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  • ISIS kills 9, injures 71 in Syrian Christian attacks

    November 13 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ISIS kills 9, injures 71 in Syrian Christian attacks

    The Islamic State (formerly ISIS) is claiming responsibility for two attacks on Christians in northeast Syria that killed nine and wounded 71, as Christians continue to flee villages just outside a proposed safe zone at the Syria-Turkey border. An...

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  • Women called to ‘flourish’ at LifeWay leadership forum

    November 13 2019 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Women called to ‘flourish’ at LifeWay leadership forum

    “Why are we here in 2019 – when it’s not exactly the coolest thing in the world to be a Christian ... when it seems like there’s a generation growing up that in no way really wants to follow the purposes of God?&rdquo...

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  • Convention announces new focus on church revitalization

    November 12 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Convention announces new focus on church revitalization

    Members of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) executive committee praised a plan announced by convention leaders to help pastors and churches across the state in the areas of church health and revitalization. During the...

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  • Pastor accused of abuse no longer Tenn. candidate

    November 12 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pastor accused of abuse no longer Tenn. candidate

    First Baptist Church of Clarksville, Tenn., is no longer considering for senior pastor Wes Feltner, accused of pastoral abuse by two women who were students in his former youth ministry. Feltner is also taking an administrative leave from a church...

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  • Lottie Moon Christmas Offering theme focuses on ‘Together’

    November 12 2019 by International Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Lottie Moon Christmas Offering theme focuses on ‘Together’

    Generous giving to the 2019 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® makes a difference among the multitudes. Men, women, children and entire communities are transformed as a result of this offering. Your gifts enable thousands of missionaries to live...

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  • Heath Thomas to become OBU’s 16th president

    November 12 2019 by Oklahoma Baptist University staff | with 0 comments
    Heath Thomas to become OBU’s 16th president

    The Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) board of trustees voted Nov. 8 to elect Heath Thomas as the university’s 16th president during its fall meeting on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Thomas currently serves at OBU as the dean of the Hobbs...

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  • Wyoming Baptists celebrate God’s blessings

    November 12 2019 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Wyoming Baptists celebrate God’s blessings

    “Completely unexpected and spontaneous,” a Wyoming state Baptist leader said about the 28 people baptized at seven churches in the West region of the state on Aug. 25. “Plus several more in September and October!” Reports...

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  • Julio Arriola named executive director of Hispanic relations and mobilization

    November 11 2019 by Amy Whitfield, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Julio Arriola named executive director of Hispanic relations and mobilization

    Julio Arriola has been named executive director of Hispanic relations and mobilization at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC). “Julio Arriola is one of the most gifted, winsome and relational leaders I know,”...

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  • Christian clinics to offer contraceptives to singles

    November 11 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christian clinics to offer contraceptives to singles

    A network of Christian women’s health centers in Texas offering the gospel to all clients will begin providing contraceptives in March 2020, to single women, according to the network’s CEO who is a Southern Baptist evangelical. The...

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  • Veteran’s Day: Former Marine plants churches near military bases

    As a 10-year, active duty service member in the Marine Corps, Brian O’Day regularly moved with his family. He traveled to 15 different countries, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. About eight years into his military service, O...

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