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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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  • 'One-stop shop' for collegiate ministry launched

    by Kristen Camp, posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Susan Whitley/NAMB
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- There is plenty of information available to collegiate ministry leaders about how to start a college ministry, how to reach freshmen and how to encourage college students to share the Gospel. But it can be difficult -- if not impossible -- to find these types of resources in one specific place to provide consistent, practical help to collegiate ministry leaders, until now. Read More

  • Retired teacher plants church, baptizes 60 in 2 years

    by Tobin Perry, posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Erik Stenbakken/NAMB
    AURORA, Colo. (BP) -- Mike Alexander never attended seminary. He had never pastored a church. He says he didn't even know what a church planter did. That is, until he became one.

    Now, about two years after arriving in Aurora, Colo., and about 23 months after he began learning what church planters actually do, the church Alexander started has baptized more than 60 people. Read More

  • Missionsfest draws Baptists from 11 states

    by Julie Walters, posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

    TOLEDO, Ohio (BP) -- When Helen Henley, a member of Sunrise Baptist Church in Midland, Mich., heard Missionsfest would be in Toledo, Ohio, she "felt it was too close not to be a part."

    Henley was familiar with the three-hour drive to Toledo, since her son had attended college there and had lived just blocks away from where the outreach event would be held. Read More

  • Sanctity of Life: Family blessed through adoption

    by Jessica Vanderpool, Arkansas Baptist News, posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

    DUMAS, Ark. (BP) -- Those who know Haylee Kirtley would probably describe her as a talkative, sweet 6-year-old with a big heart. She is good at school, enjoys playing soccer and, like so many girls her age, loves Elsa from the movie "Frozen."

    And to her parents, she is a gift from God -- a gift for whom they waited a long time. Read More