Hawkins: God’s will may move you out of your comfort zone
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Christians forced to move beyond their comfort zones should remember: "Behind it all is something -- rather Someone -- with a purpose and design for our life," said O.S. Hawkins, president of the Southern Baptist Annuity Board.
Ministry involves life transformation, not numbers, pastor tells seminarians
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--"The moment ministry becomes characterized by dependence, determination and devotion, a life-changing ministry for the glory of God will be yours," Chuck Register said in New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's annual Gurney Evangelism Lectures, March 6-9.
Mission team sees other side of country’s rich Christian heritage
NEW ORLEANS (BP)–New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s summer mission team to Wales discovered that just because a country has a rich Christian heritage does not mean the nation is a Christian one (or that the people even know who Christ is). “So much of what I saw in Wales was completely dead to Christ,” said […]
Volunteers learn to minister through sharing a ‘cuppa’ tea
NEW ORLEANS (BP)–By the end of their nine-day trip in June and July, members of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s mission team to Wales joked about sharing a “cuppa” tea. Yet ministry often happens that way, members of the team quickly learned. The Wales mission team partnered with Bethel Chapel, a Baptist church in Pembroke […]
Couple featured in USA Today for adopting a record 10 siblings
MESA, Ariz. (BP)–Shirley Hughes never imagined her family would be featured on the front page of USA Today’s Life section. But then she never thought she and her husband, Van, both 52, would adopt 10 siblings, ages 4 to 17. Instead of planning for retirement — a cabin in the woods on a lake and […]
Tenn., Fla. State coaches cite a priority greater than football
PHOENIX, Ariz. (BP)–With the national championship on the line, football nevertheless takes a back seat to faith and family, said Fiesta Bowl head coaches Phillip Fulmer of the University of Tennessee Volunteers and Bobby Bowden of the Florida State Seminoles during “Fiesta Sunday” services at North Phoenix Baptist Church the day before the game. In […]
Church provides common ground before national championship game
PHOENIX, Ariz. (BP)–How did the two Fiesta Bowl coaches end up at North Phoenix Baptist Church the day before competing for the national college football championship? Phillip Fulmer, head coach of the University of Tennessee Volunteers, and Bobby Bowden, head coach of the Florida State University Seminoles, were interviewed by North Phoenix senior pastor Dan […]