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  • Immigrants at the border: people, not statistics, four ministers conclude

    September 7 2018 by Mike Creswell, Contributing Writer | with 1 comments
    Immigrants at the border: people, not statistics, four ministers conclude

    Immigration is one of America’s greatest issues of our time: noisy, divisive and politically charged. But all that buzz fell away this summer when four North Carolinians journeyed from Arizona across the U.S./Mexico border into Nogales, Mexico. At the border, the four talked with scores of people – almost all families – who were waiting to get into the United States.

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  • N.C. Baptists launch immigrant ministry centers

    September 4 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists launch immigrant ministry centers

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is launching a new initiative that will provide legal help to immigrants concerning U.S. immigration laws and facilitate outreach opportunities for churches. Baptist Immigrant Services, led by Hispanic strategy coordinator Amaury Santos and immigrant ministries strategist Larry Phillips, will operate offices across the state. 

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  • Dripping Springs primed to reach sprawling Austin

    July 17 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Dripping Springs primed to reach sprawling Austin

    First Baptist Church in Dripping Springs was about 20 miles from Austin when it was founded in 1875 in a community of about 200 people. But Austin’s vast growth has reached Dripping Springs, and the church is positioned to reach the 35,000 living there now.

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  • N.C. mapping initiative going strong amid demographic changes

    July 9 2018 by Liz Tablazon & Seth Brown, BR Staff | with 0 comments
    N.C. mapping initiative going strong amid demographic changes

    As North Carolina’s population continues to shift toward greater ethnic and cultural diversity, the Peoples Next Door N.C. (PNDNC) strategy to bring the gospel to unreached people groups across the state hasn’t changed. That is because “we already had the mentality that we’re equipping people to go to these individuals,” said Zac Lyons, senior consultant …

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  • Digital prayer map to help churches engage internationals

    April 18 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Digital prayer map to help churches engage internationals

    Chuck Register announced the release of a new, interactive, online map to help churches pray for international people groups in North Carolina. The April 8 announcement came as part of Register’s Peoples Next Door NC report to the Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

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  • August event focuses on reaching the nations in U.S.

    April 18 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    August event focuses on reaching the nations in U.S.

    Reaching the Nations is designed to heighten the awareness and focus of Southern Baptists upon diaspora missions. Church leaders will be equipped with practical tools for engaging immigrants, refugees and international students. “If people are interested in reaching diaspora people groups, this should be the one conference they attend this year,” Terry Sharp said. 

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  • Immigrant couple finds friendship, ministry

    November 20 2015 by Erich Bridges, IMB | with 0 comments
    Immigrant couple finds friendship, ministry

    Christians are a minority among Indians in Richmond. Most are Hindus; some are Muslims and Sikhs. The Indian believers of Grace and “In His Grip” see it as their mission to reach those who need to know that Jesus is Lord.

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  • Bosnian immigrant finds more than American dream

    July 13 2015 by Karen Pearce, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bosnian immigrant finds more than American dream

    Although being Baptist is a common thing in Jasmine’s current home state of Louisiana, it is quite unusual in her home country. She grew up in Bosnia where Islam, Orthodoxy and Catholicism vie for prominence. She was born into a Muslim family – her grandfather was an imam.

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  • Reaching the nations by reaching North Carolina

    May 5 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Reaching the nations by reaching North Carolina

    North Carolina has the largest and fastest-growing immigrant population in the United States, and several other southern states also rank among the national leaders. The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina recently hosted the People Groups Discovery and Engagement Workshop to train N.C. Baptists how to ...

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  • ERLC: Child immigrants need different status

    July 29 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    People brought into the United States illegally as children should not be treated in the same way as undocumented immigrants who entered as adults, a Southern Baptist public policy specialist told members of Congress.

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  • Immigration proposal gets evangelical support

    January 31 2013 by Tom Strode and Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Evangelical Christian advocates for broad immigration reform have warmly welcomed a proposal offered by a bipartisan group of United States senators. Republicans and four Democrats outlined Monday (Jan. 28) their plan for addressing what has been a hotly debated issue for years as an estimated 11 million illegal, or undocumented, immigrants have made their homes in this country.

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  • How food, fellowship & Jesus can reach people groups next door

    November 8 2012 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor | with 0 comments
    How food, fellowship & Jesus can reach people groups next door

    Sometimes it might start with something as easy as inviting your neighbors over to watch boxing, said Ken Tan, team leader of the multicultural team for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC).

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  • Living missionally for the gospel

    November 7 2012 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Living missionally for the gospel

    Although Renee* lives in Raleigh, she often feels like she is living in a different country. Her friends speak different languages and come from different religious backgrounds. Some did not attend her wedding because the ceremony was in a Christian church.

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  • Immigrant-rich, multicultural London is ideal missions ground

    July 27 2012 by Elaine Gaston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Immigrant-rich, multicultural London is ideal missions ground

    For more than 200 years, London has been a repository for some of the globe’s most remarkable cultural treasures. In an hour’s stroll through the British Museum, a visitor can view Greek statues from the Parthenon; colossal stone-winged lions from an Assyrian palace; the Rosetta Stone, the world’s key to unlocking the language of the pharaohs; and a plethora of other incomparable, priceless treasures.

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