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  • Next-generation ministry envisioned at ‘The Call’

    September 20 2018 by Lee Weeks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Next-generation ministry envisioned at ‘The Call’

    The next generation of Christian ministry leaders must embrace and nurture God’s individual call on their lives before God will use them as ambassadors of the gospel locally and globally, speakers said during “The Call” Conference held at two Baptist universities.

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  • DR ramps up as Florence floodwaters rise

    September 18 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    DR ramps up as Florence floodwaters rise

    Rising floodwaters have cut off the supply chains of some Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) efforts following Hurricane Florence, and others are increasingly threatened. But that’s not slowing down ministry to North Carolina communities hit by the storm. As Baptist state conventions partner with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to mount a disaster relief effort …

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  • N.C. Baptists ‘shine bright’ in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

    September 17 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists ‘shine bright’ in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

    As rainfall from Hurricane Florence continued to drench much of North Carolina, Southern Baptist response teams were already at work feeding residents, ramping up recovery efforts and planning to provide long-term aid. The storm made landfall early Sept. 14 as a Category 1 hurricane near Wilmington, N.C. …

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  • Getty worship conference strikes a chord

    September 17 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Getty worship conference strikes a chord

    Hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty hosted their first-ever worship music conference last year. The inaugural event drew more than 4,000 attendees. The second annual “Sing!” conference, Sept. 10-12 in Nashville, Tenn., has garnered nearly twice as many pastors, worship leaders and other Christians eager to hear dozens of speakers and artists.

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  • As Florence lashes N.C., Baptists ‘shine bright’

    September 15 2018 by Baptist Press & Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    As Florence lashes N.C., Baptists ‘shine bright’

    As Hurricane Florence came ashore Friday (Sept. 14) in North Carolina, Southern Baptists began relief ministries and made initial assessments of flooded church buildings and homes. The Category 1 hurricane has left at least five people dead. Florence could dump 40 inches of rain on some areas of North and South Carolina, according to media reports.

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  • Pro-life leaders urge end to fetal research

    September 13 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pro-life leaders urge end to fetal research

    Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has joined more than 40 other pro-life leaders in urging the Trump administration to halt federal use of aborted baby tissue for research. The letter sent Tuesday (Sept. 11) came in response to an early August report that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed a contract to obtain “fresh” tissue from aborted babies for experimentation.

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  • New NCBM disaster relief director gets trial by fire

    September 11 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    New NCBM disaster relief director gets trial by fire

    First days at a new job usually include human resources paperwork and a basic introduction to the organization. But for Jack Frazier, the new disaster relief director for Baptists on Mission, Hurricane Florence brought a whirlwind to his first couple of days, Sept. 10-11.

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  • Immigrants at the border: people, not statistics, four ministers conclude

    September 7 2018 by Mike Creswell, Contributing Writer | with 1 comments
    Immigrants at the border: people, not statistics, four ministers conclude

    Immigration is one of America’s greatest issues of our time: noisy, divisive and politically charged. But all that buzz fell away this summer when four North Carolinians journeyed from Arizona across the U.S./Mexico border into Nogales, Mexico. At the border, the four talked with scores of people – almost all families – who were waiting to get into the United States.

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  • Anne Graham Lotz seeks ‘healing’ from breast cancer

    September 7 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Anne Graham Lotz seeks ‘healing’ from breast cancer

    Billy Graham’s daughter Anne Graham Lotz has breast cancer, she announced Sept. 4, and is seeking prayers for healing that would glorify God. “Each day since the diagnosis God has given me promises and encouragement from His Word,” Lotz said at AnneGrahamLotz.org.

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  • Cincinnati shooting spurs Baptists ‘to bring hope’

    September 7 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Cincinnati shooting spurs Baptists ‘to bring hope’

    A shooting rampage in Cincinnati that left four dead and two others injured Sept. 6 led a city councilman to request aid from the community. Within minutes Cincinnati Baptists began responding. An unidentified gunman entered Cincinnati’s 30-story Fifth Third Center through a loading dock at 9:10 a.m. local time and opened fire in the lobby, according to media reports.

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  • Hindu nationalists host world conference in U.S.

    September 6 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hindu nationalists host world conference in U.S.

    An international Hindu confab in the U.S. that organizers describe as a unity initiative will include radical and violent Hindu nationalists, International Christian Concern (ICC) charged Sept. 5. The second World Hindu Congress convening Sept. 7-9 in Chicago will encourage the use of Hindu philosophy, according to event organizers, to address issues of politics, education and commerce …

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  • NCMO supports evangelistic church planting

    September 5 2018 by Carolina Barnhill, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    NCMO supports evangelistic church planting

    Columbus County is the third largest county, in terms of landmass, in the state. More than 59,000 people call it home – and 65 percent of them are unchurched. “We knew if there was a pocket of lostness, this is one of them,” said Billy Roy, pastor of Crossroads Church. “We wanted to come and make an impact here.”

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  • N.C. Baptists launch immigrant ministry centers

    September 4 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists launch immigrant ministry centers

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is launching a new initiative that will provide legal help to immigrants concerning U.S. immigration laws and facilitate outreach opportunities for churches. Baptist Immigrant Services, led by Hispanic strategy coordinator Amaury Santos and immigrant ministries strategist Larry Phillips, will operate offices across the state. 

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  • Mentoring initiative nurtures churches & seminarians

    August 22 2018 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Mentoring initiative nurtures churches & seminarians

    Noah Madden chose New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS), in part, due to the lostness in the city. After spending his formative years in Canada, Madden wanted to be involved in gospel witness outside the Bible Belt. Madden planned to immerse himself in the city, study at NOBTS and apply the practical aspects of ministry in a local church setting.

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  • Vision team to help implement SBCAL recommendations

    August 20 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Vision team to help implement SBCAL recommendations

    An 11-member vision team will study ways to help Southern Baptist state associations implement recommended changes including a new title and system-wide professional proficiencies for directors of missions (DOMs). The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) vision team will research ways to help state associations implement a study team’s recommendations that were adopted during the SBCAL annual meeting in June.

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