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  • ‘Love One Another’ 2019 National Day of Prayer theme

    October 31 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Love One Another’ 2019 National Day of Prayer theme

    “Love One Another” is the theme for the 2019 National Day of Prayer event president Ronnie Floyd announced Oct. 30. Anchored in John 13:34, the theme seeks to mobilize the nation in prayer on May 2 in every U.S. locale across generational, ethnic and linguistic lines, said Floyd …

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  • SBC goes ‘before God in fasting’ for entities

    October 9 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC goes ‘before God in fasting’ for entities

    Churches, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) entities and Baptist state conventions have heeded SBC President J.D. Greear’s call to pray and fast Oct. 8 for the five SBC entities seeking new presidents. “Thanks to all of you going before God in fasting and prayer with Psalm 67 for what God has for us!” Greear tweeted …

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  • Greear calls for prayer and fasting amid SBC transitions

    October 2 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 1 comments
    Greear calls for prayer and fasting amid SBC transitions

    J.D. Greear believes something big is happening in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), and he is calling for a “Day of Prayer and Fasting” on Monday, Oct. 8. Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, announced his upcoming retirement today (Oct. 2).

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  • ‘More than ever’ global school prayer event critical

    September 26 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘More than ever’ global school prayer event critical

    Prayer is needed now in schools more than ever, organizers of an annual prayer event said as the initiative marks its 28th year Sept. 26 at 7 a.m. in schools globally. See You at the Pole (SYATP), drawing an estimated 1 million students in prayer on school grounds, is expanding its influence this year by teaming with Claim Your Campus …

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  • Baptist Association emphasis, with new name, moves to October

    July 17 2018 by Baptist Press & LifeWay Staff | with 0 comments
    Baptist Association emphasis, with new name, moves to October

    News about associational missions was among the headlines during the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting in Dallas, except for one action by messengers of importance to the 1,100 Baptist associations across the country. What made the news: a recommended title …

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  • Search committee, ERLC funding mark first EC report

    June 14 2018 by Erin Roach & Art Toalston | with 0 comments
    Search committee, ERLC funding mark first EC report

    Messengers received an update of the search for a new Executive Committee president and defeated a proposed defunding of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission during the EC’s morning report at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas June 12. EC chairman Stephen Rummage, speaking of the search for a successor to Frank S. Page after …

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  • N.C. Baptists ask, ‘Who is my Neighbor?’

    June 11 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists ask, ‘Who is my Neighbor?’

    “Who is my Neighbor?” is the theme for the 2018 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) annual meeting, scheduled for Nov. 5-6 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. This year’s theme is derived from a question that was asked of Jesus in Luke 10:29 in the parable of The Good Samaritan.

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  • 300-mile, 2-week trek: Church prays for Chicagoland

    June 7 2018 by Meredith Flynn, Illinois Baptist | with 0 comments
    300-mile, 2-week trek: Church prays for Chicagoland

    The idea came to Phil Nelson after preaching through the book of Jonah. If the prophet’s preaching judgment on Nineveh made the whole city repent and turn to God, he wondered what would happen if someone preached not just judgment, but hope. Nelson and a small team from his church in southern Illinois, Lakeland Baptist …

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  • Gaines, others see God at work amid SBC’s trials

    June 5 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gaines, others see God at work amid SBC’s trials

    Despite turmoil related to terminations and resignations of “several” Southern Baptists “from key positions of leadership,” Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines says, there are signs “the Lord is going to come upon us powerfully in Dallas” at next week’s SBC annual meeting. Meanwhile, prayer strategist Ted Elmore said he is seeing “more emphasis on prayer …

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  • SBC prayer room offers haven of rest, peace

    May 31 2018 by Morgan Collier, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC prayer room offers haven of rest, peace

    With thousands of Southern Baptists meeting together each year at their annual meeting, it can seem difficult for people to find a quiet place to meet with God. But once again, at this year’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas, attendees can retreat to a prayer room.

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  • Prayers, unity highlight Day of Prayer event in Capitol

    May 7 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Prayers, unity highlight Day of Prayer event in Capitol

    Southern Baptist and other evangelical speakers called for, and hundreds of participants prayed for, unity in the church and country during a National Day of Prayer (NDOP) observance May 3 in the U.S. Capitol. The televised evening event came near the close of the United States’ 67th annual observance of the NDOP.

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  • Local events, faith initiative mark 67th Day of Prayer

    May 4 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Local events, faith initiative mark 67th Day of Prayer

    Multitudes prayed in thousands of venues on the 2018 National Day of Prayer, capped with a televised national prayer service scheduled May 3 in the U.S. Capitol. Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference President H.B. Charles was a main speaker at the 67th annual observance in Washington.

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  • Toronto pastor’s hope: God will use evil for good

    April 25 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Toronto pastor’s hope: God will use evil for good

    “Just steps away” from where a driver began a carnage that killed 10 and injured 15 on a pedestrian-friendly Toronto street, Willowdale Baptist Church pastor Bruce Jones is corralling a hurting community for prayer. Jones can stand at his church and see Olive Square, where police say Alek Minassian started to weave on and off the sidewalk.

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  • National Day of Prayer: Unity in nation, among churches

    April 17 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    National Day of Prayer: Unity in nation, among churches

    Unity across the nation and among churches spanning all denominations, generations, races and cultures is the overarching plea of the 2018 National Day of Prayer, scheduled for May 3. Mobilizing people across the nation in public prayer events May 3 is the day’s goal, event president Ronnie Floyd said at nationaldayofprayer.org.

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  • Austin bombings: Pastors unite in prayer

    March 22 2018 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Austin bombings: Pastors unite in prayer

    The spate of bombings in Austin that had everyone in the city on “high alert” may be over after suspect Mark Anthony Conditt killed himself with an explosive March 21. The latest development left many Christian leaders thankful the situation didn’t become far worse, said David Smith, executive director of Austin Baptist Association.

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