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FIRST-PERSON: Would Jesus go to a football game?
High school football games, Eric Ramsey notes, are a prime place in many communities to be a witness for the Gospel -- to "meet people, foster relationships and be where 'life happens.'" Read More
FIRST-PERSON: It happened one Sunday
Randy Adams reflects on the value of parents and grandparents sharing their stories of "what God has done in and through our families" to nurture their children's faith and their commitment to serve Jesus after they leave home. Read More
NOBTS year-long centennial to have evangelistic focusNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary kicked off its 100th anniversary celebration with special events Oct. 3 and the announcement of upcoming centennial initiatives focused on evangelism and missions.
Activities began with the annual Founders Day chapel service, as NOBTS President Chuck Kelley pointed past the seminary's 1917 founding to the true "seed" from which the seminary sprang -- the Acts 1:8 commission by Jesus to take the Gospel to all nations. Read More
Pastor's near-death experience intensifies Gospel focusBOWLING GREEN, Ky. (BP) -- After surviving a fiery explosion that nearly killed him, Kentucky megachurch pastor Steve Ayers said he's a changed man, having come out of the ordeal laser-focused on Jesus and telling others about the Gospel before it's too late.
"I was committed to evangelism before the accident," said Ayers, senior pastor of the 16,000-member Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green, which routinely baptizes more than 500 new believers a year. "I'm completely committed to evangelism now because truly, at your last breath, nothing else matters." Read More
FROM THE SEMINARIES: SBTS to strengthen apologetics focus; SWBTS family leads teen to faith in Christ
In today's From the Seminaries: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to strengthen apologetics focus; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary family leads teen to faith in Christ.
SBTS to strengthen apologetics focus
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has created a single master of divinity degree in apologetics in its Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry, consolidating two current apologetics programs. Read More
FIRST PERSON: A boring testimony? No such thing
There's an eternal perspective to each Christian's testimony, Alex Sibley writes. Each is "an affirmation of who God is and what He has done for us." Read More
Gaines to EC: Do you see lostness?NASHVILLE (BP) -- Prayer and evangelism will enable the Southern Baptist Convention to abide and continue its work in an increasingly eclectic society, SBC President Steve Gaines told the Executive Committee during its 2017 fall meeting in Nashville.
SBC leaders and laity must see and love the lost so much that it creates a burden that the lost be saved, Gaines said in his address Sept. 18 at the SBC Building. He exhorted the Executive Committee, other Southern Baptist leaders and SBC employees gathered before him, to understand and love the disadvantaged, and to show them the love of Christ. Read More
'Christmas Code' kindles Advent-oriented evangelismDALLAS (BP) -- GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins had one goal for his new book, "The Christmas Code" -- providing pastors and churches a resource with short Advent devotionals as a church-wide evangelism tool during the holiday season.
The new book, which released Sept. 5, already has tallied nearly 200,000 in preordered copies.
Rob Zinn, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Highland, Calif., part of the fast-growing Inland Empire region, was stirred when he read the book while returning from a GuideStone trustee meeting.
Like all of Hawkins' books, author royalties and proceeds benefit Mission:Dignity, GuideStone's ministry to retired Southern Baptist pastors and their widows in financial need. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: They took it
Baptist state paper editor Kevin Parker chronicles his journey of sharing the Gospel through tract distribution. On hundreds of occasions, he writes, "they took it." Read More
Knocking on doors sparks attendance, yields baptismsLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A Louisville pastor has busted the longstanding myth in the church world that door-to-door visitation is out of vogue and no longer effective.
Mark Bishop has knocked on about 200 doors a week since he arrived six months ago at Highview Baptist Church – Valley Station Campus. In that time, the campus pastor has seen attendance triple to nearly 300 and baptized 37 new believers. Read More