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  • TRUSTEES: ERLC names Mohler, Waggoner for key awards

    September 7 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    TRUSTEES: ERLC names Mohler, Waggoner for key awards

    Trustees of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission approved a seminary president and a courtroom advocate as recipients of the Southern Baptist entity’s 2018 awards Wednesday (Sept. 5) during their annual meeting. The ERLC board unanimously endorsed R. Albert Mohler Jr. for the Distinguished Christian Service Award and Kristen Waggoner for the Religious Liberty Award.

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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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  • Multiethnic worship caps Charlottesville demonstrations

    August 14 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Multiethnic worship caps Charlottesville demonstrations

    Evangelical pastors in Charlottesville, Va., say a community interracial worship service appeared to be the largest local gathering during what media described as a weekend of peaceful but tense demonstrations in the city. One year after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville turned violent and left three people dead, an attempted repeat in Washington …

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  • Route 66 festival helps spark church’s ‘immediate impact’

    August 10 2018 by Andrew Woodrow, Illinois Baptist | with 0 comments
    Route 66 festival helps spark church’s ‘immediate impact’

    In an Illinois town proud of its Route 66 heritage, thousands gather every year to celebrate what John Steinbeck called “the Mother Road.” For more than 20 years, Edwardsville’s annual Route 66 festival at City Park has offered visitors fun, food, and classic cars. What was missing, realized church planter Rayden Hollis, was a gospel opportunity.

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  • Trump cabinet picks draw Baptist prayer support

    January 20 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump cabinet picks draw Baptist prayer support

    When U.S. Rep. Tom Price and Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt faced Senate confirmation hearings, they were supported by prayers of the Southern Baptist churches they attend. The two cabinet nominees of President-elect Donald Trump also appeared at their confirmation hearings with endorsements from some evangelicals who did not support Trump.

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  • Judge blocks mandate on gender transition, abortion

    January 4 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Judge blocks mandate on gender transition, abortion

    In a Dec. 31 opinion, Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas granted a nationwide, preliminary injunction against a Department of Health and Human Services regulation that mandates the performance of and insurance coverage for gender transitions and abortions. The rule was scheduled to go into full effect Jan. 1.

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  • Website to aid foster care, adoption in Kentucky

    June 29 2016 by Kentucky Today Staff | with 0 comments
    Website to aid foster care, adoption in Kentucky

    A new website aims to make it easier for Kentucky parents to navigate the foster care and adoption process. “Every child deserves a loving home,” First Lady Glenna Bevin said in unveiling the website with Kentucky Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson.

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  • Hawkins spotlights GuideStone uniqueness, services

    June 20 2016 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Hawkins spotlights GuideStone uniqueness, services

    GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins relayed the entity’s 98th report to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention. Citing GuideStone’s upcoming centennial in 2018, which will be celebrated with messengers convening in Dallas, Hawkins noted GuideStone’s uniqueness among the convention’s boards.

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  • Platt to new missionaries: Trust gospel to prevail

    May 13 2016 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Platt to new missionaries: Trust gospel to prevail

    On May 10, 29 new missionaries were appointed during the International Mission Board board of trustees meeting near Richmond, Va. The new missionaries shared their testimonies during the service which was simulcast live to allow Southern Baptists to join in the celebration.

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  • Platt to missionaries: God is worthy of surrender, sacrifice

    February 26 2016 by Tammi Reed Ledbetter, Southern Baptist Texan | with 0 comments
    Platt to missionaries: God is worthy of surrender, sacrifice

    Asked to confront the lostness of the world, 26 new missionaries were approved by International Mission Board trustees Feb. 23 and commissioned later that evening at the International Learning Center outside of Richmond, Va. Of the new missionaries, seven are going to Central Asia, five to South Asia, 11 to North Africa and ...

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  • Iwo Jima beach landing: Horace Lee’s faith endured

    November 11 2015 by Neisha Roberts, The Alabama Baptist | with 0 comments
    Iwo Jima beach landing: Horace Lee’s faith endured

    Horace Lee was 12 when he gave his heart to the Lord at a Baptist church in Alabama; 17 when he entered the Marine Corps in 1940; and 21 when he was wounded in Iwo Jima as the U.S. wrested the strategic island from the Japanese.

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  • Sunrise CEO: Appeals court ruling a ‘win’

    October 16 2015 by Robin Cornetet, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Sunrise CEO: Appeals court ruling a ‘win’

    The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has sent a case involving a Kentucky Baptist children’s ministry back to federal district court for further review in a move the group’s chief executive officer describes as a win for the non-profit ministry that serves hundreds of abused and neglected kids.

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  • Sunday morning still segregated, study shows

    January 16 2015 by Bob Smietana, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sunday morning still segregated, study shows

    Sunday morning remains one of the most segregated hours in American life, with more than 8 in 10 congregations made up of one predominant racial group, a LifeWay Research study shows. And most worshipers, according to the study, seem to like it that way. Two-thirds of American churchgoers (67 percent) say…

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  • Bullards see the gospel in adoption

    January 12 2015 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Bullards see the gospel in adoption

    In January 2012, Bethany Christian Services approved Kelly and Lindsey Bullard for adoption placement. Before the end of the year, they brought Caleb home to join their family. Lindsay said, “The name ‘Caleb’ means ‘faithful.’ And I thought, ‘There is no better name for our son than…”

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  • Volunteers provide way out through building ramp

    June 19 2014 by Carol Layton, NCBAM | with 0 comments
     Volunteers provide way out through building ramp

    Connie Clark’s social worker put her in touch with the North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) for a needed ramp. NCBAM was able to connect Clark’s family with Keith Mendenhall and his ramp-building team from First Baptist Church of Welcome.

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