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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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  • ‘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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