The Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina approved a recommendation Jan. 26 to set up a $500,000 reserve fund to employ International Mission Board retirees returning to North Carolina. The BSC also has forwarded approximately $400,000 more to the Southern Baptist Convention's missions and ministries for 2015 than it did in 2014, bringing the Cooperative Program dollars they forwarded in 2015 to $10.7 million.