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  • ‘Insanity of God’ shows faith amid despair

    June 23 2016 by Bob Smietana, Fact & Trends | with 0 comments
    ‘Insanity of God’ shows faith amid despair

    Nik Ripken almost abandoned hope when he first arrived in Somalia 25 years ago. Ripken, then a young International Mission Board missionary, had caught a ride with the Red Cross in a small plane carrying relief supplies across the border between Kenya and its war-ravaged neighbor. What he saw shook him to the core.

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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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  • Hispanic St. Louis community in Crossover plans

    May 24 2016 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hispanic St. Louis community in Crossover plans

    A yearly evangelistic outreach, Crossover precedes the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in the host city. It will peak on Saturday, June 12, as local Baptists and volunteers from across the country conduct block parties and other community events throughout the metro St. Louis area.

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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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  • Layman plans for 50,000 churches in Ethiopia

    April 12 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Layman plans for 50,000 churches in Ethiopia

    Arkansas corporate executive Haileyesus Abate cries, he says, for the people of his native Ethiopia, a majority Christian nation where numerous primitive tribes still worship nature as deities and have never heard the gospel. That is why he arranged for his pastor, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd, to visit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  • Cross Church gives $1 million to CP this year

    August 6 2015 by Arkansas Baptist News staff | with 0 comments
    Cross Church gives $1 million to CP this year

    Cross Church in northwest Arkansas has given $1 million through the Cooperative Program in 2015 – and plans to do the same in 2016. Ronnie Floyd, Cross Church senior pastor and president of the Southern Baptist Convention, said the church increased its previous pledge of $900,000 …

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  • Crossover nurtures churches’ ties to communities

    June 16 2015 by Joe Conway & K. Faith Morgan, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Crossover nurtures churches’ ties to communities

    Crossover: Columbus spurred intentional community connections in the Metro Columbus Baptist Association. It was what director of missions Rich Halcombe has been praying about for more than a year. He and Crossover coordinator Cindy Irizarry had emphasized local church leadership with strong follow-up and that’s what happened throughout metro Columbus.

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  • Ohio Baptists praying outside 88 county seats

    May 22 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ohio Baptists praying outside 88 county seats

    Ohio Southern Baptists are praying publicly outside all 88 county headquarters across the state through May 29, proclaiming scripture, praising Jesus and pleading for county officials, businesses and community concerns, said organizer Cathy Pound, Women’s Missions and Ministries Resource Group leader with the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio.

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  • Yadkinville man shares Christ through gift of cross

    May 20 2015 by Jesse Miles, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Yadkinville man shares Christ through gift of cross

    After several years battling a serious lung disease, Mickie Reavis of Bethel Baptist Church in Yadkinville, credits his recovery to determination, answered prayers and “God’s amazing grace.” Now Mickie uses his time to hand craft small wooden crosses that he offers to people as a ministry tool.

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  • Crossover’s impact reaches beyond one week’s efforts

    April 23 2015 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Crossover’s impact reaches beyond one week’s efforts

    Crossover is held each year in the host city of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. A partnership between the North American Mission Board and the local Southern Baptist association, the outreach includes churches throughout the host city as well as volunteers from churches throughout North America.

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  • Ground Zero cross can stay at 9/11 museum

    July 30 2014 by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Ground Zero cross can stay at 9/11 museum

    A cross-shaped beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center can remain on display in the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero, a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, dismissing a lawsuit brought by atheists.

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  • SEBTS encounters the power of God in Baltimore

    July 1 2014 by SEBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    SEBTS encounters the power of God in Baltimore

    Approximately 130 students and four professors from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary attended this year’s Crossover mission trip in Baltimore, the largest group from one seminary in the event’s 26-year history.

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  • Changed lives for Christ mark Crossover 2014

    June 10 2014 by Adam Miller, Tobin Perry and Joe Conway, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Changed lives for Christ mark Crossover 2014

    36 Baltimore-area Baptist churches joined arms with nearly 2,000 volunteers from 18 states and Canada to serve the Baltimore community and share Christ with its residents during Crossover. The event preceded the beginning of the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting taking place June 10-11.

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  • Crossover participants seek power in prayer

    May 20 2014 by SEBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Crossover participants seek power in prayer

    More than 130 students and four faculty members from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary are preparing to go serve the city of Baltimore. Crossover Baltimore is a weeklong mission (June 1-7) of intense personal witnessing in Baltimore, Md., the week prior to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting June 10-11.

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