September 2, 2014
MESQUITE, Texas (BP) -- Accepting the 1% CP Challenge to increase giving by 1 percent to the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program wasn't enough for Mesquite Friendship Baptist Church in Mesquite, Texas. They decided to give 2 percent instead.

The congregation of more than 1,400 Sunday morning worshippers gives a standing ovation each time founding pastor Terry Turner announces that the good work Southern Baptists are doing is partly funded by Mesquite Friendship's Cooperative Program and seasonal missions offerings. Read More
BALTIMORE (BP) -- Baptist Press is live blogging the SBC annual meeting in Baltimore. Updates can be read here, at our Twitter account (, or our Facebook account ( Want more updates? Follow our SBC annual meeting feed at A schedule of the Wednesday meeting can be found at Watch the SBC annual meeting live here. Read More
CP tops $109 million through 7 months
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee exceeded $109 million dollars through month seven of the SBC's fiscal year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page. Read More
Hispanic advisory group sees 'enormous' challenges, opportunities for Baptists
ATLANTA (BP) -- Calling Hispanic church involvement "critical" for long-term sustainability of Southern Baptists' efforts to reach the nation and the world with the Gospel, SBC Executive Committee President Frank S. Page received a report from the Hispanic Advisory Council at its final meeting and pledged to form an ongoing council representing the numerous racial, ethnic and language groups in the convention. Read More
Hispanic pastors share Gospel on remote island
SOUTHEAST ASIA (BP) -- Barefoot children, drawn to a group of Hispanic pastors from the United States, sprinted past the gutted church nestled in a village on the hills of a small Indonesian island. Read More
Prayerful couple confronts paganism, lostness
SOUTHEAST ASIA (BP) -- Gabriela Alsina didn't know what to expect when she arrived in Southeast Asia, but she did know this, every step of her journey had been wrapped in answered prayer. Read More
First Person
Jamie Work
CALL TO PRAYER: A plea for 'spiritual presence'
Columnist Jamie Work urges Christians to cultivate "spiritual presence" by spending time in prayer -- both privately and corporately.
Kelly Boggs
FIRST-PERSON: Symptomatic of Rome
Baptist Press columnist Kelly Boggs takes note of another evidence of America's slide toward the sexual debauchery that claimed the Roman Empire.
Michael A. Gonzales
EDITORIAL: Vida Abundante
Muchos viven en estos días con un sin números de preocupaciones. Hay muchas vicisitudes que van atacando a la familia de hoy; como preocupaciones financieros, problemas con miembros de la familia, dificultades en el trabajo, y muchos otros conflictos que surgen en la vida diaria de uno. ...

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