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BCNE youth discipleship program grows servant leaders

WORCESTER, Mass. (BP) – When Charlotte Mullane enrolled in Worcester State University in Worcester, Mass., she noticed the school lacked a fellowship and service group designed for Christians.

FIRST-PERSON: Agents of reconciliation in 2021

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Perhaps in recent weeks you have been given the opportunity to sing “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” one of Charles Wesley’s great Christmas carols. The angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King: peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled.” Nowhere is the theme of reconciliation better pictured than in 2 Corinthians 5:11-21, which has been called one of the apostle Paul’s charters of Christian ministry.

FIRST-PERSON: Five things I learned from reading the Bible through in a year

In 2019, I bought the CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible and attempted to begin in late March only find myself lacking discipline, focus and good tactics. At the end of 2019, I knew I needed to read the whole Bible in 2020 and resolved that I was going to stick with it – a decision that changed my life.

Why the next generation needs Christian apologetics

NASHVILLE (BP) – When Jesse Florea glances out his office window at the patchwork display of fall colors surrounding the snow-capped summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado, he’s reminded of the power of worldviews.

FIRST-PERSON: Personal discipleship and my return to the classroom

DULUTH, Ga. (BP) – My past couple of weeks have included something I haven’t done since Napoleon Dynamite was in theaters, Arnold Schwarzenegger became the Governator, and we all called that website "The Facebook."

Chaplain walks through mental health hardships with first responders

STAMFORD, Conn. (BP) – Chaplain John Revell says first responders and police have "a front row seat to depravity."

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."

FIRST-PERSON: Hope in things we’ll never see

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) – What gives you hope? Our ultimate hope is eternal life in Christ, and that is the best answer to that question. But there are human analogs for ultimate hope – light in the darkness, the protection of a hen for her chicks, a land of milk and honey, the bosom of Abraham, and so on. What in this life, a pure thing, encourages you to put up with the frustrations of the day? 

State conventions work together to offer one-day women’s training event

COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP) -- In light of COVID-19, many Baptist state conventions have canceled onsite women's training events. But seven conventions have joined together to develop a virtual event this fall to provide encouragement and training for women in ministry.

2,400 Summit Church small groups to worship in homes until 2021

DURHAM, N.C. (BP) -- Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Mike and Rachel Rapacz worshiped on Sundays at the Capital Hills campus of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and hosted a small group on Mondays in their Wake Forest home.