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  • Filipinos to expand ministry offerings

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (2 months ago)

    BP file photo by Adam Covington
    DALLAS (BP) -- Considering an executive director job description and hearing proposals for new ministry initiatives will be among highlights of the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America's annual meeting in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Dallas.

    The fellowship will gather Tuesday, June 12 at 8:30 a.m. at Dallas Metroplex International Church, less than 20 minutes from the site of the SBC annual meeting. The theme of the Filipino Fellowship's meeting is "Together for the Gospel," based on 1 Corinthians 3:8-9. Read More

  • Asian Americans to honor SBC execs for ethnic inclusion

    by Diana Chandler , posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (2 months ago)

    BP file photo by John Stroup
    DALLAS (BP) -- The National Asian American (NAA) Fellowship will honor two Southern Baptist Convention executives for speeding progress in ethnic diversity during its annual meeting June 11 in Dallas.

    "We have united together much, much more," Paul Kim, Asian American relations consultant of the SBC Executive Committee (EC), told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Korean Council to consider pastor retirement funding

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (2 months ago)

    BP file photo by Van Payne
    DALLAS (BP) -- Discussions about helping pastors get started with a retirement plan and mentoring younger pastors are on the agenda of the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America's annual meeting in Dallas.

    The Korean Council's June 11-13 sessions, which take place during the week of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting and related gatherings, will be hosted by Semihan Church in Carrollton, where Byeong Rack Choi is pastor. Read More

  • NAAF seeks to build bridges in racially charged U.S.

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (2 months ago)

    BP file photo by Jeremy Scott
    DALLAS (BP) -- Relationships beneficial to the Kingdom continue to flow from the National African American Fellowship nearly 25 years after its 1994 founding, NAAF president Byron Day said in advance of the group's 2018 annual meeting June 10-11 in Dallas.

    "NAAF today continues to be a valuable resource to [Southern Baptist] African American churches and the convention at large," said Day, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Laurel, Md. "NAAF seeks to be a bridge-builder among our racially diverse convention, particularly during this highly charged racial climate in America. Read More

  • Hispanic unity gaining momentum as SBC Dallas nears

    by Art Toalston, posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (2 months ago)

    BP file photo by Adam Covington
    DALLAS (BP) -- Conversations about unity will be part of several Hispanic meetings in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's June 12-13 annual meeting in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

    "A good number of Southern Baptist Hispanic leaders are beginning to look at the future with more intentionality and see the need for more unity and collaboration among us," said Luis Lopez, associate director of missions for ethnic work with the Robertson County Baptist Association in middle Tennessee. Read More

  • Korean couple honored for Nepalese & Bhutanese plants

    by Shannon Baker/Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware , posted Friday, March 23, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Photo by Shannon Baker
    BALTIMORE (BP) -- Korean pastor Samuel Cho and his wife Young -- known for starting the first Nepalese and Bhutanese Baptist churches in the United States -- were honored in a retirement celebration March 18 at the Baltimore-area White Marsh Baptist Church.

    The service was conducted in four languages -- Korean, Nepalese, Bhutanese and English -- and featured testimonies and greetings from various groups who have supported the couple's efforts in Baltimore during the past decade.

    At the conclusion of the service, Cho symbolically transferred his leadership as pastor to Manoj Shrestha of the Nepal Baptist Church of Baltimore and Razu Budhathoki of the Bhutan Baptist Church of Baltimore through the joint cutting of the celebratory cake. Read More

  • Remembering MLK: BP's Q&A with key Southern Baptists

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, January 12, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Pastor James Dixon calls it "otherness," loving others enough to die for their benefit. That's what he credits to the late Martin Luther King Jr. nearly 50 years after the civil rights leader's death.

    "He allowed his life to enter into the lives of others and not leave them the way he found them," Dixon told Baptist Press in advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 15. "If we're going to keep his memory going, we've got to have that same type of otherness. And that otherness comes because we love people, and that love flows from God through us to the other." Read More

  • Engaging nations focus of conf., outreach

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Friday, October 27, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- As white supremacists are planning anti-immigration rallies for this weekend in Tennessee, Southern Baptist church planters across the United States and local church members have gathered in North Carolina to find ways to welcome and share the Gospel with those from many nations.

    In conjunction with the Reaching the Nations conference this weekend (Oct. 27-28), the Practitioners Collaborative took place Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Attendees included church planters who are working throughout North America with unreached people groups, some of whom are also leading breakout sessions throughout the Reaching the Nations event. Read More

  • Kansas meat plant, ethnic influx reshape First Baptist

    by Sue Sprenkle, posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 (9 months ago)

    Photo by Sue Sprenkle
    LIBERAL, Kan. (BP) -- Voices sing out -- first in English and then Spanish. The transition is smooth as the congregation easily goes back and forth between the languages.

    "The precious blood of Jesus Christ; Ve ane su trono El Padre te recibirá."

    The worship leader, Jonathan Zamora, closes his eyes, relishing multiple cultures praising God together. He looks out and sees no less than 10 countries and four languages represented among the 150 or so people. Some wear ear buds that relay a translation from a nearby booth. Others squeeze next to a friend whispering a translation. Read More