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  • Missionary will remember 'those who are praying'

    by Kevin Singerman, posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (9 days ago)

    Photo by Matt Jones
    PHOENIX (BP) -- My heart was racing as my wife and I stood and waited.

    Memories from the past several years shot through my mind. Time after time I had heard the cry, "They are perishing without the Gospel! Who will go?" And time after time I had responded. But God's quiet reply to my soul was simply, "Wait on the Lord...." Read More

  • Disciple-making addressed by Ezell, Platt, Geiger

    by Michael Smith, posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (9 days ago)

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    PHOENIX (BP) -- Disciple-making in Southern Baptist churches was assessed by SBC entity leaders Kevin Ezell, David Platt and Eric Geiger during a forum at the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

    Robby Gallaty, pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., president/founder of Replicate Ministries and chairman of a task force created last year to encourage disciple-making by Southern Baptists, led the discussion at the Replicate Ministries booth in the SBC exhibit hall June 13. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A family of churches

    by Curtis Cook, posted Friday, July 14, 2017 (13 days ago)

    Curtis Cook, at each Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting he attends, gains renewed appreciation for a family of churches that can "lock arms together for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ." Read More

  • Worship & missions: An interview with Keith Getty

    by Rodney Calfee, posted Monday, July 03, 2017 (24 days ago)

    Photo by Maggie Mae Everett
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Many Southern Baptists may know the Gettys for "In Christ Alone," a beautiful hymn Keith Getty and Stuart Townend penned in 2000 and the church has been singing ever since.

    Keith and Kristyn Getty, along with others, have written many more, some of which tie directly to the missionary activity of the church. During the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Phoenix in June, the International Mission Board's Rodney Calfee sat down with Keith to discuss worship and missions. Read More

  • INDEPENDENCE DAY: 'We face another challenging hour'

    by Maj. Gen. Doug Carver (ret.), posted Monday, July 03, 2017 (24 days ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    Doug Carver recounts Southern Baptists' longstanding wartime ministry to members of the armed forces. And now, he points to another critical hour to remain "faithful stewards of the freedom we've been granted by the men and women who have, through their brave and sacrificial service, kept America the land of the free and the brave." Read More

  • Heart for orphans stirs panel conversation

    by Michael Smith, posted Monday, June 26, 2017 (one month ago)

    Four Southern Baptist national entity leaders shared their insights on adoption and foster care during a panel discussion June 13 at the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program booth in Phoenix. Read More

  • Church leaders gather ministry tips in Phoenix

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Monday, June 26, 2017 (one month ago)

    So what? That's the question Rob Tims says he tries to answer right away when he leads a small group. Tims, a manager in groups ministry, and his colleagues at LifeWay Christian Resources led 18 drop-in training sessions to give practical skills and ideas to church leaders. Read More

  • 'Run the Race' explores questions of life & faith

    by Aaron Earls, posted Monday, June 26, 2017 (one month ago)

    Graphic from LifeWay.com
    PHOENIX (BP) -- Where is God when bad things happen? An upcoming film says He is pursuing you in the midst of those trying times.

    Following two teenage brothers, Zach and Dave Truett, "Run the Race" poses tough questions and is meant to stir up conversations about faith, according to filmmakers Jake McEntire and Trey Brunson. Read More

  • 'For the Church Phoenix' seeks to encourage, edify

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Friday, June 23, 2017 (one month ago)

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    PHOENIX (BP) -- Midwestern Seminary hosted "For the Church Phoenix," its third in an annual series of micro-conferences, at the Phoenix Convention Center during the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

    The event featured leaders from across the SBC presenting on featured topics in a seven-minute TED Talk-like format.

    "Our aim at For the Church Phoenix was to give attendees the very best encouragement and instruction that Midwestern Seminary could possibly provide through these brief presentations," Midwestern president Jason Allen said during the June 13 event. "Existing for the church is what this school stands for, and our desire is that everyone has departed here more edified to carry out their ministries." Read More

  • Gaines: Pray 'fervently' in light of Phoenix SBC

    by David Roach, posted Friday, June 23, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo by Matt Jones
    PHOENIX (BP) -- With messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix pledging to pray for matters ranging from evangelism to racial reconciliation, SBC President Steve Gaines has called Southern Baptists to intercede "more fervently and frequently than ever before."

    Gathered around the theme "Pray! For such a time as this," messengers to the June 13-14 annual meeting urged prayer or committed to ask God for specific requests in at least five separate resolutions. In addition, annual meeting attendees received specific prayer requests from the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board. Read More