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  • Bill Hybels resigns amid misconduct accusations

    April 12 2018 by Lisa Cannon Green, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Bill Hybels resigns amid misconduct accusations

    Bill Hybels, the pastor who grew Willow Creek Community Church into one of the nation’s most influential megachurches, stepped down April 10 amid accusations of a pattern of sexual misconduct. Hybels, who has denied all of the accusations, called some of them “misleading” and others “entirely false.”

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  • Boy who ‘did not go to heaven’ sues Tyndale for damages

    April 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Boy who ‘did not go to heaven’ sues Tyndale for damages

    Alex Malarkey, the boy who claimed in a bestselling book that he went to heaven while comatose from a car accident, is suing his publisher Tyndale House for damages including book profits from the since-retracted story. “I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention,” he said.

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  • Hope shining in East St. Louis

    March 12 2018 by NAMB staff | with 0 comments
    Hope shining in East St. Louis

    A native of East St. Louis, Ill., Kempton Turner grew up on the streets where he now serves as a church planting missionary and pastor of City of Joy Fellowship. The church was launched with one mission: restoring hope to the city through Jesus Christ.

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  • Stetzer undergirds evangelism at Billy Graham Center

    March 1 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Stetzer undergirds evangelism at Billy Graham Center

    Ed Stetzer works amid the aura of Billy Graham each day at Wheaton College. Stetzer, a longtime Southern Baptist who began as a church planter in Buffalo, N.Y., joined Wheaton’s faculty in 2016 as the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair of Church, Mission and Evangelism and as executive director of the college’s Billy Graham Center.

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  • Deadly central-U.S. storms mobilize DR in 5 states

    February 27 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Deadly central-U.S. storms mobilize DR in 5 states

    Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers are on the ground and others are on standby after weekend tornadoes and flooding killed five people and damaged homes in five states. Two disaster relief teams have been deployed in Tennessee; Illinois is assessing a response to flooding there; and teams are on standby in Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio.

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  • One man’s kindness spurs a city’s change of heart

    January 16 2018 by Rob Holmes, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    One man’s kindness spurs a city’s change of heart

    City officials last week ordered an Elgin, Ill., man to stop using his home to host “slumber parties” for the homeless. But this week, the city wants Greg Schiller’s help to find new ways to fill gaps in services for the homeless.

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  • Fighting taxpayer-funded abortion in Illinois

    December 6 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 1 comments
    Fighting taxpayer-funded abortion in Illinois

    Opponents of an Illinois law that would allow state funding of abortion on demand for state employees and Medicaid recipients have filed suit. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the law, known as HB 40, earlier this year, and the Thomas More Society filed suit last week.

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  • Teen walks 300 miles, spotlights human trafficking

    July 3 2017 by Lisa Misner Sergent, Illinois Baptist State Association | with 0 comments
    Teen walks 300 miles, spotlights human trafficking

    Fourteen-year-old Lindsey Yoder walked 15 miles a day along the dusty back roads of southern Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee in a quest to raise awareness about human trafficking. She departed from Arthur Southern Baptist Church, where she and her family are members and arrived at Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park on June 24.

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  • Affirm LGBT lifestyles, foster care workers ordered

    June 2 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Affirm LGBT lifestyles, foster care workers ordered

    Foster care workers and families in Illinois must allow gay and transgender youth to express and explore their chosen gender identity and sexual orientation, according to a new state governmental directive. Termination is among the penalties workers with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services would face for violating the policy.

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  • Chicago church sues over stalled building purchase

    March 29 2017 by Meredith Flynn, Illinois Baptist | with 0 comments
    Chicago church sues over stalled building purchase

    Immanuel Baptist Church in Chicago has filed a federal lawsuit over the city’s enforcement of a zoning ordinance that won’t allow the congregation to purchase its building near the University of Illinois-Chicago campus. The church contends the ordinance is in conflict with the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.

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  • Deadly storms damage churches, Baptist college

    March 6 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Deadly storms damage churches, Baptist college

    Storms in the South and Midwest this week left at least four people dead, damaged church buildings and led to deployment of Baptist disaster relief workers in four states. The storm system killed three people in Illinois and one in Missouri, with at least 10-15 injured in Arkansas. At least seven states were affected.

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  • Illinois pro-lifers fight publicly-funded abortions bill

    February 22 2017 by Meredith Flynn, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Illinois pro-lifers fight publicly-funded abortions bill

    Pro-life advocates in Illinois are urging lawmakers to oppose legislation that would allow the use of public money to fund abortions. Illinois House Bill 40, currently awaiting a vote by the state’s House of Representatives, would strike from state law a provision that says Illinois’ medical assistance program cannot pay for abortions.

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  • Prayer strategy augments church’s missions focus

    February 10 2017 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Prayer strategy augments church’s missions focus

    Pastor Joel Newton anticipates Woodland Baptist Church will grow closer to God with the congregation’s new emphasis on prayer, adding to commitments to missions giving and going. The church embarked on its new “Choose 2 Prayer Partner Project.” “Everything begins with prayer,” Newton told Baptist Press. “Prayer was a priority for the New Testament church.”

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  • Bicycle ministry steering lives toward recovery

    July 28 2016 by Eric Reed and Morgan Jackson, Illinois Baptist | with 0 comments
    Bicycle ministry steering lives toward recovery

    Pastor Jeffrey Gee of Hurricane Memorial Baptist Church in Herrin, Ill., and volunteers taught children bike safety, complete with helmets and a course lined with orange traffic cones. The bikes were second-hand, but they had been repaired and spruced up in the church’s bike shop, which teaches former convicts a trade to keep them from returning to prison.

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  • Volunteer returns to site where husband died

    July 21 2016 by Brian Blackwell, Louisiana Baptist Message | with 0 comments
    Volunteer returns to site where husband died

    Two months had passed since Margie Fulkerson’s husband unexpectedly died from a heart attack at the same Louisiana home site where she was now working as a member of an Illinois Baptist disaster relief team. “He loved this kind of work and always wanted me to come with him,” she said. “I wanted to finish this for him.”

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