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Downloadable Tech Backgrounds for June 2023

Remember to pray for missions with these custom backgrounds for your computer and mobile devices. Using IMB photos from around the world, you can focus your attention on an area of the world in need … more

In memoriam: Missionary emeritus John Griggs, 1932-2023

John Griggs, an International Mission Board missionary emeritus who shared the gospel in Zimbabwe, died April 8, 2023, in Jefferson City, Tennessee. He was 91. John was born March 14, 1932, in … more

8 Tips for Unforgettable Bible Teaching

We’ve all been there at some point in our ministry: We’ve waited until the last minute to add final details to our lessons or sermons, pushed the envelope when it comes to finalizing … more

Is your heart too cluttered?

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an excerpt from  Start to Finish   by Mark Dance. Copyright 2023, B&H Publishing. Used by permission. “As for the seed that fell among … more

7 ways to instantly know if your church website needs help — plus a bonus opportunity at SBC in New Orleans

First appeared in The Alabama Baptist newspaper, May 20, 2023 issue.  Used with Permission. Websites are the primary way most people pursue information these days, so it’s important … more

Mission trip inspires Alabama church to more than double LMCO

Why would an Alabama church more than double their Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® giving? Because the senior pastor went on a short-term mission trip, serving with IMB personnel in South Asia, and … more

IMB trustees appoint 92 missionaries, stay focused on gospel advance

International Mission Board trustees approved 92 fully funded missionaries for appointment during their May 17-18 meeting in Richmond, Virginia. Missionaries approved for appointment will be … more

Planting Pregnant: The DNA of Kaleo Christian Community Church and her daughter, Iglesia Nueva Canción

During the pandemic of 2020, in a season of uncertainty for the country and the church, God called Jonathan Herrera and his wife Olympia to plant a new church. Three years later, the Herreras planted … more

Thai-American couple find, feed those with open hearts in Fukuoka

Jack Wattanawongsawang and his wife, Prinna Puakpong, watched the news on March 11, 2011, documenting the triple disaster unfolding in Japan — the earthquake, the tsunami and the nuclear power … more

How to Raise the Prayer Meeting Back to Life

“When the horse dies, dismount.” That’s the advice I got from a Texas pastor regarding ministries in the church that no longer serve a purpose.  Most churches still meet on … more

In memoriam: Missionary Betty Jean Freeman Law, 1928-2023

Betty Jean Freeman Law, a longtime International Mission Board missionary and staff member who shared the gospel in Cuba and Spain, died April 16, 2023. She was 94. Betty was born Nov. 8, 1928, in … more

Leader: Restrain Yourself

Leaders face challenging situations where self-restraint is essential. In the Bible, Peter failed an early test on this issue. After praying all-night prior to his crucifixion, a mob arrested Jesus … more

Retiring IMB missionaries encourage more to answer call to reach lost

The International Mission Board’s newest missionary emeriti have heard the statistics of lostness. According to recent global research data, 4.6 billion people, or 59%, in the world remain … more

Southern Baptists unite at Falls Creek to pursue lostness

The new interactive Missions Trail at Falls Creek Conference Center in Davis, Oklahoma, officially opened May 10 with 50 people bowing their heads in prayer. Attendees gathered at the trailhead and … more

What a good sermon intro looks like, and what it does

I said to a pastor friend, “I wonder if you’d allow me to offer a tiny word of criticism on last Sunday’s sermon.” He sat up straight and beamed. “I’d welcome criticism!” This good … more

7 ideas for navigating Mother’s Day at your church this year

First appeared in The Baptist newspaper, May 5, 2023 issue.  Used with Permission. Mother’s Day is usually one of the most-attended services of the year. Every church is looking for … more

Día del Niño - Kid's Day

To create an atmosphere where kids love to be and parents want their kids to be, we yearly celebrate Kid's Day or Día del Niño as it is celebrated in Latin American countries all over … more

Spanish-only VBS training sees dividends

CORNELIA, Ga. (BP) — Years ago, Georgia Baptist Mission Board Next Gen Kids Ministry consultant Jenni Carter was part of an online training when a participant from California said something so … more

Asian Southern Baptist leaders gather at IMB

Twenty Asian American leaders representing seven ethnicities gathered at the International Mission Board in Richmond, Virginia, May 2-4 to explore opportunities to reach the nations. This is the … more

In memoriam: Missionary emeritus Wayne Paul, 1936-2023

Wayne Paul, an International Mission Board missionary emeritus who shared the gospel in Zimbabwe, Uganda and Cyprus, died March 4, 2023. He was 86. Wayne was born Oct. 18, 1936, in Lincoln, Nebraska, … more
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