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  • Newsweek survey highlights LifeWay customer service

    November 21 2018 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Newsweek survey highlights LifeWay customer service

    LifeWay Christian Resources is ranked as one of the top companies in the nation for customer service by Newsweek magazine. LifeWay landed at No. 1 for brick and mortar bookstores on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Customer Service 2019 – the first time the magazine has published rankings in this category. 

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  • Alabama reaches longtime 50/50 CP goal

    November 21 2018 by Alabama Baptist staff | with 0 comments
    Alabama reaches longtime 50/50 CP goal

    From reaching budget goals to achieving new highs in offering giving to making plans for the long-range future, Alabama Baptists have a lot about which to get excited, said Rick Lance, executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM). This year the state reached a 50/50 split of Cooperative Program funds …

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  • ETS meeting includes 190 Southern Baptist presenters

    November 21 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ETS meeting includes 190 Southern Baptist presenters

    The Holy Spirit theme of the Evangelical Theological Society’s (ETS) annual meeting provided a venue for application of scripture’s teaching on the Holy Spirit to a variety of disciplines. According to a count by Baptist Press, a quarter of the presentations (some 190 of 750) were offered by scholars with ties to Southern Baptist churches …

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  • At Mother Emanuel, S.C. Baptists seek racial unity

    November 21 2018 by Butch Blume, Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    At Mother Emanuel, S.C. Baptists seek racial unity

    About 300 worshipers filled the sanctuary of historic Mother Emanuel Church Nov. 13 for a session of South Carolina Baptists’ annual meeting, held at the site of the 2015 massacre of nine black worshipers by a self-avowed white supremacist. An overflow crowd of 400 watched from closed-circuit TV at the nearby Citadel Square Baptist Church.

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  • Jim Slack’s ‘Hello, World!’ now heard in eternity

    November 20 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Jim Slack’s ‘Hello, World!’ now heard in eternity

    “Hello, World!” was Jim Slack’s enthusiastic greeting to coworkers and his exclamation whenever he learned something new. His “Hello World!” also reached the ends of the earth. An unassuming man always in good humor, Slack became one of Southern Baptists’ most influential missiologists during a 50-year career with the International Mission Board (IMB).

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  • KBC names Woods, Donnell co-interim executive directors

    November 20 2018 by Roger Alford, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    KBC names Woods, Donnell co-interim executive directors

    Two top assistants to outgoing Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) Executive Director Paul Chitwood will serve together as interim leaders of the organization while a search committee works to find his replacement. Chitwood was selected as the new president of the International Mission Board (IMB) Nov. 15.

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  • N.C. pastors ‘stand under God’s Word’

    November 20 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    N.C. pastors ‘stand under God’s Word’

    Clint Pressley, pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., opened the 2018 N.C. Pastors’ Conference (NCPC) by encouraging attendees to use the time for rest and renewal as they take some time away from daily ministry. “Let’s you and I together stand under God’s Word and allow it to minister to us and speak to us,” …

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  • Children’s Homes thanks Baptists for ‘faithful friendship’

    November 20 2018 by Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications | with 0 comments
    Children’s Homes thanks Baptists for ‘faithful friendship’

    The audience at the Nov. 5 general session of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) annual meeting grew silent as lights dimmed. A pulsating sound of a heartbeat broke the silence becoming louder and louder, reverberating across the darkened room.

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