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  • Millennial church near Phoenix launches with eight baptisms | ()

    Queen Creek, Ariz., is growing fast enough to make your head spin. In just three years, a city of 29,673 southeast of Phoenix has exploded to an estimated 50,000 people.



    Date Created: 5/2/2016 3:38:47 PM

    Compassion rises with water levels to help Houston flood victims | ()

    A flash flood on April 18 swamped Houston when as much as one foot of rain fell on the nation’s fourth largest city, claiming seven lives and making it the wettest day there since 1888.

    Most of the victims died in their cars while trying to traverse flooded roads. An estimated 1,200 Houstonians required rescue assistance.

    Date Created: 4/26/2016 3:44:24 PM

    Tougher planter assessments help NAMB better steward funds, people | ()

    Church planter Bryan Bair had been involved in Southern Baptist life since he accepted the invitation to join a friend at his church when he was a child. God called Bair into ministry at a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) church, and he had served in ministry in Southern Baptist churches for nearly two decades.

    Date Created: 4/26/2016 3:32:05 PM

    Going Glocal | ()

    In 2003, Roland Robertson, a Scottish sociologist delivered a paper called, “The Conceptual Promise of Glocalization: Commonality and Diversity.” This was a capstone to his study of a new sociological phenomenon that identified how the world was becoming seamlessly integrated locally and globally. With this “glocal” compression of nations, geographies and culture into an almost continuous large-scale integration, very few locales are isolated from the affects of another. Events in one nation have effects that transmit far beyond their bordering nations. It is a glocal world.

    Date Created: 4/21/2016 3:52:45 PM

    St. Louis Baptists anticipate Crossover volunteers | ()

    The iconic Gateway Arch represents the pathway to the west for most travelers and locals.



    Date Created: 4/20/2016 5:28:38 PM

    NAMB readies mobile clinics for Send Relief ministry | ()

    ST. LOUIS – The North American Mission Board (NAMB) has purchased two mobile clinics—one for dental services, the other for general medical needs—that will be used as part of its new Send Relief compassion ministry. Both units will be used during Send Relief ministry events in the St. Louis area in the days leading up to the annual Southern Baptist Convention.

    Date Created: 4/14/2016 11:41:19 PM

    Church replant gives sacrificially | ()

    Members of The Rock Church of Nyack, N.Y., formally known as Rockland Baptist Church understand adversity. In the past year they faced the loss of their former pastor, a declining congregation and a decision to replant. Despite the ongoing trials, The Rock donated $100,000 to the Baptist Convention of New York (BCNY). The gift is being matched by other generous Southern Baptist Convention churches for future BCNY church plants.

    Date Created: 4/11/2016 5:00:29 PM

    Deliver Great Coaching to Every Church Planter | ()

    An unexpected phone call from Jeff Christopherson, then the North American Mission Board (NAMB) vice president of the Northeast and Canada regions, provided a needed break in my day. I had never met Jeff but knew of him by reputation. The topic of our conversation was church planter coaching. And much to my surprise, Jeff was inviting me to pray about being part of a new coaching initiative.



    Date Created: 4/8/2016 11:52:44 AM

    Four Marks of a Kingdom-centric church plant | ()

    Rewiring our long-established hardwiring can be an exasperating procedure. Our spiritual muscle memory has been dedicated to the objective of growing the sacred gathering. Rethinking and recalibrating against this instinctive pattern can be challenging. But for those who do, they discover the sacred assembly becomes a natural byproduct. These four marks do not describe every nuance of health, but gaps within these often lead to a troubling road ahead.

    Date Created: 4/6/2016 11:49:15 AM

    California church plant baptizes 84 in 18 months | ()

    While everyone else at New Song Parkside Church stood to sing–including Rick Hynes’ wife, Antoinette–Rick stayed in his seat. With his arms crossed.


    Date Created: 4/4/2016 2:30:30 PM

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