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  • N.C. Baptists ‘shine bright’ in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

    September 17 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists ‘shine bright’ in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

    As rainfall from Hurricane Florence continued to drench much of North Carolina, Southern Baptist response teams were already at work feeding residents, ramping up recovery efforts and planning to provide long-term aid. The storm made landfall early Sept. 14 as a Category 1 hurricane near Wilmington, N.C. …

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  • Vision team to help implement SBCAL recommendations

    August 20 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Vision team to help implement SBCAL recommendations

    An 11-member vision team will study ways to help Southern Baptist state associations implement recommended changes including a new title and system-wide professional proficiencies for directors of missions (DOMs). The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) vision team will research ways to help state associations implement a study team’s recommendations that were adopted during the SBCAL annual meeting in June.

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  • Still jailed in Turkey, Brunson gave ‘bold’ witness

    July 20 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Still jailed in Turkey, Brunson gave ‘bold’ witness

    American pastor Andrew Brunson’s continued imprisonment in Turkey following a July 18 court hearing is probably an act of political maneuvering rather than Islamic persecution, two Islamic studies professors say. Resurgent conservative Islam in Turkey is, however, part of the background, the professors say …

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  • In Haiti, ‘Lord kept us in eye of storm’

    July 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    In Haiti, ‘Lord kept us in eye of storm’

    Safe flights from Haiti following a violent citizen uprising have allowed most Southern Baptist mission teams to return to the U.S., Baptist Press has learned. Teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and Tennessee returned to the U.S. beginning July 9 after air travel resumed from the island nation.

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  • How worship songs brought a Buddhist to Christ

    July 6 2018 by Caroline Anderson, IMB | with 0 comments
    How worship songs brought a Buddhist to Christ

    Pavan* grew up feeling unsettled in his destiny. As the firstborn son in his family, he thought he would have to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Buddhist monk. But music intervened into this cultural tradition that should have dictated his future. Pavan, now a Christian pastor, recounted his past and the persistent …

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  • ‘Insider Movements’ in Muslim missions critiqued

    June 29 2018 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 1 comments
    ‘Insider Movements’ in Muslim missions critiqued

    A new book edited by two Islamic studies seminary professors explores the weaknesses of the popular “Insider Movements” in Muslim missiology. “Muslim Conversions to Christ: A Critique of Insider Movements in Islamic Contexts,” which released last week, is an academic response to a missiological approach that argues Muslims can confess Jesus as Lord and remain Muslim.

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  • ‘Defining Moments’ forge history, future of WMU-NC

    May 14 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    ‘Defining Moments’ forge history, future of WMU-NC

    Many hands and hearts invest in putting together the Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina (WMU-NC) Missions Extravaganza (ME). This year’s 127th annual meeting, with the theme “Defining Moments,” brought together almost 460 participants to Ardmore Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.

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  • Southeastern aiding Cuban convention’s momentum

    April 10 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 2 comments
    Southeastern aiding Cuban convention’s momentum

    The Cuban church planting movement has been on the move for nearly 30 years as house churches have grown in number and people have come to Christ by the thousands. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is joining what God is doing through the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Santiago through theological training to equip leaders for ministry.

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  • Women invited to ‘embrace’ NYC

    March 20 2018 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Women invited to ‘embrace’ NYC

    Stephen Trainer serves with Graffiti Church and Community Ministries in the Coney Island community in Brooklyn, N.Y. Trainer serves as lead pastor of Graffiti Church Coney Island and executive director of Graffiti Ministries’ Learning Center. Graffiti is a ministry partner of the Embrace Women’s Evangelism and Discipleship Ministry of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

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  • Mom’s ‘aha moment’ becomes multiplying outreach ministry

    March 19 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Mom’s ‘aha moment’ becomes multiplying outreach ministry

    What does it take to reach the nations with the gospel? Ashley Unzicker discovered that a sincere commitment to ethnic diversity and a little bit of everyday evangelism can go a long way. Unzicker saw the swelling crowd of migrants nearby as an opportunity. “Oh my gosh,” she thought, “we could share the gospel right now.”

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  • New VBS resource helps churches ‘go, tell’ worldwide

    March 7 2018 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    New VBS resource helps churches ‘go, tell’ worldwide

    Packing for your next mission trip may have just gotten a whole lot easier. LifeWay Christian Resources has produced a new Vacation Bible School program called “Go & Tell Kids” to serve as a gospel presentation tool that’s easy to transport to the mission field and works anywhere.

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  • IMB appoints 20 new missionaries to the nations

    March 2 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB appoints 20 new missionaries to the nations

    Omar Loza accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in his home country of Peru, and then he shared the gospel with his friends and family. A few years after reading that God wants believers to take the gospel to the ends of the earth, he visited an Andean town.

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  • Graham’s indelible impact on global missions

    February 26 2018 by IMB staff | with 0 comments
    Graham’s indelible impact on global missions

    Besides Billy Graham’s unprecedented impact as an evangelist in the United States, he also profoundly influenced international missions in a way many Christians may not realize. Not only did Graham preach in person to large gatherings in more than 180 countries, but for 40 years he led in organizing international conferences on missions and evangelism.

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  • 3rd Virgin Islands crusade to continue imparting hope

    January 24 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    3rd Virgin Islands crusade to continue imparting hope

    Devastation and suffering among Hurricane Irma and Maria survivors in the U.S. Virgin Islands were palpable to Florida Baptist Jeffery Singletary, who led a mission trip to the islands months before the storms. His heart’s response was a series of “Feeding the Five Thousand” crusades that reaped 620 decisions for Christ, Singletary said.

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  • Home by home, Burmese hear church’s gospel appeal

    January 19 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Home by home, Burmese hear church’s gospel appeal

    Thirty people made professions of faith in Jesus during Agape Myanmar Mission’s home visits for its third annual Christmas outreach. “And a lot of Burmese people hear the Good News for the first time,” pastor Silas Lian said. “Please keep praying for us ... as we ... disciple our new believers.”

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