Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Church planting fire burning in S. Asia

    by Don Graham, posted Wednesday, December 03, 2014 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Paul W. Lee/IMB
    SOUTH ASIA (BP) -- For Mitch Englehart*, it's a beautiful sight that's taking place in some very dirty water. The South Carolina native watches from the bank of a stagnant canal as six new believers are baptized outside a small village in the South Asian countryside. Dhanwan is one of them.

    "I want to follow Jesus!" the young man says, explaining that he became a Christian following a miraculous healing through the prayers of a local pastor. That pastor, Lalbahadur, is a fifth-generation Christian whose faith can be traced back to Englehart's church planting network. ... Read More

  • Cooperative Program 2% above budget projection

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, December 03, 2014 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are $31,959,358.96, or 2 percent more than the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection, and are 6.35 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page. Read More

  • LGBT ordinance repeal on Fayetteville ballot

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, December 03, 2014 (3 years ago)

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BP) -- Southern Baptist leaders in northwest Arkansas are expressing hope voters will overturn a pro-homosexual/transgender ordinance Dec. 9, turning back a significant threat to religious liberty. Read More

  • 'Hard to argue with' CP success, pastor says

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Wednesday, December 03, 2014 (3 years ago)

    PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (BP) -- Maxine Warren takes home the coffee left over from fellowships at First Baptist Church in Pleasant Grove, Utah, not wanting to see it thrown out.

    She and her husband Louis, in their early 80s, were children during America's Great Depression. Frugality is so ingrained they don't even think about it. Read More

  • Northwest Baptists mark IMB partnership

    by Cameron Crabtree, posted Wednesday, December 03, 2014 (3 years ago)

    SALEM, Ore. (BP) -- The Northwest Baptist Convention celebrated paying off the debt to its headquarters and marked a new East Asian partnership with the International Mission Board at the convention's 2014 annual meeting in Salem, Ore. Read More

  • WORLDVIEW: Where global outreach begins

    by Erich Bridges, posted Wednesday, December 03, 2014 (3 years ago)

    Missions columnist Erich Bridges, writing in conjunction with Southern Baptists' Week of Prayer for International Missions, notes that a vibrant spiritual relationship with Christ is foundational to global outreach. Read More