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  • Engage Sochi, post-Olympics, to nurture churches worldwide

    As the 2014 Winter Olympics comes to a close in Sochi, Russia, medal-winning Christian athletes who gave witness for Jesus Christ say their lives are about much more than winning medals. Meanwhile, the Engage Sochi outreach kicks into its next phase: church planting.

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  • Olympics give men’s group ministry moment

    February 17 2014 by William Bagsby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Olympics give men’s group ministry moment

    During their time at Sochi, the Singing Men of Oklahoma get to know people, exchange contact details and hand out Engage Sochi pins. Engage Sochi is an effort driven by Southern Baptists seeking to make a positive impact for Christ during the Olympic Games.

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  • American flag leads to biblical encounters during Olympics

    February 12 2014 by William Bagsby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    American flag leads to biblical encounters during Olympics

    John Christensen, a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer, has had several opportunities to share Jesus in Sochi using whatever tools he has, including Engage Sochi trading pins, highway patrol officer patches and a flag.

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  • Winter Olympics: Baptists trek to Sochi to share their faith

    February 10 2014 by Evelyn Adamson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Winter Olympics: Baptists trek to Sochi to share their faith

    Among those present at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games is a select group partnering under the name Engage Sochi. Their purpose is simple: to make a difference for Christ before, during and after the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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  • Winter Olympics outreach ready

    January 28 2014 by William Bagsby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Winter Olympics outreach ready

    Marc Ira Hooks is the creator/co-director of Engage Sochi, the International Mission Board’s initiative focusing both on church planting in the Winter Olympics host city and on outreach to Olympic competitors and guests from throughout the world.

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  • Pin trading, key component to Olympic outreach efforts

    January 13 2014 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pin trading, key component to Olympic outreach efforts

    One of the favorite pastimes of people during the Olympics is trading pins representing the current and past games. Southern Baptists have created its own pin allowing volunteers to start conversations and share the gospel.

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