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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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  • 'Miracle man' Stewart continues ministry after accident

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (one year ago)

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (BP) -- A two-hour "Holy Ghost revival" was in progress in Jimmy Stewart's office not long after he returned to work at the Alaska Baptist Convention earlier this year.

    Longtime Southern Baptist leader Paul Kim and his wife Rebekah from Boston were visiting the director of evangelism and church development. A small group of ministers and friends were praising God for answering their prayers and healing Stewart from a July, 2016, gas leak explosion at his rural Alaskan cabin. Physically fit and athletic before the accident, the evangelist was scarred from third-degree ... Read More

  • Association pioneers church revitalization model

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo courtesy of Jason Helmbacher.
    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Two years ago, First Baptist Church of Affton, Mo., knew it was dying. So it sought help from the local St. Louis Metro Baptist Association.

    In a process facilitated by executive director of missions Jim Breeden, First Baptist decided to replant itself in March 2016 as Church at Affton, led by replanter Jason Helmbacher. During its first year, the replant baptized 15 new believers and has come to average just over 100 worship attendees -- about 40 of whom were First Baptist members before the replant. Read More

  • Iorg challenges graduates to 'be expert witnesses'

    by Katherine Chute, posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Rebekah Wahlberg
    Gateway Seminary President Jeff Iorg told students graduating from the seminary's Los Angeles-area campus May 20 that their primary role in God's kingdom is to be witnesses to the Gospel. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: More than watching a movie

    by John Weaver, posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (one year ago)

    Following Christ shouldn't be like watching a movie, John Weaver writes. "We're not here on this earth to just watch movies about the Light of the world," he notes, "but we're commanded to go out and be the light of the world." Read More