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Missouri circuit court judges have granted “divorces” in at least two cases involving female couples who were “married” in other states that, unlike Missouri, recognize same-sex “marriages.”...

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In 2010 the Dawsons started Living Faith, a new church plant in northeast Kansas City. By the end of 2013, the church had gradually grown to around 100 in average attendance. Thanks to Kansas City...

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HOLTS SUMMIT – Nearly 10 years after standing before a judge on two felony and three misdemeanor charges, Missouri native Brandon Kiesling stood before an audience at Union Hill Baptist Church in March, proclaiming the...

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VANDALIA – Nearly 900 women from a prison here heard about the love of Christ one week before Easter during an event organized annually by volunteers from First Baptist Church, Vandalia. According to Tommy Barnhart,...

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SPRINGFIELD – John Stroup sat in a prison cell when the gospel arrested his attention. Now, through a ministry he established with two other members of Crossway Baptist Church, Springfield, he strives to capture criminals...

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SPRINGFIELD – The Missouri Woman’s Missionary Union (MWMU) celebrated 125 years of the National Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), 100 years of Girls in Action, and 90 years of MWMU during their Missions Celebration and annual...

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HANNIBAL – Cristian Harlea graduates from Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) in May and hopes, one day, to return to his homeland, Romania, as a missionary. His heart is already there. Born while Romania was under Soviet...

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SPRINGFIELD – In what they’ve called a mission trip without airfare, 350 volunteers from Crossway Baptist Church here reached out to their neighbors, April 3-5, proclaiming the gospel while doing 28 service projects throughout Greene...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Ryan Stiffler, a member of Southridge Baptist Church here, has shared the gospel with an orthodox Jew in New York and a college student from Portugal – all from the comfort of...

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BRIDGETON – The spotlight was on Bob Kenison’s 36 years at the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home as he was lauded for his term as president of MBCH and his simple philosophy: “family works.” A crowd...

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GRAY SUMMIT – Members from the First Baptist Church (FBC) here canvassed their community in preparation for their “Hopefest” revival services, March 22-23. The church distributed 500 bags to households in the town of nearly...

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The 2015 state evangelism and discipleship conference will challenge church leaders to remain faithful to God and to His call despite hardship. ...

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Jason Allen, MBTS president, will nominate John Yeats for an 18th term as recording secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) at the June 10-11 annual meeting in Baltimore....

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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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Tim Sweetman/MBTS KANSAS CITY – Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary dedicated its new chapel complex, expanded its doctor of biblical studies degree and elected a new graduate dean during the trustees’ meeting in Kansas City. The...

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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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This week I am sending an email to Missouri Baptist pastors with a link to an important survey that focuses on cooperation. We have made every effort to find email addresses for the 1,900 senior...

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MBCH board of trustees elected Russell L. Martin to be the next president of MBCH during their meeting April 22. Raymond R. “Bob” Kenison had announced his retirement at the January Board meeting, and the...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Saying the time has come for Christians to stand up and be counted, Mark Snowden brought a message from Daniel 3 to the steps of the State Capitol as one of many...

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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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A new cooling tower set up at the Missouri Baptist Convention, April 11, is only one feature of the repairs that the convention is making on its Baptist Building in downtown Jefferson City. The Missouri...

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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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MBC event is returning to Branson that centers on pastors of the normative size church in Missouri, those that average 125 or fewer in attendance on a Sunday morning....

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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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MBC Executive Board members approved a 2015 Cooperative Program (CP) goal of $14.5 million during its spring meeting, April 15....

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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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Those who missed the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) Worldview Conference, April 3, can now hear speakers online at The Pathway’s website, www.mbcpathway.com....

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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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I was moved to tears as I read Don Hinkle’s column in the Dec. 31, 2013, issue of The Pathway where he listed his favorite quotations of 2013. When I read the No.1 quote I...

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HANNIBAL – As the first speaker at the 2014 Missouri Baptist Convention Worldview Conference April 3, Anthony Allen prefaced the day’s topics with a basic understanding of what a Christian worldview is. Allen, the president...

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HANNIBAL – Bob McEwen told those at the Worldview Conference at Hannibal-LaGrange University, April 3, how economics in politics works and how it should work. The former U.S. Congressman from Ohio gave a historical perspective...

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HANNIBAL – When Rob Phillips searched the Internet for answers to the question, “What happens when I die?” he found more than 312 million responses. “Your worldview drives your answers,” the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC)...

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ARNOLD – “Heaven’s Anglers,” a Christian fishing club, has found a way to help children while promoting their sport. On May 31, Heaven’s Anglers will hold the 12th annual “Help a Child” Charity Fishing Event...

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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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Let me start by saying I’m pro-life. I oppose all forms of abortion and firmly believe that life begins at conception. This is a very personal stance. Abortion touches upon some of our most basic...

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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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JEFFERSON CITY – The attorney for four taxpayer plaintiffs told a circuit judge that every citizen of Missouri is harmed when a governor can use an executive order to create new tax breaks for his...

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HANNIBAL – Eva Mozes Kor doesn’t mind talking about the nine months she and her twin sister spent in Auschwitz during World War II. She openly shares about inhumane experiments by infamous Dr. Josef Mengele....

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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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HANNIBAL – Despite the persistent drumbeat that marriage is nothing more than an optional piece of paper, Janice Crouse told the crowd at the Missouri Baptist Convention Worldview Conference April 3 that the erosion of...

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This year’s Worldview Conference was an extraordinary experience. Because it was held on the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange University, many students engaged in thought-provoking dialogue with the program personalities and participants. I’m encouraged by the thirst...

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