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Thursday, October 01, 2015

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  • New NAMB logo announced

    by Staff, posted Thursday, October 01, 2015 (2 years ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- The North American Mission Board has introduced a new logo and messaging that reflects its goal to mobilize more churches and individuals to missional action in the effort to push back lostness and plant more churches in North America.

    "Every Life On Mission" and "Every Church On Mission" are two phrases NAMB will use prominently to encourage individuals and ... Read More

  • Bible Study: October 4, 2015

    by staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, October 01, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.

    This week's Bible study is adapted from The Gospel Project curriculum. Read More

  • 1% CP Challenge met by 4,422 churches

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, October 01, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank S. Page has personally signed letters to more than 4,400 Southern Baptist churches that have met or exceeded the 1% Cooperative Program Challenge.

    Recognized for their contributions are 3,846 congregations that met the challenge for the first time during the 2013-14 fiscal year (Oct. 1-Sept. 30) and 576 that met the challenge for two ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Add pizzazz to your women's event

    by Diana Davis, posted Thursday, October 01, 2015 (2 years ago)

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (BP) -- "Fresh Ideas" author Diana Davis suggests ways to add pizzazz to women's events. Whether the outreach is a retreat, luncheon, conference, mission project or weekly ministry, it can be infused with "exciting, God-honoring pizzazz," Davis writes. Read More

  • Students, churches set aside Oct. 15 to 'Engage 24'

    by Tobin Perry, posted Thursday, October 01, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NAMB file photo by Susan Whitley
    FREDERICKSBURG, VA (BP) -- As a student pastor at Spotswood Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Va., Doug Adams realizes how important it is to involve college students in personal evangelism -- and how tough it can be.

    To help overcome the inherent struggles in getting students to share the Gospel, Adams has turned to a familiar friend of student ministry -- peer support. By participating in a nationwide ... Read More

  • Hendricks named director of BP operations

    by BP staff, posted Thursday, October 01, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Executive Committee has named Shawn Hendricks as Baptist Press director of operations. The new role will be in addition to his regular duties as managing editor.

    As managing editor/director of operations, Hendricks will assume additional administrative assignments while continuing to direct and edit content released by Baptist Press. Art Toalston, who has ... Read More

  • Selma's faith community seeks racial healing

    by Anna Keller/The Alabama Baptist, posted Thursday, October 01, 2015 (2 years ago)

    "We're trying to find ways to get people in Selma to truly know one another." -- Juana Maxwell of One Selma: Coming Home United in Faith
    SELMA, Ala. (BP) -- When Jerry Light moved to Selma to become pastor of First Baptist Church several years ago, he was surprised that only two African American churches identified as Southern Baptist.

    "It bothered me because Baptists are always missions-minded -- both locally and abroad," Light said. "I know Selma has a racial stigma hanging over it but that was a long time ago and we need ... Read More