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  • ‘Flawed,’ ‘hot mess’ precedent defeats Florida cross

    September 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Flawed,’ ‘hot mess’ precedent defeats Florida cross

    If the federal court had its way, a 34-foot cross would remain at its Pensacola, Fla., post. But “flawed precedent” that judges called a “hot mess” forced them to rule otherwise, the judges wrote in their opinion. Judges said their hands were tied by the 1983 ruling in the nearly identical case of ACLU v. Rabun County …

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  • NCMO supports evangelistic church planting

    September 5 2018 by Carolina Barnhill, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    NCMO supports evangelistic church planting

    Columbus County is the third largest county, in terms of landmass, in the state. More than 59,000 people call it home – and 65 percent of them are unchurched. “We knew if there was a pocket of lostness, this is one of them,” said Billy Roy, pastor of Crossroads Church. “We wanted to come and make an impact here.”

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  • ERLC: New initiatives on women, abuse

    June 18 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC: New initiatives on women, abuse

    Russell Moore announced new initiatives on women and abuse during the report of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) Wednesday (June 13) at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Moore, the ERLC’s president, said the entity will convene a women’s summit as a major part of its work in the year …

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  • Crossover Dallas, Harvest America crusade proclaim gospel

    June 12 2018 by Josie Rabbit Bingham, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Crossover Dallas, Harvest America crusade proclaim gospel

    “I’m not here to talk to you about religion,” Pastor Greg Laurie told the crowd Sunday evening (June 10) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for the Crossover Dallas Harvest America crusade. “I’m here to talk to you about a relationship with God that you can experience,” he said. “Christ can fill that big hole …

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  • Crossover again to showcase Harvest America outreach

    April 20 2018 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Crossover again to showcase Harvest America outreach

    A year after nearly 3,000 people came to faith in Christ during Crossover efforts in Phoenix, Southern Baptists once again are partnering with Harvest America for an evangelistic crusade the Sunday before the Southern Baptist Convention convenes in Dallas this June.

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  • SEBTS launches partnership with Acts 29 training program

    February 16 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    SEBTS launches partnership with Acts 29 training program

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) has announced a partnership with Crosslands, a theological training program under Acts 29 Europe, to prepare potential church planters and leaders. The partnership, which launched Feb. 13, developed out of the seminary’s EQUIP Network, a church-based, theological training initiative.

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  • Greg Laurie’s cooperation with SBC mutually beneficial

    June 15 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greg Laurie’s cooperation with SBC mutually beneficial

    Just one day after seeing nearly 3,400 come to Christ at a Harvest America crusade in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) 2017 annual meeting, megachurch pastor Greg Laurie announced his official cooperation with the SBC. Laurie, concurrently announced plans to hold a Harvest Crusades in advance of the 2018 SBC annual meeting.

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  • Crossover & Harvest America share timeless gospel message

    June 13 2017 by Josie Bingham, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Crossover & Harvest America share timeless gospel message

    It started Friday, June 9 – the rumblings of an awakening. More than 700 voices worshiped at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz., kicking off the weekend’s Crossover Arizona and Harvest America events. Crossover Arizona and Greg Laurie’s Harvest America joined forces to host a three-day evangelistic outreach.

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  • Q&A: Laurie talks Crossover, Billy Graham & WWIII

    May 9 2017 by Brian Hobbs, Baptist Messenger | with 0 comments
    Q&A: Laurie talks Crossover, Billy Graham & WWIII

    The Baptist Messenger recently sat down with renowned evangelist and pastor Greg Laurie, who has been holding Harvest crusades, which are large-scale evangelistic outreach events throughout the United States and abroad, since 1990. In the interview, Laurie talks about the upcoming Harvest event scheduled for June 11 in Phoenix.

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  • SBC Phoenix: ‘Pray! For such a time as this’

    April 24 2017 by Shawn Hendricks & David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC Phoenix: ‘Pray! For such a time as this’

    As this year’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting approaches, SBC President Steve Gaines says fellow Baptists should anticipate emphases on prayer, evangelism and financial stewardship at the June 13-14 gathering in Phoenix, where the 2003 and 2011 annual meetings also were held. This year’s annual meeting theme is “Pray! For such a time as this.”

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  • Crossover continues to yield ‘lifetime of ministry’

    April 21 2017 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Crossover continues to yield ‘lifetime of ministry’

    “I will never forget the first day that we went door-to-door.” As in door-to-door evangelism. This June, seminary students again will be partnering with local Baptists to share the gospel and, unique this year, invite residents in Phoenix to a Harvest Crusade featuring evangelist-pastor Greg Laurie on June 11 in the University of Phoenix Stadium.

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  • Volunteers needed for Crossover

    March 28 2017 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Volunteers needed for Crossover

    The goal of this year’s Crossover is to “Engage Phoenix with the Gospel” through a partnership with Harvest America. North American Mission Board and Arizona Southern Baptist Convention leaders are praying for more than 5,000 salvation decisions through this summer’s Crossover activities prior to the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

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  • SBC Crossover in Phoenix adds Greg Laurie crusade

    November 11 2016 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    SBC Crossover in Phoenix adds Greg Laurie crusade

    As Southern Baptists prepare for next summer’s annual meeting, they are praying that a new addition to Crossover activities could lead to long-lasting spiritual fruit. At the invitation of the North American Mission Board, Greg Laurie has scheduled his national Harvest America outreach in Phoenix for June 11, which will coincide with Southern Baptists’ Crossover efforts.

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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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  • NewSpring names interim; Noble speaks via Facebook

    July 15 2016 by Rudy Gray & Art Toalston | with 0 comments
    NewSpring names interim; Noble speaks via Facebook

    Clayton King, a ministry leader and teaching pastor at NewSpring Church in South Carolina, is serving as the multi-site church’s interim after the termination of founding pastor Perry Noble. NewSpring, South Carolina’s largest church, has 17 campuses across the state, with the latest, in Clemson, slated to open this fall.

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