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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

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

Getting to the Edge of Lostness

Matthew 24:14 records these words of our Lord: “This gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will … more

Building a Home in Tijuana

Mission Trails Church has had the privilege of building homes in Tijuana and Rosarito for 9 of the last 10 years.  Amor Ministries (Amor.org) has been serving the poor in Mexico since 1980 by … more

Southern Baptist missionaries serving in Tokyo set for Summer Olympics

In spite of numerous setbacks related to the Summer Olympics, Southern Baptists in Japan are going for the gold as they seek to engage the Japanese with the gospel. The Tokyo Games, originally … more

Powerful Time at Children's Hospital

One of my favorite rides with Pastor Robert LeVea. We went to pray for a kid battling cancer. Hundreds of motorcycles were gathered. The kid looked out the window at all the bikes. Pastor … more

Southern Baptist border ministries continue, prepare for possible migrant influx

El PASO, Texas (BP) – On July 7 the El Paso Baptist Association officially launched its migrant center at Scottsdale Baptist Church, the latest step in a history of migrant ministry in this … more

FIRST-PERSON: The Good Samaritan

EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – Thad didn’t have a choice. He commuted on foot to work each night, and his route took him through a dangerous section of town and down a darkened block with a … more

Joint effort aims to get Bible in all languages

OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) – Mart Green has a vision that everyone in the world will have the Bible in their own heart language in the next 12 years. Green, founder and CEO of Mardel Christian & … more

Send Relief, churches reaching out in love on the border

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (BP) – Pastor Olber Roblero lives four miles from the U.S. border with Mexico. He can see the fence from his living room window. Roblero spends his days giving out shoes, … more

Tennessee 6-year-old inspires church with Annie Offering gift

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Pastor Larry Robertson of Hilldale Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tenn., saw the young Maci Parker out of the corner of his eye, respectfully waiting to address her … more

“ALL OUR DEBT IS GONE!”

Best selling author, worship leader, and “hope dealer” as he calls himself, Carlos Whittaker posted on his Instagram page the whirlwind of events he called an … more

Disaster Relief teams mobilize after fatal tornadoes in Alabama, Georgia

OHATCHEE, Ala. (BP) – Southern Baptist Disaster Relief units from Alabama and Georgia have begun assessing and cleaning up damage left by a series of tornadoes Thursday (March 25) that resulted … more

SBC leaders: Refugee increase to give church Gospel opportunity

WASHINGTON (BP) – The decision to increase dramatically the number of refugees to be welcomed into the United States will provide Christians with important opportunities for Gospel witness and … more

How to Get Back Your Vision for Ministry

Last year, many churches began 2020 with sermons on vision. The opportunity to preach on “Vision 2020” was too much for many pastors to pass up. But now, as we head into 2021, many … more

Five Reasons Why 2021 Will Be Harder—But Better—Than 2020

As the pandemic hit, the chaos of the spring and summer gave way to an intolerable uncertainty in the fall and winter. Church leaders had to shift from a short-term crisis mindset to a long-term … more

Great Commission is ‘first priority,’ Allen tells MBTS graduates

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) – Cars in the parking lots on Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s campus were sparse this December, and fewer seats than usual were occupied in the Daniel Lee … more

Two churches become one with a vision to reach their community

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) – Woodlawn Baptist Church recently celebrated their 94th anniversary. Mitch Tapson, pastor of 10 years, has seen church attendance drop by half as members have died … more

Francis Chan: What Is the Key to Unity in the Church?

Unity in the church is important. But so is not compromising the truth. Francis Chan wants to know: How do Christians pursue unity without compromising the essential doctrines of Christianity? And … more

Korean Council shows strength in cooperation

EDITOR’S NOTE: October is Cooperative Program Emphasis Month in the Southern Baptist Convention. James Kang doesn’t want Korean Southern Baptists to be “one small ethnic group in … more
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