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Broken people welcome, say The Garage co-pastors

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BP) – Standing alongside other engineers, Radon McKinney knew something was wrong as he watched the Space Shuttle Challenger ascend from the launch pad on Jan. 28, 1986.

More churches seeing surge of baptisms

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP) – Large numbers of baptisms continue to make a splash throughout the Southern Baptist Convention as several churches baptized hundreds of people during Sunday services in recent weeks. 

FIRST-PERSON: Becoming a missionary to reach the next generation

SYLVANIA, Ga. (BP) – Here’s some disheartening data:

Translation app leaves eternal impact

DULUTH, Ga. (BP) – A simple furniture purchase turned into a life-changing experience for two men visiting Pastor James Merritt this past weekend.

Altered for pandemic, Crossover will precede Nashville SBC Annual Meeting

NASHVILLE (BP) – For more than 30 years, Southern Baptists have focused on working together to serve and reach those in the host city of the SBC annual meeting through an evangelism emphasis called Crossover.

FIRST-PERSON: Invite people to follow Jesus

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Sometimes I know the best way to answer a great question about 30 minutes after the conversation is finished. That was the case recently when I was asked about an element of evangelistic preaching known as the invitation.

Pennsylvania churches become all things to win some at Easter

What does it take to fulfill the Great Commission? It’s not that complicated. On a basic level it takes love and compassion, time and a willingness to meet people where they are. For a bonus, toss in a little creativity.

FIRST-PERSON: Lighting an evangelistic passion in any church

AUSTIN, Texas (BP) -- My first pastorate, on a back road through the tobacco fields of Kentucky, had a church building with room for about 12 pews, four Sunday School classrooms and an old graveyard beside the church. 

Long Hollow revival steeped in prayer sees 1,000 baptisms since December

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – These days at Long Hollow Baptist Church, interruptions aren’t considered bad. The plan isn’t as crucial as the response. Things flow from a position of prayer, ultimately pointing toward Christ.

FIRST-PERSON: Let me ask one question

BENTON, Ill. (BP) – I left the deacons meeting one proud pastor. It had been a tiring Sunday evening filled with meetings and preaching. However, I went home greatly encouraged by how God was at work using our leaders.