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From foreign battlefields to American corporate board rooms to hospital bedsides to the front seats of police cars and more, Southern Baptists minister through their chaplains in some of the most hard-to-reach locations of North America.
Date Created: 3/12/2014 2:38:38 AM
God works through His people, the Church. The Bible makes it very clear. The local church is central in God’s plan to move the gospel throughout the world. That’s why the evangelism teams at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) are geared to encourage and extend the ministries of the local church.
Date Created: 3/12/2014 1:59:01 AM
One of the biggest parts of the continued Sandy Rebuild effort is the arrival of college students sacrificing their spring breaks to serve the people of Staten Island. This year Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers will welcome close to 200 students from more than six states over the course of two weeks to aid in the cleanup and rebuild work on the Island.
Date Created: 3/11/2014 4:20:04 PM
Redland Baptist Church’s plans to minister to Mexico’s poor could have fizzled when its 2008 trip ended before it started because of dangerous conditions.
Date Created: 3/10/2014 1:16:44 PM
A typical Sunday for Jose Nater looks anything but typical. As church planter and pastor of not one, not two, but three Spanish-language church plants on the eastern shore of Maryland, Nater and his family spend their Sundays on the road.
Date Created: 3/7/2014 1:19:29 AM
Canadians easily dismiss Christianity—especially in Quebec. The history of mistrust is woven deep within the fabric of Québécois culture—a culture that’s decidedly Catholic and, at the same time, increasingly secular.
Date Created: 3/6/2014 12:46:26 AM
High school student Shamar Smith has been attending Graffiti 2 Community Ministries’ after-school program for years. Raised in the South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven, Shamar is no stranger to the lifestyle and perils that mark the lives of many in the neighborhood; his own brother is already serving out a sentence on Rikers Island, New York’s primary jail complex. Had he not found his safe haven at Graffiti 2, Shamar knows his path might have looked the same.
Date Created: 3/4/2014 9:53:29 PM
A native of Miami, Coats was raised by his grandfather, Joe Coats, the first African-American pastor to affiliate with the Florida Baptist Convention in 1968. The elder Coats planted a church in a school building and saw it grow to 4,000 members.
Date Created: 3/4/2014 1:01:14 AM
For four years between 2005 to 2009 Iranian house church pastor Ara Torosian faced sporadic yet consistent physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his government. Caught trying to smuggle Bibles into the country, Torosian was constantly being pressured to reveal the identities of other Christian leaders.
Date Created: 3/2/2014 9:21:38 PM
Scott Blanchard is familiar with all the public perceptions of Detroit and its surrounding area: Metro Detroit is dying.No one wants to live in the city. The Church can’t survive—much less thrive in the Motor City.
Date Created: 2/28/2014 1:37:30 AM
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