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  • FIRST-PERSON: A church bids farewell

    by Paul Kim, posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Paul Kim recounts the poignant farewells to two couples leaving for distant fields of service from the church where they have been longtime members. Read More

  • 'In spirit & in truth' aim of black conf. worship

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, July 24, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Photo by Diana Chandler
    RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- An original arrangement of "Blessed Assurance" at the 2018 Black Church Leadership and Family Conference culminated in a musical round of three different phrases sung in unison, harmonizing the word "assurance" at the same time.

    "Oh what a blessed assurance." "Blessed assurance, this is my song." "Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine," sang the Whosoever Will Choir comprised of volunteers attending the conference.

    Arranger, worship pastor and recording artist Joe Pace, who serves under senior pastor H.B. Charles Jr. at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., describes his arrangement as putting a "little spin" on the classic Fannie Crosby hymn. Read More

  • Hispanic churches go outside the box for evangelism

    by Joy Pittman , posted Thursday, July 05, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Photo by Ricardo Rivera
    ALBUQUERQUE (BP) -- Twenty-four Hispanic Baptist churches embraced the 2018 Simultaneous Revivals campaign organized by Baptist Convention of New Mexico Hispanic ministry strategist Ricardo Rivera.

    A key goal this year, Rivera told the Baptist New Mexican newsjournal, was to motivate churches to think outside the box about evangelism within their communities and to inspire them to do something beyond traditional preaching revivals. Read More

  • Pawnee chief gives Native rendering of Gospel truth

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 (4 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 (4 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

  • Hispanics talk discipleship at LifeWay luncheon

    by Keila Diaz, posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 (4 months ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Nearly 60 Hispanic pastors and leaders gained discipleship insights and resources during a LifeWay Leadership luncheon June 12 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

    Craig Featherstone, LifeWay Global vice president, welcomed the group and noted LifeWay's new centers in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Brazil in addition to short-term Bible studies in Spanish.

    These developments, he said, were steps toward creating resources to help churches -- including Hispanic churches -- make disciples and leaders. Read More

  • Evangelism, unity undergird Nat'l Hispanic fellowship

    by Keila Diaz, posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    DALLAS (BP) -- The National Hispanic Baptist Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention gathered for their 29th annual meeting with the theme "Reviving an Evangelistic Vision."

    The event, held in conjunction with the SBC annual meeting in Dallas, drew approximately 100 Hispanic believers from around the nation. During the four-hour gathering at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, the group reelected officers, worshiped, heard from three keynote speakers and honored several pastors. Read More

  • AVANCE: Jimmy Draper says unity evidences the Gospel

    by Keila Diaz, posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Samuelle Grove
    DALLAS (BP) -- AVANCE 2018 welcomed nearly 100 pastors and their wives as well as church leaders and planters for a night of fellowship, networking and prayer.

    AVANCE, held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, is a partnership of LifeWay Christian Resources, the International Mission Board, the North American Mission Board, GuideStone Financial Resources and the SBC Executive Committee.

    Ramon Osorio, Hispanic church planting catalyst with the North American Mission Board, opened the evening with several prayer sessions. Read More

  • Church2Church fellowship looks toward Hispanic unity

    by Keila Diaz, posted Monday, June 11, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    DALLAS (BP) -- The Church2Church fellowship (De Iglesia a Iglesia) brought together more than 100 Hispanic Southern Baptists on Sunday (June 10) for a unity service in Dallas at Primera Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida.

    The fellowship was officially formed last year during the SBC's annual meeting in Phoenix for the purpose of uniting Hispanic churches and pastors to further the Gospel.

    Robert Lopez, co-founder of the fellowship, and Ramon Osorio, Hispanic church planting catalyst with the North American Mission Board, addressed the 10 a.m. service marked by a sense of fellowship among attendees of all ages and backgrounds.

    Nueva Vida pastor David Galvan extended a welcome to those who were visiting; the church's worship team led in English and Spanish worship songs. Read More

  • 2nd-gen cross-cultural pastors focus of Dallas panel

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (5 months ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Second-generation Asian American pastors and others called to cross-cultural ministry are the focus of a panel discussion from noon to 1 p.m. June 12 in Dallas.

    The 2nd-Generation Pastors and Planters Fellowship is open not only to Asian Americans, but second-generation pastors of any ethnic origin called to ministry outside their personal cultural groups in the U.S., said event organizer Thomas Wong.

    "We just want to encourage that second generation -- who may not feel that they have resources, mentors or coaches -- that they can access guys like us," said Wong, president of the National Asian-American Second Generation Fellowship hosting the event. Read More