RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – Online participants representing Southern Baptist churches joined IMB leadership and missionaries in the eighth annual Missions College Jan. 6-7. The two-night event, hosted by IMB’s American Peoples Affinity, included encouragement for churches to stay focused on the task of reaching the lost through short-term missions opportunities and becoming effective in training and sending missionaries.
NEW ORLEANS (BP) – This month, members of Lakeshore Church may wake up to find a shadowy figure in their front yard. There won’t be cause for alarm, though. In fact, their response can go toward providing Good News around the world – a whole lot of it, in fact.
NASHVILLE (BP) – When David Sommerville became pastor at Southside Baptist Church in Parkersburg, W. Va., he already knew a practice he wanted to establish.
OWENTON, Ky. (BP) – Surrounded by cow pastures and hayfields, South Fork Baptist Church is small enough to fit into a corner of many big-city church sanctuaries.
NASHVILLE (BP) – Taking the Good News of Jesus Christ to every language, every tribe and every nation is why we join in partnership to support full-time, fully-funded missionaries across the globe.
MADISON, Tenn. -- Sergio Arce knocks on the door of a home close to the church he pastors. Arce isn’t expected and doesn’t know if anyone is home. This is a cold-call visit.
They left their world behind in search of a safer one. On their journey, they found the Creator of the world. Fourteen thousand refugees in Southeast Asia are waiting to transition to Australia, Canada and the U.S. for resettlement. The majority of the refugees are Afghani and Somalian.
Starvation, empty cupboards, hopelessness and depression make the COVID-19 crisis dire for refugee communities in South Africa and Greece.
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – The International Mission Board is reporting a 2019-20 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering total of $159.5 million, the second highest offering in history. This total exceeds by $4.5 million the 175-year-old organization’s budgeted goal of $155 million. IMB also received $97.2 million from the Southern Baptist Convention’s Cooperative Program for 2019-20.
Kristi Moore has vivid memories of growing up in Mission Friends, Girls in Action, and Acteens at her home church of First Baptist, Amarillo, Texas.