Browsing the "Missouri" Category

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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T. Patrick Hudson/MBTS KANSAS CITY – Faculty elections and re-elections, the announcement of new library leadership, and SBC referral responses highlighted Midwestern Seminary’s Board of Trustees fall meeting on Oct. 20. During their day-long meeting,...

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MBTS’s launch of the new Charles Spurgeon Center for Biblical Preaching expands the seminary’s “For the Church” vision by what its president, Jason K. Allen, said will be “an international hub” for Spurgeon studies, biblical...

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The MBC's 2015 state evangelism and discipleship conference will challenge church leaders to remain faithful to God and to His call despite hardship. Springfield’s Ridgecrest Baptist Church will host the conference, called “Furnace,” Feb. 5-6,...

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Though her heart and mind were lifted up to the Lord in worship, Amelia Holder’s ears couldn’t help but appreciate the sweet notes that filled the Grand Ballroom at Tan-Tar-A Resort. “Oh my goodness, I couldn’t...

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OSAGE BEACH – Six speakers encouraged church leaders at the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Pastor’s Conference here Oct. 27. Addressing the theme, “Fanning the Flames Without Flaming Out,” the speakers reminded pastors that, while ministry...

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A Missouri judge has ruled a state law limiting marriage to heterosexual couples unconstitutional, but most county clerks are refusing to fall in line. In a ruling Wednesday, Judge Rex Burlison ordered Missouri to begin...

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A St. Louis Circuit Court Judge ruled Nov. 5 that Missouri’s definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. “The Court finds and declares that any same sex couple that...

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OSAGE BEACH – During the MBC annual meeting here at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Oct. 27-29, four Missouri pastors were elected to serve as officers of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) for the next year. David Krueger,...

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Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) messengers stood together during their 180th annual meeting here, Oct. 27-29, to defend the biblical view of marriage and oppose the modern-day slavery of sex-trafficking....

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OSAGE BEACH – Messengers to the Missouri Baptist Convention annual meeting here, Oct. 27-29, defended the biblical view of marriage and challenged Attorney General Chris Koster to fulfill his oath of office by defending Missouri’s...

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Missouri Baptists must despair of themselves and pray that God would fill them with His Spirit, Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Executive Director John Yeats said during his address at the 2014 annual meeting here at...

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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 harvest captivated the...

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Messengers to the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) voted to elect Ken Parker, pastor of First Baptist Church, Kearney, as first vice president of the MBC....

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Messengers to the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) voted to elect Neil Franks as president of the MBC....

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Wesley Hammond, outgoing president of the Missouri Baptist Convention, shared at the 2014 Annual Meeting regarding his conviction that the body of Christ is larger than Missouri Baptists or even Southern Baptists....

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Trustees at Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) here received an update on the construction of the school’s new science building during their fall meeting, Oct. 16-17....

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It’s not unheard of for a college campus to have a close-knit community with a Greek name, but Soma – the Greek word for body – is trying for something new on the Lincoln University’s...

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JEFFERSON CITY – For the third time, before the third judge, the Missouri Baptist Foundation (MBF) has lost its effort to escape from Missouri Baptist Convention governance and accountability—and from a $5 million price-tag for its...

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A state judge, J. Dale Youngs, backed by Attorney General Chris Koster, has ruled that part of Missouri’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between a man and a woman is illegal. Youngs’ ruling and...

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