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Global senders commit to be ‘stronger together’

The melody was the same, but the voices united in worship sang in numerous languages. “Then sings my soul,” sang a group in Arabic. Deaf believers lifted hands to sign “My Savior, God to thee, how great Thou Art.” The diverse group of worshipers praised in styles unique to their culture. Their praise, however, was joined to honor one God and their reason to gather was for one purpose — to ask God to send more missionaries from all nations to all nations.

New CP promotion approach emerging, top givers say

When First Baptist Church in Bettendorf, Iowa, needed to decrease its Cooperative Program (CP) giving in a financial pinch this year, the congregation consented on one condition: that they could increase it as soon as possible back to its previous level of 16.5 percent of undesignated receipts. Leaders agreed, and First Baptist approved temporary CP giving of 10 percent.

Less than three years old, Georgia church has started two more

ALPHARETTA (BP) — When leadership from Union Hill Baptist Church approached Hope Church in February of last year, both congregations were at an important point in their history.

Cooperation leads to new church plant in Arkansas Delta

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. – April 9 marked a historic occasion in Helena-West Helena as members of Helena First Baptist Church deeded the church property to Second Baptist Church in West Helena on Park Avenue. 

Evangelical leaders speak into U.S. aid to Israel, Ukraine

WASHINGTON (BP) -- U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson heard from select evangelical leaders in a press call in advance of the chamber’s weekend passage of a $95 million foreign aid package.

Former addict helps women get help, see hope at Delaware church

SEAFORD, Del. (BP) – Like many other houses of worship, Grace Seaford Church opens its doors during cold weather to provide shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness. But while many places provide a night or even a week, Grace offers housing to women from Dec. 1 to March 15.

Cooperation Group to release recommendations May 1

INDIANAPOLIS (BP) – The SBC’s Cooperation Group announced Friday (April 19) that it would release its recommendations May 1. In a release on its website, the group’s chairman, Texas pastor Jared Wellman, said the release date should allow for ample discussion of the recommendations before the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting.

Final Title IX regulations will turn back the clock on female sports, critics say

NASHVILLE (BP) – A little over a week after the women’s NCAA basketball championship viewer ratings crushed that of the men’s, critics are saying that the Biden Administration’s new set of Title IX regulations will eventually cripple women’s sports.

Massive NAMB day of service makes big impact ‘for generations to come’

DALLAS (BP) – Nine-year-old Destiny, wide-eyed and smiling broadly, surveyed the freshly repainted sanctuary of Lake June Baptist Church as she and her mother, Yvonne, arrived at the church to see what the Lord had done.

Send Network hosts 200+ new church planters, Sending Lab for pastors

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – More than 200 church planters represented 189 Sending Churches at Send Network’s most recent orientation for newly endorsed church planters April 15-17. Five different languages were spoken among the planters, who hailed from 24 U.S. States and two Canadian provinces.