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'We must recapture evangelism': E4E SummitDAVIS, Okla. (BP) -- About 100 evangelists, pastors, directors of evangelism and some wives traveled from across the United States to gather in Oklahoma at the Falls Creek Conference Center to identify issues that have led to declines in evangelism as well as the use of evangelists in the Southern Baptist Convention. They also met to develop recommendations about how to restore the denomination to its Great Commission roots.
The group included a diverse representation in age and geography, with a large number among the crowd identifying themselves as 45 years old or younger. The guest list showed many attendees were from Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana, but included members from the ... Read More
Church plant reaches millennials at local cineplexPHOENIX (BP) -- A church plant that meets in one of the theaters in a cineplex may not be big news.
Except when a church plant impacts so many millennials that it never plans to leave.
Jeremiah Semmler and CityView Church in Phoenix have seen more than 350 people land in their theater seats and connect with the church family. Instead of watching a new release, many soon meet Jesus and become released to a new life in Christ. Read More
Facebook expands church plant's community connectionsMESA, Ariz. (BP) -- Everyone craves connections -- a truth that Living Stone Community Church has embraced by using Facebook to minister to their community.
Facebook can be an important tool in getting to know neighbors and pointing them to Christ, said Ali Clayton, wife of church planter Whitney Clayton. Read More
Track captain, in newfound faith, begins Bible study"Adoh," track captain at the University of Oklahoma and a new follower of Christ, now sees his running as a way to "give Him glory." Read More
Millennials' witness stymied by 'faulty discipleship’Barna research indicating nearly half of U.S. millennial Christians believe evangelism is wrong reflects the church's failure to disciple them, say two Southern Baptist evangelism leaders. Read More
Greear previews 'Who's Your One?' evangelism strategyDURHAM, N.C.(BP) -- J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and the Yates Baptist Association of Durham, N.C., led and simulcasted an event to preview an upcoming evangelism emphasis called "Who's Your One?" The aim is to encourage every Southern Baptist church member to actively engage in sharing their faith.
"These are some challenging days for the Southern Baptist Convention," Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., said today (January 31). "They're challenging days for the church in general in the United States, but is God perhaps setting us up for one of the greatest evangelism explosions that we've ever seen?" Read More
'Evangelism with Johnny Hunt' NAMB podcast launchedALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Johnny Hunt, the new senior vice president of evangelism and leadership at the North American Mission Board, has launched a podcast – "Evangelism with Johnny Hunt" -- co-hosted by NAMB President Kevin Ezell.
The podcast is among the new resources from NAMB to boost evangelistic conversation and activity among Southern Baptists.
"This is another hook in the water of lostness to remind us, inspire us, instruct us and convince us that if the evangelistic spirit is to return, it's up to us," said Hunt, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Who's your Waffle House waitress?
Lee Clamp's waitress at a Waffle House, it turned out, had heard him speak years earlier at a summer youth camp. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Then his mind began to cloud
Erich Bridges is stirred by the new style of witness by his pastor friend Tom, who has been diagnosed with dementia. Read More
Bailey Smith, early SBC conservative president, diesDULUTH, Ga. (BP) -- Evangelist Bailey Smith, who helped sustain the Conservative Resurgence at its outset in the Southern Baptist Convention, died Monday morning (Jan. 14) at his home in Duluth, Ga. He was 79.
Smith's election as SBC president in 1980 was the second victory for conservatives following the landmark election of the late Memphis pastor Adrian Rogers in 1979.
J. Gerald Harris, retired editor of Georgia Baptists' Christian Index newsjournal, described Smith as "a powerful preacher, devoted pastor and faithful friend" in an obituary posted ... Read More