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  • Southern Baptists celebrate sending 42 new missionaries

    November 15 2018 by Ann Lovell, IMB | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptists celebrate sending 42 new missionaries

    Southern Baptists celebrated the appointment of 42 new missionaries in a service held Wednesday, Nov. 14, near Richmond, Virginia. Churches of all sizes from Louisiana to Indiana and North Carolina to Kansas are sending singles, couples and families to large cities, small villages and hard-to-reach places around the world. 

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  • IMB taps Paul Chitwood as presidential candidate

    November 6 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB taps Paul Chitwood as presidential candidate

    The International Mission Board (IMB) trustees’ presidential search committee announced Tuesday (Nov. 6) that the committee will recommend Paul Chitwood, 48, to be elected as the 173-year-old entity’s 13th president. The vote to elect Chitwood is scheduled for the Nov. 15 plenary session during their IMB board meeting in Richmond.

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  • California seafarers’ ministry touches the world

    October 31 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    California seafarers’ ministry touches the world

    About 2,000 ships that can be as long as four football fields each, and carry 9,000 or more 40-foot containers, enter the Port of Long Beach every year, each vessel with fewer than 25 crew members. The crew, who have been 15 to 20 days crossing the Pacific from Asia …

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  • Wyoming Baptists elect new leader Quin Williams

    October 30 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Wyoming Baptists elect new leader Quin Williams

    Quin Williams is the new state missionary of the Wyoming Southern Baptist Mission Network. Approved by the convention’s executive board during its Sept. 14 meeting, Williams will be presented to messengers as the executive leader Nov. 1 during their 35th annual meeting at Mountain View Baptist Church in Mills, near Casper.

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  • Churches and associations report Hurricane Florence damages

    October 29 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Churches and associations report Hurricane Florence damages

    Hurricane Florence caused catastrophic damage to many parts of central and eastern North Carolina. Here, you can see a list of churches or association buildings that were damaged as a result of the storm (as reported to Baptists on Mission, also known as North Carolina Baptist Men).

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  • After storms, ‘Mama Mills’ leans on Bapt. relief

    October 25 2018 by Laura Sikes, NAMB | with 0 comments
    After storms, ‘Mama Mills’ leans on Bapt. relief

    Linda Mills, 70, has served others in her community for 42 years by hosting Sunday lunches from her cozy home in Havelock, N.C. Her humble service has earned her the affectionate moniker “Mama Mills.” It all started when her husband Harold, who passed away 15 years ago, said “Mama, I’m bringing a little, starvin’ Marine home,” Mills said.

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  • Hurricane Michael wreaks havoc in wake of Florence

    October 15 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Hurricane Michael wreaks havoc in wake of Florence

    In the wake of Hurricane Michael, North Carolina Baptist leaders are urging people to volunteer more than ever. With the combination of two strong storms (including Hurricane Florence from September), within less than a month, work orders are piling up at 13 recovery sites across the state. Baptists on Mission (also known as N.C. Baptist Men, NCBM) …

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  • Christian, ethnic persecution ‘nightmare’ in China

    October 11 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Christian, ethnic persecution ‘nightmare’ in China

    Christians and ethnic minorities are living a “nightmare” in China under President Xi Jinping, a congressional commission report released Oct. 10 documents. Jinping’s unmerciful program to “Sinicize” religion into a government-controlled framework, marginalize ethnic minorities including Uyghur Muslims, and redefine human rights intensified in 2018, making life a nightmare for civilians …

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  • The Summit devotes staff ‘fun day’ to DR

    October 10 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    The Summit devotes staff ‘fun day’ to DR

    Nearly 200 staff members from The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., devoted their annual leadership “fun day” on Oct. 9 to participating in disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The group tackled 12 projects under the direction of Baptists on Mission …

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  • Rudy Fagan, 20-year SBC stewardship leader, dies

    October 8 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Rudy Fagan, 20-year SBC stewardship leader, dies

    A. Rudolph (Rudy) Fagan, who led the former Stewardship Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention for 20 years, died Wednesday (Oct. 3) in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was 88. Fagan served as president of the Stewardship Commission from 1974 until his retirement in 1994.

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  • Nehemiah Code: ‘Never too late’ for new beginning

    October 5 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Nehemiah Code: ‘Never too late’ for new beginning

    Whether it’s revitalizing a church, dealing with a broken relationship or wrestling with one’s own self-confidence, most ministry workers and other Christians will spend at least some of the next year trying to restore something. Nehemiah provides a key example for how to approach a rebuilding task, says GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins.

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  • Sebastian Traeger to leave IMB VP post

    October 3 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sebastian Traeger to leave IMB VP post

    Sebastian Traeger, executive vice president (EVP) of the International Mission Board (IMB), has announced he will resign Nov. 15 at the next meeting of IMB trustees. Traeger tied his resignation to the departure of David Platt as IMB president to pastor a church in northern Virginia.

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  • Southern Baptist churches appoint 66 missionaries

    October 1 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptist churches appoint 66 missionaries

    Southern Baptists celebrated the sending of 66 new international missionaries on Sept. 26, at Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., with each new missionary sharing firsthand how God has woven throughout their lives a desire to take His gospel to people who have never heard it.

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  • BSC board approves amended $31M budget proposal

    October 1 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    BSC board approves amended $31M budget proposal

    After much discussion and debate, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Board of Directors approved an amended Cooperative Program (CP) budget proposal for 2019 totaling $31 million during the board’s fall meeting held Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 24-25 at Caraway Conference Center and Camp in Sophia, N.C.

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  • Platt’s IMB farewell: ‘Rise above’ SBC challenges

    October 1 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Platt’s IMB farewell:  ‘Rise above’ SBC challenges

    In his final address to trustees as International Mission Board (IMB) president, David Platt urged the IMB’s leaders to “rise above” current challenges in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in order to reach the world’s “2.8 billion people who have little to no access” to the gospel.

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