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  • Multifamily housing spurs mission strategy

    September 4 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Multifamily housing spurs mission strategy

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina initiated a strategy last year to help churches engage a mission field that is estimated to be 95 percent unchurched. The targeted group, said to number in the millions, includes people from all over the world who span the economic spectrum. 

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  • Culture, discipleship grow LifeWay event 25 years

    July 24 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Culture, discipleship grow LifeWay event 25 years

    Race is not the issue of Black Church Leadership and Family Conference, leaders told Baptist Press upon the 25th anniversary of the event described as the largest gathering of African Americans in the Southern Baptist Convention. “It’s the culture,” said Jay Wells, a retired LifeWay Christian Resources executive who helped found the event during his tenure in 1993.

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  • Abuse in the church: Its trauma aired by panel at SBC

    June 20 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abuse in the church:  Its trauma aired by panel at SBC

    The pastor of an Austin, Texas, Southern Baptist church “finds I’m spending more time in preparation than ever before” for his Sunday morning sermons. Matt Carter, pastor of preaching and vision at Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas, said in a CP Stage panel discussion prior to the SBC annual meeting in Dallas that …

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  • ‘All of us’ must evangelize, SBC agrees with task force

    June 18 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘All of us’ must evangelize, SBC agrees with task force

    Lay persons, pastors, churches, state conventions and Southern Baptist Convention entities have a role in an evangelism renewal plan Southern Baptists adopted Wednesday (June 13). Messengers adopted an eight-pronged approach recommended by an Evangelism Task Force Steve Gaines appointed in 2017 in his final term as SBC president. Task Force vice chairman Adam W. Greenway …

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  • Jimmy Carter urges unity at Liberty graduation

    May 22 2018 by Timothy Cockes, Liberty University | with 0 comments
    Jimmy Carter urges unity at Liberty graduation

    Former United States President Jimmy Carter challenged Liberty University graduates to “work as much as [they] can to unify Christians in the world,” and noted Baptists should “come together as friends and not be alienated one from another.”

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  • Livestream for MLK50 surpasses 1 million views

    April 13 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Livestream for MLK50 surpasses 1 million views

    An evangelical Christian conference honoring Martin Luther King Jr. found an audience that far surpassed even the 4,000 people gathered April 3-4 at the Memphis Convention Center. The number of views of the conference’s proceedings by live video streaming exceeded one million, The Gospel Coalition announced April 9.

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  • SBC should reflect diverse makeup, MLK50 panelists say

    April 9 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC should reflect diverse makeup, MLK50 panelists say

    Southern Baptists should build on and apply the historic 1995 resolution on racial reconciliation while always being ready to repudiate racism, panelists said April 4 at a conference commemorating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

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  • Call for diversity in SBC leadership resonates at MLK50

    April 6 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Call for diversity in SBC leadership resonates at MLK50

    Multiple speakers at the MLK50 Conference in Memphis, Tenn., made calls to action for racial unity in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), but Vance Pitman, pastor of Hope Church in Las Vegas, specifically charged two of the denomination’s entities to make definitive progress toward ethnic diversity in coming months.

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  • MLK50: Christians must pay price for racial unity

    April 6 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    MLK50: Christians must pay price for racial unity

    Evangelical Christians must be willing to pay the price to gain racial unity, speakers said April 4 at a conference on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The final day of the conference occurred as the country remembered King, who was shot down April 4, 1968.

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  • Southern Baptists, others lament at MLK50 conference

    April 5 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptists, others lament at MLK50 conference

    MLK50 conference conveners lamented and asked God for brokenness in the evangelical church during a time of prayer at the close April 3 of the first day of a gathering to honor the life and legacy of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • MLK honored on 50th anniversary of death

    April 5 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    MLK honored on 50th anniversary of death

    White evangelicals’ failures regarding racial justice call for repentance, a crowd of nearly 4,000 people heard speakers say April 3 on the first day of a conference to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

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  • $1.5M raised for MLK50 scholarship initiative

    Leaders of the “MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop” event announced today that nearly $1.5 million has been raised for the “MLK50 Dream Forward Scholarship Initiative,” that will allow Christian colleges and seminaries to invest in the education of minority students from Memphis.

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  • MLK50 in Memphis to seek ‘repentance and unity’

    April 2 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    MLK50 in Memphis to seek ‘repentance and unity’

    More than 3,600 registrants plan to gather in Memphis to pursue racial unity on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and The Gospel Coalition will co-host the event – “MLK50: Gospel Reflections From the Mountaintop.”

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  • Floyd voices call for racial unity at Arkansas capitol

    January 17 2018 by Tim Yarbrough, Arkansas Baptist News | with 0 comments
    Floyd voices call for racial unity at Arkansas capitol

    Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, who also serves as president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, issued “A Call to Racial Unity” Jan. 15 at the inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Exclusive on the steps of the Arkansas capitol.

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  • Baptist leaders remember Martin Luther King Jr.

    January 9 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist leaders remember Martin Luther King Jr.

    Pastor James Dixon calls it “otherness,” loving others enough to die for their benefit. That’s what he credits to the late Martin Luther King Jr. nearly 50 years after the civil rights leader’s death. “He allowed his life to enter into the lives of others and not leave them the way he found them,” Dixon said.

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