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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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  • Messianics to gather with Arab Baptists

    April 26 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Messianics to gather with Arab Baptists

    Jewish and Arab believers will celebrate their common faith in Christ at the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship (SBMF) meeting in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Phoenix. SBMF members and guests will convene Sunday, June 11 at First Arabic Baptist Church in Phoenix.

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  • FoNAC plans for ‘Dimensions to Native Ministry’

    April 26 2017 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    FoNAC plans for ‘Dimensions to Native Ministry’

    Evangelicals interested in ministering among Native Americans across North America are invited June 10-11 to a two-day conference entitled “Dimensions to Native Ministry.” The conference, hosted by the Fellowship of Native American Christians (FoNAC) is to be hosted by and at First Indian Baptist Church in Phoenix, where Shaun Whitey is pastor.

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  • AVANCE 2017 to hear IMB’s Edgar Aponte

    April 24 2017 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    AVANCE 2017 to hear IMB’s Edgar Aponte

    Mobilization will be the focus of AVANCE 2017 on June 12, prior to the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Phoenix. Presenting the evening’s challenge will be Edgar Aponte, International Mission Board vice president for mobilization. A three-member panel of church leaders seasoned in mobilization also will address Hispanic pastors and leaders.

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  • Minter, Warren to headline ministry wives’ events

    April 24 2017 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Minter, Warren to headline ministry wives’ events

    Ministers’ wives attending the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix are invited to a trio of women’s events, including a Pastors’ Wives Conference, a Ministers’ Wives Luncheon and a Women’s Expo. Authors and speakers Kelly Minter of Nashville and Kay Warren of Lake Forest, Calif., will headline this year’s events.

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  • WMU-NC reaches out ‘By Any Means’

    April 18 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    WMU-NC reaches out ‘By Any Means’

    Being raised in the church, Ruth Ripken decided at age 8 that she would be a missionary when she grew up. At age 12, she presented a term paper about going to Africa and began writing an annual letter to the International Mission Board about her desire and availability to go.

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  • Don’t compromise the gospel in social cooperation, Mohler says

    April 18 2017 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Don’t compromise the gospel in social cooperation, Mohler says

    Evangelical Christians must not compromise the gospel when cooperating with Catholics on social and political matters, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at The Gospel Coalition National Conference on the Protestant Reformation, April 3-5.

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  • Anne Graham Lotz issues call to pray

    April 17 2017 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    Anne Graham Lotz issues call to pray

    Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of famed evangelist Billy Graham, gets a lot of questions about her 98-year-old father, as well as the rest of her well-known family. She answers gracefully, and lately, directs those conversations toward prayer. Last year, Lotz stepped into a new role as National Day of Prayer Task Force chairman.

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  • Young Pastors Network promotes cooperation

    April 17 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Young Pastors Network promotes cooperation

    Competition can be tempting when two young pastors lead churches less than 10 miles apart. Ministry can quickly become a race to build the largest kids program or market the flashiest worship service. But that’s not what happened when Matt Capps and John Mark Harrison began ministering down the road from one another.

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  • 2 scholars – evangelical & Jewish – discuss Jesus

    April 7 2017 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    2 scholars – evangelical & Jewish – discuss Jesus

    Evangelical scholar Ben Witherington III and Jewish scholar Amy-Jill Levine found many points of agreement regarding the “historical” Jesus during a dialogue at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. On the issue of Jesus as Messiah, their views diverged. The Greer-Heard Forum provides a venue in which respected scholars of differing opinions dialogue.

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  • ‘MLK50’ conference set on anniversary of King’s death

    April 6 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘MLK50’ conference set on anniversary of King’s death

    A racial unity conference on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been announced by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and The Gospel Coalition. The event will focus on the status and pursuit of racial unity in the American church and culture.

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