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  • Lilly receives special Christmas gift from Chitwoods

    December 10 2018 by Roger Alford, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Lilly receives special Christmas gift from Chitwoods

    Sure, 6-year-old Lilly has the typical wish list for Christmas, including Barbie dolls and a dollhouse. But it was something much more meaningful that she longed for most: a family of her own. For the past three years, Lilly had been in foster care through Sunrise Children’s Services, a Kentucky Baptist organization that ministers to abused and neglected kids.

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  • ADF, state conventions partner on religious liberty

    December 10 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ADF, state conventions partner on religious liberty

    Partnership with the Christian legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) was a recurring theme at Baptist state convention annual meetings this fall. Of the 41 state and regional conventions that maintain cooperative relationships with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), at least a dozen have forged partnerships with ADF through its Church Alliance program.

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  • ‘No flying joke’: Pastor’s object lesson goes viral

    December 10 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘No flying joke’: Pastor’s object lesson goes viral

    Southern Baptist megachurch pastor Bartholomew Orr’s object lesson, flying to the pulpit on a zip line to signify Jesus’ return, caused a viral sensation on social media and major network talk shows. Despite both negative and comical comments from an estimated 200 million hits a week after a brief video clip of his entrance was posted …

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  • Abortion decline calls for ongoing pro-life effort

    December 7 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion decline calls for ongoing pro-life effort

    The continued drop in the number, rate and ratio of abortions in the United States is a cause for celebration but also for further efforts to protect children and assist women in need, Southern Baptist pro-life advocates say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Nov. 23 the total, rate and ratio of abortions in 2015 …

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  • Felix Cabrera new Puerto Rico executive director

    December 7 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Felix Cabrera new Puerto Rico executive director

    Felix Cabrera is the new executive director of the Convention of Southern Baptist Churches in Puerto Rico, he confirmed to Baptist Press (BP) Dec. 6. The executive board of the Convención de Iglesias Bautistas del Sur de Puerto Rico (CIBSPR) asked Cabrera to fill the executive post after the group met this week.

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  • BGAV ‘Living the Story’ at 195th annual meeting

    December 7 2018 by Baptist Press and BGAV Staff | with 0 comments
    BGAV ‘Living the Story’ at 195th annual meeting

    The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) continues the purpose of its 1823 founding to strengthen local churches and help them work cooperatively in ministry, Executive Director John Upton said at the BGAV’s 195th annual meeting. Cooperatively, churches can accomplish more than an individual congregation, Upton said at the Nov. 12-14 event …

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  • IMB workers, Summit Church reaching Ukraine

    December 7 2018 by IMB staff | with 0 comments
    IMB workers, Summit Church reaching Ukraine

    In Ukraine, Southern Baptist missionary Russell Woodbridge often encounters people who fled their homes in the eastern part of the country when war broke out a few years ago. And in the midst of that heartbreak, the International Mission Board (IMB) worker and Ukrainian believers – along with help from his home pastor J.D. Greear and The Summit Church …
     

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  • Advancement council deploys data in diversity strategy

    December 6 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Advancement council deploys data in diversity strategy

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee is making efforts to encourage greater participation of ethnic minorities in Southern Baptist life and leadership. One of its consulting groups, the Convention Advancement Advisory Council, uses a database to track progress and develop strategies for the future.

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