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  • Greear urges Baptists to unite, ‘Send Every Member’

    September 19 2019 by Grace Thornton | with 0 comments
    Greear urges Baptists to unite, ‘Send Every Member’

    If Southern Baptists’ unity is built on “all of us agreeing on everything, then there really is no hope for us all,” said J.D. Greear, Southern Baptist Convention president, during his address to the SBC Executive Committee (EC...

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  • New entity leaders deliver first reports to EC

    September 19 2019 by Erin Roach | with 0 comments
    New entity leaders deliver first reports to EC

    Four of the five newly-elected Southern Baptist entity presidents delivered their first reports to SBC Executive Committee (EC) members, noting some of the challenges they face and thanking churches for supporting their work through the...

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  • Floyd to EC: Time to make a difference

    September 19 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Floyd to EC: Time to make a difference

    It is time for Southern Baptist leaders to collectively leverage their influence, resources and vision to make a difference in fulfilling the Great Commission, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) President Ronnie Floyd said...

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  • LaVerne Brown, missionary to Sub-Saharan people, dies

    September 19 2019 by Mary Jane Welch | with 0 comments
    LaVerne Brown, missionary to Sub-Saharan people, dies

    LaVerne Brown, an International Mission Board (IMB) missionary who shared the gospel among Sub-Saharan African affinity peoples in Africa and Europe, died from cancer at age 48 on Sept. 12. Brown first went to West Africa in 2003 on a three-year...

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  • MBTS ‘Day of Sharing’ proclaims gospel

    September 18 2019 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS | with 0 comments
    MBTS ‘Day of Sharing’ proclaims gospel

    Nearly 100 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS) and Spurgeon College students, faculty and staff partnered with local area churches on Sept. 10 to proclaim the gospel during an annual outreach event known as the “One Great Day of...

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  • Phoenix artists win at state high court

    September 18 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Phoenix artists win at state high court

    The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Sept. 16 the city of Phoenix’s use of an anti-discrimination ordinance violates the freedom of speech and religion of two artists who refuse to create custom invitations for same-sex weddings. The court&rsquo...

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  • A bold & obedient witness

    September 18 2019 by Madeline Arthington, IMB | with 0 comments
    A bold & obedient witness

    Ruslan’s ritual Muslim prayers, which he performed five times a day, brought no relief to the ugliness he felt in his heart. He was a tough young man. He angered easily and was a troublemaker in his village in Central Asia. But when Ruslan...

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  • ‘Rise up,’ Floyd urges churches at inauguration

    September 17 2019 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Rise up,’ Floyd urges churches at inauguration

    At more than 47,000 churches strong, Southern Baptists can have a massive spiritual footprint – they just have to harness the power of prayer and their resources for the sake of the gospel, Ronnie Floyd said. “God has blessed us...

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  • Church planter gets to ‘The Bottoms’ in Concord

    September 17 2019 by Mike Creswell, BSC/Fruitland Baptist Bible College | with 0 comments
    Church planter gets to ‘The Bottoms’ in Concord

    Drive past Charlotte’s jagged skyline. Head north up I-85 a ways, past the big speedway and the shopping mall. You’ve come to Concord. Wander towards downtown. At some unmarked point not on a map, you pass into an area some locals call...

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  • Floyd to NAMB staff: Champion gospel unashamedly

    September 17 2019 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Floyd to NAMB staff: Champion gospel unashamedly

    In his first visit to the North American Mission Board (NAMB) in his new role as president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, Ronnie Floyd challenged staff members to “champion unashamedly the sharing of the gospel with...

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