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  • In NYC, trustees deepen their church planting vision

    October 11 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    In NYC, trustees deepen their church planting vision

    As the No. 7 New York City subway line rises from underground in Queens, N.Y., passengers then find themselves riding above one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the world. In the school system alone, 176 languages are spoken among an estimated 800 languages spoken in Queens.

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  • Quadrupling CP giving, church plant casts vision

    April 3 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Quadrupling CP giving, church plant casts vision

    A Denver-area church plant, in only its third year, voted to quadruple its giving through the Cooperative Program, realizing the value of the missions-support system that has aided them – and through which they can help reach the world for Christ.

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  • Operation Reach shows need for new churches

    April 3 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Operation Reach shows need for new churches

    At least 46 new churches are needed to reach specific neighborhoods and people groups in Union County right now, a Baptist study conference called Operation Reach has determined. Sponsored jointly by the Union Baptist Association and the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, the daylong conference was divided into two parts.

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  • Mercy Hill merger expands community outreach

    April 2 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments
    Mercy Hill merger expands community outreach

    Mercy Hill is a multi-site church in Greensboro that was planted less than six years ago by The Summit Church in Durham. Mercy Hill launched its third campus in a facility that another church gave them. In 2014, the leadership of nearby Edgefield Baptist Church approached Mercy Hill’s leaders about the possibility of merging.

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  • Opera singer from Brazil sparks Vienna house church

    March 26 2018 by Nicole Leigh, IMB | with 0 comments
    Opera singer from Brazil sparks Vienna house church

    When Maria* began to feel God nudging her to share Christ with Persians, she didn’t know exactly what a Persian was. But within a week Maria met a girl from Iran. When Maria asked what language she spoke, the girl said “Persian,” so Maria invited the young lady to study the Bible.

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  • Korean couple honored for Nepalese & Bhutanese plants

    March 26 2018 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware | with 0 comments
    Korean couple honored for Nepalese & Bhutanese plants

    Korean pastor Samuel Cho and his wife Young – known for starting the first Nepalese and Bhutanese Baptist churches in the United States – were honored in a retirement celebration. The service featured testimonies and greetings from various groups who have supported the couple’s efforts in Baltimore during the past decade.

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  • Pastors, planters and volunteers: Come to Vermont

    March 21 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Pastors, planters and volunteers: Come to Vermont

    Talk to N.C. Baptists who serve in Vermont and sooner or later you’ll hear a plea for help: Come plant a church. Come for a time and help churches reach out. Pray. “If you feel the Lord is leading you here and you’re too scared to take that step, trust the Lord and come,” urges Chris Autry.

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  • A win-win: church plants & sponsoring churches

    March 16 2018 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    A win-win: church plants & sponsoring churches

    At 30,000 people, Cleburne is not a big city – nor a small town – on the fringes of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. It’s a community full of young families with a large contingency of older citizens who have called it home for decades. But when church planter John Turner looks at …

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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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  • Former gang member reaching Canada’s largest city

    “Everyone is welcome!” That is the motto of Fellowship Church Rogue Park located in Toronto’s East End. This multiethnic, multigenerational church plant rents space in a local Catholic school on Sunday mornings. Launched near an area known for gang violence, the ministry is led by a former gang member Kesavan Balasingham and his wife Viji.

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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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  • N.C. roots part of Vermont church plant

    March 6 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 1 comments
    N.C. roots part of Vermont church plant

    For the moment, an office building on Main Street in Vergennes, Vt., is empty, dusty and floored in tattered old carpet. But the two men showing it off are happy about it: Some time in 2018 – maybe by Easter – this rented space will become home for a new church.

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  • Chris Autry carries the gospel to Barre, Vermont

    March 5 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Chris Autry carries the gospel to Barre, Vermont

    Spaulding High School’s quarterback takes the snap, sees he cannot make the pass, cuts to the right and – “Keep going! Run it out! Run it out!” coach Chris Autry shouts from the sidelines. The rest of the week, Autry, a North Carolina native, is pastor of Faith Community Church in Barre, Vt.

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  • Men with N.C. roots bond in Vermont

    February 20 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Men with N.C. roots bond in Vermont

    Williston is a town of about 9,000 people in northeastern Vermont that functions mostly like suburbs for the larger city of Burlington, the most populous city in the state. But with a population numbering only about 43,000, Burlington is the nation’s smallest city to be a state’s biggest city.

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  • Meeting needs first in New York City

    February 20 2018 by North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Meeting needs first in New York City

    Once an abandoned storefront tagged with spray paint, the building that originally housed Graffiti Church has become a symbol of hope on New York’s Lower East Side. Send Relief missionaries Taylor Field and his wife, Susan, strategically positioned the church plant in 1986 amid crack houses and a large homeless population.

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