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Single-day missions offering: Church exceeds $1M

ROCKWALL, Texas (BP) -- Steve Swofford came with a vision 27 years ago -- a vision for what a church could do to support missions around the globe. At First Baptist Church Rockwall's annual missions offering day in December, that dream was realized in a single Sunday when church members gave more than $1 million.

Church plant seizes opportunity in Catholic sanctuary

QUEBEC CITY, Canada (BP) -- In a place steeped in religious history, a Southern Baptist church plant in Canada's Quebec City is redefining what church looks like for a local community and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ among North America's most unreached people group. In 2005, Église Communautaire Mosaïque was founded in downtown Quebec City, Quebec, one of the poorest parts of the city and also one of the most spiritually impoverished places in Canada. With evangelical Christians making up less than 1 percent of Quebec's population, the native people, called Quebecois, are considered to be the least-reached people in North America, according to the North American Mission Board.