All posts by "dansteinbeck"

September 30, 2014

HANNIBAL – In the modern world, churches may not necessarily be a safe haven. Given this unfortunate fact, Calvary Baptist in Hannibal is hosting a Strategos International security planning conference, Nov. 18, for up to 100 participants. To learn more...

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September 23, 2014

Annual Meeting Stories Hammond reflects on two years as MBC president Richie Rhea delivering sermon  Board Recommendations  Pastor’s Conference “CORE” to develop leaders Three Contested offices Special offering  ‘This Hope’ to minister in music Committee on Committees Executive Board meeting OSAGE...

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September 3, 2014

HOLTS SUMMIT – Union Hill Baptist Church here will host The Biblical Manhood Conference, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pastor Frank Whitney hopes that the conference will challenge men to grow spiritually in the same way that...

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September 1, 2014

It’s hard to miss Susie Ginnings’ passion for the unchurched, especially children. Ginnings directs the The W.E.E. Care (Weekday Early Education) year-round program of the First Baptist Church of Camdenton. The program has long made a difference in the lives...

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August 25, 2014

HAVANA, Cuba – Three family members with southern Missouri Baptist church ties joined a group distributing sports equipment and Bibles to Cuba for 13 days in early July. Paul Dudley, a deacon from Hillcrest Baptist, Lebanon, and his sons Caleb,...

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August 11, 2014

Robert Collins of Blue Springs must enjoy the Holy Land, because he’s preparing to lead his 68th trip to Israel in October. “It’s being able to introduce other people, including pastors, to Israel and the Holy Land,” Collins said, explaining...

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July 16, 2014

Dan Steinbeck/contributing writer HANNIBAL – More than 20 students professed faith in Christ during two weeks of Super Summer at Hannibal-LaGrange University here, June 9-20. And, in keeping with Super Summer trends that have only developed during the past few...

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June 16, 2014

CLAYCOMO – Although he faced health problems throughout his life, Harry Lee Morris, 93, could never resign from God’s call. “If God wants you to do something, you just don’t tell him, ‘I can’t do that,’” Morris said, May 23....

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May 18, 2014

HANNIBAL – Cristian Harlea graduates from Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) in May and hopes, one day, to return to his homeland, Romania, as a missionary. His heart is already there. Born while Romania was under Soviet rule, Harlea was saved at...

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May 2, 2014

Mt. Salem-Wyaconda Association ministered to victims and families after a Lewis County C-1 School bus overturned April 1. Twenty-six students and the bus driver were treated for injuries of varying degrees when the bus went off narrow Route C in Lewis...

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April 17, 2014

HANNIBAL – Bob McEwen told those at the Worldview Conference at Hannibal-LaGrange University, April 3, how economics in politics works and how it should work. The former U.S. Congressman from Ohio gave a historical perspective of God’s role in politics....

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April 17, 2014

HANNIBAL – When Rob Phillips searched the Internet for answers to the question, “What happens when I die?” he found more than 312 million responses. “Your worldview drives your answers,” the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) communications director and North American...

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April 10, 2014

“I’ve been the DOM here for nine years, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” Randy Smith said. “It’s a wonderful work of God.” Smith said the revivals were on either side of the March 14-15 associational evangelism conference, featuring...

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March 29, 2014

Handmade dolls that have often been used during mission trips are now being made for Disaster Relief chaplains to give to victims. Jay Ryan, wife of Missouri Valley Director of Missions, and state chaplain trainer Patrick Ryan said the pattern...

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March 20, 2014

EUREKA – Approximately 225 people attended the first 2014 Disaster Relief (DR) training event at Central Baptist Church here, Feb. 21-22. Almost half of the participants were first-time trainees. Associate State Director Dave Wells said attendance in the 180s is...

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February 22, 2014

Pastor Eddie Bumpers of Crossway Baptist Church challenged Missouri Baptists at the “Sowing in Tears” conference to do “whatever it takes” to reach the lost. Preaching from Matt. 9:1-8, Bumpers recounted how four faithful friends dug a hole in someone’s...

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February 22, 2014

SPRINGFIELD – People ought to be changed when Jesus Christ intersects their lives. During the “Sowing in Tears” conference, Jan. 27-28, Pastor K. Marshall Williams of the Nazarene Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Penn., shared how Christ changed his life and...

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February 21, 2014

The Bible says that Christians have different calls to service. Each Christian should therefore serve the body of Christ, the apostle Paul writes in 1 Cor. 12, lest the body miss a vital organ that would empower the church for...

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January 16, 2014

Recent statistics show an apparent decrease in state abortions, but leaders from Missouri Right to Life (MRL) caution citizens against celebrating too soon....

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December 20, 2013

Roberta Willis is never far from a reminder of God sending his son to be the Savior of the world. Willis, a member of First Baptist, Canton, not only collects nativity scenes, but displays most of her 57 sets in...

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December 20, 2013

Members at The Gathering Biker Church here recently distributed Bibles as a part of a Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) test program, sharing the light of God’s Word not only with bikers at an annual rally in the Lake of the...

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December 14, 2013

Hannibal – Gospel singer Lynda Randle appreciates the mission of Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU), having benefitted from Christian schools herself. However, Randle, the keynote speaker/singer at the 72nd annual HLGU Booster Banquet Nov. 22 learned some hard life lessons before finding...

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December 12, 2013

RAYMONDVILLE – A pastor and wife are seeing a revival of sorts behind bars. Frank White, and his wife Pat have done ministry just over two years at the Texas County jail. He has pastored First Baptist, Raymondville, for nine...

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November 26, 2013

PERRY – On Sundays, he is in the pulpit at First Baptist, Perry. During the rest of the week he handles phone calls for Missouri’s second highest elected official. Willis Jones is the interim pastor at First Baptist Church, Perry, and...

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November 18, 2013

KANSAS CITY – Jesus told His followers to make disciples, and Dhati Lewis lives this out in unique ways. Lewis, founding pastor of Blueprint Church in Atlanta, Ga., was a featured speaker at the CORE Conference during the Missouri Baptist Convention’s...

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November 11, 2013

KANSAS CITY – The adage is familiar: prayer leads to revival. This was the gist of a talk by author and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary professor Robert Coleman during the CORE conference at the Missouri Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, Oct. 29. “Revival...

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November 11, 2013

KANSAS CITY – Fullness in life and ministry come only through knowing Christ, two Southern Baptist seminary professors said when asked why ministers should sacrifice a full day for a conference on “seeing and savoring the Son of God.” “We can’t...

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October 21, 2013

ST. LOUIS – Adopting 10 children into a family might seem daunting, but it works for Randy and Linda Koenig who live in a St. Louis suburb. Their children, adopted between 1990 and 2002, now range in age from 16...

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October 21, 2013

KINSHASA, Congo – It is a dark, occult-like world, but a Missouri pastor and his family took the message of Jesus’ love to the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo during a recent mission trip. First Baptist, LaBelle, Pastor...

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October 8, 2013

Pleasant Valley – Open Door Bible Baptist Church in Pleasant Valley is more than a church-plant name. It describes the path of its pastor Shane Stamm. Stamm was 19 when he began a career with the Kansas City Police Department...

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October 8, 2013

WASHINGTON – One unique distinction held by Southern Baptists is a willingness to work together through the Cooperative Program to spread the gospel. A recent block party here demonstrated how that type of cooperation works at a local level. Joe...

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October 8, 2013

EWA BEACH, Oahu, Hawaii – The idyllic beaches with gentle ocean waves stirring the sand under palm trees don’t tell a complete Hawaiian picture. Missouri native Aaron Davis has pastored church-plant Aloha Community Church, on Ewa Beach on Oahu island...

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October 8, 2013

ST. LOUIS – The gift for attendees at a Christmas in August event for the Jefferson Baptist Associaiton Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) event was the conference itself. The conference Aug. 17 had the theme “The story lives on,” and featured...

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October 8, 2013

ST. LOUIS – Donna Douglas knows Elly May Clampett opened doors in her life, but also knows God guided her to that door. Douglas, aka Elly May in the 1960s TV hit ‘The Beverly Hillbillies,” spoke at the Jefferson Baptist...

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September 6, 2013

Lewistown – The First Baptist Church of Lewistown will sponsor its second annual God and Family Crusade Pastors’ Conference. The conference is Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. The theme is “Take My Life,” based on Eph. 4:23-24. Lewistown Pastor Ted...

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September 5, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – The pastor is leaving. Now what? Former Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) staffer Monty Hale said a church should select a transitional pastor. A transitional pastor is not an interim pastor. “A transitional pastor is an intentional ministry....

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July 15, 2013

Many of the pastors attending the mb125 conference were grateful for an opportunity to attend the event sponsored by the Missouri Baptist Convention. “It was really good. It was spiritually uplifting,” said Chris Aery, pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church...

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June 25, 2013

HANNIBAL – Sandy and Earl Cox’s property was among many where trees were down in the yard. A large part of a maple tree hit the corner of their house. But it wasn’t until after Sandy Cox had paid $700...

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June 6, 2013

HANNIBAL – It’s been a sizeable response for Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief for the Hannibal storm cleanup. Six of the 36 chainsaw units in Missouri were deployed to Hannibal – and all have been kept busy by the numerous tree...

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June 5, 2013

HANNIBAL – More than 65 Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers helped clean up trees after a powerful storm ripped through Hannibal May 20. Though it didn’t have the scope or deadly results of the tornado the same day in Moore,...

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May 16, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – After a Truth That Sticks (Bible storying) class, some participants form an advanced evangelistic accountability group that calls each other monthly. “MO.O.N. (Missouri Orality Network) is a way for learning to continue after the TruthSticks workshop,” said...

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May 7, 2013

BUTLER, Ill.—Love Packages is a small ministry here in a town of 200 people, but a Missouri Woman’s Missionary Union (MWMU) group helps them reach the world for Jesus. Fifteen MWMU members and guests of the Mt. Salem/Wyaconda Southern Baptist...

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May 3, 2013

EWING – More than a dozen Missouri Baptist Builders from the Macon and Fulton areas framed a needed fellowship hall for Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in rural northeast Missouri in early April. The Fulton team arrived April 1, finding a...

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April 22, 2013

KAHOKA — The way Jesus taught small groups – stories – is the focus in “Truth that Sticks” training sessions. Since January, Mark Snowden, Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) missional evangelism/discipleship strategist, has held twice monthly in-state conferences. He came here...

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April 3, 2013

HANNIBAL – After growth that led to two building additions, attendance tapered off here at Calvary Baptist Church. “I’ve been Southern Baptist all my life,” said Jeff Anderson, Calvary pastor. “I think we too quickly measure success by buildings, budgets...

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March 13, 2013

SPRINGFIELD – Jeffrey Chavez admits his church plant, The Catalyst in Springfield, is not a traditional church. “Many churches start with congregations and develop ministries. We started with church ministries. It was sort of an upside-down funnel approach,” he said....

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December 23, 2012

LAGRANGE — A former LaGrange First Baptist Church pastor and wife have turned a family ordeal into a message of hope. Jim and Deanna Reynolds have authored Our Victorious Heart, a Journal of Grace, which recounts the difficult path through...

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