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Travel risks prompt Baptists to improve training
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Reggie Quimby thought he and his fellow mission team members were safe.
In the company of local guides and a caravan of vehicles, they traveled at night on a rural road in Guatemala. While there was some risk involved with this particular road after sunset, Quimby believed the odds of something bad happening were too small. Read More
NOBTS conf.: Seek fresh move of GodNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Three Southern Baptist leaders, in a "Prayer Summit for Spiritual Awakening" at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, challenged pastors-in-training to seek a fresh movement of God and lead their congregations to experience the same.
Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, opened the prayer summit in New Orleans Seminary's Leavell Chapel, preaching from Isaiah 63-64. Read More
MISSIONARY PERSPECTIVE: Why I love UkraineChurch planter Tom Long describes his struggle to love those who cause conflict and disorder in the country he loves.
In those early years, I saw lots of growth numerically in believers and church starts. Sure there were difficulties that included long lines to simply purchase bread. However, seeing people who lived under communism for 70 years stepping forward to live in Christ was worth every challenge encountered. Read More
N.Y. Baptists consider name change
NANUET, N.Y. (BP) -- The Baptist Convention of New York could soon have a new name and a new location for its offices, messengers learned at the convention's 45th annual meeting Sept. 29-30 at Grace Baptist Church in Nanuet. Read More
AT THE MOVIES: '40' & 'Redeemed' reminders of God's gracePhil Boatwright shares thoughts on the movies "40" and "Redeemed." He explains how these films remind him of God's grace that abounds much more than our sin. Read More
Bible Study: November 9, 2014
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. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Fewer churches growing, more churches declining
SBC President Ronnie Floyd outlines four action steps in view of statistics showing that fewer Southern Baptist churches are growing, and more declining, in latest five-year span, 2008-13, compared to the years 1978-83. Read More