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SBC DIGEST: Send Network broadens invitation to 2024 Gathering events; State ethics leaders meet at ERLC

Send Network broadens 2024 Gatherings to include all those interested in church planting; State ethics leaders discuss engaging the culture amid gender activism.

Send Network Orientation welcomes 200+ new church planters, inspires seminary students

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – A diverse class of more than 200 church planters representing seven languages, 30 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces attended Send Network Orientation Nov. 6-8 at the North American Mission Board (NAMB). These new missionaries recently completed Send Network’s assessment process to become church planters and were sent by 160 churches.

Yes, it’s Iowa, and a little bit of heaven, too

COLLINS, Iowa (BP) — Tim Kimberley had a picture of what he wanted to accomplish in his career. That centered around computer programming before it moved to ministry. Then that picture of successful ministry seemed to be associated with being a big church near a big city. A visit home changed the picture. Kimberley grew up […]

Georgia family visits all 32 NAMB Send cities, sees need for new churches everywhere

MONTREAL (BP) -- Numbers don’t do justice in describing the last two years for Kevin and Casey Kilgore and their family, but it’s a start. In just a little more than 24 months, the Kilgores have surpassed 70,000 miles traveled in their RV. They’ve visited and encouraged 265 pastors and missionaries. They’ve been to 48 out of 50 U.S. states.

Growing Southern Baptist churches more likely in Northeast, among newer churches

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) – If you’re looking for a Southern Baptist church, you’re most likely to find one in the South. If you want to find a growing Southern Baptist church, however, you might want to try the Northeast.

Hospitality meets mission in this widow’s living room

GUTTENBERG, Iowa (BP) — Rita Klink doesn’t consider herself a leader. Regardless, she is someone who said “yes.”

Send Network’s ‘Terminal’ podcast teaches lessons on living

SALISBURY, Md. (BP) – Send Network’s new podcast, “Terminal: The Dying Church Planter,” is more than just a story about a guy with cancer, said producer Tony Hudson. It’s a story about one man’s monsters, metamorphosis, church planting ministry and church members. Most of all, it’s the story of God’s kindness through it all and His ability to work all things together for good.

Cleveland church plant seeks to shine a light from former strip club property

CLEVELAND, Ohio (BP) – It may seem strange for a church plant to purchase a property which was formerly a strip club, but pastor Josh Miller said Cove City Church’s new renovation project fits right along with their mission of bringing light to a dark place.

Southern Colorado association sees opportunities for planting, revitalization

PUEBLO, Colo. (BP) — Necessary changes and new resources have become part of the refining process to new leaders at the associational level.

Maine pastor and African immigrant reaching those on the margins

PORTLAND, Maine (BP) – Known for lobsters, cobblestone streets and an iconic lighthouse, Portland is not generally considered a hub for immigrants. But according to the Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, America’s “Vacationland” of Maine is home to 87,200 immigrants and refugees, including asylum seekers and undocumented people of all ages – some 24,000 of whom live in metro Portland.