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  • FIRST-PERSON: Why Chicago?

    by Dennis Conner, posted Friday, December 01, 2017 (12 days ago)

    No matter where you live, Dennis Conner notes, metropolitan areas like Chicago are located between you and "the end of the earth" in the Great Commission. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Connected to the family

    by Kevin Ezell , posted Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (one month ago)

    Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, tells of a church planter in Maine who is "not alone" due to Southern Baptists' cooperative support. Read More

  • CP unites beyond finances, church planter says

    by Erin Roach, posted Friday, October 13, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Peter Yanes
    PHILADELPHIA (BP) -- Though the Cooperative Program unites Southern Baptist churches in giving money for missions, it also helps believers acknowledge they need each other in the daunting task of reaching the nations for Christ, a church planter with an international background said.

    "We learn to cooperate more in missions giving, sending and partnering because of the Cooperative Program's unifying spirit, realizing that we need to be together because of the enormous demands of the mission field," Peter Yanes, a North American Mission Board church planting catalyst in Philadelphia, told Baptist Press. Read More

  • D.C.-area planter, church taking Christ to 'all peoples'

    by Brandon Elrod, posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 (4 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of All Peoples Church
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- What connects Osaka, Japan and Fairfax, Va.?

    Given that Fairfax lies less than 20 miles outside of Washington, D.C., one might expect several connections between the major Japanese port city and a suburb of the United States capital. But, one particular link has led to radical life change for several Fairfax residents.

    About a year ago, All Peoples Community Church (APCC), led by pastor Kenji Adachi, held its first service. Pastor Adachi, born in Osaka, moved to Fairfax in 2003 to pastor a multiethnic church in the Washington D.C. metro area. Read More

  • WWII-era couple's sacrifice yields new Hispanic church

    by Lonnie Wilkey/Tennessee Baptist and Reflector, posted Monday, July 24, 2017 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Lonnie Wilkey
    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (BP) -- Missions has been a way of life for Earl and Violet Newcomb since the mid-1950s in helping start six churches.

    Earl Newcomb served as song leader while operating a business in Franklin, Tenn., and Violet served as pianist and church treasurer.

    "Lord, open the door and we will go," they always said.

    In 1975 the couple helped begin their last church, Harpeth First Baptist in rural ... Read More

  • Refugee of communist China plants churches in Okla.

    by Daniel Woodman, posted Friday, July 14, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Photo by John Stroup.
    TULSA, Okla. (BP) -- Outgoing National Asian American Fellowship President Ted Lam has a dream of unprecedented Asian church planting in the U.S., and he has a plan to accomplish it.

    His personal testimony of escape from communist China is a tool to help him carry out that plan.

    After serving more than a decade as a church planting leader with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Lam was elected in 2016 as the first president ... Read More

  • Church planting 'Class of 2016' successes reported

    by NAMB staff, posted Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Filipino International Baptist Church North
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- In March of this year, Filipino International Baptist Church North in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, celebrated its one year anniversary by baptizing eight new believers. That brought the total number of baptisms for the first year of the church to 17.

    Church planting missionary Bayani Taligato says his approach has been simple. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Why we plant churches

    by Dennis Conner, posted Friday, May 19, 2017 (7 months ago)

    Church planting, Dennis Conner notes, provides a way to engage people who need a cultural connection "to develop relationships of trust and understanding that are essential to hearing the Gospel and responding in faith." Read More