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  • FIRST-PERSON: Churches that 'blossom & thrive'

    by Gabriel C. Stovall, posted Thursday, June 01, 2017 (10 months ago)

    Regardless of their ethnic makeup, churches can "blossom and thrive," Gabriel Stovall writes, through "intentional concerted efforts to look more like the communities we're planted in." Read More

  • Anglos, Koreans, Hispanics gather through Open Door

    by Arkansas Baptist News, posted Friday, May 19, 2017 (10 months ago)

    ROGERS, Ark. (BP) -- What might be described as "a little taste of heaven on earth" happens every Sunday for Anglos, Koreans and Hispanics at Open Door Baptist Church.

    There, the church's Anglo congregation worships at the same time as Open Door Korean Baptist Church while Iglesia Bautista Oikos holds its Sunday School followed by worship. Read More

  • Persecution readied him for South Sudanese church

    by Grace Thornton, posted Friday, April 28, 2017 (11 months ago)

    MINNEAPOLIS (BP) -- When Philip Nache was growing up in Nigeria, the young Christian had plenty of friends among the majority Muslim population in his hometown.

    "Boko Haram wasn't there yet," he said of the militant Islamist group that has ravaged the central African country in recent years. "Most of my friends were Muslims. They would come to our house to sleep. We had that family relationship." Read More

  • AVANCE 2017 to hear IMB's Edgar Aponte

    by Art Toalston, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (11 months ago)

    Mobilization will be the focus of the Hispanic Advance Challenge -- AVANCE 2017 -- on Monday, June 12, prior to the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Phoenix. Read More

  • Southeastern offers minority mission trip assistance

    by Harper McKay, posted Monday, April 03, 2017 (one year ago)

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern have launched a Kingdom Diversity Missions Initiative to encourage minorities to become more involved in Great Commission work around the world.

    As a partnership between Southeastern's Kingdom Diversity Initiative and its Center for Great Commission Studies, the new program offers minority students financial assistance for Southeastern mission trips along with help in preparing to go, such as raising funds and obtaining a passport. When students return from their trip, the ... Read More

  • SBC's ethnic diversity leaves EC 'grateful to God'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (one year ago)

    BP file photo by Matt Miller
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A review of ethnic participation in Southern Baptist Convention life left a workgroup of the convention's Executive Committee encouraged at the SBC's progress and eager for increased diversity in the days ahead.

    Reports submitted to the EC "show intentionality on the part of each one of our entities to provide resources and opportunities for involvement of our ethnic churches and church leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention," Jim Gregory, chairman of the EC's Communications Workgroup, told Baptist Press. "I think we've made some very good strides because of our intentionality." Read More

  • 'Mirror image' of Christ in Fla. church's racial unity

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, February 10, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Marcellus Marsh
    ORANGE PARK, Fla. (BP) -- Tami and Roger Clemmons searched more than a year for a church home after moving from Georgia to Palm Coast, Fla., in 2014. Nothing seemed to fit the couple's desire for racial diversity coupled with strong biblical preaching.

    Based on recommendations from respected pastors, the white professional couple in their mid-50s visited the Orange Park campus of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church some 70 miles away. Read More

  • New England Baptists embrace ethnic diversity

    by Kimber Ross, posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (one year ago)

    HUDSON, Mass. (BP) -- "We've all got to set aside our differences for the sake of the Gospel."

    The words spoken by Terry Dorsett, executive director of the Baptist Convention of New England, at the BCNE annual meeting reflected New England Baptists' diversity: Forty percent of the convention's 376 churches worship in a language other than English. Read More

  • Biblical truth called key to strong family, revival

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, November 03, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Myriah Snyder/Western Recorder
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The family is likened to a football team with the husband as the quarterback, God as the coach, and the wife as a supporting team member in an analogy used by Kentucky Pastor Joel Bowman Sr. in upholding biblical authority in the family and church.

    Bowman, founder of African Americans for Biblical Authority (AABA) and pastor of Temple of Faith Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., used that analogy in explaining his belief that strengthening families by building them as God intended is key to reviving the church. ... Read More