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  • Pawnee chief gives Native rendering of Gospel truth

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 (8 months ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    DALLAS (BP) -- "We use the culture of the American Indian to draw a crowd," said Warren "Junior" Pratt, a Pawnee chief.

    "We use Scripture to share God's truth."

    Pratt spoke -- and with his family performed -- during the Fellowship of Native American Christians annual meeting June 10-11 in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Dallas. Read More

  • Native American spiritual needs weigh on FoNAC

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 (8 months ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    DALLAS (BP) -- Native Americans balance life in both the Native and white culture and too often lose to both, Gary Hawkins said in his executive director's report during the Fellowship of Native American Christians sixth annual gathering in Dallas.

    "Spiritual needs are tremendous among Native people," Hawkins said during FoNAC's June 10-11 meeting in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

    "Fewer than 10 percent of Natives have an ongoing personal relationship with Christ Jesus, and a lot of them are dying without a clear presentation of salvation, making it so important we reach out today on our reservations and in our cities with ways of contextualizing the Gospel to best reach Natives," Hawkins said. Read More

  • Native Americans to discuss Gospel contextualization

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (10 months ago)

    BP file photo by Matt Miller
    DALLAS (BP) -- A presentation of the Gospel message to demonstrate a contextual way of ministering to unreached and under-reached Native people will be part of the Fellowship of Native American Christians' annual meeting in June.

    "Everyone is welcome," FoNAC Executive Director Gary Hawkins told Baptist Press. "In the past few years some have told me they would've enjoyed attending our meeting but thought it was only for Indians, which is far from the message FoNAC wants to project. Read More

  • FoNAC plans for 'Dimensions to Native Ministry'

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (one year ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Evangelicals interested in ministering among Native Americans across North America are invited June 10-11 to a two-day conference entitled "Dimensions to Native Ministry." Read More

  • Native American network spreads its wings

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Chris Carter
    ST. LOUIS (BP) -– A woman in Kingfisher in western Oklahoma started crying when she encountered a prayerwalking team of Native Americans from eastern Oklahoma last year.

    "She asked what we were doing, and when we said we were praying about starting a church for Native Americans, she started crying," said Emerson Falls, chairman of the Fellowship of Native American Churches. "She said she'd been praying for a church to be started there."

    Falls spoke during FoNAC's annual meeting, June 13, prior to the Southern Baptist Convention's 2016 annual meeting in St. Louis. Read More