• New college partnership provides pathway for bi-vocational ministry

    A new partnership is underway between The College at Southeastern and Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) to help students develop technical and ministerial skills for an ever-increasing bi-vocational ministry platform. On Oct. 22, Jamie Dew, dean of the college at Southeastern, and Levy Brown, vice president for academic affairs at VGCC, signed the Memorandum of Understanding …

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  • Chaplaincy ministry, church planting spotlighted at SEBTS

    September 20 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Chaplaincy ministry, church planting spotlighted at SEBTS

    With more than 100 military community students, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is making strides in its efforts to engage these students and bring awareness to ministry opportunities within the military community. Affiliated SEBTS military personnel and students gathered for panel discussions and various meetings for the seminary’s first Military Community Focus Week, Sept. 4-7.

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  • Route 66 festival helps spark church’s ‘immediate impact’

    August 10 2018 by Andrew Woodrow, Illinois Baptist | with 0 comments
    Route 66 festival helps spark church’s ‘immediate impact’

    In an Illinois town proud of its Route 66 heritage, thousands gather every year to celebrate what John Steinbeck called “the Mother Road.” For more than 20 years, Edwardsville’s annual Route 66 festival at City Park has offered visitors fun, food, and classic cars. What was missing, realized church planter Rayden Hollis, was a gospel opportunity.

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  • Tiny houses: Sanctuary for needy shows ‘God is good’

    July 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Tiny houses:  Sanctuary for needy shows ‘God is good’

    Tiny homes under construction spearheaded by a small Appalachian congregation will offer sanctuary and livelihood to people recovering from addiction and other life setbacks. Crossroads Community Church in Stearns, Ky., bought a 13-acre site and is building 20 homes of 300-540 square feet to meet the needs of a community impacted by poverty …

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  • Baptist mission teams stuck but safe in Haiti

    July 10 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist mission teams stuck but safe in Haiti

    About 200 Southern Baptists on mission were trapped in Haiti after violent riots closed airports, sources told Baptist Press, but at least one team returned home July 9. “The Woodland Community Church (Bradenton, Fla.) and The Glade Church (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) team arrived safely at the airport in Port-au-Prince this morning!

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  • Avery Association forges partnership with Scottish church

    April 28 2016 by Avery Baptist Association staff | with 1 comments
    Avery Association forges partnership with Scottish church

    The churches of the Avery Baptist Association have covenanted with a local congregation in Scotland for a 5 year ministry partnership. The Scotland Partnership is an opportunity for the churches of the Avery Association to develop a Kingdom partnership with Buckhaven Community Church.

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  • Food pantry keeps going as coal industry struggles

    April 4 2016 by Kristen Lowry, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Food pantry keeps going as coal industry struggles

    The Letcher County Food Pantry in Whitesburg, Ky. helps more than 500 families in a 6-mile radius each month. It is operated out of a small white house on the corner of the grounds of Whitesburg First Baptist Church. The building is provided by the church …

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  • Pastor’s granddaughter shot in Oregon campus attack

    October 5 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pastor’s granddaughter shot in Oregon campus attack

    A 26-year-old man who killed nine and injured perhaps nine others at an Oregon community college reportedly targeted Christians in the attack, said a Southern Baptist pastor whose granddaughter was shot and survived. News reports identified the shooter as Chris Harper Mercer, who entered a building at Umpqua Community College Oct. 1 …

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  • Charlotte pastor Phillip Davis dies while cleaning gun

    August 30 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 1 comments
    Charlotte pastor Phillip Davis dies while cleaning gun

    Nations Ford Community Church in Charlotte lost its founding pastor Aug. 29 in an accidental shooting. Phillip M. Davis, senior pastor of the church, was cleaning his gun when it fired striking him in the chest. The church was in the midst of special recognition of Davis and his leadership over the church's 36-year history.

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  • Crossover’s impact reaches beyond one week’s efforts

    April 23 2015 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Crossover’s impact reaches beyond one week’s efforts

    Crossover is held each year in the host city of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. A partnership between the North American Mission Board and the local Southern Baptist association, the outreach includes churches throughout the host city as well as volunteers from churches throughout North America.

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  • Local & global needs stir Dayton church plant

    April 17 2015 by K. Faith Morgan, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Local & global needs stir Dayton church plant

    Randy and Denise Chestnut planted Hope Community Church in the high school where they grew up in Old North Dayton, Ohio where a quarter of the population lives on $15,000 a year or less. Together with NAMB, their state and county Baptist associations they are ministering in a diverse community.

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  • Court ponders sign law’s effect on church

    January 15 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Court ponders sign law’s effect on church

    The U.S. Supreme Court considered Monday (Jan. 12) whether an Arizona town’s sign ordinance infringes on a church’s free speech and assembly rights. The justices heard oral arguments in an appeal by the pastor of a small Phoenix-area church of a lower-court decision in support of the law, which he contends…

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  • Timberlake church follows call to the cities

    October 6 2014 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Timberlake church follows call to the cities

    A team of nine from Timberlake Baptist Church in Timberlake traveled in August to serve alongside Rescue Temple Church in Greensboro. The two churches combined efforts to feed about 150 people from the community as well as hold a worship service, serve refreshments and provide games.

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  • Ferguson cleanup organized by church planters

    August 18 2014 by Tobin Perry, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ferguson cleanup organized by church planters

    Thanks to social media and a growing brotherhood among Southern Baptist church planters in metro St. Louis, a church planter and his colleagues mobilized between 100 and 200 people to clean up embattled Ferguson before participating in a prayer service Aug. 13 at First Baptist Church of Ferguson.

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  • Volunteers provide way out through building ramp

    June 19 2014 by Carol Layton, NCBAM | with 0 comments
     Volunteers provide way out through building ramp

    Connie Clark’s social worker put her in touch with the North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) for a needed ramp. NCBAM was able to connect Clark’s family with Keith Mendenhall and his ramp-building team from First Baptist Church of Welcome.

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