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  • SWBTS English institute aiding int’l students

    September 12 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SWBTS English institute aiding int’l students

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SWBTS) English Language Institute (ELI) is now assisting full-time international students who need to improve their English comprehension. “Students who couldn’t study here before at Southwestern now have a pathway,” said Caitlin Yowell, ELI director. “The intensive English program is a fast-paced study program.

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  • High school grads stay in church through new outreach

    July 6 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    High school grads stay in church through new outreach

    Students can remain engaged in discipleship and evangelism when moving from high school to college in a new outreach targeting pastors, parents, churches, ministries and teenagers alike. Campus Ministry Link (CML), the new outreach of Austin, Texas-based Campus Renewal Ministries, seeks to reverse a gospel-engagement decline of 70 percent among high school graduates leaving home …

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  • Study shows troubling picture of teens, mental health

    June 28 2018 by Helen Gibson, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Study shows troubling picture of teens, mental health

    Mental health struggles and thoughts of suicide may be more common than church leaders realize – even among some of the youngest members of a congregation. Around 1 in 3 high school students (31.5 percent) say they’ve experienced persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, according to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey recently released by the Centers …

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  • David Moore: a bearer of hope

    June 13 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    David Moore: a bearer of hope

    David Moore has seen a lot of changes in cultural trends, churches and denominational life since he began serving in campus ministry fresh out of college. On May 31 he retired after 38 years on the staff of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), a rare service record for anyone.

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  • Transgender student wins restroom case appeal

    April 21 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Transgender student wins restroom case appeal

    A federal appellate court has “for the first time ever” held that a public high school may not provide separate restrooms and locker rooms for students on the basis of biological sex alone, according to dissenting judge’s opinion.

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  • Chinese scholar finds Bible ‘persuasive, beautiful’

    April 13 2016 by Erich Bridges, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Chinese scholar finds Bible ‘persuasive, beautiful’

    Tao Lu never laid eyes on the Word of God until he came to the United States at 26 to study advanced computer engineering. He found the scriptures to be beautiful and persuasive, but knew that if the Bible was correct then his Marxist beliefs from China were wrong.

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  • Teenagers lead 5 to Christ at Wendy’s restaurant

    March 17 2016 by Jane Rodgers, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Teenagers lead 5 to Christ at Wendy’s restaurant

    A group of Texas cheerleaders at a Wendy’s encountered a group a students fresh from the Student Evangelism Conference North, which had been held at Arlington’s Fielder Church. The students shared the gospel and four of the cheerleaders came to Christ.

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  • Missions call turns ‘personal’ for GenSender

    January 5 2016 by Kathy Chapman Sharp, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Missions call turns ‘personal’ for GenSender

    Generation Send is an opportunity offered through the North American Mission Board that allowed Brittany Thompson Ferris to spend a semester recruiting and training a team of nine students from Midwestern State University in Witchita Falls, Texas, and other surrounding schools to spend the summer of 2014 in Salt Lake City.

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  • Student-led prayer day continues strong run

    September 25 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Student-led prayer day continues strong run

    The student-led See You at the Pole prayer initiative drew more than 1 million students globally in prayer at schools on the event’s 25th anniversary Sept. 23. While exact numbers are not known of those who gathered to pray, See You at the Pole has continued to grow since its 1990 birth ...

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  • Student team befriends Bangkok ‘ladyboys’

    September 4 2015 by Paige Turner, IMB Connections | with 0 comments
    Student team befriends Bangkok ‘ladyboys’

    Students from Texas and Tennessee were sent by the International Mission Board to Bangkok, Thailand, to participate in one of the Nehemiah Teams that have sent out 1,400 students since 2004. These students were given the challenging tasks of befriending transgendered men in Bangkok’s red-light district.

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  • 100-plus turn to Christ at college Bible conference

    September 3 2015 by Ryan Bower, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    100-plus turn to Christ at college Bible conference

    More than 100 students made professions of faith in Christ during Cedarville University’s annual Fall Bible Conference. Another 90-plus students responded to a call to full-time ministry. Speaker, Clayton King, founder of Clayton King Ministries and teaching pastor at NewSpring Church in Anderson, S.C., spoke to 3,400-plus students …

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  • 3rd video may build pro-life momentum

    July 30 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    3rd video may build pro-life momentum

    Some 13,000 pro-life activists called on Congress to defund Planned Parenthood at more than 60 rallies across America on the same day the Center for Medical Progress released a third video showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of baby parts obtained through abortion.

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  • Students’ road trip takes gospel to 50 States

    June 8 2015 by Renee Busby, University of Mobile/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
     Students’ road trip takes gospel to 50 States

    Senior Drew Ballesteros had a lofty goal for the University of Mobile – to share the gospel in all 50 states during one academic year. It would be dubbed the “Great American Road Trip.” The road trip began on Aug. 19, 2014, and it was completed April 19, 2015 in Maryland ...

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  • Students’ spring break uncovers ‘infectious’ work

    Crawling underneath houses to put in insulation, mudding and sanding drywall and installing a fence are not typical spring break distractions. But for college students Makayla Campbell and Amber Wilcox those were the jobs they tackled with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers to help homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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  • Study: Americans wary of punishing student religious groups

    May 6 2015 by Bob Smietana, LifeWay Research | with 0 comments
    Study: Americans wary of punishing student religious groups

    While disputes over who can lead student religious groups continue to be debated, few Americans appear to want groups punished for requiring their leaders to hold specific beliefs or practices, a LifeWay Research study shows. A new study from the Nashville-based research group finds mixed opinions …

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