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Dia del Nino

On Friday, April 26, 2024, Iglesia Nueva Cancion celebrated Dia del Nino. It’s a community event where we celebrate children. The purpose of this event was to share the gospel by connecting …

Vacation Bible School Training

On Saturday, May 11, 2024, First Baptist Church Lemon Grove had the honor to host a Vacation Bible School training sponsored by the San Diego Southern Baptist Association. Pastor Walt Hatch and a …

A Small Church Celebrates and Supports Each Other

National City, CA The River of Life (RoL) Church, like most of the nearly 200 churches in the San Diego Southern Baptist Association, is a small congregation. It is a friendly, English-speaking …

8 times when church is just ‘fun’

You might have assumed that my point in the title is a negative one—that is, that I’m railing against churches that elevate fun and fellowship over content and conviction. That’s …
Discipleship

As a young believer, I learned from older believers that we were supposed to evangelize lost people—but do so from a distance so you’re not stained by the relationship. I understand that …

Few church programs are as ubiquitous as Vacation Bible School (VBS). Churches across all denominations prepare for the summer influx of kids. It’s fun. You get to dance in the sanctuary! …
EDITOR’S NOTE:  The following is a book excerpt from “Willing to Risk it All for His Name’s Sake” written by Eric Reese. Eric and Ramona Reese have served with the IMB in …
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Recapturing Evangelism by Matt Queen, vice president for academic administration at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The …
EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – In Matthew 18, the Lord’s quarreling followers asked Him, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” The Lord beckoned to a little child, whom He …
Baptist Life

International Mission Board trustees approved 83 fully funded missionaries for appointment during their May 15-16 meeting. While gathered near Richmond, Virginia, trustees also affirmed numerous …

Rebekah Lockhart drove past leafy, vibrant banana trees on her way to the airport in Uganda. As she passed them, she wondered if she would ever see them again. Was this the last time she would be in …
“Behold our God, seated on his throne Come, let us adore him Behold our king, nothing can compare Come, let us adore him.”  Forty IMB missionaries gathered for IMB’s annual Celebration of …
Embarking on the journey of church replanting can be both exhilarating and daunting. It’s a venture filled with challenges, triumphs, and numerous lessons learned along the way. For those …
Every Sunday, 8-year-old Micah Singerman heard his parents, International Mission …