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  • Asian-Americans called to be ‘All In’

    August 8 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Asian-Americans called to be ‘All In’

    Twenty-two Asian languages and dialects are spoken in worship and Bible study in North Carolina every day. More than 130 Asian churches, missions and ministries cooperate with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), according to Sammy Joo. A native of South Korea, Joo serves as BSC’s Senior Consultant for Asian Ministries.

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  • Redefine your life, Send Conference’s 4,000 exhorted

    July 31 2017 by Josie Bingham, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Redefine your life, Send Conference’s 4,000 exhorted

    “Is anybody hungry for a fresh move of God?” Las Vegas pastor Vance Pitman asked the crowd of 4,000-plus during the first of four main gatherings at the Send Conference in Orlando, Fla. “Our prayer is that God would move fresh in your heart,” said Pitman.

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  • Newcomers, young adults embrace black church conference

    July 26 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Newcomers, young adults embrace black church conference

    Ryan Littlejohn of Wichita, Kan., attended his first Black Church Leadership and Family Conference July 17-21 after hearing a glowing report of the previous year’s gathering. “I came because my pastor and first lady came last year, and they just really, really loved what this place offered and everything they learned,” Littlejohn said.

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  • Randall House’s Ron Hunter hopes to help families connect

    Ron Hunter Jr. is the executive director & CEO of Randall House, a Christian publisher that promotes generational discipleship through curriculum, books and events. Hunter helps church leaders, parents and grandparents live out the disciple-making principles of Deuteronomy 6 through D6 Family Ministries and as an author, conference speaker and leadership consultant.

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  • Black church conference: nurture, fellowship & praise

    July 20 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Black church conference: nurture, fellowship & praise

    Southern Baptist African-American pastor Ryan Rice, founder and leader of Life Church in New Orleans, is experiencing the first Black Church Leadership and Family Conference. “To see other pastors who look like me ... and have flourished in their families and their ministries – that’s been a huge blessing and an encouragement,” Rice said.

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  • Black church conference aids urban ministry, host says

    June 29 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Black church conference aids urban ministry, host says

    Anyone involved in urban ministry can benefit from the annual Black Church Leadership and Family Conference July 17-21 in Ridgecrest, N.C., organizer Mark Croston told Baptist Press. “People who are serious about reaching our urban centers are here,” Croston said.

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  • SEND conference calls for ‘recalibration’

    May 30 2017 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    SEND conference calls for ‘recalibration’

    Karen Watson, a missionary who was killed while serving in the Middle East, penned a letter that was only to be read in the event of her death. The letter would later inspire California-based worship leader and artist Hector Gabriel to write the song “Peoples Praise.” Gabriel performed it May 19-20 at the Send Conference.

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  • Christ-centered parenting focus of ERLC efforts

    May 18 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christ-centered parenting focus of ERLC efforts

    Christ-centered parenting will be the focus of a two-pronged effort in August by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). The ERLC’s 2017 national conference – “Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World” – will be held Aug. 24-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville.

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  • AAIM event brings awareness to caregivers

    May 15 2017 by Carol Layton, NCBAM Communications | with 0 comments
    AAIM event brings awareness to caregivers

    When the church prayed, helped and assisted one couple with taking care of parents, “they shined a light on our routine that was unbelievably bright,” said Allan Blume. Blume, Biblical Recorder editor/president, served as keynote speaker for the third annual Aging Adults Innovating Ministry (AAIM) Roundup May 2 in Thomasville.

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  • ETS regional meetings: ‘a joy’ for SBC seminaries

    May 9 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ETS regional meetings: ‘a joy’ for SBC seminaries

    Three Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) seminaries were among the host institutions this spring for Evangelical Theological Society regional meetings. A total of more than 650 theologians and theological students attended meetings at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Gateway Seminary of the SBC.

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  • Revamping constitution tops Korean fellowship agenda

    April 27 2017 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Revamping constitution tops Korean fellowship agenda

    Discussion on major changes to the constitution and bylaws of the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America will be among top agenda items during the fellowship’s annual meeting, Executive Director Chongoh Aum said. The Korean Council’s annual meeting is set for June 12-14 at the Arizona Grand Resort Hotel in Phoenix.

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  • Filipinos to elect first executive director

    April 27 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Filipinos to elect first executive director

    The election of an executive director and receiving a report on church planting progress will be among the highlights of the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America’s annual meeting in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix.

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  • Evangelists to focus on 21st-century ministry

    April 26 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Evangelists to focus on 21st-century ministry

    Equipping evangelists to minister in the 21st century will be the focus when the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists gathers in Phoenix in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting. An evangelists’ retreat and business meeting June 9-10 at the Arizona Biltmore will be followed by a Sunday worship service.

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  • ‘Jesus Saves’ focus of associational leaders

    April 26 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Jesus Saves’ focus of associational leaders

    The salvation assured only through faith in Jesus will be the focus of the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) as they meet June 11-12 in Phoenix. With the theme “Jesus Saves,” the SBCAL will offer sermons and workshops aimed at preparing associational leaders to share God’s Word effectively, grow disciples and lead successfully.

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  • Chinese focus on 2020 goal of 600 church plants

    April 26 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Chinese focus on 2020 goal of 600 church plants

    Ministry updates from church planters are on tap when the Chinese Baptist Fellowship of the United States and Canada gathers June 13 during the Southern Baptist Convention 2017 Annual Meeting in Phoenix. Chinese Southern Baptists are continuing their focus on church planting in an attempt to reach a goal to plant 600 churches by 2020.

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