The group also includes statewide catalysts to serve African American, Asian and Hispanic pastors and churches.

We asked the five directors to tell us about their work and a bit about themselves. Here’s what Chuck shared.

Describe your role with North Carolina Baptists.

I serve as the director of the Missions Catalyst Group. The MCG is a team of 18 catalysts across the state who serve N.C. Baptist churches and associations.

Tell us about your group’s mission.

We encourage and coach pastors and Associational Mission Strategists. We accomplish our assignment by assisting in missions mobilization, strategy development, catalyzing ministry and resourcing congregations and associations.

What about your group are you most excited about for 2022?

As a new group, launching a new ministry concept, a significant portion of our work in 2022 will be creating the systems and processes necessary to encourage N.C. Baptist pastors, strengthen N.C. Baptist churches and help all N.C. Baptist congregations become a movement of churches on mission together.

What are you currently reading? Tell us a little bit about it.

“Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory.” Tod Bolsinger gives great insight on leading “when you have never been that way before.” Much of our culture is “uncharted territory.” We need new leadership skill sets for the local church.

What book (other than the Bible) has helped shape you most or left the biggest impact on you? How so?

Not sure it rises to the level of “biggest impact” but certainly a major impact – “Leading On Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion” by Wayne Cordeiro. In a season of total physical, mental and spiritual exhaustion, God used this book to refresh and encourage me to press on in ministry.

If you could share a meal with any three people who have ever lived, who would they be and why?

The Apostle Paul. His passion for reaching unreached peoples from Jerusalem to Illyricum. Billy Graham. The greatest evangelist of modern history. My mom. She passed away in February, and I miss her dearly.

If you could spend two weeks anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?

Jerusalem. Visually absorbing biblical history.

Share three fun facts about your family.

  1. Regardless of the university anyone attended, we are all passionate Florida Gator fans.
  2. All-time favorite vacation: Yellowstone in the winter.
  3. Our favorite Sunday afternoon activity is watching the New Orleans Saints with an ice-cold Barq’s root beer. It’s a Nawlins thang!

Follow Chuck on Twitter at @chuckregister.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Read other entries in the series: Brian Upshaw | Kathryn Carson | Seth Brown | John Butler