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Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) has a great deal to celebrate, and the party is set for April 4-5. WMU’s “Missions Celebration” will be held at Second Baptist Church, Springfield. According to Laura Wells, Missouri WMU...

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SPRINGFIELD – Missouri’s Baptist churches have the opportunity to pick apart what makes a Sunday School work and preview some new LifeWay curriculum at events scheduled across the state this spring. This is the first...

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EUREKA – Approximately 225 people attended the first 2014 Disaster Relief (DR) training event at Central Baptist Church here, Feb. 21-22. Almost half of the participants were first-time trainees. Associate State Director Dave Wells said...

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MBC attorneys on March 3 asked an appeals court to reverse a trial judge’s refusal last April to permit a jury trial in MBC’s decade-long effort to recover Windermere Baptist Conference Center (WBCC)....

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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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Don Hinkle shares about the upcoming Worldview Conference, which features Josh Hawley, an attorney and University of Missouri Constitutional law professor, who will report on the Hobby Lobby religious liberty case which will have been heard just...

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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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Easter is fast approaching, and that means it istime for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering to support the efforts of the North American Mission Board (NAMB). Missouri Baptists have set a goal for the 2014...

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Just this week I returned from serving on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee. Our February meeting was full of important decisions impacting the cooperative work of churches that identify themselves as Southern Baptist congregations....

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Pastor Eddie Bumpers of Crossway Baptist Church challenged Missouri Baptists at the “Sowing in Tears” conference to do “whatever it takes” to reach the lost. Preaching from Matt. 9:1-8, Bumpers recounted how four faithful friends...

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SPRINGFIELD – People ought to be changed when Jesus Christ intersects their lives. During the “Sowing in Tears” conference, Jan. 27-28, Pastor K. Marshall Williams of the Nazarene Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Penn., shared how...

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The Bible says that Christians have different calls to service. Each Christian should therefore serve the body of Christ, the apostle Paul writes in 1 Cor. 12, lest the body miss a vital organ that...

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hose who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them. Those two verses from Ps....

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Joshua Hawley, an attorney on the legal team defending Hobby Lobby, told members of Concord Baptist Church here that the Oklahoma-based arts and crafts retailer will stand before the Supreme Court, March 25, because of...

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The Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) annual Engage Conference, Feb. 21-23, will feature Eric Bryant, a member of the leadership team at Gateway Church in Austin, Texas, and author of Not Like Me: A Field Guide...

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

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A science fiction story once described an astronaut-type volunteer who was able to step into an alternate universe. As a reminder of home, his wife at the last moment handed him their baby’s rattle. In...

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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 – Missouri Baptists dug deep and gave generously in 2013 to the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering (MMO). As a result, they surpassed the MMO goal for the second straight year. Receipts...

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The MBC's annual Engage Conference, Feb. 21-23, will feature Eric Bryant, a member of the leadership team at Gateway Church in Austin, Texas, and author of Not Like Me – formerly titled, Peppermint-Filled Piñatas....

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HANNIBAL – Joshua Hawley, associate professor of law at the University of Missouri, will speak at the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) annual Worldview Conference here, April 3, less than two weeks after he stands before...

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Members of the Missouri Baptist Convention’s Agency Restoration Group (ARG) met in Springfield Jan. 29, 2014 with leaders of the Missouri Baptist Foundation, The Baptist Home, and mediators Jim Grau and Rob Schenck as part...

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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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MBC Statement: An attempt at global mediation of the lawsuits filed by the Missouri Baptist Convention against four nonprofit corporations – the Missouri Baptist Foundation, The Baptist Home, the Missouri Baptist University, and Windermere Baptist Conference...

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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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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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Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay, gives us some powerful insight into why it is healthy for churches to look outside themselves for solutions to particular challenges. I asked him if I could share this word...

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Missouri Baptists are catching the vision for distributing one million Bibles in 2014. There are 48 Bibles in a case. The Find it Here New Testaments (NT) cost less than $40 a case. We are...

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“I have a different heart for Lottie Moon Christmas offering than than I did this time last month. In 23 years pastoring I’ve promoted Lottie Moon, I’ve showed videos about Lottie Moon, I’ve heard missionaries...

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It’s a tiny island of 449 families accessible only by a 30-minute canoe ride, but Gibitngil island – just off the northwest tip larger island of Cebu – has been assigned to Missouri Baptists to...

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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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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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Ripken plainly states, “I have never encountered a mature believer living in persecution who asked us to pray that their persecution would cease.” Instead the focused prayer of the persecuted is “that they would be...

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K. Marshall Williams, an inner-city Southern Baptist pastor in Philadelphia will be one of the featured speakers at the Sowing in Tears conference Jan. 27-28 at Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield....

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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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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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A chill is in the air, and that means carols, pageants and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) has set a statewide goal of $4 million for 2013,...

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Missouri Baptists are outpacing last year’s generous giving to state missions. As of Nov. 20, funds received for the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering (MMO) totaled $664,010, or 95 percent of the goal of...

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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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Missouri Baptists are on the ground in typhoon-ravaged islands of the Philippines, and leaders are asking for prayer, future volunteers and funds....

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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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