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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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