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  • Pastors’ wives urged to be ‘brave,’ engage culture

    June 22 2017 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware | with 0 comments
    Pastors’ wives urged to be ‘brave,’ engage culture

    Be “brave” in sharing God’s truth to those outside and inside the church, especially in the face of today’s increasing intolerance toward Christianity, said several speakers during the 2017 Pastors’ Wives Conference. Based on Proverbs 31:25, “Brave” was the theme of this year’s conference.

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  • Filipino Baptists delay vote on executive director

    June 22 2017 by Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Filipino Baptists delay vote on executive director

    A vote to postpone election of an executive director and continued emphasis on church planting were among highlights of the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America’s (FSBFNA) annual meeting. During a business session, the fellowship’s officers nominated Dan Santiago, pastor of Covenant Christian Church in Jacksonville, Fla., as the first-ever FSBFNA executive director. 

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  • Messianics meet with Arabic-speaking believers

    June 22 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Messianics meet with Arabic-speaking believers

    Arabic praises could be heard alongside the more typical Hebrew worship at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship (SBMF) this year as the fellowship met June 11 at First Arabic Baptist Church in Phoenix. The gathering included a joint worship service of Arab, Kurdish and Jewish followers of Jesus.

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  • Korean Council elects new executive director

    June 22 2017 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Korean Council elects new executive director

    James Kang was elected on a second ballot to a potentially unlimited term as executive director of the 830-church fellowship known as the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America, and as the “Korean Council.” And after discussing for nine years changing the constitution and bylaws …

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  • Chinese Baptist Fellowship shares church planting efforts

    June 22 2017 by Myriah Snyder, Western Recorder | with 0 comments
    Chinese Baptist Fellowship shares church planting efforts

    Church planting drew the spotlight of the Chinese Baptist Fellowship’s June 13 meeting in Phoenix. In fact, the mission of the fellowship is threefold, according to Benny Wong, president of the Chinese Baptist Fellowship of USA and Canada. The fellowship exists for planting, caring and training.

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  • Gaines to Greear: ‘I’ll nominate you’

    June 21 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Gaines to Greear: ‘I’ll nominate you’

    In an informal meeting last year, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Steve Gaines offered to nominate J.D. Greear for SBC president in 2018. Gaines, now serving his second term, said he would be willing to make the nomination as a gesture of unity after then-candidate Greear decided to withdraw from the 2016 SBC presidential election.

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  • Deporting Iraqi Christians called ‘death sentence’

    June 21 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Deporting Iraqi Christians called ‘death sentence’

    Southern Baptist religious freedom advocate Russell Moore has joined other evangelical leaders in urging the Trump administration to stop its deportation of Christians to Iraq. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and six others asked the Department of Homeland Security, in a letter June 19 to end the deportations.

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  • CP panels celebrate Baptist ministries, missions

    June 21 2017 by David Roach & Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP panels celebrate Baptist ministries, missions

    Countering declining baptism numbers, improving preaching, combatting pornography and increasing women’s involvement in the Southern Baptist Convention were among topics discussed by panelists at the Cooperative Program booth during the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. In response to news baptisms among Southern Baptist churches have decreased eight of the past 10 years …

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