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For many Americans, Memorial Day is simply an extra
day of rest. But for millions of others, it’s a day full of memories and reflections
on the friends and family who sacrificed everything in the defense of freedom.
These are three stories of ordinary Christians—in their own words—who have been
put in extraordinary situations and still celebrate the hope that is found in
Christ in times of crisis and loss.
Date Created: 5/22/2015 11:44:33 AM
church planting isn’t limited to churches at the very end of their lives. Many
churches find themselves with buildings far larger than they need even as they
struggle to impact their immediate community in a meaningful way. They love
Jesus and the gospel. They love lost people, but they can’t seem to crack the
missional code of the people who live around them. They aren’t ready
emotionally to turn over their ministry to another entity. But they live daily
with the reality of a building that is far too big and a community that seems
unresponsive. Sound familiar? Keep reading.
Date Created: 5/20/2015 6:20:41 PM
After more than 30 years in ministry, Pastor Garth Leno stepped down
from his role at his church of 10 years, not knowing what his next steps would
be. A few months later, The Gathering was formed.
Date Created: 5/18/2015 4:57:40 PM
Pastors beware. Head on a mission trip to Calgary, and you may be there for life. That’s what happened to Brett Myers, who had been pastoring Corinth Baptist Church in Westminster, S.C., for two and a half years, when he arrived on a mission trip in the summer of 2012.
Date Created: 5/15/2015 4:15:05 PM
People-group ministry is often viewed as an international concern, but the executive leadership at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is making an effort to highlight the importance and develop the scope of Southern Baptist people-group efforts in North America, too.
Date Created: 5/13/2015 3:30:11 PM
When Southern Baptist churches send church planters to the cities of North America, the goal is always to see them become part of their communities. Increasingly we are cultivating indigenous planters who have spent their lives in the area in which they are planting.
Date Created: 5/11/2015 11:08:20 AM
Church planting efforts in Montreal gained ground when the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention’s (SBTC) Executive Board approved a $100,000 grant to the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to assist in coaching church planters and student missionaries as well as encouraging evangelistic opportunities for Montreal churches.
Date Created: 5/8/2015 2:40:53 PM
Crawling underneath houses to put in insulation,
mudding and sanding dry wall and installing a fence are not typical spring
break distractions. But for college students Makayla Campbell and Amber Wilcox those
were the jobs they tackled with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR)
volunteers on Long Island, N. Y., to help homeowners affected by Hurricane
Date Created: 5/6/2015 1:49:04 PM
Joel Kurz watched in disbelief Monday night as the Baltimore neighborhood where he has pastored since 2008 erupted in violence and flames.
“The CVS Pharmacy that was looted and set on fire is the place where our sick and elderly people go for their medicines,” Kurz said. “As you walk up and down the street, every strip of stores has broken glass. Many of them have been looted and damaged.”
Date Created: 4/28/2015 12:18:05 PM
Baltimore church planter Jeremy Dickson has seen firsthand the impact of Crossover upon the ministries of his new church. The week before last summer’s Southern Baptist Convention, Dickson’s Infinity Church worked with Southern Baptist volunteers during Crossover to get the word out about a health fair in its neighborhood. Thanks to the help of volunteers who showed up to help, Dickson believes the event was a rousing success.
Date Created: 4/22/2015 1:38:32 PM
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