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  • High school grads stay in church through new outreach

    July 6 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    High school grads stay in church through new outreach

    Students can remain engaged in discipleship and evangelism when moving from high school to college in a new outreach targeting pastors, parents, churches, ministries and teenagers alike. Campus Ministry Link (CML), the new outreach of Austin, Texas-based Campus Renewal Ministries, seeks to reverse a gospel-engagement decline of 70 percent among high school graduates leaving home …

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  • Study shows troubling picture of teens, mental health

    June 28 2018 by Helen Gibson, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Study shows troubling picture of teens, mental health

    Mental health struggles and thoughts of suicide may be more common than church leaders realize – even among some of the youngest members of a congregation. Around 1 in 3 high school students (31.5 percent) say they’ve experienced persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, according to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey recently released by the Centers …

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  • Chinese scholar finds Bible ‘persuasive, beautiful’

    April 13 2016 by Erich Bridges, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Chinese scholar finds Bible ‘persuasive, beautiful’

    Tao Lu never laid eyes on the Word of God until he came to the United States at 26 to study advanced computer engineering. He found the scriptures to be beautiful and persuasive, but knew that if the Bible was correct then his Marxist beliefs from China were wrong.

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  • Missions call turns ‘personal’ for GenSender

    January 5 2016 by Kathy Chapman Sharp, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Missions call turns ‘personal’ for GenSender

    Generation Send is an opportunity offered through the North American Mission Board that allowed Brittany Thompson Ferris to spend a semester recruiting and training a team of nine students from Midwestern State University in Witchita Falls, Texas, and other surrounding schools to spend the summer of 2014 in Salt Lake City.

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  • Student-led prayer day continues strong run

    September 25 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Student-led prayer day continues strong run

    The student-led See You at the Pole prayer initiative drew more than 1 million students globally in prayer at schools on the event’s 25th anniversary Sept. 23. While exact numbers are not known of those who gathered to pray, See You at the Pole has continued to grow since its 1990 birth ...

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  • 100-plus turn to Christ at college Bible conference

    September 3 2015 by Ryan Bower, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    100-plus turn to Christ at college Bible conference

    More than 100 students made professions of faith in Christ during Cedarville University’s annual Fall Bible Conference. Another 90-plus students responded to a call to full-time ministry. Speaker, Clayton King, founder of Clayton King Ministries and teaching pastor at NewSpring Church in Anderson, S.C., spoke to 3,400-plus students …

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  • Student volunteers show God is ‘hope in darkness’

    October 20 2014 by Paige Turner, IMB | with 0 comments
    Student volunteers show God is ‘hope in darkness’

    A weeklong International World Changers mission trip brought together 40 high school and college students from churches in North Carolina and Virginia. World Changers provides student groups and individuals a short-term missions experience as they partner with International Mission Board workers throughout the world.

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  • Student sees a young Muslim man decide to follow Jesus

    October 1 2014 by Paige Ryder, IMB | with 0 comments
    Student sees a young Muslim man decide to follow Jesus

    When Moussa* was around age 12 he went to an Islamic school to learn Arabic and the Quran. Moussa questioned the teachings, lifestyle and authority of Islam. He didn’t know who to tell or where to go for Truth.

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  • Labor and witness mark summer student volunteers

    September 19 2014 by Aaron Earls, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Labor and witness mark summer student volunteers

    Thousands of World Changers and P2 Missions volunteers tackled manual labor and served with local churches this summer, often with an impact that will last a lifetime and into eternity. This summer, 12,642 World Changers and 2,865 P2 participants served in various areas of ministry.

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  • 'Vision for missions' highlighted at VBS

    August 4 2014 by Ariana Castro Acuña, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    'Vision for missions' highlighted at VBS

    Beginning with a worship rally each evening, July 13-17, Kingsland Baptist in Richmond, Va., showed the 120 VBS participants a different video each day featuring International Mission Board missionary Martha Moore and the student ministry she started in Europe called Connexxion.

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  • Crossover participants seek power in prayer

    May 20 2014 by SEBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Crossover participants seek power in prayer

    More than 130 students and four faculty members from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary are preparing to go serve the city of Baltimore. Crossover Baltimore is a weeklong mission (June 1-7) of intense personal witnessing in Baltimore, Md., the week prior to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting June 10-11.

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  • Students responsive to missionary roles with NAMB

    April 30 2014 by Mike Ebert, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Students responsive to missionary roles with NAMB

    Austin Coleman was among a group of students who served last summer with North American Mission Board’s Generation Send – a 10-week internship to immerse young people in ministry, missions and church planting in an urban context.

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  • Spring breakers find Jesus ‘by surprise’

    March 17 2014 by Amy Jacobs, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Spring breakers find Jesus ‘by surprise’

    BeachReach is a mission trip experience in the heart of Panama City Beach. Servant evangelism takes the form of free van rides and free pancake breakfasts. College students provide simple acts of service…

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