Browsing the "Missouri" Category

A new Missouri legislative session began, Jan. 7, exactly six months after pro-family lobbyist Kerry Messer last saw his wife, Lynn. Authorities have searched for his wife since July 8, 2014, when he woke around...

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HANNIBAL (Christian Examiner) – Anthony Allen, president of Hannibal-LaGrange University, said he is encouraged his alma mater, Duke University, has had an apparent change of heart about broadcasting the Muslim call to prayer each Friday from...

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Neil Franks, pastor of First Baptist Church in Branson and president of the Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Board, challenged the nearly 150 graduates at Southwest Baptist University’s Dec. 19 commencement never to settle for less,...

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Hope remains for Missouri, HLGU President Anthony Allen told civic and church leaders from around the state during the 10th annual Legislative Prayer Breakfast and Service, Jan. 7. More than 200 people gathered at Concord...

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Reports are coming in from churches lighting up their communities for Jesus! Read about the incredible work being done throughout Missouri by Darron Williams of United Believers Church in Kansas City, Larry Lewis of Mid-Missouri...

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MBTS celebrated its 56th commencement exercises on Dec. 12. The event was highlighted by the keynote address and the honoring of a long-time faculty member. Speaking to 59 graduates, their families and friends, Jason Allen,...

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For the second year in a row, Missouri Baptists have outstripped their goals for the Cooperative Program (CP), Lottie Moon, Annie Armstrong and the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering (MMO)....

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When the members of Morgan Baptist Church here increased their goal for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering to $2,500 in 2014, they thought it would be a healthy challenge for a church that welcomes only...

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Stoney Shaw was an idealistic seminary student. But, his experience with racism, protests and a chance encounter with Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1967 would shape him into a man uniquely equipped to pastor a...

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The longer I serve the Lord, the more convinced I become that God is working in amazing ways among His people. Often in the silence He has a way of demonstrating spectacular things for His...

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Missouri’s abortion rate fell to 9,027 in 2012—down from 11,470 in 2007 and from 9,234 in 2011. The largely pro-life state legislature defeated Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto on a bill that tripled the waiting period...

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SPRINGFIELD – Churches are encouraged to participate in 21 Days of Revival and Evangelism conducted Jan. 15-Feb. 4 to prepare for personal revival. This leads up to FURNACE: the State Evangelism/Discipleship Conference. Those who registered...

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In their country, conversion was considered an act of treason punishable by death. One man said that his child was almost kicked out of school for being caught with one page from a Christian coloring...

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The Missouri Baptist Convention has received a $5 million partial settlement in its legal efforts to restore the Missouri Baptist Foundation as an entity accountable to the convention....

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CLARK – Following God in ministry means sometimes a change of focus. This is a lesson Chris and Susan Canote and their 10 children continue to learn. The Canotes belong to Perche Baptist in northern Boone...

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FERGUSON – Long before a police shooting, protests and a grand jury decision put Ferguson in the national spotlight, the First Baptist Church here had been sharing Christ’s love by serving the community. “God has...

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Earlier this fall, members from the First Baptist Church, Pierce City, fitted shoes on the feet of 375 children, as well as nearly 50 teachers and staff members, from the Pierce City Elementary School. “It...

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Casa de Oracion (House of Prayer), a 12-year-old Hispanic church in Springfield, saw 12 people accept Christ when they opened their doors as part of the city’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in September....

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ST. LOUIS — St. Louis is the among four southern cities targeted by American Atheists’ new billboard campaign attacking Christmas. The billboards, which began appearing Dec. 1, feature a young girl writing a letter to...

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CAMDENTON – The energy, variety and flexibility of Vacation Bible School attracts children, and the First Baptist Church of Camdenton has injected their Sunday morning Bible study for children with those traits. “We were not...

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It has been a rough summer, but when the 2015 legislative session starts up in January, Kerry Messer, founder of the Missouri Family Network the Missouri Baptist Convention’s lobbyist will be there ready to go....

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When I look back over my shoulder at the past 12 months, I don’t want to ever repeat the year but at the same time I am so grateful to the Lord for the experience....

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In keeping with the joyous atmosphere of the Christmas season, Midwestern Seminary celebrated its 56th commencement exercises on Dec. 12. The event was highlighted by the keynote address and the honoring of a long-time faculty...

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A Missouri homeschooling couple has filed a lawsuit against local police after two officers entered their home in 2011 without a warrant, pepper-sprayed them, verbally and physically assaulted them, shot the father with a taser,...

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SBU is a small college with a big mission: To produce students who are knowledgeable and have a strong walk with Christ. Jordan Price is a student at SBU and a major in business. One...

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Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (PHBC) is a small congregation with a huge mission: reach the world for Christ. “We may not be able to start a cowboy or biker church on our own, but through...

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More than 700 men, women and children attended the Sportsman’s Extravaganza & Wild Game Dinner hosted by the First Baptist Church here last month. In order to attract as many sportsmen as possible, the event...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Baptist Global Response (BGR) – the international disaster relief arm of Southern Baptists – is asking Missouri Baptists to help provide “buckets of hope” to sub-Saharan Africa, an area ravaged by HIV/AIDS....

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The crazy journey of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar is a road of permeating faith and love. They shared about their love for God, for one another, for their 19 children, and even for their enemies...

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MBC's Jim Wells was a pastor in Kansas City when he learned that baseball’s Kansas City Royals’ World Series winning manager Dick Howser, soon after winning the 1985 World Championship, was diagnosed as having brain...

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Stoney Shaw, the pastor of First Baptist, preached from John 14 and 16, saying Christ is the only hope and source of peace for Ferguson, St. Louis and the world. “It was hurtful for all...

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Having sold most of their belongings, a Missouri Baptist couple will venture next year to the epicenter of 21st-century slavery. “There’s not much going – an eight-by-12 foot container, and we probably have a lot of...

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KANSAS CITY – Leaders of the Missouri General Assembly filed court papers Nov. 26 in Kansas City seeking an appeal to the Missouri Supreme Court to defend the marriage amendment in the Missouri Constitution that was...

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Lee Warren/contributing writer SPRINGFIELD – Eric Hertzler’s aha moment came on the mission field in Nicaragua in 2012 after he restored the brakes on a boy’s bicycle, making him so happy that he pedaled thirty...

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MOBERLY – Eight ministers pooled together their youth budgets to bring a “Fearless Student Ministry Night” Oct.  26 that drew around 250 sixth through twelfth grade students. Jason Kramer, associate pastor of Sturgeon Baptist here,...

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Stoney Shaw, pastor of First Baptist here, never imagined that protestors would wreak so much havoc after a grand jury announced their decision, Nov. 24, not to indict Wilson. “Ferguson,” Shaw said, “can never go...

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HANNIBAL – Hannibal-LaGrange University’s Department of Public Safety hosted an informational meeting on human trafficking on Thursday, Nov. 13. Held in the largest lecture room on campus, the event was well attended and guest speaker...

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Ferguson is permanently scarred. However, our God remains faithful to His people. Could it be that God desires to use these moments to tell us something important about our nation and our needs? Could this...

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Russell Moore, K. Marshall Williams and other Southern Baptists share their reactions to the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo. police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown....

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FERGUSON (Christian Examiner) –  Long before a gunshot killed Michael Brown Jr., or a bottle rocket was tossed in the air to protest, the Heartland Prayer Summit was set to take place at First Baptist...

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MAYWOOD – The Rev. Dale Norfolk, who was once chaplain for the Missouri Senate for 26 years, preached his first sermon at age 17. He’s celebrating his 64th year in the ministry this month, and...

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INDONESIA – When God pricked the hearts of Missouri missionaries Jim and Marcia to minister in Indonesia, they didn’t expect to be in the coffee business. “Indonesia is a country of creative access,” Jim said....

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House Speaker Tim Jones is asking a group of his colleagues to take a closer look at allegations of various questionable schemes dealing with campaign contributions and investigations within the office of the Missouri...

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What a difference a year – and a lot of Baptist sweat – make. Twelve months ago, nearly 100 kids scampered from a collapsing classroom as Typhoon Haiyan (called Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines) tore...

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Brad Bennett and other members of Real Encounter flew through the air with the greatest of ease, but it wasn’t on a trapeze. It was on a bicycle. Real Encounter is a ministry of...

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FERGUSON – As snowflakes swirled outside and rumors of potential grand jury actions swirled across town, a hundred Missouri Baptists gathered for a prayer summit at First Baptist here to pray for the community, the...

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Sometimes before you can talk to God and others, you need to talk to yourself. That was the gist behind the Convention Sermon at the 2014 Missouri Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, preached by Richie Rhea....

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RICHARD NATIONS/contributing writer OSAGE BEACH – MBC Partnership Missions lunch attendees heard reports from a pastor in Puebla, Mexico, and a church planter in upstate New York. Stirring stories of fields wide open for spiritual...

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This year’s keynote speaker was Sharon Yeats, wife of John Yeats, the executive director of the MBC. She talked mostly about her life since she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Internal Melanoma. "When I found out...

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OSAGE BEACH – The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Christian Life Commission (CLC) honored a media legend and an attorney involved in a landmark religious liberty case during their report to the MBC Annual Meeting here...

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