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  • Loneliness: Pastors highlight need for community

    March 14 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Loneliness: Pastors highlight need for community

    Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., and Denver were named America’s loneliest cities in a recent study, but pastors in those cities are not surprised. They say the transient nature of modern life, along with selfishness and technology contribute to people feeling alone despite being surrounded by people.

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  • Carving a new path in the spiritual desert of Las Vegas

    March 8 2018 by NAMB Communications | with 0 comments
    Carving a new path in the spiritual desert of Las Vegas

    Las Vegas hosts more than 42 million visitors each year. The draw includes novelty resorts and casinos with enough lasers and neon lights to make it visible from space, earning NASA’s distinction for Brightest Spot on Earth. But spiritually, the statistics tell a different story.

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  • In Las Vegas, churches aid post-shooting recovery

    October 12 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    In Las Vegas, churches aid post-shooting recovery

    Southern Baptists remain an active part of Las Vegas’ recovery as many are still hospitalized, blood-bank donation lines are long and first responders are overstretched 10 days after a gunman killed 58 and injured about 500 at an outdoor Las Vegas concert.

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  • Pitman to Las Vegas: ‘Run to God’ in midst of tragedy

    October 10 2017 by Joe Westbury, The Christian Index | with 0 comments
    Pitman to Las Vegas: ‘Run to God’ in midst of tragedy

    When Vance Pitman stood before the Hope Church congregation in Las Vegas Sunday morning, he looked over a group of people who had been forever changed in a matter of days. Everyone in the service could recount exactly where they were Oct. 1, when the worst mass shooting in the nation’s history unfolded.

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  • Vegas shooting leaves West Tennessee church heartbroken

    October 5 2017 by Chris Turner, Baptist and Reflector | with 0 comments
    Vegas shooting leaves West Tennessee church heartbroken

    A small West Tennessee Baptist church continues to feel the blow of Sunday night’s mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert after it learned one of the victims was a native son. Sonny Melton, who attended Ramble Creek Baptist Church, was killed when he was struck by gunfire while shielding his wife.

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  • Las Vegas pastors counter ‘brokenness’ with ‘hope’

    October 4 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Las Vegas pastors counter ‘brokenness’ with ‘hope’

    Las Vegas pastors are reporting trauma, ministry and prayer among their congregations in the 48 hours following the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The shooting also has prompted reflections from Southern Baptists elsewhere, including Russell Moore, R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Charles Patrick.

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  • Marijuana tourism site draws associations’ focus

    August 28 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Marijuana tourism site draws associations’ focus

    A cannabis company’s plan to turn a Southern California town into a marijuana-focused tourism destination has prompted two local Baptist associations to make it a destination for missions too. The cannabis company American Green Inc. announced it is purchasing the entire 80-acre town of Nipton, Calif., along the California-Nevada state line.

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  • Legal marijuana sales open ministry door in Nevada

    July 6 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Legal marijuana sales open ministry door in Nevada

    The start of legal recreational marijuana sales in Nevada, Baptist leaders in the state say, has provided churches with another ministry opportunity. “I don’t want churches to get [self-righteous] about condemning those” who purchase marijuana legally, said Kevin White, executive director of the Nevada Baptist Convention and an opponent of marijuana legalization.

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  • Polygamists appeal to Supreme Court

    September 14 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Polygamists appeal to Supreme Court

    Polygamy is knocking at the door of the U.S. Supreme Court. A polygamous family featured in a reality television show asked the justices to review a lower-court ruling that had reversed a federal judge’s decision in favor of the polygamists. The high court will decide whether to grant review and rule on the case.

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  • Racial reconciliation: Nev. Baptists ‘being proactive’

    February 16 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Racial reconciliation: Nev. Baptists ‘being proactive’

    Two years ago, the Nevada Baptist Convention elected its first non-Anglo president; one of the convention’s largest churches has made secular news headlines for its ministry of racial reconciliation; and the convention’s Ethnic Study Ad Hoc Committee has helped develop new ways to assist ethnic pastors in reaching their communities.

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  • Nevada celebrates Cooperative Program parity

    November 13 2015 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Nevada celebrates Cooperative Program parity

    The Nevada Baptist Convention is receiving income 13 percent above budget, reported Executive Director Kevin White at the NBC annual meeting. The income increase comes after last year’s annual meeting vote to increase the portion of Cooperative Program gifts from Nevada churches from a 35 percent to a 50/50 split ...

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  • Nevada Baptists unify in missions sacrifice

    September 28 2015 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Nevada Baptists unify in missions sacrifice

    The Nevada Baptist Convention increased its Cooperative Program percentage to 50 percent last fall of the offerings received from the 200 Southern Baptist churches in the state. It has increased its Cooperative Program giving nearly every year since it was organized in 1979 with 74 congregations.

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  • Gold miner’s turn to faith still stirs his son

    September 28 2015 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gold miner’s turn to faith still stirs his son

    LaVern Inzer, a missionary in the 1960s supported by Southern Baptists, led a gold miner to Christ in Nevada – a moment that continues to change people's’ lives. Kevin White – the son of the gold miner – is executive director of the Nevada Baptist Convention …

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  • Online poker opponents warn of Senate battle

    December 13 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) ethics entity and other gambling foes are speaking out against legislation to legalize online poker that is a threat to gain U.S. Senate passage before the end of the year. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and conservative Sen. Jon Kyl, R.-Ariz., have drafted a bill that reportedly would legalize Internet gambling on poker.

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  • Federal judge upholds Nev. marriage amend.

    December 3 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A federal judge has upheld Nevada’s constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one woman, providing a victory for social conservatives who have suffered a string of court losses on the issue.

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