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It has been a rough summer, but when the 2015 legislative session starts up in January, Kerry Messer, founder of the Missouri Family Network the Missouri Baptist Convention’s lobbyist will be there ready to go....

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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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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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Ferguson is permanently scarred. However, our God remains faithful to His people. Could it be that God desires to use these moments to tell us something important about our nation and our needs? Could this...

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FERGUSON (Christian Examiner) –  Long before a gunshot killed Michael Brown Jr., or a bottle rocket was tossed in the air to protest, the Heartland Prayer Summit was set to take place at First Baptist...

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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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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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T. Patrick Hudson/MBTS KANSAS CITY – Faculty elections and re-elections, the announcement of new library leadership, and SBC referral responses highlighted Midwestern Seminary’s Board of Trustees fall meeting on Oct. 20. During their day-long meeting,...

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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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Though her heart and mind were lifted up to the Lord in worship, Amelia Holder’s ears couldn’t help but appreciate the sweet notes that filled the Grand Ballroom at Tan-Tar-A Resort. “Oh my goodness, I couldn’t...

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OSAGE BEACH – Six speakers encouraged church leaders at the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Pastor’s Conference here Oct. 27. Addressing the theme, “Fanning the Flames Without Flaming Out,” the speakers reminded pastors that, while ministry...

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OSAGE BEACH – During the MBC annual meeting here at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Oct. 27-29, four Missouri pastors were elected to serve as officers of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) for the next year. David Krueger,...

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Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) messengers stood together during their 180th annual meeting here, Oct. 27-29, to defend the biblical view of marriage and oppose the modern-day slavery of sex-trafficking....

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OSAGE BEACH – Messengers to the Missouri Baptist Convention annual meeting here, Oct. 27-29, defended the biblical view of marriage and challenged Attorney General Chris Koster to fulfill his oath of office by defending Missouri’s...

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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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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 harvest captivated the...

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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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Wesley Hammond, outgoing president of the Missouri Baptist Convention, shared at the 2014 Annual Meeting regarding his conviction that the body of Christ is larger than Missouri Baptists or even Southern Baptists....

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JEFFERSON CITY – For the third time, before the third judge, the Missouri Baptist Foundation (MBF) has lost its effort to escape from Missouri Baptist Convention governance and accountability—and from a $5 million price-tag for its...

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A new endowment is critical to the continued ministry of Disaster Relief (DR) to bring help, hope and healing said the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) DR director Dwain Carter....

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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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JEFFERSON CITY – A group of leaders from churches in the Concord Association met here last month to plan for cross-cultural outreach in the region. They used data about international populations here that was gathered...

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A boy once lived on the southern banks of China’s Yellow River, and dreamed of finding a medicine that would make his grandmother live forever. But, he never dreamed that he would find it in...

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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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In 1957 a panel of United States senators concluded that attorney Daniel Webster, a senator from Massachusetts in the first half of the 19th century who argued 223 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and...

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JEFFERSON CITY – October is Cooperative Program Month, and here are eight simple ways to help your church members learn more about the eternal impact of CP. All resources are free and available for ordering...

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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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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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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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Annual Meeting Stories Hammond reflects on two years as MBC president Richie Rhea delivering sermon  Board Recommendations  Pastor’s Conference “CORE” to develop leaders Three Contested offices Special offering  ‘This Hope’ to minister in music Committee on...

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OSAGE BEACH – During the afternoon and evening sessions of the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) annual meeting, Oct. 28, the CORE Conference will welcome keynote speakers Jeff Iorg and Lance Ford, who will engage messengers...

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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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Annual Meeting Stories Hammond reflects on two years as MBC president Richie Rhea delivering sermon  Board Recommendations  Pastor’s Conference “CORE” to develop leaders Three Contested offices Special offering  ‘This Hope’ to minister in music Committee on...

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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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OSAGE BEACH – The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Executive Board will meet immediately prior to – and immediately after – this year’s annual meeting at Tan-Tar-A Resort here, Oct. 27-29. During a 1 p.m. meeting...

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JEFFERSON CITY – A dozen interns sent out by the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) canvassed Kansas City, St. Louis and Jefferson City for 10 weeks this summer, mapping out pockets of lostness in these cities....

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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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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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Missouri Baptists no longer have to watch their mailbox or check web for news, features and opinion about Kingdom work in the state; with a new iPhone app, The Pathway is now in their pocket....

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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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