Despite Boko Haram, Gospel impacts Nigeria

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 (16 minutes ago)

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    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (BP) –- As Boko Haram militants continue to attack Nigeria and threaten neighboring countries, Christian workers there say the Gospel is going forth and impacting receptive hearts.

    Greg Dorsey*, a Christian worker in West Africa, said Nigerian Christians are effectively engaging many areas of the country. Read More

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    Korean churches see Cooperative Program's value

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 (4 hours ago)

    Photo courtesy of Global Mission Church
    TORRANCE, Calif. (BP) -- The more time Paul Kim spent with his fellow Southern Baptist pastors, the more he saw the discrepancy between the way they did missions and the way he led Good Community Church to do missions. The California church doubled in size after he refocused his congregation to join together with other Southern Baptist churches for cooperative missions. Read More

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    Crime scenes provide ministry opportunity

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 (7 minutes ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Gun violence in New Orleans' quiet Gentilly neighborhood once was rare, but after four shootings rocked Gentilly Baptist Church in a year's time, pastor Ken Taylor decided something had to change. Read More

  • NAMB, IMB to partner on Send North America Conf.

    by Joe Conway, posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (yesterday)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- The Send North America Conference has gained a major partner for the Aug. 3-4 sessions at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

    North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell has announced that the International Mission Board is partnering with NAMB to make the Send North America Conference fully comprehensive in missions scope. Read More

  • Winter storm underscores disaster preparedness

    by Meredith Yackel, posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (23 hours ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Winter storm Juno hit areas of the Northeast Monday and Tuesday (Jan. 26-27) and continues to bring moderate to heavy snow in some areas. Although its impact is less than originally predicted, by noon Tuesday Juno had left parts of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island with one to two or more feet of snow. Read More

  • Film places biblical creation in college setting

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (yesterday)

    LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BP) -- Biblical creation gets a college-themed airing as the origin of humanity in a film scheduled to open on select dates through March.

    Longtime Christian filmmaker Rich Christiano directs "A Matter of Faith," which features a fictional debate between the Christian father of a college freshman daughter and her professor who teaches evolution. Read More

  • Ministers' tax guide released by GuideStone

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (23 hours ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- GuideStone Financial Resources has released its Ministers' Tax Guide for 2014 Returns.

    The annual handbook provides step-by-step instructions for both active and retired ministers, sample forms and detailed help in understanding the latest tax laws. ... Read More

  • Missionary kids experience a 3rd-culture world

    by Elaine Gaston, posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (yesterday)

    IMB Photo
    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (BP) -- Mike McAfee took his daughter Karis to work with him on a Tuesday morning in the Ivory Coast capital of Abidjan.

    His work that day happened to be visiting a Muslim friend, Seidou, to talk more about Jesus. Karis, 11 at the time, was going to play with Seidou's niece Sadia. Her hopes were dashed, however, when they arrived and Sadia wasn't there. Her uncle told Karis that she was now an apprentice in a tailor's shop. Read More