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Next-generation ministry envisioned at ‘The Call’

ANDERSON, S.C. (BP) -- The next generation of Christian ministry leaders must embrace and nurture God's individual call on their lives before God will use them as ambassadors of the Gospel locally and globally, speakers said during "The Call" Conference held at two Baptist universities. Hundreds of students, from middle school through college, attended the Sept. 8 session at Anderson University in Anderson, S.C., and Aug. 25 at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. The two universities are part of the Call To Ministry Network aimed at encouraging and nurturing the next generation in their ministry pursuits. The coalition of four Baptist-related universities also includes California Baptist University in Riverside and Union University in Jackson, Tenn.

Church’s Christmas story undaunted by hurricane

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (BP) -- Michael Arnold and his family were among hundreds of St. Augustine residents who fled their homes two months ago as Hurricane Matthew trailed close behind. And while St. Augustine, known as the nation's oldest city, didn't take a direct hit from the hurricane, coastal flooding from its storm surge and near-hurricane-force winds wreaked havoc and destruction for many who call it home.

‘Christmas Eve Eve’ is church’s ‘what could be’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) -- At the upcoming "Christmas Eve Eve" service at the Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville, church planter Boyd Bettis plans to ask the audience to consider "what could be." Each time he has prayerfully asked that question, Bettis said he has been amazed by the answers he has received over the last three years. From launching a new church in his living room to preaching before more than ...

WWII veteran turned to God in Burma Road crash

CUMMING, Ga. (BP) -- Like many of his generation, Master Sgt. Thomas Musselwhite Jr. doesn't see his World War II military intelligence work as heroic. But two Hollywood-produced movies have told a much different story of how a reconnaissance team -- Musselwhite was one of its three members -- derailed Japanese advancements while behind enemy lines.

Grateful friends mark Henry Blackaby’s 80th

JONESBORO, Ga. (BP) -- How do you celebrate the life and ministry of an "ordinary" man used by God to launch church planting movements around the world, disciple Christian denominations, counsel internationally-renowned ministry leaders, mentor CEOs of billion-dollar companies, and reform the culture of one of America's most violent prisons? You do what that same ordinary man has done daily throughout his ministry -- draw near to God through prayer and Bible study.

Evangelist’s vehicle giveaway attracts 10,300; 3,200 make professions of faith

CUMMING, Ga. (BP)--Last fall, when Carol Gray entered the drawing to win a new vehicle at www.threeminutestory.com, she said she prayed "selfishly" to win before confessing her selfishness to God.

Evangelists voice call to revitalize

SAN ANTONIO (BP)–If Southern Baptists are to serve as catalysts for spiritual awakening across the United States, pastors and churches alike must recommit to praying persistently and to the equipping needed for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That was the message voiced to several hundred people attending a worship service sponsored by the Conference […]

Embracing The Acts 1:8 Challenge

In its one hundred and seventy-year history, the largest missions offering First Baptist Church of Cumming, Georgia, had collected was $44,000 for the 2004 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. Entering the 2005 annual international missions offering campaign, the seventeen-hundred-member church north of Atlanta faced its own ministry budget shortfall due to the cancellation […]

NAMB video series earns 3 Telly Awards

ALPHARETTA, Ga., (BP)--The North American Mission Board’s electronic media team has won three Telly Awards for its “E-ssentials for the On Mission Church” video series.

Reccord announces fall launch of ‘See Who Cares’ media campaign

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--North American Mission Board President Robert E. (Bob) Reccord announced plans June 21 for the launching of a national evangelistic media campaign this fall and unveiled a new Internet broadcast media platform designed to help churches of all sizes share the Gospel throughout the world.