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  • Colo. wildfires draw multi-state Baptist DR response

    by Brandon Elrod, posted Friday, July 20, 2018 (yesterday)

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    LA VETA, Colorado (BP) -- Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams from as far east as Kentucky are headed west to Colorado to help bring hope and healing to communities ravaged by fires that have consumed tens of thousands of acres and destroyed hundreds of homes.

    Colorado Baptists have been serving the community of La Veta in the south-central region of the state since June 30. The state SBDR team began feeding first responders -- firefighters, forestry workers, the National Guard, police and State Emergency Operations Center personnel -- three days after what became known as the Spring Creek Fire developed on June 27 near Fort Garland, Colo., roughly 35 miles west of La Veta, according to the Denver Post. Read More

  • Colo. increases 80% in reported baptisms

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, April 04, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    DENVER (BP) -- Colorado Baptists are celebrating an 80 percent increase in reported baptisms for 2017 and the highest reported total for the Colorado Baptist General Convention (CBGC) since 2014.

    CBGC executive director Nathan Lorick announced a 73 percent increase April 2 via Twitter and told Baptist Press today (April 4) additional baptism reports have improved the percentage. Possible factors contributing to the reported baptism surge are evangelism among churches, strong church planting and an emphasis on submitting reports for the Southern Baptist Convention's Annual Church Profile (ACP), Lorick said. Read More

  • Colo. Baptists seek revival, anticipate building sale

    by David Roach, posted Monday, October 16, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    AURORA, Colo. (BP) -- A focus on revival and an announcement the Colorado Baptist General Convention will sell its Denver-area office building were among highlights of the convention's Oct. 9-10 annual meeting at Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church in Aurora, Colo.

    Colorado Baptists also increased the percentage of Cooperative Program receipts they will forward to Southern Baptist Convention causes and celebrated their first annual meeting with Nathan Lorick as CBGC executive director. Read More

  • Colo. Baptists seek new executive director

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, January 09, 2017 (one year ago)

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (BP) -- The Colorado Baptist General Convention (CBGC) is receiving applications for a new executive director to replace Mark Edlund, retiring in July after 15 years of service.

    The executive director would serve a unified and healthy convention of 391 churches and church plants in one of the fastest growing states in the nation, said CBGC President Mike Routt, citing Edlund's tenure.

    "Dr. Mark Edlund has provided excellent spiritual guidance and counsel during ... Read More

  • Personal revitalization focus of Colo. Baptists

    by BP staff, posted Tuesday, December 20, 2016 (one year ago)

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    VAIL, Colo. (BP) -- Colorado Baptists focused on "The Revitalized Christian" at their 2016 annual meeting, a theme drawn from Isaiah 6:1-8 that continued a focus on church revitalization begun last year.

    "Every Christian needs to be revitalized," said Mike Routt, Colorado Baptist General Convention (CBGC) president. "If every Christian was revitalized, we would have church revitalization." Read More

  • 'A great ride.' Colo. Exec Mark Edlund retiring

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, November 01, 2016 (one year ago)

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (BP) -- A restructured executive board, a western state office and a renewed emphasis on prayer are among the improvements Mark Edlund has spearheaded during his 15 years as executive director and treasurer of the Colorado Baptist General Convention (CBGC).

    Edlund is retiring in July 2017 from the post he has held since 2001, he announced at the CBGC October annual meeting. Read More

  • Colo. Baptists' theme: 'revitalized church'

    by Colorado Baptist General Convention Staff, posted Monday, November 02, 2015 (2 years ago)

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BP) -- The 60th annual meeting of the Colorado Baptist General Convention focused on the theme "The Revitalized Church" from Revelation 2:4-5.

    Ralph Helm, Longs Peak Baptist Association's church catalyst, welcomed 155 registered messengers from 71 churches and 100-150 guests, who united in prayer and worship in Fort Collins at the Hilton Hotel & Conference Center. Read More

  • 'Be the church,' Colo. Baptists urged

    by Ginger LeBlanc , posted Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (3 years ago)

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (BP) -- The Colorado Baptist General Convention approved a budget that designates more than half of Cooperative Program receipts after shared expenses for Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries as messengers gathered around the theme "Be the Church" at the CBGC annual meeting in Centennial. Read More