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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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ST. LOUIS – God is on the move in North America and every follower of Jesus –regardless of age, talent or personality –can play a vital part in what He is doing to push back...

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KANSAS CITY – Amidst the excitement of the start of a new academic year at Midwestern Seminary President Jason Allen announced the encouraging news on Sept. 22 that more students have enrolled at the school...

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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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Classes started Monday, Aug. 25, at Southwest Baptist University with an increase in new students, average ACT score and number of students living in on-campus housing. Total enrollment on the first day of classes was...

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The Send North America Experience Tour is a gathering for the church that challenges you to leverage your life in a way that counts for the kingdom. The tour carries the God-sized vision for pushing...

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MACON – Two years ago Donnie and Cindy Bonuchi were in their Sunday school class at First Baptist Church, Macon and a question was posed: “What could we do to give back to our community?”...

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DIAMOND – First Baptist Church of Diamond will be hosting the 10th annual horse whisperer event here on Saturday, September 20. In years past, the event has drawn thousands thanks to free admission that includes barbecue, games...

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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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KANSAS CITY – During a chapel service and prayer summit held at Midwestern Seminary on Aug. 27, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) emphasized the need for “extraordinary prayer” in expectancy of the...

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JEFFERSON CITY – It took until the final hours of the veto session late on Sept. 10, but the Missouri legislature has overridden Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes and made Missouri home of the longest waiting...

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KANSAS CITY – Fusion, an International Mission Board (IMB) training project, began its training season here on the campus of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS) at the beginning of August, equipping college students to share...

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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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KANSAS CITY – Leaders from Bales Avenue Community Church here led a group of innercity children on their first nature hike, July 27. The children were new members of Trail Life USA and American Heritage...

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HOLTS SUMMIT – Union Hill Baptist Church here will host The Biblical Manhood Conference, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pastor Frank Whitney hopes that the conference will challenge men to grow spiritually...

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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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It’s hard to miss Susie Ginnings’ passion for the unchurched, especially children. Ginnings directs the The W.E.E. Care (Weekday Early Education) year-round program of the First Baptist Church of Camdenton. The program has long made...

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – On Aug. 9, Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African-American, was shot six times by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. His family has called for justice in his shooting while...

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It was the first time she had truly been alone with her thoughts since their mission team arrived in Moldova, and Jamie Jackson couldn’t stop crying. When orphaned children reach a certain age, they are...

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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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TEHRAN, Iran – Christian persecution and yes, genocide, is real in the world today, and Naghmeh Abedini is calling out to the body of Christ to pray. Sept. 26 will mark two long years since...

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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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The final distribution happens to everyone – no exceptions. There comes that time when everything we earned, inherited, accumulated or owned at death is distributed to loved ones, to our church, to ministries/organizations we value,...

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SOUIX FALLS, S.D. – Two Missouri Baptists suffered minor injuries after a driver suspected to be under the influence hit their church van and a second car while they were in town for a mission...

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Missouri Baptist Convention messengers planning to submit proposed resolutions during this year’s annual meeting are encouraged to send the proposals by Oct. 1 to the Resolutions Committee, Missouri Baptist Convention, 400 E. High Street, Jefferson...

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Five men from the Missouri Baptist Bikers Fellowship (MBBF) struck up a conversation with a former pastor at a motel in Canada recently. The former pastor was newly married to an unbeliever,...

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HAVANA, Cuba – Three family members with southern Missouri Baptist church ties joined a group distributing sports equipment and Bibles to Cuba for 13 days in early July. Paul Dudley, a deacon from Hillcrest Baptist,...

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Aspen Church here was the recipient of some Missouri Baptist love by way of First Baptist Church, Kirksville. The Kirksville church took 13 members on a 2,600 mile misson trip to the ranching community in...

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Inaugurating the new academic year on Aug. 19, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Jason Allen noted that the formality of the fall convocation stands "as a visible reminder of the consequence and the divine stewardship...

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – It’s easy to forget about the “other” St. Louis on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, but the churches of Laclede Baptist Association have seen Kingdom results in East...

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The Executive Board of the 1,900 member-churches of the Missouri Baptist Convention has named a portion of their Jefferson City headquarters as the “Larry Lewis Learning Center.” And for good reason!  Some of the highlights...

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ST. GENEVIEVE – Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) affiliated churches are being asked to display and distribute posters of Lynn Messer, the wife of MBC legislative liaison Kerry Messer, who has been missing since July 8....

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SPRINGFIELD – Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Ronnie Floyd and OneCry Leader Bill Elliff will lead a prayer summit at Crossway Baptist Church here Aug. 21. There will be no other agenda beyond prayer. Soon...

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When Barbara Studt bends down and hugs each child at the small school on Gibitngil island – and not one child escapes her – she whispers in each ear, “Jesus loves you.” They grin, wiggle free...

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CHICAGO – An 8-member mission team from Springhill Baptist Church, Springfield, carried the gospel to one of the nation’s most dangerous communities last month. The team partnered with Good Hope Baptist Church in Englewood, one...

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I sat next to a young church planter, Joel St-Cyr. Earlier in the conversation, he told how God was moving in such a fashion that the one-year-old church plant was often experiencing 200 in worship...

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When The Passage Church, on the border of the St. Louis suburbs of Florissant and Ferguson, partnered with local church plants to initiate a cleanup effort of the area following Sunday night’s rioting and looting...

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RICHMOND, Mo. – Children have been carrying bags full of pennies, nickels and dimes into Vacation Bible School in order to donate to Southern Baptist missionaries for years. Many never see what happens through their...

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Missouri Baptists gathered for prayer Aug. 13 before a fifth night of turbulent protests erupted over the shooting death of an African American teenager by a local police officer. The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown...

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