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  • 2019 VBS takes kids ‘In the Wild’

    June 8 2018 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    2019 VBS takes kids ‘In the Wild’

    Next summer, kids will seek animals in rainforests, grasslands, frozen tundra and even the Rocky Mountains with “In the Wild,” the 2019 Vacation Bible School theme from LifeWay Christian Resources. In the Wild will have kids embark as photographers seeking to snap pictures in settings decorated to mimic animals’ natural habitats. Along the way, kids …

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  • Indiana pastor Randall Forsythe to be 2nd VP nominee

    June 7 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Indiana pastor Randall Forsythe to be 2nd VP nominee

    Indiana pastor Randall Forsythe will be nominated for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, fellow Indiana pastor Reginald Fletcher announced today (June 6). A former president of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana, Forsythe has pastored Grace Baptist Church in Portage, Ind., for the past 15 years. He is the Indiana convention’s …

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  • A tour unholy in name, unpleasant by design

    June 7 2018 by Scott Barkley, The Christian Index | with 0 comments
    A tour unholy in name, unpleasant by design

    It’s Thursday evening, and a group boards a bus at the Georgia Baptist Convention building for several strip clubs, a few hotels and an apartment complex where human trafficking has been reported. The “Unholy Tour,” jointly sponsored by Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols and the Georgia Baptist public affairs office, stretched nearly three hours …

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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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  • Churches must abandon 600 MHz wireless sound systems

    June 7 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Churches must abandon 600 MHz wireless sound systems

    Churches that haven’t updated their wireless sound system may have trouble being heard on any given Sunday, as the federal government is phasing out the 600 MHz frequencies many congregations use. The Federal Communications Commission will complete the transition of the 617-652 MHz and 663-698 MHz spectrum bands from wireless microphones and television broadcasts by July …

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