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  • South Carolina volunteers reach refugees in Greece with gospel

    November 15 2019 by S.C. Baptist staff | with 0 comments
    South Carolina volunteers reach refugees in Greece with gospel

    During the summer of 2019, South Carolina Baptist volunteers developed a greater understanding of the plight of refugees. Tom Hilliard* and Brett May*, two of the state’s volunteers spent a month ministering to refugees crowded into a camp...

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  • Indiana Baptists increase CP, address sexual abuse

    November 15 2019 by SCBI Staff | with 0 comments
    Indiana Baptists increase CP, address sexual abuse

    A budget increase – and added support for Southern Baptist missions and ministries – were approved by the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana (SCBI) during their Oct. 28-29 annual meeting. Messengers also addressed the SBC-wide...

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  • Florida Baptists display unity, embrace diversity

    November 15 2019 by Barbara Denman, Florida Baptist Convention | with 0 comments
    Florida Baptists display unity, embrace diversity

    More than 2,200 attendees joined together at the Florida Baptist State Convention (FBSC) in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 11-12 to proclaim they were united as “One Family Gathering.” “We have played and danced with this issue rather than...

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  • Illinois churches ‘ReFocus’ for revitalized ministry

    November 15 2019 by Illinois Baptist Staff | with 0 comments
    Illinois churches ‘ReFocus’ for revitalized ministry

    Across the country, the numbers are sobering. At least 80 percent of American churches are plateaued or declining, and many leaders are struggling to know what steps to take to revitalize flagging ministries. “We need a new wave of church...

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  • N.C. Baptists highlight church planting, ‘Who’s Your One?’

    November 14 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists highlight church planting, ‘Who’s Your One?’

    North Carolina Baptists commissioned more than 100 church planters and were called to prioritize personal evangelism during their 189th annual meeting held Nov. 11-12 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center. The meeting drew 1,387 messengers and...

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  • Sharing gospel 2,020 times by fall 2020

    November 14 2019 by Sue Sprenkle, TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Sharing gospel 2,020 times by fall 2020

    It’s a hefty goal: share the gospel 2,020 times by the fall of 2020. It’s an even loftier goal when following these conditions: The entire gospel story should be presented, not just a Bible story or a fragment of the gospel truth. It...

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  • New film explores dangerous work of dedicated family

    November 14 2019 by LifeWay Staff | with 0 comments
    New film explores dangerous work of dedicated family

    LifeWay Films and Deidox Films will release the film “Free Burma Rangers” as a two-night Fathom Event, Feb. 24-25, 2020. The film will premiere at the Justice Film Festival in New York on Nov. 16, 2019. The documentary tells the true...

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  • Election cycle 365+ Prayer online enrollment urged

    November 14 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Election cycle 365+ Prayer online enrollment urged

    A Southern Baptist layperson is asking Christians to register online for a prayer emphasis she launched to cover the 2020 election cycle with prayer and fasting. The 365+ Prayer Project online website allows volunteers to register to pray and fast...

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  • N.C. Baptists approve budget, pass bylaw amendments

    November 13 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists approve budget, pass bylaw amendments

    N.C. Baptists approved a $30.5 million Cooperative Program (CP) budget for 2020 that increases the percentage allocation to the missions and ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) for the 14th consecutive year. Despite an overall...

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  • Hollifield: ‘Get engaged in God’s great work’

    November 13 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Hollifield: ‘Get engaged in God’s great work’

    Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) Executive Director-Treasurer Milton A. Hollifield Jr. exhorted North Carolina Baptists to “get engaged in God’s great work” during his address to messengers on Nov. 12 at the 2019...

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