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Highlights from Europe

Editor’s note: This is the sixth 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

Lifeway summer camps staffers say experience prepared them for future ministry

Editor’s Note: Students, children, camp staff and adult chaperones participating in Lifeway summer camps this year donated $294,103.50 to the International Mission Board. Read the story here.  … more

California pastors begin planning for 2022 SBC annual meeting

ANAHEIM (BP) – In terms of national influence and Gospel impact, the importance of Southern Baptist work in California cannot be overstated, agreed SBC leaders and pastors from the state … more

Cooperative Program crosses $20 billion in cumulative giving

NASHVILLE (BP) – Since 1925, Southern Baptists have given more than $20 billion through the Cooperative Program to fund its entities and missionaries taking the Gospel throughout the … more

Send Relief helps Southern Baptists care for the vulnerable

God calls local churches to show love and provide tangible support to their communities, and Send Relief is enabling them to do so. A collaboration of the International Mission Board and … more

Medicine on mission: Not one size fits all

John Dina’s job description isn’t medicine as missions, but he sees his work in community development in Mozambique as one way of doing healthcare missions. Dina has spent over 30 years on … more

Lifeway campers dig deep with big gift to IMB

Students, children, camp staff and adult chaperones participating in Lifeway summer camps this year donated $294,103.50 to the International Mission Board. The funds will be used for missions … more

Why a pastor should pastor his children first

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Eph. 6:4). I’ve heard it said that a new father has lots of opinions and … more

Finding Greatness in Gentleness

According to a study from Gallup, 40% of adults from 115 countries globally said they had experienced worry or stress, and about one in four or more experienced sadness (27%) or anger (24%) in … more

IMB trustees appoint 36 missionaries, celebrate best financial year in history

Editor’s note: Read about the Sending Celebration here.  International Mission Board trustees approved the appointment of 36 full-time, fully funded personnel to take the gospel to unreached … more

Serve with boldness is theme of IMB’s Sending Celebration for new missionaries

Grayson Marshall’s passion for the nations ignited after a mission trip to Nicaragua. But during his first trip to Japan, “I felt the lostness and brokenness of a people who needed a Savior … more

Gospel conversations don’t happen by accident, pastor says

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (BP) – Many Christians spend time thinking about ways to start Gospel conversations, but pastor David Evans says evangelism starts “way before” the actual in-person conversation... more

Encanto Southern Baptist Church Community Services

The Encanto community is extremely diverse.  The Encanto Southern Baptist Church vision is, “To become a diverse family united by faith in the Gospel, motivated by love for God and others … more

Local Haitian Pastors Helping Migrants Get From Texas to San Diego

The Biden Administration said at least 1,000 migrants gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border in Del Rio, Texas, have been deported to Haiti, but thousands more remain. Pastors from Haitian churches in … more

Highlights from East Asia

Editor’s note: This is the fifth 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

Stories Emerge from Germany’s Worst Flood in 100 Years

One month ago, Germany experienced the worst floods of the nation’s last century. 100,000 families were impacted. More than 150 people are dead, and more than 100 are still missing. President … more

Behind the Lens: Ain’t no mountain high

As a Christian worker and I snaked through alleyways, ducked in and out of tea shops, and asked directions of women toting babies through the streets, I discovered that each alleyway, restaurant … more

Pathways Church Baptisms

Pathways Church of Santee, California gathered at La Jolla Shores this past month for fun, fellowship, worship and the baptism of 16 people. Children, Teens, and adults of all ages publicly … more

From luxury stays to 'champing' in the sanctuary

(RNS) — After the death of their founding pastor a few years ago, membership at Cullen Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, took a nosedive. With less revenue coming in pledges and … more

Leaning on faith and prayer: One family’s journey with the God who carried them through

Chad and Anna Nelson prepared to welcome their first child in Spring 2010. Everything appeared normal until just 18 weeks into the pregnancy, when an anatomy scan uncovered a problem and the couple … more
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