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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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Ten years of baptism reporting by Missouri Baptist churches revealed some bright spots in the midst of overall declines. “Some tend to think that children are all that are being reached for Christ in Missouri,”...

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Pastors and church leaders, please accept my personal invitation to a Heartland Prayer Summit Aug. 21. Our facilitators are SBC President Ronnie Floyd and OneCry leader Bill Elliff. We are meeting at Crossway Baptist Church...

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Dan Steinbeck/contributing writer HANNIBAL – More than 20 students professed faith in Christ during two weeks of Super Summer at Hannibal-LaGrange University here, June 9-20. And, in keeping with Super Summer trends that have only...

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  OZARK – The Kingdom Builders mission team from Ridgecrest Baptist Church (RBC) in Springfield erected the frame for a new 1600 square-foot training facility at School to the Nations here during the first week...

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ROGERSVILLE – Pastor Winston Burton of the First Baptist Church (FBC) here won’t quit his day job. In fact, this nearly 300-member congregation has chosen to employ only bivocational and part-time staff members – a...

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TROY – “It’s easy to talk to people about Jesus.” That’s the advice from Jeanette Price, who, along with her husband, Bill, has led First Baptist Church, Troy, in distributing 3,000 Bibles in their community...

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BALTIMORE, Md. – Southern Baptists must cry out to God in prayer as they seek revival in their churches and spiritual awakening across the nation, Pastor Eddie Bumpers of Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield said...

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CLAYCOMO – Although he faced health problems throughout his life, Harry Lee Morris, 93, could never resign from God’s call. “If God wants you to do something, you just don’t tell him, ‘I can’t do...

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KANSAS CITY – LifeQuest Church reached out to various Kansas City communities during the Easter season, drawing several families to the church by the first week of May and leading 25 people to profess faith...

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SIKESTON – Anchor Church launched publicly during a service here, April 13. The day was centered on the good news that Jesus gave His life on the cross and is risen so that man could...

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BALTIMORE – Missouri Southern Baptists will contribute widely to the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC)annual meeting at the Baltimore Convention Center, June 10-11. Among those prominently appearing in Baltimore are Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Executive Director...

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BALTIMORE – Anthony Allen, president of Hannibal-LaGrange University, has announced that he is going to nominate Jim Wells, strategic partners team leader for the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC), for his 13th term as registration secretary...

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Whether you’re horse or human, life can be a struggle. And horse or human, it takes a lot of trust to stay on the right path. Pat Patterson, a circuit-riding preacher, attempted to make...

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See nearly 450 rare biblical and historical artifacts here at “Passages: Treasures of the Bible,” an eight-month exhibition of items from the Oklahoma-based Green Collection. This 30,000-square-foot, interactive exhibit opened in Springfield on April 12...

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WHEATLAND – Baptists in the west-central region of Missouri want to steer people to the love of Christ. For this reason, they’ve joined hands in ministry, sharing the gospel and distributing Bibles and other “Find...

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Rhonda Rhea wants “p-dubs,” aka pastor’s wives, “to get comfy, to be encouraged and to be inspired” with her new book, Join the Insanity: Crazy-Fun Life in the Pastors’ Wives Club. Rhea described her book...

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Bobby Shows of Union Hill Baptist Church in Holts Summit never could have dreamed God would use his love of sports to spread the gospel throughout the nation and the world. After leading him into...

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ORRICK – It was far from the largest storm, but an EF-2 tornado damaged nearly every structure in the small town of Orrick east of Kansas City, including tearing the roofs off First Baptist Church’s...

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Revival in Christian homes can transform a society filled with family trees that have been uprooted by sin, said Dan Jarvisof Michigan-based Life Action Ministries during a family conference at Concord Baptist Church here, May...

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In 2010 the Dawsons started Living Faith, a new church plant in northeast Kansas City. By the end of 2013, the church had gradually grown to around 100 in average attendance. Thanks to Kansas City...

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HOLTS SUMMIT – Nearly 10 years after standing before a judge on two felony and three misdemeanor charges, Missouri native Brandon Kiesling stood before an audience at Union Hill Baptist Church in March, proclaiming the...

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VANDALIA – Nearly 900 women from a prison here heard about the love of Christ one week before Easter during an event organized annually by volunteers from First Baptist Church, Vandalia. According to Tommy Barnhart,...

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SPRINGFIELD – John Stroup sat in a prison cell when the gospel arrested his attention. Now, through a ministry he established with two other members of Crossway Baptist Church, Springfield, he strives to capture criminals...

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SPRINGFIELD – The Missouri Woman’s Missionary Union (MWMU) celebrated 125 years of the National Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), 100 years of Girls in Action, and 90 years of MWMU during their Missions Celebration and annual...

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HANNIBAL – Cristian Harlea graduates from Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) in May and hopes, one day, to return to his homeland, Romania, as a missionary. His heart is already there. Born while Romania was under Soviet...

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SPRINGFIELD – In what they’ve called a mission trip without airfare, 350 volunteers from Crossway Baptist Church here reached out to their neighbors, April 3-5, proclaiming the gospel while doing 28 service projects throughout Greene...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Ryan Stiffler, a member of Southridge Baptist Church here, has shared the gospel with an orthodox Jew in New York and a college student from Portugal – all from the comfort of...

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GRAY SUMMIT – Members from the First Baptist Church (FBC) here canvassed their community in preparation for their “Hopefest” revival services, March 22-23. The church distributed 500 bags to households in the town of nearly...

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The 2015 state evangelism and discipleship conference will challenge church leaders to remain faithful to God and to His call despite hardship. ...

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In its first meeting since paring down to one representative from each participating state convention, the Heartland Interstate Strategy (HIS) task force made two key decisions at a meeting on April 23 at Cross Pointe...

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DIXON – Nearly 700 people of all ages gathered to see members from the Springfield-based action sports ministry, “Real Encounter Outreach,” do motorcycle and bike stunts in the Dixon High School gymnasium, March 26. Members...

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George Hawkins began preparing for the Olympics in 2011. He wasn’t training to compete; he was getting ready to share the gospel. When the world came together in Sochi, Russia, Hawkins and other Missouri Baptists...

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Where is God in the midst of a storm? Specifically, where was God in the 2011 EF5 tornado that killed 158 people and caused more than a billion dollars in damage in Joplin? What about...

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INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly 100 people professed faith in Christ during revival services, March 22-23, at Brookville Road Community Church (BRCC) here, led by Jim McNeil, president, Missouri Baptist Fellowship of Vocational Evangelists. “It was glorious,...

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MBC churches baptized 9,706 people from July 2012 to July 2013, which continues a slight downward trend over the past several years according to information reported in the Annual Church Profiles (ACP)....

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Actors star in a full-length, three-man show based on the New Testament book of Acts. The drama troupe began ministering in cities across the U.S. in 2011 and has been invited to perform at the...

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Mt. Salem-Wyaconda Association ministered to victims and families after a Lewis County C-1 School bus overturned April 1. Twenty-six students and the bus driver were treated for injuries of varying degrees when the bus went off...

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Missouri Baptists were introduced to “Explore the Bible” study curriculum in an April statewide tour with LifeWay Christian Resources specialist Sergio Arce who indicated there is a major facelift of the material being introduced in...

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About 1,000 Southern Baptist churches close their doors each year. But a generation of pastors committed to church revitalization could reduce that number dramatically, Johnny Hunt and panelists at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s inaugural Legacy...

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Haitian people in Ma Rouge have had water to meet their needs due to a gift from First Baptist Gallatin. Originally, a $10,000 donation was sent to the impoverished country to construct a water well...

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Bill Dudley and a group of his teenage friends rode in a pickup truck over to a revival tent to make fun of the people attending and making decisions that night....

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Don Hinkle, Pathway Editor and Director of Public Policy for the Missouri Baptist Convention, and Mark Snowden, Evangelism-Discipleship Specialist for the Missouri Baptist Convention, share about what can be expected at the upcoming 2014 National...

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Mark Snowden, evangelism/discipleship strategist for the Missouri Baptist Convention has been picking apart the Annual Church Profile (ACP) data on baptisms, reaching out to churches of various sizes that report the most baptisms and compiling...

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After almost a year of prayer and seeking God’s will and promises through Scripture, Amber Rust was ready to proceed with the next steps of the adoption. But her husband, Tyler, still wasn’t sure. Tyler’s reasoning...

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