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  • ‘Engage Ohio’ initiatives garner convention’s focus

    December 9 2015 by State Convention of Baptists in Ohio | with 0 comments
    ‘Engage Ohio’ initiatives garner convention’s focus

    “Engage Ohio: All for Him” was the theme of the annual meeting of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio. Each session expanded on the “Engage Ohio: All for Him” theme, reflecting the Mission Ohio cooperative effort of Southern Baptists to engage all the residents of Ohio with the gospel ...

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  • SBCV promotes Great Commission, biblical living

    December 7 2015 by Brandon Pickett, SBCV | with 0 comments
    SBCV promotes Great Commission, biblical living

    The Great Commission was emphasized throughout the 2015 annual homecoming of the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia, where messengers also proclaimed biblical marriage, the sanctity of life, sexual purity and the dangers of pornography and sexual sin. A total of 826 registered messengers and guests attended the Nov. 8-10 meeting ...

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  • Arkansas Baptists elect first black officer

    December 7 2015 by Arkansas Baptist staff | with 0 comments
    Arkansas Baptists elect first black officer

    Arkansas Baptists have elected as second vice president Steven Bell, pastor of Otter Creek Community Church in Little Rock, who is believed to be the first African American officer in the group’s history. The vote came at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention’s 162nd annual meeting …

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  • Georgia Baptists increase budget, boost CP giving

    December 4 2015 by Christian Index/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Georgia Baptists increase budget, boost CP giving

    A brand new Georgia Baptist Convention reinvented for a new era in ministry was unveiled to messengers at the 194th annual meeting of the state convention. Messengers, meeting at Roswell Street Baptist Church on Nov. 9-10, also approved a 2016 budget of $40,600,000 …

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  • Oklahoma Baptists focus on individual evangelism

    December 3 2015 by Oklahoma Baptist Messenger/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Oklahoma Baptists focus on individual evangelism

    An emphasis of sharing the gospel was made throughout the reports, presentations and addresses at the 109th annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma where 621 registered messengers gathered at Southern Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Messengers embraced an evangelism strategy for 2016 called the “3151 Challenge.”

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  • Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network celebrates 180th year

    December 2 2015 by Sharon Mager, Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network | with 0 comments
    Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network celebrates 180th year

    Nearly 500 messengers and guests representing 165 churches gathered for the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network’s 180th celebration Nov. 8-10 in Ocean City, Md. Messengers welcomed a new interim executive director, received a report on the status of the executive director search, and approved a budget …

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  • 2000 BF&M slated for Mississippi Baptists’ 2016 meeting

    December 2 2015 by William H. Perkins Jr., Mississippi Baptist Record | with 0 comments
    2000 BF&M slated for Mississippi Baptists’ 2016 meeting

    Messengers to the Mississippi Baptist Convention’s 2015 annual meeting heard the first reading of a proposed constitutional amendment relating to the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message to be voted on at the convention’s 2016 annual meeting. Messengers also elected a new president and approved a 2016 Cooperative Program budget …

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  • Illinois Baptists commit to 5 evangelism challenges

    December 2 2015 by Eric Reed & Meredith Flynn, Illinois Baptist | with 0 comments
    Illinois Baptists commit to 5 evangelism challenges

    At the Illinois Baptist State Association’s 109th annual meeting, messengers were invited to commit to gospel outreach in their own mission fields by placing a pin on a giant map of Illinois and investing the five commitments for Kingdom growth during the Nov. 11-12 meeting at First Baptist Church in Marion.

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  • Pennsylvania/South Jersey marks 45 years, staff retirements

    November 24 2015 by Brodie Smith, West Chester University | with 0 comments
    Pennsylvania/South Jersey marks 45 years, staff retirements

    Pennsylvania/South Jersey Baptists marked at their annual meeting 45 years of service and the retirement of several long-term employees, including Executive Director-Treasurer David Waltz. The 330 messengers and guests were the largest number of attendees at a Baptist Resource Network of Pennsylvania/South Jersey annual meeting in eight years.

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  • Alabama Baptists continue move toward parity

    November 23 2015 by The Alabama Baptist staff | with 0 comments
    Alabama Baptists continue move toward parity

    Messengers to the Alabama Baptist State Convention annual meeting approved a 2016 Cooperative Program budget that brought state and national ministry allocations closer to parity. They also adopted a new offering aimed at helping fund Baptist missions work in state and expanded the role of the State Board of Missions executive committee.

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  • Tennessee Baptists set BF&M as standard for nominees

    November 20 2015 by Lonnie Wilkey, Baptist and Reflector | with 0 comments
    Tennessee Baptists set BF&M as standard for nominees

    953 Messengers to the Tennessee Baptist Convention increased their Cooperative Program giving to Southern Baptist Convention causes and amended their constitution and bylaws to require members of boards and committees to act in accordance with the Baptist Faith and Message. They gathered Nov. 10-11 at First Baptist Church in Millington, Tenn.

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  • Hawaii convention welcomes Asian association

    November 19 2015 by Faith McFatridge, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hawaii convention welcomes Asian association

    Hawaii Pacific Baptists held steady their percentage of Cooperative Program gifts forwarded to Southern Baptist Convention causes and recognized a partner association with all of its cooperating churches in Asia. Some 247 registered messengers and 73 guests gathered Nov. 5-6 at Olivet Baptist Church on Oahu.

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  • Personal evangelism South Carolina Baptist focus

    November 18 2015 by Butch Blume and Scott Vaughan, The Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    Personal evangelism South Carolina Baptist focus

    South Carolina Baptists focused heavily on personal evangelism at its 195th annual meeting themed “Tell the Story,” held Nov. 10-11 in Spartanburg, S.C. In a business session, the convention unanimously voted to end fellowship with Augusta Heights Baptist Church of Greenville because the church performed a same-sex marriage ceremony.

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  • West Virginia increases CP, decries Planned Parenthood

    November 18 2015 by Baptist Press & West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists | with 0 comments
    West Virginia increases CP, decries Planned Parenthood

    On Nov. 5-6, 163 Messengers to the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists called for an end to public funding of Planned Parenthood and increased Cooperative Program giving. They celebrated the convention’s 45th annual meeting by welcoming executive director William Henard …

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  • N.C. Baptists minister through various agencies

    November 17 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists minister through various agencies

    Three entities shared reports Nov. 3 during the morning session of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s annual meeting. The time was divided between the Biblical Recorder, the N.C. Baptist Foundation, the N.C. Baptist Hospital and the joint Baptist Children’s Homes of N.C./N.C. Baptist Aging Ministry …

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