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  • Crossover collegians venture into the flood

    by Tammi Reed Ledbetter, posted Tuesday, June 17, 2008 (9 years ago)

    Photo courtesy of Criswell College
    NEW WHITELAND, Ind. (BP)--A team of 13 Criswell College students never imagined they would battle floodwaters as part of Crossover'08. Read More

  • Children, youth enjoy their SBC activities

    by Shannon Baker, posted Tuesday, June 17, 2008 (9 years ago)

    INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--Elementary school children figuratively became princes and princesses while older students climbed Mount Kilimanjaro during the Southern Baptist Convention and the preceding Pastors' Conference in Indianapolis June 8-11.

    Nearly 200 children ages 4-12 attended the children's camp led by Children Conferences International, based in Madison Heights, Mich.

    As part of the theme, "The Sword and the Soap," the boys and girls learned how to be knights and ladies in God's Kin... Read More

  • IMB thanks top-giving churches

    by Shawn Hendricks, posted Tuesday, June 17, 2008 (9 years ago)

    INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--J.D. Greear recalls a time when he didn't see missionaries in a very positive light.

    "I once concluded that missionaries were pastors that could not get jobs in the United States," said the pastor of the Summit Church in Durham, N.C., during the International Mission Board's annual pastor's dinner June 9 in Indianapolis.

    "It changed for me in college when God, in a very real way, opened my eyes to what it meant for 1.8 billion people to have never heard the name of J... Read More

  • Annie fuels evangelization, Hammond says

    by Adam Miller, posted Tuesday, June 17, 2008 (9 years ago)

    INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--"It happens because you don't sit on your hands," North American Mission Board missionary David Proffitt told pastors who led in giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions in 2007.

    The offering finances the ministry of more than 5,200 missionaries in North America. NAMB's annual appreciation luncheon June 9 in Indianapolis honored about 130 churches as top givers by amount given or per capita giving in their associations.

    "Churches who ... Read More

  • Crossover reaches Hispanic communities

    by David Raul Lema Jr., posted Monday, June 16, 2008 (9 years ago)

    INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--Despite morning downpours and flash-flood warnings, nearly 100 Southern Baptist volunteers staffed evangelistic block parties aimed at reaching Hispanics in metropolitan Indianapolis June 7. Read More

  • 'No one is exempt,' Rankin tells Hispanics

    by David Raul Lema Jr., posted Monday, June 16, 2008 (9 years ago)

    INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--Hispanics play an important role in the world missions strategy of Southern Baptists in South America, Jerry Rankin, president of the International Mission Board, told more than 100 pastors and leaders at a June 9 luncheon prior to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Indianapolis.

    "I feel very much at home with people who speak Spanish," said Rankin, who recently returned from a two-week trip into the Amazon basin of Peru and Ecuador.

    Noting his concern... Read More

  • Hammond addresses Hispanic celebration

    by David Raul Lema Jr., posted Monday, June 16, 2008 (9 years ago)

    INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--Speaking in Spanish with a Portuguese accent, Geoff Hammond, president of the North American Mission Board, delighted a crowd of Hispanic Southern Baptists at a NAMB-sponsored National Hispanic Celebration June 8.

    "I love to be anywhere a Latin language is spoken," Hammond told the 300-plus attendees.

    The multilingual missions leader, who became NAMB's president a year ago, was born in Nigeria to missionary parents, studied in England and has served as a missionary i... Read More

  • Calif. couple models Gospel urgency

    by David Raul Lema Jr., posted Monday, June 16, 2008 (9 years ago)

    INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--For Joel and Marina Jimenez, a pastor and wife from northern California, the words of North American Mission Board President Geoff Hammond tugged at their hearts.

    "Time is running out and the need is urgent," Hammond said at NAMB's National Hispanic Celebration June 8. "Let's partner together to fulfill the Great Commission with urgency -– to glory of God!"

    The couple is living out those words as Joel Jimenez, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Emanuel in Salinas, Calif., de... Read More

  • Black Servants report growth

    by Staff, posted Monday, June 16, 2008 (9 years ago)

    INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--The Black Southern Baptist Denominational Servants Network showcased its steady growth during its 12th annual meeting and gave awards to several leaders June 8 at Gabriel Baptist Church in Indianapolis.

    Sid Smith, the network's executive director, underscored the multiple ways the organization has been growing.

    About 250 African Americans are employed in the Southern Baptist Convention's association, state/regional conventions and national entities -– up from about 9... Read More