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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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On Easter Sunday, 1992, homosexuality suddenly “had a face, the face of my son.” Her 25-year-old son Dan confessed that he had been living a homosexual lifestyle for several years....

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TROY – Matt Bartig, lead pastor of NorthRoad Community Church, appreciates the sacrifice of First Baptist Church (FBC) Troy to plant NorthRoad. Senior pastor, Richard Rhea, of FBC Troy was more than just supportive of...

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Missouri Baptists are being challenged to distribute God’s Word this year as they engage the lost in servant evangelism projects. Light Up Missouri is GPS+One Million Bibles. The purpose of this two-year phase is to...

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GIBITNGIL, the Philippines – While most of Missouri was wading through snow drifts and scraping ice off windshields, six Disaster Relief (DR) volunteers were wading out to an ocean-going canoe and reusing bent, rusty nails...

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Lee Warren/contributing writer OMAHA, Neb. – The Heartland Interstate Strategy (HIS) task force met at the Eastern Nebraska Baptist Association building, Dec. 17, to discuss choosing a director, how the task force will determine success...

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Chelsie Kormeier/contributing writer WASHINGTON – Faith Baptist Church performed drive-through nativity, Dec. 12-15. Every year, the community of Washington comes out to see The Living Christmas Story, reaching up to 1,000 people in this town...

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Righteous Rides meets a need for missionaries on furlough. Co-founders of the nonprofit organization, Bret Byus, member and deacon at First Baptist Church (FBC) Troy, and Mark Reighard, discovered this need through friendships from LeTourneau...

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Ed Moncada, a member of the Leadership Development Team for the Missouri Baptist Convention, shares about his life and work. Find more great interviews like this one at: http://www.haroldhendrick.com/...

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Richard Nations, Contributing Writer TRENTON – It is not uncommon for a church to have a Thanksgiving meal and even send some carry-out meals back to the homes of some of the older folks in...

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Marching bands, beauty queens and fantastic floats for wide-eyed children are not just on the football field. The Sunday after Thanksgiving, every year they are found on the north parking lot of First Baptist Church...

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The Lord is making connections to draw people from around the world to Christ, according to Tim Cowin, lead pastor of The Rock Church of St. Louis. “We have a culture based on Ephesians 6,”...

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Calvary Baptist Church in Hannibal is one of the leading Baptist churches in the state of Missouri giving 1,231 shoebox gifts through Operation Christmas Child (OCC). The motivation for Calvary’s focus on this ministry year...

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Church planter Luis Mendoza didn’t know he was a church planter when he started doing it more than 20 years ago. A new believer, in the late 1980s, Mendoza thought building relationships with non-Christians, sharing...

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Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Executive Board members unanimously approved a new, comprehensive church-planting strategy, designed to foster the multiplication of new churches that will reach the lost throughout Missouri....

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Church planters who desire to cooperate with the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) must maintain a high standard of conduct, MBC Executive Board members insisted during a recent meeting....

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Roberta Willis is never far from a reminder of God sending his son to be the Savior of the world. Willis, a member of First Baptist, Canton, not only collects nativity scenes, but displays most...

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Members at The Gathering Biker Church here recently distributed Bibles as a part of a Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) test program, sharing the light of God’s Word not only with bikers at an annual rally...

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The Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) 2014 state evangelism and discipleship conference will encourage church leaders as they sow the gospel amid hardship and tears. Springfield’s Crossway Baptist Church will host the event, called the Sowing...

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Pastor Jeff Lunn of the Park Baptist Church in North St. Louis, MO County highlights the life of a great nineteenth century missionary heroine, Lottie Moon. A southern aristocrat, she left her social status, homeland...

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FULTON – Pastors and lay leaders from churches throughout the state of Missouri gathered at First Baptist Church, Fulton, for a security training event presented by Strategos International, Nov. 19. Missouri-based Strategos International has trained...

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RAYMONDVILLE – A pastor and wife are seeing a revival of sorts behind bars. Frank White, and his wife Pat have done ministry just over two years at the Texas County jail. He has pastored...

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The Legislative Prayer Breakfast and Service bring together Missouri government leaders and citizens for a time of worship and prayer for the new legislative year. The governor along with many members of the Missouri General...

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ST. LOUIS – Volunteers from August Gate Church here cleaned nearly 30 alleyways in the neighborhoods surrounding their building, Oct. 26, in an attempt to transform St. Louis’ sixth ward through the gospel. The team...

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A new outreach ministry organized by the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) has sparked hope for spiritual awakening and a new vision at Park Baptist Church, Florissant. Distributing more than 4,000 Bibles throughout their community, the...

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First Baptist Church, Oak Grove, distributed 3,000 “Find it Here” New Testaments to their community under the leadership of Pastor Randy Messer. Messer shared this vision with nearby Grace Baptist, and together the churches mobilized...

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Bismarck – The congregation of First Baptist Church here has been keeping busy. For the second year in a row, they participated in EPIC Outreach, a four-day community-wide ministry project. As part of Epic Outreach, there were...

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JOPLIN – Church and public schools don’t mix? Don’t tell that to Joplin Public Schools. Churches have been partnering with students and classes with dramatic results since 2010 in a school district that has had some...

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As a young, pregnant mother, Gail McWilliams was faced with a decision that would impact her and her baby for the rest of their lives. A rare medical condition forced her to decide between keeping...

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JEFFERS0N CITY – Award-winning news and features Missouri Baptists have grown accustomed to will remain the same, but the look and feel of The Pathway’s website – www.mbcpathway.com – has undergone a dramatic upgrade. “The Pathway has firmly established...

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PERRY – On Sundays, he is in the pulpit at First Baptist, Perry. During the rest of the week he handles phone calls for Missouri’s second highest elected official. Willis Jones is the interim pastor at...

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Katlyn Moncada/contributing writer MANILA, Philippines – Whether in your neighborhood or traveling the world, there are always opportunities for followers of Christ to live on mission. I had the privilege of going overseas to Southeast Asia...

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Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC Family Ministry Specialist Joe Ulveling has been logging ministry miles across Missouri for more than a decade. While his job description includes project management for major campaigns like the Cooperative Program...

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CEBU, Philippines (BP) — Southern Baptists spent all of Monday (Nov. 18) packing relief kits for the inhabitants of Gibitngil Island in the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan swept over the island, leaving the community battered and...

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As I write today the images from Tacloban, Philippines, are unbelievable. Massive relief efforts are underway to assist those who survived the howling 200+ mph winds and the estimated 20-foot storm surge generated by super...

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JEFFERSON CITY – One day after Lincoln University’s (LU) football team defeated Oklahoma’s Northeastern State University, 42-33, some team members scored a greater win when they professed faith in Christ after watching My Hope America...

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KANSAS CITY – Missouri Baptists made a “grave mistake” when they allowed the state convention to take the lead role in promoting the Cooperative Program, Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) executive director John Yeats said during his...

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KANSAS CITY – Eddie Bumpers urged messengers and guests at the Missouri Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, Oct. 29, to thirst for and seek after the power of God in their lives and ministries. “We need...

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Rick Hedger has seen the light – that is, the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ shining in dark places. As Partnership Missions strategist and team leader for Missional Evangelism/Discipleship, Hedger feels powerfully compelled...

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KANSAS CITY – President of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Fred Luter closed out the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) annual meeting with a bang Oct. 30 when he challenged Missouri churches to get back to the...

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KANSAS CITY – Missouri Baptist Convention President Wesley Hammond challenged messengers at the annual meeting here to live up to the high calling of God and to choose the “Holy Way” as they go back to...

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COLUMBIA – The Little Bonne Femme Association affirmed the inerrancy of Scripture and their cooperation with the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) and the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) during their annual meeting at Calvary Baptist Church, Columbia,...

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