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Widespread devastation stretching Southern Baptist Disaster Relief thin

HARRISBURG, Pa. (BP) – Kenton Hunt, disaster relief director of the Baptist Resource Network of Pennsylvania/South Jersey, expresses a heartfelt burden to help the hundreds of homeowners in his … more

Son leads 85-year-old father to Christ through online Bible study

NASHVILLE (BP) – Barry Calhoun opened the Bible study book on his desk and thought about Jesus’ parable of a man who refused to stop knocking on his neighbor’s door for help. It … more

Local Churches Caring for Afghan Refugees at Home

In the days since the tragic fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, thousands of Afghans have fled the only home they’ve ever known to seek safety in other countries. In the coming weeks, some of … more

Five simple ways to motivate church volunteers

Summer is almost over, families are back from vacation and everyone is returning to work and school. Pastors and church staff are gearing up for the new year too, and the needs are many. First, … more

Hurricane Ida: SBDR response begins amid ongoing efforts to restore water, power to hard-hit areas

A massive response is just getting started in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which struck the state Aug. 29 as a Category 4 storm. Ida made two landfalls, the first near Port … more

FIRST-PERSON: Through it all, God Is still working

NASHVILLE (BP) – Over the past 10 days, I have been ministering, speaking, preaching and leading with Southern Baptists in multiple settings in Texas, California, Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio and … more

Baptism at Crown Point Bay

It was a joy to witness 6 members of King’s Cross Church get baptized at the Crown Point Bay in San Diego. Over 150 people were in attendance. It was a beautiful time to celebrate all Jesus … more

National Dog Day 2021:

GREEN TREE, Pa. (RNS) — Today, Aug. 26, is National Dog Day, a holiday designated since 2004 to celebrate dogs and encourage adoption. It's a day that has special meaning for one of the … more

‘My Jesus’ singer-songwriter’s journey born through tragedy

NASHVILLE (BP) – Anne Wilson was always reaching for the stars. She just never dreamed it would be as a contemporary Christian music artist. The 19-year-old Kentucky native had aspirations … more

Women church planters hope to give Christianity a fresh start

(RNS) — The Rev. Liz Rios has a simple philosophy of ministry: What God wants her to do, she’ll do. “I'm from the school that if God called me, can you please get out the … more

Vacation Bible School

Highpoint Church had their Vacation Bible School (VBS) August 9th -August 13th.  The curriculum that was used was Concrete & Cranes from Lifeway.  Concrete & Cranes builds on the … more

Back to School Refugee Community Outreach Event

Agape Myanmar Mission had their back to school outreach project on August 21, 2021 at Ibarra Elementary school.  It was a great success providing school backpacks and school supplies to 300 … more

Maranatha Ethiopian Christian Fellowship

The Lord has been good to Maranatha Ethiopian Christian Fellowship during this Covid time. We have been preaching, teaching and praying seven days a week twice a day. The services were by Zoom, … more

Litton joins California Baptists in migrant ministry on border

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BP) – After a week filled with vision-casting and preparation for the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting in Anaheim, SBC President Ed Litton spent time in hands-on ministry … more

Jennifer Hudson: Their shared faith ‘definitely’ helped her depict Aretha Franklin in ‘Respect’

(RNS) — Singer Jennifer Hudson, who performed an Aretha Franklin song when she auditioned for “American Idol,” is now set to portray in a movie the woman whose career in some ways … more

Trusting God key to Florida church’s revitalization

LONGWOOD, Fla. (BP) – Leading a declining church through change and revitalization takes a sense of humor and lots of patience says Charles “Buddy” Parrish, pastor of First … more

David Jeremiah’s grandson carries on ministry legacy through video devotional series

LYNCHBURG, Va. (BP) – As the grandson of a well-known minister, David Todd Jeremiah is eager to be part of carrying on his family’s ministry legacy. This is partly why he helps oversee … more

Bible Study: Praying through the pain

NASHVILLE (BP) – This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult … more

CDC researcher Susan Hillis on how people of faith can support COVID orphans

(RNS) — Susan Hillis, a member of the COVID-19 International Task Force at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, remembers the phone call she received from a director of a … more

Humorist, author advises audiences to find reasons to laugh

Jeanne Robertson insists she’s not a comedian or a motivational speaker, and though she’s “definitely a Christian,” she doesn’t call herself a Christian speaker … more
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