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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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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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Members of LifeQuest Church here served up some “crazy love” in the Belton and Pleasant Hill communities this summer, leading 22 to faith in Christ and baptizing 16 by mid-August. During “The Summer of Crazy...

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PUEBLA, Mexico – Mexican pastor Javier Gonzalez knows firsthand the reality of Christ’s words from Mark 6:4, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town.” After training at a Bible institute in...

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PUEBLA, Mexico – Lifepoint Church of O’Fallon entered an official partnership with churches here when a mission team of eight from the church traveled to the region, Aug. 22 – 27, with financial backing from...

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When studying the whole of Scripture, there are some verses a believer must not miss. Special care needs to be given to those passages that have to do with our personal identity in Christ. Take...

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DIAMOND – To put it kindly, the horse had a bit of an ugly personality. But Horse Whisperer James Frazier knew that the horse’s heart, head and feet would connect as directorship and respect are...

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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...

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Dr. Larry Lewis was shocked when in 1979 he opened a St. Louis newspaper to see the full-page ad listing the religious denominations and groups who favored a “pro-choice” – a pro-abortion – position.  He...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Pro-family lobbyist Kerry Messer prayed for the state legislature before it opened a marathon veto session, Sept. 10. Before praying, he thanked legislators, staff members and lobbyists for the support and encouragement...

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FERGUSON – When the National Day of Prayer (NDP) bus stopped at First Baptist Church Ferguson Sept. 13, the prayer warriors moved beyond their planned emphasis and prayed for unity. According to Dion Elmore, the...

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The Missouri Baptist Convention has filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in joining other religious groups asking for a sign – that religious freedom trumps local sign codes which discriminate against churches and...

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ST. LOUIS – God is on the move in North America and every follower of Jesus –regardless of age, talent or personality –can play a vital part in what He is doing to push back...

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Malachi O’Brien – Pastor to Pastor: The Cooperative Program JEFFERSON CITY – The MBC has produced a series of short videos featuring Missouri Baptist pastors to highlight Cooperative Program (CP)Month this October. The series, called...

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OSAGE BEACH – At least three out of the four Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) offices will be contested during the MBC annual meeting here at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Oct. 27-29. Seven nominees have been announced for...

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PARIS – No stranger to Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) life when he was elected president of the convention in 2012, Wesley Hammond, pastor of First Baptist, Paris, said there were still some surprises waiting for...

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TROY – The convention sermon will direct messengers’ hearts inward at the Missouri Baptist Convention Annual Meeting Oct. 27-29 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. Richie Rhea, lead pastor of First Baptist Church in Troy,...

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OSAGE BEACH – Messengers will have a chance to take part in a special free-will offering on Tuesday morning at the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Annual Meeting. The offering will support three Missouri Baptist ministries...

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OSAGE BEACH – Ministers and lay people have been appointed to serve on the 2014 Missouri Baptist Convention Committee on Convention Committees by MBC president Wesley Hammond. One member is from each of Missouri’s eight...

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MACON – Two years ago Donnie and Cindy Bonuchi were in their Sunday school class at First Baptist Church, Macon and a question was posed: “What could we do to give back to our community?”...

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DIAMOND – First Baptist Church of Diamond will be hosting the 10th annual horse whisperer event here on Saturday, September 20. In years past, the event has drawn thousands thanks to free admission that includes barbecue, games...

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LEBANON – Instead of hanging out at the lake or sleeping the summer away, 62 college students chose to answer God’s call and be missionaries this summer through the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC). One of...

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KANSAS CITY – Leaders from Bales Avenue Community Church here led a group of innercity children on their first nature hike, July 27. The children were new members of Trail Life USA and American Heritage...

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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...

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JEFFERSON CITY – With the economy still in uncertain waters and giving on a steady decline, a new emphasis hopes to give churches “traction” when it comes to teaching Godly stewardship and tithing. “We do...

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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...

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It was the first time she had truly been alone with her thoughts since their mission team arrived in Moldova, and Jamie Jackson couldn’t stop crying. When orphaned children reach a certain age, they are...

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SEDALIA – About 1,300 State Fair attenders looking for corn dogs, carnival rides and deals on snazzy merchandise stopped by the Missouri Baptist tent located near the fair’s midway. They had the opportunity to step...

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Burdened by the need for revival and spiritual awakening in the United States and throughout the world, 328 Missouri Baptists gathered at Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield for the Heartland Prayer Summit, Aug. 21....

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SOUIX FALLS, S.D. – Two Missouri Baptists suffered minor injuries after a driver suspected to be under the influence hit their church van and a second car while they were in town for a mission...

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Five men from the Missouri Baptist Bikers Fellowship (MBBF) struck up a conversation with a former pastor at a motel in Canada recently. The former pastor was newly married to an unbeliever,...

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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,...

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Aspen Church here was the recipient of some Missouri Baptist love by way of First Baptist Church, Kirksville. The Kirksville church took 13 members on a 2,600 mile misson trip to the ranching community in...

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – It’s easy to forget about the “other” St. Louis on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, but the churches of Laclede Baptist Association have seen Kingdom results in East...

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ST. GENEVIEVE – Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) affiliated churches are being asked to display and distribute posters of Lynn Messer, the wife of MBC legislative liaison Kerry Messer, who has been missing since July 8....

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SPRINGFIELD – Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Ronnie Floyd and OneCry Leader Bill Elliff will lead a prayer summit at Crossway Baptist Church here Aug. 21. There will be no other agenda beyond prayer. Soon...

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CHICAGO – An 8-member mission team from Springhill Baptist Church, Springfield, carried the gospel to one of the nation’s most dangerous communities last month. The team partnered with Good Hope Baptist Church in Englewood, one...

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When The Passage Church, on the border of the St. Louis suburbs of Florissant and Ferguson, partnered with local church plants to initiate a cleanup effort of the area following Sunday night’s rioting and looting...

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RICHMOND, Mo. – Children have been carrying bags full of pennies, nickels and dimes into Vacation Bible School in order to donate to Southern Baptist missionaries for years. Many never see what happens through their...

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Missouri Baptists gathered for prayer Aug. 13 before a fifth night of turbulent protests erupted over the shooting death of an African American teenager by a local police officer. The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown...

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Helping young people understand the relevance of the gospel is the focus of Tony Jones, youth minister at First Baptist Church, Ferguson, and his musical group, “Surrender 2 Him.” “We’ve got outreach on our...

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MOBERLY – Summer is supposed to be teenagers’ time off, but for a group of students from Crossroads Baptist Association it has been go go go. Bonnie Carter has been leading the association’s student summer...

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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...

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Empty nesters answering God’s call to care for orphans. A church reaching out to 6,000 Filipino immigrants living in Missouri. A once-withering church now hosting a vibrant congregation. A ministry devoted to loving the poor...

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Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly dedicated a new swimming pool just in time for the summer camp season. The pool dedication was held May 27 as the St. Joseph Baptist Association convened their week of camp...

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FLORISSANT – Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was the backdrop for two churches to partner with Passage Community Church in St Louis to offer basketball and cheerleading camps. Bob Martin, minister of recreation and singles at...

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Standing around with pastors during a break at an associational pastor’s conference, one pastor lamented that his church had stopped growing. When I asked why, he said that his building could only hold so many...

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KANSAS CITY – The Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) Multiethnic Church Planting Center expanded its ministry to internationals within the state of Missouri during an MBC assessment of potential ministers here, June 27. The assessment forms...

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KANSAS CITY – When vacant houses are widespread in a community, it’s detrimental to that community. Empty houses breed vandalism, prostitution, drug activity and other bad elements to an otherwise nice neighborhood. “We saw the...

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