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  • Mars Hill University inaugurates 22nd president

    November 13 2018 by Mars Hill Communications | with 0 comments
    Mars Hill University inaugurates 22nd president

    A rainy day did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm as John Anthony “Tony” Floyd, J.D., was inaugurated as Mars Hill University’s 22nd president Nov. 9. In his address to the assembled audience, Floyd laid out his vision for the institution’s future – a vision that puts its focus squarely on its students, whom Floyd calls “his Lions.”

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  • SBC 2019 Pastors’ Conference names some speakers, theme

    October 26 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC 2019 Pastors’ Conference names some speakers, theme

    The 2019 Pastors’ Conference has announced eight of the speakers for its Birmingham, Ala., meeting June 9-10 in advance of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting, with other names expected soon. “Kingdom Character” is the conference’s theme, to offer insight from the Beatitudes to help pastors and church members live faithfully …

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  • SEBTS marks record enrollment increase, expands programs

    October 18 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    SEBTS marks record enrollment increase, expands programs

    The announcement of a record enrollment increase dominated much of the conversation during the bi-annual Board of Trustees (BOT) and Southeastern Society (SES) meetings at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. With the approval of the Master of Arts in Student Ministry, Southeastern is poised to continue fulfilling its call to equip students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission.

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  • Blume to retire from Biblical Recorder

    October 4 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 5 comments
    Blume to retire from Biblical Recorder

    Allan Blume announced Oct. 1 his plans to retire as editor-president of the Biblical Recorder after completing eight years with the North Carolina Baptist news journal. He will continue to lead the organization through May 2019, he told the Recorder’s board of directors in its fall meeting.

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  • 9Marks at SEBTS: Mobilizing a church on mission

    October 3 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    9Marks at SEBTS: Mobilizing a church on mission

    Understanding the purpose and practice of missions as well as creating a culture of generous support of missionaries were just a few of the many ways that 551 church leaders were challenged to lead their congregations toward missions at the 2018 9Marks conference at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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  • 3-min. testimonies & prize drawings make ears perk up

    September 27 2018 by Tim Tune, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    3-min. testimonies & prize drawings make ears perk up

    Most Christians are willing to share their faith when it can be as simple as a three-minute testimony, a Mississippi church has found in using the three-minute story witnessing method. “When you tell people, ‘What we want you to do is share your testimony in three minutes,’ that means I don’t have to sit down and carry on an hour conversation …

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  • FBC Woodstock looks to Morton as Hunt successor

    September 24 2018 by Christian Index, LifeWay & Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    FBC Woodstock looks to Morton as Hunt successor

    Members of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga., voted overwhelmingly Sept. 16 for Atlanta-area pastor Jeremy Morton to serve alongside Johnny Hunt as co-pastor. Morton, 37, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Cartersville, preached in both Sunday morning services Sept. 16 in view of a call to serve alongside Hunt …

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  • BGCT’s Family Gathering celebrates unity, diversity

    August 29 2018 by Kalie Lowrie, Texas Baptist Communications | with 0 comments
    BGCT’s Family Gathering celebrates unity, diversity

    A celebration of unity and diversity took place as 2,054 messengers and visitors gathered at the 2018 Texas Baptists Family Gathering and Annual Meeting. Several ethnic fellowships and conventions were represented in the three-day event at the Arlington Convention Center.

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  • Johnny Hunt to lead NAMB evangelism, leadership group

    August 27 2018 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Johnny Hunt to lead NAMB evangelism, leadership group

    Johnny Hunt, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church Woodstock, Ga., and past president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), will join the North American Mission Board (NAMB) as senior vice president of evangelism and leadership. Hunt and NAMB announced the news Sunday (Aug. 26).

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  • Kenyan family introduced to the ‘Great Physician’

    Fatuma* is raising her five children in a one-room metal house among 2.5 million people who dwell in an estimated 200 slums in Nairobi, Kenya. Despite the squalid living conditions, she knows her children have something she never had as a child: love. After she was orphaned, Fatuma was sent to her aunt and uncle to be raised.

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  • N.C. pastor plans to start Kenyan orphanage

    August 20 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. pastor plans to start Kenyan orphanage

    Because of a trip to East Africa eight years ago and a life of twists and turns, Wesley Wallis believes God has equipped his family to start an orphanage in Kenya. “God has prepared me,” said the pastor of Walstone Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville. “God has prepared my wife.”

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  • Trucker who killed family of 5 finds mercy

    August 6 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trucker who killed family of 5 finds mercy

    A grieving father’s scripture-laden plea for mercy led to a lenient 180-day jail sentence for the truck driver who killed a missionary family of five in an auto accident last year. Cedric Pals told Keith County (Neb.) District Judge Richard Birch he has experienced “unrelenting anguish” …

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  • Tiny houses: Sanctuary for needy shows ‘God is good’

    July 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Tiny houses:  Sanctuary for needy shows ‘God is good’

    Tiny homes under construction spearheaded by a small Appalachian congregation will offer sanctuary and livelihood to people recovering from addiction and other life setbacks. Crossroads Community Church in Stearns, Ky., bought a 13-acre site and is building 20 homes of 300-540 square feet to meet the needs of a community impacted by poverty …

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  • Kennedy’s departure opens 2nd seat for Trump to fill

    June 29 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Kennedy’s departure opens 2nd seat for Trump to fill

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement effective July 31, ending 30 years of service that began with his 1988 confirmation in the Ronald Reagan administration. Kennedy’s resignation opens a second seat for President Donald Trump to fill. In 2017, Congress amended rules to allow confirmation of justices by a simple majority vote …

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  • Debate begins on next high court nominee

    June 29 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Debate begins on next high court nominee

    The retirement announcement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy quickly ushered in guessing games on whom President Trump would next nominate to the Supreme Court and how long Roe v. Wade and other rulings would survive. Kennedy, long the high court’s swing vote on controversial decisions, told Trump …

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