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Having a racially diverse church remains more dream than reality for most Protestant pastors. More than eight in 10 (85 percent) say every church should strive for racial diversity, according to a survey from LifeWay...

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With nearly half the counties in Kansas and Nebraska lacking Southern Baptist churches, congregations there must purposefully connect to overcome the isolation they face, the president of the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists (KNCSB) noted...

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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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Laura Fielding/International Mission Board CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) – In a “Thanksgiving report” to International Mission Board (IMB) trustees during their Nov. 7-8 meeting in Charlotte, N.C. , IMB President Tom Elliff expressed gratitude to God for...

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Can a small church pastor benefit the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)? Biblically and historically, the answer is a clear yes....

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Tim Sweetman/MBTS KANSAS CITY (BP) – More than 1,200 students, faculty and guests packed Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s chapel to be taught by an internationally-known pastor and teacher during the inaugural Charles H. Spurgeon Lectures on...

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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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Like thousands of other Southern Baptist churches, First Baptist Church of Hokes Bluff, Ala., has a long and treasured history of missions involvement. Several of our families have served as foreign missionaries. We have given...

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ST. JOSEPH – The Heartland Interstate Strategy (HIS) team’s efforts to target the Interstate 29 corridor for the gospel were bolstered by plans to hire a coordinator stationed in Missouri and to work with Midwestern Baptist...

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Richard Nations/contributing writer Kansas City – Missouri Baptists were challenged to be involved in missions efforts with believers in North America and around the world at the annual Partnership Missions luncheon on Oct. 29 at the...

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By Eric House Like thousands of other Southern Baptist churches, First Baptist Church of Hokes Bluff, Ala., has a long and treasured history of missions involvement. Several of our families have served as foreign missionaries....

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TOBIN PERRY/North American Mission Board Sioux Falls, S.D. (BP) — Thanks to an historic shift in the funding relationship between the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and state conventions throughout the South Region, $1 million...

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Norwood – Pastor Stephen Fugitt believes that churches have the right to arm themselves for the day when a gunman enters their buildings to do harm. Yet no one had time to open fire against...

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Overland Park, Kan. – Singer/songwriter Guy Penrod will perform in concert at the Emmanuel Baptist Church here, Sept. 26. Penrod has just recently been nominated for two Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, one for “Hymns”...

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The Executive Director Search Committee of the Baptist Convention of Iowa (BCI) has begun seeking candidates to fill the position of executive director/treasurer, which was left vacant by the retirement of Jimmy Barrentine in September...

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DAVIS — For more than 65 years, the Indian Falls Creek (IFC) Baptist Assembly has acted as a powerful time for missions, ministry and equipping Native Americans from across Oklahoma and the United States. More...

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LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BP) – Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., returned to the pulpit July 27 for the first time since his son’s suicide. Warren, author of the bestseller The...

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WASHINGTON (BP) – For one church, it might be homosexuality. For another, it might be adoption. For another, it might be abortion or race relations or pornography or human trafficking. Whatever issue a Southern Baptist...

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ROSEVILLE, Minn.-Fue Chee Her thought he understood the faithfulness of God when he started Gospel Hmong Baptist Church in metro Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., in 2013. But in the past nine months, that faithfulness has become...

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NORWOOD – Three days after church-goers left their pews mid-sermon to tackle a gunman armed with a .357 magnum revolver, they returned to their seats at First Baptist Church for Bible Study and to talk...

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JEFFERSON CITY – With the U.S. Supreme Court weighing the issue of gay marriage and the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, now is a good time for Missouri Baptist churches to develop policies...

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