All posts by "ThePathway"

October 21, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – More than 2,000 years ago Scripture records a moment in time when Jesus stood on a hill overlooking Jerusalem and wept. His heart cry was recorded as, “I wish that you would come to me, but you...

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October 21, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – Registration for the 2013 Ministry Wives Annual Luncheon is quickly filling. “Snapshots: Women Partnering in Gospel Advancement” is the selected theme for the 2013 Ministry Wives luncheon Oct. 29 in conjunction with the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC)...

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October 21, 2013

BY STAFF WASHINGTON – American Pastor Saeed Abedini is now aware that President Obama urged Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to release him from wrongful imprisonment for his Christian faith in Iran. Early on the morning of Sept. 30 in Tehran,...

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October 21, 2013

BY STAFF JEFFERSON CITY – October is Cooperative Program (CP) Month, and here are eight simple ways to help your church members learn more about the eternal impact of CP. Visit mobaptist.org/cp to download the online resources or to place...

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October 10, 2013

Overland Park, Kan. – Singer/songwriter Guy Penrod will perform in concert at the Emmanuel Baptist Church here, Sept. 26. Penrod has just recently been nominated for two Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, one for “Hymns” as Country Album of the...

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October 9, 2013

by staff HANNIBAL —If you passed by the gates of Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) on Aug. 22, most likely you witnessed the arrival of many of the newest editions to the 1,200 students enrolled. The school’s enrollment now includes students from...

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October 9, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – Freshwater Church in Bolivar birthed two new churches on Sept. 8. One was in Jefferson City, the other in Springfield. Freshwater Church, Jefferson City, officially launched by meeting at a Lutheran high school near Wardsville. Joshua Hartley...

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October 8, 2013

BOLIVAR — Southwest Baptist University has chosen six students to serve as new ambassadors for the 2013-2014 academic year. SBU Ambassadors is a group of 15 students who are the official student representatives of SBU President Dr. C. Pat Taylor...

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October 8, 2013

ST. LOUIS – Two portable baptisteries have been provided for use in Kansas City and St Louis by joint funding from the North American Mission Board and the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC). Rick Hedger, MBC partnership missions strategist, provided the...

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October 8, 2013

HANNIBAL — Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) is happy to announce that ticket sales are now open for the 72nd annual Booster Banquet featuring Dove Award Winner and Gospel Singer Lynda Randle to be held Nov. 22. Tickets can be purchased online...

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October 8, 2013

The Executive Director Search Committee of the Baptist Convention of Iowa (BCI) has begun seeking candidates to fill the position of executive director/treasurer, which was left vacant by the retirement of Jimmy Barrentine in September of 2011. During this time...

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October 8, 2013

ST. LOUIS – Often referred to as “Missouri’s First Family of Southern Gospel Music,” The Lesters are now an all-male trio and their latest CD, “Life In The Light,” has been just released. Tenor Justin Wells from Somerset, Ky., joined...

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October 8, 2013

BOLIVAR – Southwest Baptist University (SBU), along with Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical College, Drury University and Evangel University, is partnering for a joint community service project, “Stomp Out Hunger: All collegiate shoe drive.” The shoe drive will take place...

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October 8, 2013

KANSAS CITY – The Pastor’s Conference will take an academic bent this year, with three seminary professors heading up the Oct. 28 meeting. They will focus on the life and work of Jesus, while First Baptist Macon’s choir and musical...

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October 8, 2013

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October 8, 2013

BY STAFF KANSAS CITY – Missouri Baptists are in for some powerful vocal performances during the annual meeting from musical group Veritas. The quintet of classically trained vocalists is slated to perform twice during the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Annual...

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October 8, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Executive Board will meet immediately prior to – and immediately after – this year’s annual meeting at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The Oct. 28 meeting will be held...

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October 8, 2013

KANSAS CITY – Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has launched Midwestern Women’s Institute, a program to prepare women with biblical training, encouraging fellowship and practical learning as they serve their families and churches in fulfilling the Great Commission. “Each student should...

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October 8, 2013

BY STAFF LONGMONT, Colo. — Even as some Missouri communities are still drying out from recent record flash floods, Disaster Relief volunteers from Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) churches are in Colorado responding to floods that have killed several and left...

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October 8, 2013

DAVIS — For more than 65 years, the Indian Falls Creek (IFC) Baptist Assembly has acted as a powerful time for missions, ministry and equipping Native Americans from across Oklahoma and the United States. More than 2,300 attended the 2013...

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October 8, 2013

NASHVILLE (BP) – Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee are $401,802.65, or 0.26 percent, below the year-to-date budgeted goal, and are 2.78 percent below contributions received...

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October 8, 2013

NASHVILLE (BP) – One of Christianity’s most popular worship songs has been deemed too controversial to be included in the latest edition of the hymnal for the Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA). “In Christ Alone,” a modern hymn written by Keith...

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October 8, 2013

(WNS) – A Missouri couple filed suit against the ObamaCare contraceptive mandate on Aug. 14, claiming the requirement to pay for contraceptives and abortifacient drugs through their health insurance plan violates their religious beliefs. While the Obama administration already faces...

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October 1, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – For the 20th time since 1834, messengers from Missouri Baptist Convention-affiliated (MBC) churches will gather in Kansas City for their annual meeting. The 179th meeting of the MBC will be held Oct. 28-30 at the Sheraton Kansas...

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September 30, 2013

Leaders of the Missouri Baptist Convention have been approached about a possible mediation with four agencies that broke from the convention more than a decade ago – an effort that, if successful, would end all litigation. We welcome every effort...

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August 26, 2013

Parsing the words of a prayer is no business for federal judges. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Southern Baptist lawyers Aug. 2 warned the U.S. Supreme Court that judges acting as the “prayer police” risk committing the same errors that led to...

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August 20, 2013

Former President Herbert Hoover, while offering remarks at a reception for his 80th birthday in West Branch, Iowa on Aug. 10, 1954, chose to emphasize the connection between the Bible and America’s founding documents. He warned that socialism would cause...

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August 12, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) chief legal counsel Michael Whitehead was recently interviewed via email by the News Tribune of Jefferson City for a story marking the 11th anniversary of the MBC taking legal action against five breakaway...

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August 5, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – The period of time Missouri parents have to give up their baby without criminal consequences has been extended from five to 45 days after birth. Passed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly earlier this year, Democrat Gov. Jay...

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August 5, 2013

Editor’s Note: In the print edition of this story it was mistakenly reported that scholars D.A. Carson, Tom Schreiner and Bruce Ware would be featured speakers. Rather, Carson, Schreiner and Ware will be featured speakers at the Pastors’ Conference preceding...

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August 2, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) messengers planning to submit proposed resolutions during this year’s annual meeting are encouraged to send the proposals by Oct. 1 to the Resolutions Committee, Missouri Baptist Convention, 400 E. High Street, Jefferson City,...

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July 26, 2013

BOLIVAR – In 2009, Joshua and Tish Hedger moved to Bolivar to plant a church. They were hired by Second Baptist Church of Springfield to do so. When Hedger asked the leadership of Second Baptist what they desired this church...

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July 23, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – Though they are the law of the land just to the north in Iowa, “telemedicine” abortions will not be coming to Missouri. Gov. Jay Nixon chose to take no action on House Bill 400, which allows it...

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July 15, 2013

Dan Steinbeck/contributing writer BRANSON – Pastors and their families ministering to the large number of rural and smaller churches across the state were the focus of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC)-sponsored mb125 Conference held here June 18-20. Pastors got reduced...

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July 9, 2013

A story July 7 in EthicsDaily.com misrepresented numerous facts and maligned the motives of Missouri Baptist Convention leaders in the legal case involving Windermere Baptist Conference Center and the MBC. The story, written by Brian Kaylor, asserted that MBC leaders...

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July 3, 2013

JOPLIN – Baptismal waters have been stirring in Missouri. The 1,909 churches that make up the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) recorded 10,364 baptisms last year, according to information provided by churches in the Annual Church Profile (ACP). Though only 83.3...

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June 27, 2013

HOUSTON (BP) – Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, was elected without opposition to a second term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, leading a slate of candidates who ran mostly unopposed. Bart Barber,...

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June 26, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – Decisions June 26 by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding California’s Proposition 8 and a key provision in the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) do not sound the death knell for the marriage debate, according to John...

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June 20, 2013

HOUSTON – Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS) honored Missouri Baptists’ executive director June 12 when it gave John Yeats the Alumnus of the Year award during the alumni luncheon at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting. Yeats earned his...

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June 18, 2013

HOUSTON – Two Missourians are among the 70 Southern Baptists from 35 state Baptist conventions that were named to serve on the 2013-14 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Committee on Nominations during the SBC annual meeting here June 11-12. They are:...

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June 12, 2013

BOLIVAR – With 497 graduates, Southwest Baptist University’s (SBU) May 2013 graduating class was the largest in the university’s 135-year history. The commencement ceremony also included the annual presentation of three prestigious awards: two Life Beautiful Awards and Orien B....

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June 10, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – “Overflow” is the theme of this year’s Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering (MMO). It is taken from 2 Cor. 9:12, “For the ministry of this service is … overflowing in many acts of thanksgiving to God.”...

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June 7, 2013

On May 30 I had the pleasure of meeting with Missouri Speaker of the House Tim Jones. In April, the Eureka Republican – in a remarkable visit to the Baptist Building – spoke to the Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Board....

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June 4, 2013

HOUSTON – Missouri Southern Baptists will maintain a steady presence on stage at the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting June 11-12 at the George R. Brown Convention Center here. Among those prominently appearing will be Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC)...

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June 3, 2013

MOORE, Okla. (BP) – Gary Hunley had seen it all before. As he surveyed the damage left behind from last Monday’s EF5 tornado in Moore, Okla., he saw an all-too-familiar scene of overturned cars, metal signposts bent to the ground...

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June 3, 2013

MAYWOOD – Jackie Bursmeyer uses creative ways to reach people in Santiago, Chile, for Jesus Christ. These include making crafts, unique Bible stories over tea, and even walking her dog, Molly. Bursmeyer, a Southern Baptist missionary for 35 years, is...

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May 21, 2013

KANSAS CITY – During its April 29 meeting Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS) trustees enthusiastically passed a “for the Church” resolution that codifies the vision of its president, Jason Allen. The resolution spells out a “renewed and steadfast commitment to...

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May 12, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Pathway garnered national recognition by winning four awards at the Baptist Communicators Association (BCA) annual meeting here April 19. Up against competition from other state Baptist newspapers, Baptist college public relations offices, Baptist Press and...

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May 9, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – With the U.S. Supreme Court weighing the issue of gay marriage and the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, now is a good time for Missouri Baptist churches to develop policies that clearly define their biblical...

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May 7, 2013

SPRINGFIELD — The Grant Beach neighborhood north of here is coming alive thanks to the work of the Holy Spirit and the faithful obedience of members from Redeemer Church. Making disciples was the goal. Those disciples are to worship Jesus,...

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