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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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When Steven Helfrich first sensed God leading him into church planting while still a student, he figured it would be in some far-off land where customs would be different and language would be a barrier....

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LVIV, Ukraine – Although he was born under the shadow of the Soviet regime, 36-year-old Baptist seminary President Yaroslav “Slavik” Pyzh never imagined that he would now face what, according to some news agencies, could...

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ST. LOUIS – Canaan Baptist Church here sent a four-person mission team across the world, Jan. 19-Feb. 2, to proclaim God’s Word among an unreached, unengaged people group in West Africa. According to Canaan Baptist...

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Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has launched its Midwestern Training Network (MTN), a partnership that includes St. Louis-area church The Journey as the first of 30-plus churches that have joined the ministry initiative....

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“I’ve been the DOM here for nine years, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” Randy Smith said. “It’s a wonderful work of God.” Smith said the revivals were on either side of the March...

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Pastor David Van Bebber, of Calhoun Baptist Church, shares his reaction and insights on the 2014 Worldview Conference....

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MMCC officially opened the “Ruth House” here Feb. 1. The house is an integral part of the MMCC’s residential program for women in recovery. The ministry provides women an opportunity for transformation within a residential...

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Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of the popular TLC show 19 Kids & Counting are celebrating 30 years of marriage this year and are coming to Lynwood Baptist Church May 4 to support a Christian...

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JOPLIN – A new documentary will look at the role faith in God played as victims of deadly tornadoes in Joplin and Moore, Okla. pieced their lives back together. The documentary, “Where Was God?” features...

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The St. Joseph Baptist Association served as a pilot in 2013 for Light Up Missouri – a servant-evangelism initiative of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) that encourages churches to distribute one million Bibles over the...

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Handmade dolls that have often been used during mission trips are now being made for Disaster Relief chaplains to give to victims. Jay Ryan, wife of Missouri Valley Director of Missions, and state chaplain trainer...

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Last issue I called an audible requesting Missouri Baptists on April 8 to enter into a special time of prayer and fasting. In response, some are organizing prayer times in their homes or church houses....

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Thousands of people who need Christ live in Atlixco, a city in the Mexican state of Puebla. Faith Baptist Church in Washington and Rios de Agua Viva (Rivers of Living Water) Church in Atlixco have...

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Missouri Baptists have accepted the challenge during the next two years to distribute one million Bibles across their state as part of “Light Up Missouri,” a servant evangelism initiative organized by the Missouri Baptist Convention...

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As an SBC pastor I am very disappointed in the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s recent article, What Should Christians Think of Governments That Criminalize Homosexuality? I strongly disagree with its perspective. I have been...

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Where have all the godly men gone? These days I ponder that question with increased frequency and concern. If the lack of godly men were only a matter of personality or ministerial preference, then little...

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Does the Bible command tithing – that is, giving 10 percent of our income to God? If we don’t tithe, are we robbing God? Doesn’t the Old Testament teach tithing, while the New Testament teaches...

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Crouse has been named a “Woman of the Year” three times, has been an official United States delegate to the United Nations twice and served as a presidential speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush. She...

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The Heartland Interstate Strategy (HIS) task force met at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on Feb. 25 for its final meeting involving all of its original members. HIS decided to streamline its team (pairing down to...

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Peyton Manning is perhaps the best quarterback at calling audibles. Football fans have watched this guy for years step up to the line of scrimmage, and if he discovers that the play called in the...

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SIKESTON – Pastors and other church leaders from around the state gathered in the bootheel for the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) first 2014 church security and intruder awareness training here at Miner Baptist Church, Feb....

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“Without Graffiti 2, without Andrew. … I don’t know where I might have ended up,” Shamar says. Shamar Smith has been attending Graffiti 2 Community Ministries’ after-school program for years. Raised in the South Bronx...

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Members and visitors to the First Baptist Church (FBC) of Oakville went wild for the menu at the church’s fifth annual Pioneer Harvest Dinner and Exhibit, Jan. 24. During the dinner, the church served guests...

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Baptist Builders offers a simple way to help construct a new church building while being good stewards: a church provides the materials, and Baptist Builders provide the labor at zero cost. It may be a...

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When God reveals a need, the church is called to action. At least, that’s what the people at Glenstone Baptist Church believe. In 2005 a study was done showing that a significant population of Filipino-Americans...

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Chelsie Kormeier/contributing writer SANTA CRUZ DEL QUICHE, Guatemala – No one wanted Benito. He had no family. So he was passed around from place to place until three years ago, when he landed in Casa...

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Americans are blessed to live in a country where we can freely express our views, exercise our faith to its fullest (at least for now), appeal to our leaders for redress through our judicial system...

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“Normal Christianity” brings persecution, missionary and author Nik Ripken* said during the Missouri Baptist Convention’s 2014 “Sowing in Tears” conference at Crossway Baptist Church here, Jan. 27-28. “In the Bible, persecution is normal,” Ripken said,...

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The Olympic Games are a great meeting place for the people of the world, and Jeff Wells, senior pastor of Cross Keys Baptist Church here, believes it is a wonderful place to introduce them to...

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The Missouri Baptist Convention has organized another church security and intruder awareness training at Miner Baptist Church in Sikeston, Feb. 15....

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Elm Spring Baptist church has chosen to “be the missionary” for a people group in sub-Saharan Africa, and pastor Robin Dale hopes other Missouri Baptist churches will follow their example. They’ll have the opportunity at...

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Snow and cold temperatures could cause more than a few closed days for Johnson Wabash Elementary School in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. As the students were ready to return from the recent snow days, the...

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As a follower of Christ, you know the Bible is the single most important book ever written. As a believer, you know the power the Bible has to transform not only your life, but also...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Three members of Concord Baptist Church here (from left, Gerad Fox, CR Miller and Chris Rhodes) were among those that camped out in sub-freezing temperatures for 24 hours prior to the opening...

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BRIAN KOONCE/staff writer bkoonce@mobaptist.org BOHOL ISLAND, The Philippines – It’s been two months since Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the Philippines and more than three months since a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook the island of Bohol,...

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