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From witchcraft and prostitution to evangelist and pastor’s wife

“A demon came to me and said, ‘You cannot serve both God and me—you have to choose.’” This is what one witch doctor’s apprentice, Choi*, shared with a Send Relief partner in South … more

Contagious Personal Evangelism

In this episode, JJ Washington, who serves on the missions and evangelism staff for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, shares how his passion for contagious evangelism was born. He also provides … 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

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering hits cumulative $5 billion

International Mission Board leaders are celebrating a monumental milestone in Southern Baptist life: On March 31, 2021, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® surpassed $5 billion total gifts since … 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

SBC DIGEST: IMB ‘Future of Missions’ event; Women’s ‘One Day’ training event

IMB to hold ‘The Future of Missions’ Summit On October 29, 7-9 p.m. EDT, the IMB will host a virtual event highlighting the global, cultural and spiritual realities that are impacting … more

Centro Shalom

Shalom my brothers and sisters! As pastor of Centro Shalom I want to personally give my sincerest and greatest thanks to each and every one of you for your priceless trust in us. With your … more

‘Class of 2019’ church plants turn challenges into ministry opportunities

OAKLAND, Calif. (NAMB) — Church planting missionaries expect obstacles when launching new ministries in parts of North America that need gospel-proclaiming churches. For the “class of … more

In Times of Crisis, Pray and Help One Another

When times are difficult, never forget to say a prayer for ALL our men and women in uniform, their families, and our beloved veterans. Each earnest prayer said for those in need helps the downcast … more

Think You Don’t Need a Church to Know Jesus? Think Again

(Outreach and Missions) Many people think they don’t need a church to know Jesus. It’s actually the exact opposite: To know Jesus, we need a church. During the summer at one of our … more

Harold Brown is this year's El Cajon Citizen of the Year!

Each year El Cajon's civic, service, and fraternal organizations select the El Cajon "Citizen of the Year" from the many people in El Cajon who contribute to El Cajon through years of volunteer civic … more

Harvest Hoedown

The Shelter Church had their 2nd annual "Harvest Hoedown", a community Gospel outreach event on Halloween night. They had food, drinks, lots of games, live Gospel and bluegrass music from the Cowles … more
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