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  • Gospel harvest plentiful at colleges, leader says

    September 10 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gospel harvest plentiful at colleges, leader says

    More than 700 Tallahassee college students attended the 2018 fall semester launch of City Church U, the college ministry of City Church in Tallahassee, Fla., yielding at least five decisions for Christ. Likely, others will come to Christ as volunteer on-campus student leaders build community among the three colleges the ministry reaches…

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  • Minneapolis coffee shop fuels urban ministry

    February 3 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Minneapolis coffee shop fuels urban ministry

    U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis takes center stage for most of the country on Sunday evening (Feb. 4), when it hosts the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles for Super Bowl LII. Almost in the shadow of the stadium, only six blocks away, sits an obscure coffee shop that won’t capture the national spotlight – even though the work going on there has significant ramifications.
     

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  • New York man: Coats for City worth the work

    December 28 2016 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    New York man: Coats for City worth the work

    Does giving away coats in New York really do any good? Absolutely yes, a man told a volunteer team from First Baptist Church in Summerfield. The team was in New York City to take part in the annual Coats for the City project, in which some 5,000 coats were given out.

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  • N.C. Baptists send coats, gospel and love to N.Y.

    December 28 2016 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists send coats, gospel and love to N.Y.

    A woman wept as she showed off the nearly new coat sent by North Carolina Baptists. “It’s beautiful!” she said through tears. It took the promise of a warm coat to draw her into Graffiti 3 Church, a new Baptist church plant in Brownsville, a high-crime, high-poverty neighborhood in eastern Brooklyn.

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  • Multi-language DVDs bridge language gap

    December 28 2016 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Multi-language DVDs bridge language gap

    About 135 Baptist volunteers journeyed from North Carolina to New York to help local Baptists distribute about 5,000 coats collected by N.C. Baptist churches. The coats helped win an audience, but then, how does one talk about Jesus with someone from Bangladesh or some other distant country? Technology helped.

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  • Atheists block city grant to National Baptists

    August 30 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Atheists block city grant to National Baptists

    Atheists have blocked a $65,000 grant the Kansas City, Mo., government had allocated for use during the National Baptist Convention USA (NBC USA) annual meeting. John Modest Miles had counted on the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund grant to help cover transportation costs at the 31,000-church NBC USA meeting, saying the funds would support tourism.

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  • North Carolina legislative wrap-up for 2016

    August 9 2016 by Christian Action League | with 2 comments
    North Carolina legislative wrap-up for 2016

    Ask most anyone to name a law passed in North Carolina this year and you’ll hear about House Bill 2. The high-profile battle between the North Carolina General Assembly, the governor and the Charlotte City Council over who should be allowed in which bathroom thrust the state into the national spotlight.

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  • Lawsuit targets city’s grant to National Baptists

    August 1 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Lawsuit targets city’s grant to National Baptists

    Atheists have sued a National Baptist pastor and Kansas City government leaders over a $65,000 grant approved for use during the Baptist group’s upcoming national convention in the city. The grant to John Modest Miles Ministries violates Missouri law that prohibits public aid for religious purposes, American Atheists Inc. claim in a lawsuit posted on their website.

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  • Church plant seizes opportunity in Catholic sanctuary

    July 13 2016 by JC Davies, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Church plant seizes opportunity in Catholic sanctuary

    In a place steeped in religious history, a Southern Baptist church plant in Canada’s Quebec City is redefining what church looks like and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ among North America’s most unreached people group. “One of the reasons they are so unreached is due to the negative impact the church had on their history,” said Chad Vandiver.

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  • NYC bathroom order called ‘one-way tolerance’

    March 9 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NYC bathroom order called ‘one-way tolerance’

    A New York City executive order underscoring the requirement that city agencies allow transgender persons to use any restroom they choose is among the latest round of cultural challenges to which believers are responding. The order applies to 55 municipal buildings, including locker rooms at pools and recreation centers.

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  • Michigan church start ‘moving people toward God’

    January 15 2016 by Mike Durbin, Baptist Beacon | with 0 comments
    Michigan church start ‘moving people toward God’

    In Metro Detroit, roads like Six Mile, Eight Mile, and Fourteen Mile help people know where they are in relation to the city. In similar fashion, Mile City Church – the church that Travis and his team are planting near Detroit – uses mile markers to move people toward God.

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  • Coats for the City gives gospel witness in NYC

    December 18 2015 by Emily Rojas, BSC communications | with 0 comments
    Coats for the City gives gospel witness in NYC

    On Saturday, Nov. 14, the day after terrorists executed an attack in Paris, North Carolina Baptists partnered with New York Baptists to hand out coats in primarily Muslim communities in New York City. The timing could not have been better for Christians to show their Muslim neighbors an act of love.

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  • ‘Coats for the City’ covers N.Y. with warm witness

    September 8 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    ‘Coats for the City’ covers N.Y. with warm witness

    The Great Commission Partnerships office of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is partnering once again with the Metro New York Baptist Association to organize an outreach event Nov. 12-15 called Coats for the City. The event’s goal is to distribute 30,000 coats, along with a Bible …

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  • Heroes honored for service; 53 profess faith

    September 4 2015 by Alex Sibley, SWBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Heroes honored for service; 53 profess faith

    First Baptist Church of Bossier City, La., hosted “Honor our Heroes Sunday,” a special day devoted to doing just that: honoring the first responders and military service personnel in and around the city. The church formally invited all police officers, firefighters, paramedics and individuals in active military service …

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  • Ky. Church ‘Revitalization two miles from Podunk’

    August 19 2015 by Todd Gray, Western Recorder/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ky. Church ‘Revitalization two miles from Podunk’

    Bell City Baptist Church is defying conventional thinking when it comes to church growth. Despite a rural location, an outdated facility and a shortage of young families, in the 3.5 years that Presley Lamm has pastored, the church has grown in attendance from about 10 people to an average of 75.

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