Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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  • 100 years of Falls Creek sparks summer-long celebration

    by Chris Doyle, posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (6 months ago)

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    DAVIS, Okla. (BP) -- The 100th summer is underway for the youth weeks at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Centers.

    Since the camp was founded in 1917, in the summer months alone, more than 2 million people have walked the 305-acre grounds in the heart of the Arbuckle Mountains in southern Oklahoma. And there have been approximately 65,000 professions of faith and some 35,000 called to ministry, according the latest figures from Falls Creek. Read More

  • Black church conf. aids urban ministry, host says

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Anyone involved in urban ministry can benefit from the annual Black Church Leadership and Family Conference July 17 -21 in Ridgecrest, N.C., organizer Mark Croston told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Ten Commandments monument toppled at Ark. Capitol

    by Arkansas Baptist News staff, posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (6 months ago)

    City workers have removed pieces of the Ten Commandments monument from the Arkansas Capitol grounds after a Van Buren man apparently toppled it with his car less than 24 hours after the monument was installed. Read More

  • New initiative to generate funds for Ky. churches

    by Robin Cornetet/Kentucky Today, posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Is your church raising money for a planned building expansion, mission trip, or summer camp? A new initiative through the Kentucky Baptist Convention could soon help churches with that. Read More

  • Attracting unchurched grows small churches, study says

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (6 months ago)

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    WHEATON, Ill. (BP) -- Attracting and keeping people considered unchurched is rated as the top predictor of growth through new professions of faith at small churches, according to a new study encompassing 12 Christian denominations including Southern Baptists.

    "These churches are places of invitation, welcome and involvement for the unchurched," the study's authors said. "So, the unchurched stick around in greater numbers. And they come to Christ and get committed to the church in greater numbers." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: When God writes your Instagram handle

    by Candi Finch, posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Candi Finch, whose Instagram handle includes "lover of bacon & used bookstores," ponders how someone's social media identity would read if drawn from God's regard for His children as recorded in Scripture. Read More