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  • Dripping Springs primed to reach sprawling Austin

    July 17 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Dripping Springs primed to reach sprawling Austin

    First Baptist Church in Dripping Springs was about 20 miles from Austin when it was founded in 1875 in a community of about 200 people. But Austin’s vast growth has reached Dripping Springs, and the church is positioned to reach the 35,000 living there now.

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  • Hispanic churches go outside the box for evangelism

    July 6 2018 by Joy Pittman, Baptist New Mexican | with 0 comments
    Hispanic churches go outside the box for evangelism

    Twenty-four Hispanic Baptist churches embraced the 2018 Simultaneous Revivals campaign organized by Baptist Convention of New Mexico Hispanic ministry strategist Ricardo Rivera. A key goal this year, Rivera told the Baptist New Mexican news journal, was to motivate churches to think outside the box about evangelism within their communities and to inspire them to do …

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  • Hispanic fellowship to meet in conjunction with SBC

    November 3 2016 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hispanic fellowship to meet in conjunction with SBC

    The National Fellowship of Hispanic Southern Baptist Churches, in a gathering intense in worship, held its ninth annual congress at Iglesia Bautista Casa de Dios in Wichita, where Abraham Arevalo is pastor. The fellowship’s leadership voted to move the annual gathering to June to coincide with the SBC annual meeting.

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  • Hundreds of Hispanics hear missions, discipleship messages

    October 18 2016 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Hundreds of Hispanics hear missions, discipleship messages

    Nearly 400 Baptist Hispanic pastors, church planters and lay leaders gathered for two regional congresses on missions and church planting in Wilmington and the Winston-Salem area in July and August. Several pastors from Central America and the Caribbean joined with North Carolina Hispanics to challenge lay leaders and pastors towards greater participation in missions and church planting.

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  • Hispanic pastors raise concerns over Trump advisory board

    July 11 2016 by Liz Tablazon, BR staff writer | with 0 comments
    Hispanic pastors raise concerns over Trump advisory board

    The Hispanic Baptist Pastors Alliance released a statement expressing concern over the agreement of faith leaders to join Donald Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board. The statement came as a response to Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, naming 25 individuals to advise him on religion and politics.

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  • Church’s Hispanic outreach gets Crossover boost

    June 15 2016 by Keila Diaz, Florida Baptist Witness | with 0 comments
    Church’s Hispanic outreach gets Crossover boost

    Tower Grove Baptist Church culminated a weeklong outreach in a nearby Hispanic community by launching its first-ever Spanish service. Spanish-speaking students from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary engaged in door-to-door evangelism in the mostly Hispanic community called Cherokee during the yearly Crossover evangelistic emphasis prior to the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting.

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  • Hispanic church beams gospel to community

    May 31 2016 by Joe Westbury, Georgia Christian Index | with 0 comments
    Hispanic church beams gospel to community

    A young mother may turn to 94.7 on her radio dial for health tips for herself and her family as well as children’s programming. An auto mechanic may listen to the station to hear a two-way discussion of a previous week’s sermon or a broadcast on anger management.

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  • Growing Hispanic population signals greater pro-life support

    January 29 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Growing Hispanic population signals greater pro-life support

    The idea that growing minority populations in the U.S. will lead to a decrease in traditional Judeo-Christian values is misguided, according to Samuel Rodriguez. Speaking at the inaugural Evangelicals for Life Conference Jan. 21-22 in Washington, D.C., he said, “Latinos are staunchly pro-life. We are a pro-life community.”

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  • With Gloria, relief team reports 55 professions of faith

    November 23 2015 by Kevin Parker, Baptist New Mexican | with 0 comments
    With Gloria, relief team reports 55 professions of faith

    The Baptist Convention of New Mexico deployed a mud-out team to the Rio Grande Valley after Hurricane Patricia’s remnants inundated a town of 35,000 people in late October. The results of their work not only included construction, but also 55 professions of faith.

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  • NHCLC’s choice of Moore latest collaboration

    June 11 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NHCLC’s choice of Moore latest collaboration

    The addition of the Southern Baptist Convention’s lead ethicist and religious freedom advocate, Russell Moore, to the board of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is the latest step in an ongoing, cooperative effort. For Moore and NHCLC President Samuel Rodriguez, the move is important for evangelistic and religious freedom reasons.

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  • Citizenship buoys father-son Hispanic pastors

    June 11 2015 by Brian Blackwell, Louisiana Baptist Message | with 0 comments
    Citizenship buoys father-son Hispanic pastors

    Arturo Us, who hails from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, ministers to Hispanics throughout three Louisiana parishes as pastor of El Aposento Alto Baptist Church in Florien. Recently he and his son were granted American citizenship.“It’s not easy to get citizenship,” Arturo Jr. said, “and this is a big blessing ...

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  • NAMB offers 3 Circles Spanish edition free of charge

    June 10 2015 by Meredith Yackel, NAMB | with 0 comments
    NAMB offers 3 Circles Spanish edition free of charge

    Less than a year after North American Mission Board president Kevin Ezell introduced the 3 Circles: Life Conversation Guide at the Southern Baptist Convention in Baltimore, NAMB is releasing a Spanish version of the guide and giving it away.

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  • Singer calls Hispanics to ‘Change the World’

    May 1 2015 by Erich Bridges, IMB global correspondent | with 0 comments
    Singer calls Hispanics to ‘Change the World’

    Hispanic followers of Christ are ready to change the world, declares singer Coalo Zamorano, one of the top contemporary Christian musicians in the Spanish-speaking world. That’s the message – and the title – of Zamorano’s new music video, “Change the World” (“Cambia el Mundo”), produced in partnership with the International Mission Board.

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  • AVANCE to hear plans for Hispanic network

    April 27 2015 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    AVANCE to hear plans for Hispanic network

    Hispanic Southern Baptists’ AVANCE will continue in 2015 prior to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, with SBC President Ronnie Floyd as this year’s featured speaker. AVANCE 2015, on Sunday, June 14, will begin with a 5 p.m. dinner featuring Floyd followed by workshops from 6:30-7:45 ...

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  • SBC Hispanic Leadership Network planned

    December 11 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC Hispanic Leadership Network planned

    Hispanics are strengthening their unity and cooperation within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) by forming a leadership network set to launch at the 2015 SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. SBC Hispanic Relations Consultant Bob Sena announced the network in cooperation with Luis Lopez, director of LifeWay Espanol church resources…

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