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  • Battling darkness in southeastern Vermont

    February 20 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Battling darkness in southeastern Vermont

    Brattleboro sits among the hills and mountains of southeastern Vermont, and it’s a pretty town, popular with tourists. But look at the city, population around 13,000, with missions eyes, and you’ll see the darkness, says Corey Eikes, who is in the process of starting a new church there.

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  • A ‘strong and healthy church’ in Pownal, Vt.

    February 8 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    A ‘strong and healthy church’ in Pownal, Vt.

    Jayson Dominey and his family moved to Pownal, Vt. from New Bern, N.C., which has 10 times as many people and many more places to eat than one will find in Pownal. But that’s not the main difference Dominey wants to talk about. New Bern has many churches. ...

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  • Persecuted in Pakistan, now pastoring in Vancouver

    January 30 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Persecuted in Pakistan, now pastoring in Vancouver

    Pastor Gavaha* received the alarming news while he was visiting South Korea for a leadership conference. A group of men, claiming to have come to deliver a magazine at his family’s home in Pakistan, had forced their way past an armed security guard and taken Gavaha’s wife and four children hostage.

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  • N.C. Baptists make a difference in Vermont

    January 23 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists make a difference in Vermont

    Mention Vermont and most Americans think pleasant things like maple syrup, bright fall foliage and winter skiing. But to missions-minded Baptists, Vermont is one of the most challenging mission fields in the country. The state has proportionately fewer Bible-believing churches and Christians than any other state.

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  • The Summit climbs toward 1,000 new churches

    January 22 2018 by Seth Brown & Chad Austin, BR Content Editor & BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    The Summit climbs toward 1,000 new churches

    The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham has a plan to reach the world by starting more churches, an evangelistic process often called church planting. Their goal is lofty – 1,000 churches in 50 years. But with an emphasis on disciple-making and cooperation, church leaders believe they are on the right track.

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  • Factory or horseback, bivocational pastor thrives

    January 5 2018 by Sue Sprenkle, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Factory or horseback, bivocational pastor thrives

    Don Mayberry walks through the factory’s maze of machines and activity, stopping to talk to each person. He asks about family, the latest sports event or simply how their day is going. His conversations with coworkers inevitably end in smiles, laughter and lighthearted teasing along with his trademark fist bump or the occasional side-hug. ...

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  • Puerto Rico missionary’s relief aid opens hearts

    November 29 2017 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Puerto Rico missionary’s relief aid opens hearts

    Even in the aftermath of Puerto Rico’s devastation from Hurricane Maria, church planting missionary Jorge Santiago has been experiencing the truth of Romans 8:28 that all things can work together for good. In July, Santiago and his wife moved to Puerto Rico with their two children to serve as church planting missionaries in Comerío.

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  • Annie Armstrong offering reaches all-time high

    October 23 2017 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Annie Armstrong offering reaches all-time high

    Kevin Ezell announced to the North American Mission Board staff that the 2017 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering totaled an all-time high: $59,648,377. The offering for North American missions beat the previous 2007 high by $185,096. “We are grateful for every dime we get from Southern Baptists,” said Ezell.

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  • Multisite Texas church’s decision spurs talk of trends

    October 9 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Multisite Texas church’s decision spurs talk of trends

    The decision of a Dallas megachurch to transition its six campuses into autonomous churches illustrates what some see as a trend in the multisite model. Still, those who study multisite ministry say it remains a viable missions and evangelism strategy for healthy churches.

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  • TRUSTEES: Montreal’s need, progress highlight NAMB meeting

    North American Mission Board trustees gathered Oct. 2-4 in Montreal to hear reports of the progress new church plants are making there and to witness the reality of the deep lostness that is believed to make this Canadian city the least-reached part of North America.

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  • NCMO gifts help church planting efforts

    September 19 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    NCMO gifts help church planting efforts

    Every Easter, three congregations located hundreds of miles apart join together in a single service to worship and celebrate the resurrection of Christ. The congregations are part of three different church plants known as Lifezone Fellowship. Pastor and church planter Noel De Asis planted the first Lifezone Fellowship in Durham.

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  • Church grows from a street corner among the homeless

    August 24 2017 by Emily Howsden, Oklahoma Baptist Messenger | with 0 comments
    Church grows from a street corner among the homeless

    A church that started with no home now offers a home and hope to people of all backgrounds, economic statuses and life situations. Hope Church in Tulsa, Okla., is just off of 49th Street in Tulsa not far from downtown, where Hope’s pastor, Earl Krumsiek, first started worshiping with the city’s homeless.

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  • Chicago’s ‘Reborn’ church transforms inner-city lives

    Roy Brown wasn’t sure what to make of the white guy in the storefront window one morning, wondering what he was doing in Garfield Park. Brown, a former west side Chicago gang member, was already a walking miracle. Surviving the streets is one thing, but exiting gang life often entails a premature date of death.

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  • WWII-era couple’s sacrifice yields new Hispanic church

    July 28 2017 by Lonnie Wilkey, Tennessee Baptist and Reflector | with 0 comments
    WWII-era couple’s sacrifice yields new Hispanic church

    Missions has been a way of life for Earl and Violet Newcomb since the mid-1950s in helping start six churches. Earl Newcomb served as song leader while operating a business in Franklin, Tenn., and Violet served as pianist and church treasurer. “Lord, open the door and we will go,” they always said.

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  • Millennial and bivocational: church’s intentional DNA

    July 26 2017 by Alex Sibley, SWBTS | with 0 comments
    Millennial and bivocational: church’s intentional DNA

    As both a crew member at Trader Joe’s and a minister at Progression Church in Baton Rouge, La., Joe Handy gets to pastor two locations – his “Trader Joe’s campus” and his “Progression Church campus.” At Trader Joe’s, Handy rubs shoulders with coworkers from a wide range of backgrounds, most of whom have no interest in visiting a church. ...

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