GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--Southern Baptists should embrace all four dimensions of Acts 1:8 -- taking the Gospel both locally and internationally -- International Mission Board President Jerry Rankin told members of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists in Greensboro, N.C., June 10 during their annual retreat.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--A passion for the glory of God and compassion for people must compel Christians to preach the Gospel to all persons, Mark Dever told more than 300 people June 13 at the annual breakfast sponsored by Founders Ministries, a Reformed theology fellowship of Southern Baptists.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--It was a moment that impacted thousands for the Kingdom.
|IMB President Jerry Rankin|
on record LMCO giving
Hosted by the International Mission Board, the breakfast is a way to thank churches for their faithful support of the Lottie Moon offering, every penny of which is used to support more than 5,000 IMB missionaries. Though 2005’s offering set a record, IMB President Jerry Rankin opened the event with a solemn reminder.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--Jacqueline Draughon of Graceville, Fla., was honored as the third recipient of the Dr. Martha Myers GA Alumna of Distinction Award during the Woman Missionary Union’s annual missions celebration June 11.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--Woman’s Missionary Union and the WMU Foundation June 12 honored Eileen Mullins, of Kentucky, with the Dellanna West O’Brien Award for Women’s Leadership Development during the annual WMU missions celebration.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--For two decades, Barry McCarty has served the Southern Baptist Convention as a certified, professional parliamentarian. He became a parliamentarian midway through the conservative resurgence. Every SBC president along the way, he said, has told him, “Help me do the right thing. I want to be fair."
|Cowboy missionary Jeff Smith of Midland, N.C., preaches to a crowd of more than 1,000 people at a June 10 rodeo in Archdale, N.C. Smith is a member of the Cowboy Church Network of North America. Photo by Jonathan Blair|
“Hey folks. Are y’all ready to rumble?” Jeff Smith asked the crowd of about 1,000, who responded with a loud yell.
As “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble” played over the arena’s speakers, a group of cowboys and cowgirls rode into the ring on horseback to pump up the crowd for the Cowboy Stampede.
The stampede showcased the talent of cowboys and cowgirls from across North Carolina. And, later, the same cowboy who had stepped into the arena to begin the show grabbed his Bible and gave a message.
“This sort of thing draws people in,” said Jay Willard, one of the event’s organizers. “They see an event like this put on by Christians and it’s a good influence. It’s good for them to see that Christians can have a good time too.”
Smith, of the Cowboy Church Network of North America in Midland, N.C., has assisted in the incorporation of cowboy churches across the country.
SEAGROVE, N.C. (BP)--It was a family reunion of sorts.
ASHEBORO, N.C. (BP)--The soft melodies of Christian music sung in Spanish and the smell of Southern barbecue drifted through the air at South Asheboro Middle School on June 10, kicking off a block party as part of Crossover Triad preceding the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C.