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Dominican Republic native found Gospel focus at SEBTSWAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- It started with a prayer.
In his home country of the Dominican Republic, youth pastor Moises Gomez had a burning desire to be better equipped to serve the church. He and his pastor asked the Lord to provide a way for Gomez to be equipped for full-time ministry.
"I think we should pray and see God respond in this prayer," Gomez recounted his pastor telling him in 2014.
Two weeks later the phone rang, and Edgar Aponte was on the other end. Aponte was Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary's director of Hispanic leadership development at the time (now the International Mission Board's vice president of mobilization). Read More
FIRST-PERSON: A church bids farewell
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. worshipRIDGECREST, 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 evangelismALBUQUERQUE (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 truthDALLAS (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 FoNACDALLAS (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
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 fellowshipDALLAS (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 GospelDALLAS (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 unityDALLAS (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