SBC Life - Spring 2020

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Military wives ‘have their cup filled’ at WMU retreat

SOPHIA, N.C. (BP) – Military wives and families "share their loved one with the world," said Mary Gray, a former military wife and current military family advocate. She is committed to serving the families of those she calls "the sons and daughters of America."

Mt. Lebanon Marks Ministry Milestone Despite COVID’s Impact on Camp Season

Mt. Lebanon Retreat and Conference Center has been making a spiritual impact in the lives of campers for nearly seventy-five years. But this year’s summer camp season has been unlike any previous year in Mt. Lebanon’s history.

Mission:Dignity Offers Refreshment to Faithful Servants in Need

Proverbs 11:25 assures us that whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. As Bob and Lois Kendrick refreshed others in their ministry, they have been refreshed through Mission:Dignity.

Why I Am Southern Baptist

The question we get is, “As a Black man or Black woman, why are you Southern Baptist?” Let me give you a couple of reasons why this remains a question in the community of color, and then I will share my reasons for being in the Southern Baptist Convention.

‘Love of Neighbor’: Amarillo Church’s Language Ministry Equips Internationals from Twenty-Five Nations

Ministering to internationals is nothing new for First Baptist Church of Amarillo, Texas. In fact, the current program’s early roots date back to World War II and the Korean War.

The charge every senior pastor and student pastor needs to hear

In many ways, the future of our churches depends on our reaching, discipling, and mobilizing a young generation. I am not despondent. If pastors and churches make some Spirit-directed and Spirit-empowered changes, we are going to see the graphs move in new directions.

New England WMU president reflects on spiritual journey from Ghana to U.S.

LEOMINSTER, Mass. -- When Doris Opoku and her family immigrated to the United States from Ghana in 2008, they had no idea what ministry opportunities God had in store for them.

Gavels of the SBC

When the Southern Baptist Convention is called to order each year, one of several historic gavels is used to open the meeting, and then those same gavels are alternated throughout the proceedings. Each gavel is literally a chip off the old block of Southern Baptist history:

Coffins Frame a Sad Commentary for Navajo Families

Making simple wooden coffins for members of the Navajo Nation quashed by the COVID-19 pandemic is God’s work, says Scott Hill, a layman at Canelo Cowboy Church in Arizona.

COVID-19 Opening Up Evangelism Opportunities for Texas Evangelist

As the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has spread, one Southern Baptist evangelist says it’s opening up tremendous opportunities to share the Gospel online.

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