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Highlights from Southeast Asia

Editor’s note: This is the ninth post in a 10-part series that highlights information found in IMB’s Annual Statistical Report. The report is based on 2020 research data. A full copy of the … more

Using the Cultural Platform for Evangelism

Julio Arriola joins hosts Johnny Hunt and Catherine Renfro to talk about his role as the Executive Director of Hispanic Relations and Mobilization for the SBC Executive Committee and how God is … more

Downloadable Tech Backgrounds for November 2021

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 … more

Pandemic opens door for outreach in Southeast Asia

In Southeast Asia, communities have been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Household incomes declined along with available jobs and expected revenues. For many families, the goal each day is to … more

First Person: Praying Esperanza finds true Hope

Editor’s note: In June and July 2021, four summer student missionaries served at the Touch of Life Foundation in the Colombian Andean town Bucaramanga. At this facility, Venezuelan refugees … more

Jehová tu Dios estará contigo (The Lord your God will be with you)

Robin Tinley, an IMB worker in South America, and her husband, Paul, have worked for almost 30 years in Venezuela. Currently, they’re ministering in the Venezuelan refugee crisis and to the … more

Highlights from South Asia

Editor’s note: This is the eighth post in a 10-part series that highlights information found in IMB’s Annual Statistical Report. The report is based on 2020 research data. A full copy of the … more

32 conversions catalyze new work in ‘Nazareth of Europe’

Lamar Schubert* entered a house in the Moldovan countryside and found a grandmother who was exhausted from dealing with her unruly granddaughter. She was raising the teen alone and said she was a … more

Two North County Churches – New Locations

Judy and I recently visited two of our newer churches in San Diego County. Anthem Church, now in Vista, and LifePoint Church, now in Carlsbad. Pastor Mark Finnigan leads LifePoint Church. Pastor … more

Baptists respond with compassion, prayer and peacemaking to Nigerian conflicts

Nigeria is increasingly in the news, and not for its tourist attractions. Headlines amplify the spiral of hatred, civil unrest, violence, kidnapping and destruction that is “spinning out of … more

Highlights from Northern Africa and the Middle East

Editor’s note: This is the seventh post in a 10-part series that highlights information found in IMB’s Annual Statistical Report. The report is based on 2020 research data. A full copy of the … more

Send Relief, IMB respond to the Mexico border crisis

As thousands of families are arriving at the U.S. border with Mexico after fleeing their home countries, many are facing devastating economic crises and violent political unrest. Because of the … more

Push Reset: Relaunching Who’s Your One

Hosts Johnny Hunt and Catherine Renfro discuss why churches need to prioritize relaunching their Who’s Your One campaign and what an impact this powerful yet simple approach to evangelism has … more

25 Ways to Honor Your Pastor

This year has been a tough year for pastors and church leaders. The pandemic has changed almost everything we do, but pastors have pivoted quickly and worked hard to make adjustments. If ever they … more

Church planter’s ministry pivots during height of pandemic

Donning full COVID-19 protective gear – two sets of gloves, a mask, a plastic face shield and a hazmat-style jumpsuit – Rusty Ford, a church planter in Seville, Spain, entered a nursing home … more

Amid pandemic and personal struggles

(RNS) — Pastor and bestselling author Max Lucado believes the story of Esther can help guide Christians through challenging times. Lucado should know. The biblical book bearing … more

Global Hunger Sunday, October 10, 2021

Established in 1978 as the World Hunger Fund, Global Hunger Relief (GHR) is an initiative of the Southern Baptist Convention dedicated to combating hunger and sharing the Bread of Life. … more

LMCO total exceeds goal, reflects commitment to be a Great Commission people

As the International Mission Board closes the 2020-21 financial books, it expects to report a Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® total of $177.6 million. This total includes gifts received for … more

The hope we carry: pastor with cancer walks 100 miles with the cross

SALISBURY, Md. (BP) – The importance of time carries a particular weight for Richard Pope, pastor of Canvas Church. It’s not something to be taken lightly, and not something he has a … more

Compare and Despair

Do you compare yourself to other pastors or leaders? If so, who is the object of your comparison? The person who comes to mind may reveal whether your battle with comparison is a struggle with pride … more
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