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‘Count the faces’: SBC diversity on the rise

NASHVILLE (BP) – When messengers see more ethnic diversity on committees at this year’s SBC annual meeting, they shouldn’t be surprised. As a report by the convention’s Executive Committee puts it, such diversity long has been “the expressed desire of the Southern Baptist Convention.”

Vision 2025: CP needs ‘all hands on deck’ to reach $500 million

The Cooperative Program (CP) has caught on with Iowa Baptists – to say the least.

Visión 2025: Adolescentes ‘consumidos con Cristo’ pueden revertir el descenso en los bautismos

SOMERVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Un flujo constante de adolescentes está llegando a la fe en Cristo en Fayette Baptist Church. Madison había estado asistiendo a la iglesia del área de Memphis durante un año y medio y les hizo saber a los líderes de jóvenes que ella no tenía una relación personal con Cristo. Más […]

Vision 2025: Teens ‘consumed with Christ’ can reverse baptism dip

SOMERVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – A steady stream of teenagers is coming to faith in Christ at Fayette Baptist Church.

Vision 2025: Ministry calling push to address worker shortage

AUBURN, Ala. (BP) – A year into his pastorate at Lakeview Baptist Church, Al Jackson was approached by three men who said they felt called to Gospel ministry. So he began meeting with them as a group one morning per week for a ministry training session.

Vision 2025: 5,000 new congregations ‘reachable’ if churches ‘step forward’

BOSTON (BP) – Soon after it launched in 2005, Boston’s Grace Church had a realization: nonbelievers would drive an hour for work or Little League, but they wouldn’t travel for church. So Grace began plotting where its members lived on a map. Whenever they saw a cluster of 25-30 members in an area, they prayed for a leader to plant a church there.

International mobilization at heart of SBC’s Vision 2025

CLEARWATER, Fla. (BP) – When Calvary Church turned 150 years old in 2016, Pastor Willy Rice laid out an ambitious vision: plant 150 churches in a decade, including 100 international churches.

Mississippi flag change influenced by SBC resolution

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) – When Mississippi raised its new state flag this week, the banner did not bear the Confederate battle emblem – a symbol ditched six months ago by state lawmakers. A prominent Mississippi legislator says the SBC helped influence the change with its 2016 resolution on the Confederate battle flag.

Mayflower among ‘great turning points’ despite NYT claims

NASHVILLE (BP) – Four hundred years after the Mayflower landed in Plymouth Bay, the Pilgrims’ legacy has fallen on hard times.

Mandrell afirma el compromiso de los compradores de Ridgecrest con los ‘fundamentos evangélicos’

RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) – El presidente de Recursos Cristianos LifeWay, Ben Mandrell ha afirmado el compromiso evangélico del grupo que intenta comprar el Centro de Conferencias Ridgecrest a LifeWay.