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ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Professionals -- people with experience in business, education, sales, medicine and more -- can help start and grow churches in places career missionaries cannot go by using their skills to network with other professionals in cities around the globe, a panel of Baptist leaders determined June 13 in St. Louis.
"We want to encourage any professional and soon-to-retire professional to consider this," said Sebastian Traeger, executive vice president at the International Mission Board in Richmond, Va. Traeger was part of one of 18 Cooperative Program panels held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting. "They'll be in the context of the city they're in, and could be most effective.... We're talking cities of 5 to 25 million people or more." Read More