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  • Washington fire survivors see God work through Baptist Relief volunteers | ()

    Washington fire survivors see God work through Baptist Relief volunteers

    Patty Wetzel already knew the life-altering devastation that can come when fire strikes her home. She remembers well the night 37 years ago—as a young mother—when she and her family were forced to flee their burning home while still in their pajamas. Her family lost “everything” that night.

    Date Created: 8/28/2014 9:11:19 PM

    Kevin Ezell statement regarding IMB trustees selection of David Platt as president | ()

    “I am excited to work alongside David Platt as the new president of the International Mission Board. David is a pastor of strong conviction and passion for reaching the lost around the globe for Christ. He has been a close personal friend for years and I look forward to serving with him to mobilize Southern Baptists for missions for years to come.”

    Date Created: 8/27/2014 11:34:44 AM

    Video campuses grow rural Kansas church 500 percent in eight years | ()

    Video campuses grow rural Kansas church 500 percent in eight years

    When CrossPoint Church added a second worship service across town at an auto supply store, pastor Andy Addis and the church’s leadership didn’t have a grand strategic reason to do so. There was no plan to put churches in key locations around rural Kansas.

     

    Date Created: 8/27/2014 1:23:18 AM

    Disciplemaking at heart of NAMB urban church planting | ()

    Disciplemaking at heart of NAMB urban church planting

    Dhati Lewis wants to remind pastors and church planters that a call to the pastorate is not merely a call to preach. Fresh from leading a workshop at the Black Church Leadership and Family Conference at Ridgecrest Conference Center July 21-26, Lewis said he wants pastors to understand their role is more than preaching, and that church planting and discipleship are two sides of the same coin.

    Date Created: 8/25/2014 12:29:23 PM

    Pastors use 3 Circles tool to share gospel, train members | ()

    Pastors use 3 Circles tool to share gospel, train members

    As Alabama pastor Derek Staples (@harleydreamer) prepared for a July mission trip to Honduras, he was on the lookout for a visual way to express the gospel in a pre-literate environment. The church mission team would be setting up a medical clinic at a local school and sharing the gospel to those who came for help. He also had nearly 40 opportunities to preach during a three-day period.

    Date Created: 8/22/2014 1:48:20 AM

    Michigan flooding, other opportunities draw SBDR volunteers | ()

    Michigan flooding other opportunities draw SBDR volunteers

    Massive flooding in Michigan affecting tens of thousands of homes and businesses has opened the door for ministry by Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers. The three-county area around Warren has been describe as the nation’s largest natural disaster that no one has heard about, largely because the news has been overshadowed by the fatal police-involved shooting and ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

    Date Created: 8/20/2014 11:56:03 AM

    St. Louis planters organize Ferguson cleanup | ()

    Ferguson cleanup

    When The Passage Church, on the border of the St. Louis suburbs of Florissant and Ferguson, partnered with local church plants to initiate a cleanup effort of the area following Sunday night’s rioting and looting and multiple days of heated protests, they weren’t doing anything new.

    Date Created: 8/15/2014 3:00:53 PM

    Missouri children meet KC planter their VBS funds support | ()

    Missouri children meet KC planter their VBS funds supports

    Children have been carrying bags full of pennies, nickels and dimes into Vacation Bible School in order to donate to Southern Baptist missionaries for years. Many never see what happens through their gifts or who benefits from them.

     

    Date Created: 8/14/2014 9:48:34 PM

    Urban Now | ()

    Urban Now

    Many church planters—Dhati Lewis and D.A. Horton among them—define urban as the meeting place of diversity and density. Both men are urban church planters, by any definition, and practical missiologists.

     

    Date Created: 8/6/2014 11:58:56 AM

    Net Gain | ()

    Net Gain

    When Steve Tiebout planted a church in northern California in the late 1990s, he would have relished the help of a worship leader like 23-year-old Curtis Looper. Young, talented, full of energy and with a passionate love of Jesus, Looper already shows the God-given ability to prepare a congregation for corporate worship. And at age 23, he’ll likely only get better.

    Date Created: 8/4/2014 12:41:08 PM

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