• Nehemiah Code: ‘Never too late’ for new beginning

    October 5 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Nehemiah Code: ‘Never too late’ for new beginning

    Whether it’s revitalizing a church, dealing with a broken relationship or wrestling with one’s own self-confidence, most ministry workers and other Christians will spend at least some of the next year trying to restore something. Nehemiah provides a key example for how to approach a rebuilding task, says GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins.

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  • Sebastian Traeger to leave IMB VP post

    October 3 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sebastian Traeger to leave IMB VP post

    Sebastian Traeger, executive vice president (EVP) of the International Mission Board (IMB), has announced he will resign Nov. 15 at the next meeting of IMB trustees. Traeger tied his resignation to the departure of David Platt as IMB president to pastor a church in northern Virginia.

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  • Southern Baptist churches appoint 66 missionaries

    October 1 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptist churches appoint 66 missionaries

    Southern Baptists celebrated the sending of 66 new international missionaries on Sept. 26, at Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., with each new missionary sharing firsthand how God has woven throughout their lives a desire to take His gospel to people who have never heard it.

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  • BSC board approves amended $31M budget proposal

    October 1 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    BSC board approves amended $31M budget proposal

    After much discussion and debate, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Board of Directors approved an amended Cooperative Program (CP) budget proposal for 2019 totaling $31 million during the board’s fall meeting held Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 24-25 at Caraway Conference Center and Camp in Sophia, N.C.

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  • Platt’s IMB farewell: ‘Rise above’ SBC challenges

    October 1 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Platt’s IMB farewell:  ‘Rise above’ SBC challenges

    In his final address to trustees as International Mission Board (IMB) president, David Platt urged the IMB’s leaders to “rise above” current challenges in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in order to reach the world’s “2.8 billion people who have little to no access” to the gospel.

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  • Nursing fellowship, at 35th anniversary, elects new leader

    September 18 2018 by Trennis Henderson, WMU | with 0 comments
    Nursing fellowship, at 35th anniversary, elects new leader

    Launching a new era of leadership while celebrating 35 years of ministry, Baptist Nursing Fellowship (BNF) has elected Lori Spikes as the new BNF executive director. Spikes, a longtime Southern Baptist International Mission Board (IMB) missionary to Chile, is a registered nurse with 40 years of experience in various settings.

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  • N.C. Baptists ‘shine bright’ in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

    September 17 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists ‘shine bright’ in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

    As rainfall from Hurricane Florence continued to drench much of North Carolina, Southern Baptist response teams were already at work feeding residents, ramping up recovery efforts and planning to provide long-term aid. The storm made landfall early Sept. 14 as a Category 1 hurricane near Wilmington, N.C. …

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  • As Florence lashes N.C., Baptists ‘shine bright’

    September 15 2018 by Baptist Press & Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    As Florence lashes N.C., Baptists ‘shine bright’

    As Hurricane Florence came ashore Friday (Sept. 14) in North Carolina, Southern Baptists began relief ministries and made initial assessments of flooded church buildings and homes. The Category 1 hurricane has left at least five people dead. Florence could dump 40 inches of rain on some areas of North and South Carolina, according to media reports.

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  • N.C. Baptists prepare for powerful Hurricane Florence

    September 11 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 1 comments
    N.C. Baptists prepare for powerful Hurricane Florence

    As Hurricane Florence aims toward the North Carolina coast, Baptists on Mission, also known as N.C. Baptist Men, calls on volunteers to be ready to respond. Administrative leaders have been preparing kits for potential sites as Florence is predicted to hit the state Thursday as a Category 4 hurricane.

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  • Hindu nationalists host world conference in U.S.

    September 6 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hindu nationalists host world conference in U.S.

    An international Hindu confab in the U.S. that organizers describe as a unity initiative will include radical and violent Hindu nationalists, International Christian Concern (ICC) charged Sept. 5. The second World Hindu Congress convening Sept. 7-9 in Chicago will encourage the use of Hindu philosophy, according to event organizers, to address issues of politics, education and commerce …

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  • North Carolina women lead immigrant outreach

    September 4 2018 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    North Carolina women lead immigrant outreach

    Two North Carolina Baptist women have established relationships with Yemeni families in the state – the first known instance of N.C. Baptists engaging this unreached people group after four years of prayer, Zac Lyons told the Biblical Recorder July 5. Lyons said there are only 35 known believers in northern Yemen.

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  • Multifamily housing spurs mission strategy

    September 4 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Multifamily housing spurs mission strategy

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina initiated a strategy last year to help churches engage a mission field that is estimated to be 95 percent unchurched. The targeted group, said to number in the millions, includes people from all over the world who span the economic spectrum. 

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  • Vision team to help implement SBCAL recommendations

    August 20 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Vision team to help implement SBCAL recommendations

    An 11-member vision team will study ways to help Southern Baptist state associations implement recommended changes including a new title and system-wide professional proficiencies for directors of missions (DOMs). The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) vision team will research ways to help state associations implement a study team’s recommendations that were adopted during the SBCAL annual meeting in June.

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  • GuideStone eyes 2nd century of finance aid & service

    August 14 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone eyes 2nd century of finance aid & service

    In early August of 1918, William Lunsford, the founding chief executive of what today is GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, received a letter from trustee Cullen F. Thomas. In it, Lunsford was advised that the state of Texas on July 31 had granted the charter for what was named the Board of Ministerial Relief and Annuities.

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  • On the road for missions: Hendersons share WMU story

    August 10 2018 by Caleb Yarbrough, Arkansas Baptist News | with 0 comments
    On the road for missions: Hendersons share WMU story

    The rumble of the on-board generator lent a muffled, but noticeable, undertone as Trennis and Pam Henderson gave a tour of their new home. Outfitted with all the modern comforts and conveniences expected in a 21st century home – if not in somewhat smaller proportions – the Hendersons’ new home is a 24-foot-long Winnebago RV. 

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