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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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  • Human Trafficking foe enlists churches for the cause

    May 11 2017 by S. Craig Sanders, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Human Trafficking foe enlists churches for the cause

    In an age of partisan conflict, few causes unite people of faith and secularism like the human trafficking crisis that enslaves approximately 45.8 million people around the world. But if you ask someone how they feel about those who are prostituted, homeless and undocumented in their communities, their responses may be different – even hostile.

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  • New video series explores ‘Mission of God’

    July 26 2016 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    New video series explores ‘Mission of God’

    A new video-based Bible study produced by the Peoples Next Door N.C. aims to provide a biblical and theological foundation for reaching the nations around the world and right here at home. The Mission of God is a free, six-session study that explores God’s desire to see the nations of the world come to faith in Christ.

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  • ‘The stakes are high,’ Floyd says

    June 15 2016 by Erin Roach, Nashville | with 0 comments
    ‘The stakes are high,’ Floyd says

    Southern Baptists must act, akin to Queen Esther on behalf of her people, because “the stakes are high” in the church and in the world today, Ronnie Floyd said June 14 in his presidential address to messengers to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis.

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  • Pastor: Small church can make big impact

    May 12 2015 by Susie Rain, IMB Connections | with 0 comments
    Pastor: Small church can make big impact

    The Missouri pastor of a small, 150-member church was nervous as his church made the commitment to adopt people group in cooperation with the International Mission Board. He wondered if their small group could really make an impact in South Asia.

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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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  • Kentucky church adopts Andean farming community

    February 10 2015 by Elaine Gaston, IMB Connecting | with 0 comments
    Kentucky church adopts Andean farming community

    A Kentucky church chose a place in Peru so small that full-time missionaries would not strategically be able to live there. It is a village that would, for all practical purposes, be under the radar of the “big picture” of reaching Peru for Christ.

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  • Graham on ‘Most Admired List’ for 58th time

    December 31 2014 by Kristy Etheridge, BGEA | with 0 comments
    Graham on ‘Most Admired List’ for 58th time

    Billy Graham once again has the honor of appearing on Gallup’s annual list of most admired people in the world. The 96-year-old evangelist has preached the gospel of Jesus Christ to nearly 215 million people in 185 countries and territories, and his ministry continues online and around the world through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

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  • 2014 Year In Review: People

    December 30 2014 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    2014 Year In Review: People

    The recent edition of the Biblical Recorder briefly surveyed numerous highlights of the 2014 year. The stories, chosen by the BR staff, in this section highlight notable personalities in Southern Baptist life.

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  • N.C. students serve among T people in Southeast Asia

    September 9 2014 by Paige Turner, International Mission Board | with 0 comments
    N.C. students serve among T people in Southeast Asia

    Autumn James met many T people this summer in the two weeks she spent helping lead a five-member team of college students from North Carolina to research the people group. The T people are an unreached, unengaged people group in Southeast Asia with less than 1 percent of the population believing in Jesus.

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  • Rocky Mount church adopts South Asian metropolis

    February 26 2014 by Hope Livingston*, International Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Rocky Mount church adopts South Asian metropolis

    Pastor Robin Fisher, with Sunset Avenue Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, N.C., accepted the challenge to adopt an unengaged unreached people group issued by International Mission Board president Tom Elliff at the 2011 Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, Ariz.

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  • Missionaries express desire to be ‘Totally His’

    November 14 2013 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Missionaries express desire to be ‘Totally His’

    Through a service at a North Carolina church, 68 missionaries were appointed to go to the harvest fields through the International Mission Board.

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  • Hmong church planter carries gospel to 2nd-generation peers

    October 9 2013 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hmong church planter carries gospel to 2nd-generation peers

    Fue Chee Her thought he understood God’s faithfulness when he started Gospel Hmong Baptist Church in metro Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., where more Hmong reside than any other part of the country.

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  • Unreached people groups in London bring challenges to missionaries

    Descend into the extensive London underground transport system and only station names on tiled walls tell what lies above ground. Signs for “Victoria” and “Waterloo” signal bustling railway stations above. Climb the steps from the Oxford and Piccadilly Circus underground stations to reach premier shopping districts in the City.

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  • Elliff shares encouragement, Lottie challenge with N.C. Baptists

    December 5 2011 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor | with 0 comments
    Elliff shares encouragement, Lottie challenge with N.C. Baptists

    After being inaugurated in November as the 11th president of IMB (International Mission Board), Tom Elliff expressed his appreciation to North Carolina Baptists for their ongoing support of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and their willingness to embrace the unengaged, unreached around the globe with the gospel.

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