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  • Leader’s spiritual growth key to strong churches

    June 22 2016 by Barbara Denman, Florida Baptist Convention | with 0 comments
    Leader’s spiritual growth key to strong churches

    Nearly 200 associational leaders were challenged to “work heartily as for the Lord, and not for men” during the 2016 Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders gathering held prior to the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in St. Louis. “Do you consider your work important?” asked Ray Gentry as he established the meeting theme. 

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  • $500,000 grant launches Midwestern’s 5-year degree

    January 22 2015 by T. Patrick Hudson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    $500,000 grant launches Midwestern’s 5-year degree

    A $500,000 grant will help Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and College launch a new program enabling students to earn a bachelor’s degree and master of divinity degree within five years. Midwestern President Jason Allen voiced gratitude to the Kern Family Foundation “for such generosity in assisting Midwestern College …

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  • Summit started multi-site ‘almost by accident’

    May 20 2014 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Summit started multi-site ‘almost by accident’

    For The Summit Church, moving to a multi-site church has helped its church planting vision. The Summit has helped 19 churches to be planted in North America, 12 in Central and South America, 11 in South Asia, six in southern Africa, four in Central Asia, three in east Africa and one in East Asia, Western Europe and Eastern Europe.

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  • Multi-site churches a growing trend in North Carolina

    April 8 2014 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 2 comments
    Multi-site churches a growing trend in North Carolina

    Multi-site churches decorate the landscape across North Carolina meeting in local schools or a former boat dealership. Some actually meet in church buildings. Studies have shown that visitors are more likely to visit multi-site churches. Also the multi-site model reaches and baptizes more people and has more volunteers than single site churches.

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  • Fastest-growing & largest churches tallied

    October 21 2013 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Fastest-growing & largest churches tallied

    Southern Baptist churches hold 24 spots among the 100 fastest-growing and 100 largest churches in the U.S., according to Outreach magazine lists drawn from LifeWay Research data.

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  • Churches increased in SBC in 2012; members, baptisms fell

    June 6 2013 by Marty King, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Southern Baptists experienced growth in the number of churches affiliated with the convention in 2012 and the total amount given for denominational missions causes. However, according to the Annual Church Profile (ACP) compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources in cooperation with Baptist state conventions, most of the ACP metrics declined in 2012.

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  • With more than 20,000 baptisms reported for North Carolina Baptist churches, seven of the churches in the 2011 top 10 repeated in 2012’s list as well.

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