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  • Association pioneers church revitalization model

    May 25 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Association pioneers church revitalization model

    Two years ago, First Baptist Church of Affton, Mo., knew it was dying. So it sought help from the local St. Louis Metro Baptist Association. In a process facilitated by executive director of missions Jim Breeden, First Baptist decided to replant itself in March 2016 as Church at Affton.

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  • Young urban pastors plan for more church plants

    August 11 2016 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Young urban pastors plan for more church plants

    Kenny Petty has been there and done that, so what he says rings true to others who are as he was. Too busy with his gang life to finish high school, he was shot for the first time at 17, and then again at 18. He went to jail at 19, facing (later acquitted of) an attempted murder rap.

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  • Student embraces boldness in sharing Christ

    July 11 2016 by Alex Sibley, SWBTS | with 0 comments
    Student embraces boldness in sharing Christ

    Although Emily Mitchell was excited to participate in this year’s Crossover evangelism efforts in St. Louis, she often found herself feeling discouraged and, at times, even inferior. Prior to the trip, God had spoken to Mitchell’s heart. “I love you, Emily,” she felt Him saying, “not for what you do, but just for who you are.”

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  • New sonogram machine for St. Louis pregnancy center

    June 27 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New sonogram machine for St. Louis pregnancy center

    Abortion-minded women in St. Louis have a new opportunity to learn the truth about their unborn children thanks in part to Southern Baptists. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, announced the placement of a sonogram machine with Thrive St. Louis during the entity’s presentation at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting.

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  • Ferguson church partners with Send Relief debut

    June 15 2016 by Joe Conway, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Ferguson church partners with Send Relief debut

    As a primary partner in the launch of the North American Mission Board’s Send Relief initiative, a metro St. Louis church reintroduced itself June 11 to a couple thousand of its neighbors on a day that coincided with the evangelism effort Crossover St. Louis.

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  • Crossover St. Louis: Hundreds come to faith in Christ

    June 14 2016 by Tobin Perry, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Crossover St. Louis: Hundreds come to faith in Christ

    Southern Baptist volunteers reported more than 350 professions of faith in Jesus Christ during Crossover events throughout metro St. Louis this year. One man who made a decision for Christ had been considering suicide just a few days earlier, said Eloy Rodriquez. Rodriquez serves as Hispanic pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Fla.

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  • SBC ST. LOUIS: ‘Awaken America, reach the world’

    April 25 2016 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC ST. LOUIS: ‘Awaken America, reach the world’

    When Southern Baptists depart St. Louis after their annual meeting in June, says Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd, he will be praying they do so with a “deep burden for our nation, a new commitment to racial unity and an extraordinary commitment to evangelize America.”

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  • CROSSOVER: St. Louis Baptists ready for volunteers

    April 21 2016 by Jim Burton, NAMB | with 0 comments
    CROSSOVER: St. Louis Baptists ready for volunteers

    The iconic Gateway Arch represents the pathway to the west for most travelers and locals. For Tom Breeden, St. Louis Metro Baptist Association’s executive director, it’s also the gateway to a mission field in need of hope. That’s why he welcomes the estimated 3,500 Southern Baptist volunteers ...
     

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  • St. Louis: 75 new churches is goal

    January 26 2012 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    St. Louis: 75 new churches is goal

    Southern Baptists in St. Louis hope a revitalized city is on the horizon. Yet they’re not banking on economics or politics to make it happen. Instead, they’re counting on the gospel.

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  • Barbershop patrons stir a church plant

    January 26 2012 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Barbershop patrons stir a church plant

    You can tell a lot about a community from the inside of a barbershop. Just about everyone, at some time or another, needs a haircut. Yet of all the patrons at the beauty and barbershop operated by Sean and Taquella Boone in metro St. Louis, one group stood out to the couple – young African–Americans who wanted no part of the traditional church.

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