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Friday, April 22, 2016

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  • EDITORIAL: Lideres Sin Luz, Iglesias Sin Sal

    by Por Gerardo A. Alfaro, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- ¡Alguien me dijo que mi último mensaje de facebook tiene a muchos molestos! Me pareció raro por las veces en que fue compartido el mensaje. Sin embargo, si puedes identificar algo que no es bíblico me gustaría que me lo hicieras saber. Read More

  • SBC ST. LOUIS: 'Awaken America, reach the world'

    by Shawn Hendricks, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (BP) -- When Southern Baptists depart St. Louis after their annual meeting in June, says SBC president Ronnie Floyd, he will be praying they do so with a "deep burden for our nation, a new commitment to racial unity and an extraordinary commitment to evangelize America."

    With the theme of this year's June 14-15 gathering being "Awaken America: Reach the World -- Agree, Unite, Pray," Floyd continues to point to passionate prayer as a critical tool for a "nationwide and global spiritual awakening." Read More

  • Asian-American Baptists launching new fellowship

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Asian Americans are launching a national fellowship coordinating the work of the eight Asian groups of the Southern Baptist Convention to advance the Great Commission, said Paul Kim, Asian American relations consultant to the SBC Executive Committee.

    Kim will launch the Asian American National Fellowship (AANF) at a dinner June 12 from 5:30–9:30 p.m. in Room 224 of America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza in St. Louis, in conjunction with the June 14-15 SBC annual meeting. Read More

  • Associational leaders focus on Lord's work

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Southern Baptist associational leaders will focus on church planting, discipleship and ministry in rural and urban settings June 12–13 at the St. Louis Holiday Inn Downtown Convention Center preceding the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in St. Louis. Read More

  • AVANCE among key Hispanic gatherings in St. Louis

    by Art Toalston, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- The increasing scope of Hispanic involvement in the Southern Baptist Convention will be evident during the weekend leading up to the SBC annual meeting in St. Louis.

    Progress, for example, on the SBC Hispanic Leaders and Pastors Network, initiated in December 2014, will be frequently referenced, including the launch of its multifaceted website. Read More

  • Chinese pastors set St. Louis fellowship event

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Chinese Southern Baptist pastors and leaders will host a dinner and fellowship in St. Louis in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in June, but will conduct its business at its biennial meeting this fall in Vancouver, B.C. Read More

  • Comedian & speaker Anita Renfroe slated for SBC women's events

    by Shannon Baker, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Anita Renfroe, a popular Christian comedian and communicator, will be the keynote speaker for two of three events for ministers' wives attending the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis.

    The trio of women's events, based on the theme, "Be Encouraged," will include a Pastors' Wives Conference, a Ministers' Wives Luncheon and a Women's Expo. Read More

  • ERLC to unveil 'Gospel for Life' books

    by Staff, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission will unveil the first three volumes in its new "Gospel for Life" book series during the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention June 14-15 in St. Louis.

    Among its other initiatives at the SBC meeting, the ERLC will join with the 9Marks ministry for the second consecutive year to cosponsor a conversation on church and culture. Read More

  • Evangelists to focus on serving pastors

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Connecting with pastors and exploring new avenues for serving churches will be the focus when the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists gathers in St. Louis in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. Read More

  • Filipinos to report on church planting progress

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- The Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America is on pace to fulfill its goal of planting 100 new churches in North America by 2020. Read More

  • GuideStone to offer tips on retirement, insurance, wellness

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- GuideStone Financial Resources will once again offer its Wellness Center during the Pastors' Conference and the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, June 13–15 in St. Louis. Messengers can visit the exhibit hall during operating hours to take advantage of the Wellness Center's free services, valued at up to $150. Read More

  • Korean Council set for 35th annual meeting

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    TACOMA, Wash. (BP) -- The 35th annual meeting of the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America has been set for June 20-23 at Tacoma First Baptist Church in Tacoma, Wash. Tacoma First is a Korean congregation and the largest Southern Baptist church in the Northwest Baptist Convention of Washington, Oregon and northern Idaho. Read More

  • LifeWay to offer free pastors' breakfast, 2 movies at SBC

    by Marty King, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources will provide a free breakfast for pastors and screen two new movies at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in St. Louis this summer.

    The focus of the LifeWay Pastors' Breakfast will be "Leading Change in the Church," featuring LifeWay President and CEO Thom S. Rainer, followed by a panel discussion of critical issues in effectively navigating change.

    The panel will include Ron Edmondson, Immanuel Baptist Church, Lexington, Ky.; Sam Rainer, West Bradenton Baptist Church, Bradenton, Fla.; Jimmy Scroggins, Family Church, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Kevin Smith, Highview Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky. Eric Geiger, vice president of LifeWay's Resources Division, will serve as moderator. Read More

  • 'Limitless opportunities' to highlight IMB message at SBC

    by Julie McGowan, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Southern Baptists will learn more about how the International Mission Board partners with churches to overcome barriers and cross bridges together to effectively send missionaries to difficult-to-access places and global cities during the Southern Baptist Convention's June 14-15 annual meeting in St. Louis. Read More

  • 'Loving God by loving others' NAAF focus

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Promoting personal holiness, strengthening church ministry, and equipping pastors to navigate the Southern Baptist Convention are goals of the National African American Fellowship as it gathers June 11–13 in conjunction with the SBC Annual Meeting in St. Louis. Read More

  • 9Marks, B21, Connect316 among events for SBC attendees

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Several Christian ministries -- including 9Marks, B21, Connect316 and others -- will offer events on topics ranging from the future of the Cooperative Program to the state of discipleship and evangelism in the Southern Baptist Convention for messengers and others attending the SBC's June 14-15 annual meeting in St. Louis. Read More

  • Messianics to seek partners in Jewish evangelism

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Strengthening partnerships with other groups focused on Jewish evangelism will be among the emphases at the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship meeting June 15 in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in St. Louis. Read More

  • NAMB to launch Send Relief opportunities

    by Tobin Perry, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Southern Baptists attending this year's SBC annual meeting in St. Louis will learn how their churches can engage local communities with the Gospel by partnering with the North American Mission Board's new Send Relief initiative.

    NAMB will officially launch Send Relief during the Send Luncheon held at noon on June 13 at The Dome at America's Center, former home of the St. Louis Rams. Luncheon attendees will hear stories of how churches throughout North America are meeting needs as they engage their communities with the Gospel. NAMB will provide ways to help equip the church to more effectively do likewise in their community. Read More

  • Pastors' Conference to spotlight evangelism

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference president John Meador didn't choose the "Live This!" theme of this year's sessions in St. Louis.

    He said it was burned on his heart several years ago as God convinced him through study of 2 Timothy 4:5-6 that he had not been leading his church in evangelism and that he -- along with fellow pastors -- needed to heed Scripture's call to "do the work of an evangelist." Read More

  • SBC Pastors' Conference 2016 schedule

    by Staff, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- This year's Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference will center on the theme "Live This!" and focus on equipping pastors to do the work of evangelists.

    "I don't think anybody can deny that we are at an all-time low in evangelism," Pastors' Conference president John Meador said. "I don't think anyone can deny that no one is going to change this unless the pastor does. And because of those truths, I think this Pastors' Conference is critical and crucial." Read More

  • Seminaries to greet alumni, friends in St. Louis

    by SBC Seminary Communications Staff, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Alumni and friends of Southern Baptists' six seminaries will gather Wednesday, June 15, in St. Louis to hear updates from the campuses and renew friendships with classmates and seminary faculty and staff. Read More

  • WMU: Share Christ by all means

    by Julie Walters, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Sharing Christ by all means is the focus of this year's Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, June 12–13.

    The meeting's theme -- By All Means -- is also WMU's emphasis for 2016–2018. The impetus for this theme is found in 1 Corinthians 9:22b–23: "I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the Gospel, that I may share in its blessings." Read More

  • AVANCE entre las reuniones hispanas clave en St. Louis

    Por Art Toalston, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- El creciente ámbito del involucramiento hispano en la Convención Bautista del Sur será evidente durante el fin de semana previo a la reunión anual de la CBS en St. Louis.

    El progreso, por ejemplo, en la Red de Pastores y Líderes Hispanos de la CBS, que se inició en diciembre de 2014, será frecuentemente citado, incluyendo la inauguración del ... Read More

  • Terremotos sacuden Japón y Ecuador; los bautistas evalúan las necesidades

    Por Mark Kelly, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Poderosos terremotos golpearon tanto Ecuador como Japón el último fin de semana, mataron a cientos de personas en los dos países e impulsaron los equipos de respuesta en desastre local.

    En Japón, una serie de tres días de terremotos y réplicas sacudieron la parte sur del país. Los terremotos mataron a por lo menos 42 personas, colapsaron edificios y causaron incendios y ... Read More

  • NAMB alista clínicas móviles para ministerio de Envía Alivio

    Por Tobin Perry, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- La Junta de Misiones Norteamericanas (NAMB por sus siglas en inglés) ha comprado dos clínicas móviles -- una para servicios dentales, la otra para necesidades médicas generales – serán usadas como parte de su nuevo ministerio de compasión Envía Alivio. Ambas unidades se usarán durante los eventos ministeriales Envía Alivio en el área de St. Louis en los días antes de la Convención Bautista del Sur anual. Read More

  • Etiquetar la pornografía como un 'peligro para la salud pública' pudiera traer cambios

    Por Tom Strode, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Etiquetar la pornografía como un "peligro para la salud pública" pudiera ser un factor para cambiar las reglas del juego.

    Esta es la esperanza del Centro Nacional de la Explotación Sexual (NCOSE, por sus siglas en inglés) y sus aliados en su intento por prevenir la adicción y exposición a la pornografía y ayudar a aquellos ya impactados por su uso. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Lideres Sin Luz, Iglesias Sin Sal

    Por Gerardo A. Alfaro, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- ¡Alguien me dijo que mi último mensaje de facebook tiene a muchos molestos! Me pareció raro por las veces en que fue compartido el mensaje. Sin embargo, si puedes identificar algo que no es bíblico me gustaría que me lo hicieras saber. Read More