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  • Mission connects inner city with Baptist volunteers

    by K. Faith Morgan, posted Friday, August 21, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Screen capture from Stowe Mission video
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Parsons Avenue divides the extensive Southside neighborhood in Columbus into the haves and have-nots. Stowe Mission of Central Ohio is a place of hope situated right on the line.

    "From our parking lot, you can see a house that is valued at $330,000 on the west side, and you turn around and see a house that sold for $5,000," said Austin Hill, Stowe's associate director. "In this ZIP code we have houses that sell for $2 million, but then we also had a week where 12 kids under the age of 18 were shot in this area." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Reflections on our 2015 Southern Baptist Convention

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Monday, June 22, 2015 (3 years ago)

    President Ronnie Floyd recaps 10 highlights from last week's Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus, Ohio. "My heart is overflowing with gratitude to our great God for meeting with us in Columbus in a powerful manner," Floyd writes. "People came with great expectation and prayerfully returned to their churches resounding with great hope." Read More

  • 5,406: SBC's unofficial Columbus registration

    by Brian Koonce, posted Thursday, June 18, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting drew 5,406 messengers to Columbus June 16-17 from the nation's 46,000-plus Southern Baptist churches. The unofficial total is a 2 percent rise from last year's 5,295 messengers in Baltimore.

    SBC registration secretary Jim Wells said the results were slightly below his pre-annual meeting guess, but good nonetheless, especially from Ohio. Read More

  • Floyd: 'Rise up' in a 'dangerous, hopeless world'

    by Tammi Reed Ledbetter, posted Tuesday, June 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Matt Miller
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd called for pastoral leadership in the nation's largest Protestant denomination to seize a "Bonhoeffer moment" by refusing to be silent in the face of persecution, to hold on to the Word of God, take heart and be encouraged.

    "The lostness has never been greater in our dangerous and hopeless world," Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, said in his president's message to the SBC annual meeting June 16 in Columbus, Ohio. Read More

  • 'He Must Increase' continues at Pastors' Conf.

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, June 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Paul W. Lee
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The 2015 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference's afternoon and evening sessions June 15 continued on the theme of "He Must Increase" from John 3:30. Six speakers during the two sessions encouraged and challenged Southern Baptist pastors to emulate John the Baptist's charge to decrease so that Jesus Christ might increase.

    The June 14-15 Pastors' Conference sessions in the Greater Columbus Convention Center led into the June 16-17 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. Read More

  • Humility, intimacy urged at Pastors' Conference

    by Staff, posted Monday, June 15, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Pastors and churches must humble themselves and pursue a closer walk with God if they want to experience His peace, joy and purpose, speakers said at the 2015 Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference in its first two sessions June 14-15.

    The conference, focusing on the theme "He Must Increase" from John the Baptist's statement in John 3:30, precedes the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Read More

  • Collegians' 'ForColumbus' aims for long-term impact

    by Meredith Yackel, posted Monday, June 15, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The millennial generation doesn't always have the best reputation, and they know it. When Jon Shah, pastor of H2O Church on Ohio State University's campus, asked a group of collegians participating in ForColumbus how they thought people perceived them, they answered with terms like lazy, impatient, entitled and emotional. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Countdown to Columbus

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Monday, June 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- One week from today (June 8), Columbus will begin to teem with the people called Southern Baptists. Thousands of us will gather from across the country and some from across the world. Our convention is always a joyful time to reunite with friends as well as a time to make new friends.

    Whether you are able to join us in Columbus or not, allocate some time this week to pray for our time together. There is so much at stake in this year's convention. Read More