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  • World Cup stirs witness despite crackdown

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Jerry Barnwell.
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (BP) -- Russia's 2016 law restricting evangelism may have curtailed some traditional Gospel-sharing efforts at World Cup venues this summer. But through innovative witnessing techniques -- like soccer viewing parties at churches and jazz band concerts -- evangelicals still have managed to harness the world's largest sporting event for Gospel witness.

    "I don't know anything about soccer," said Justin Pierce, assistant professor in instrumental music at Oklahoma Baptist University. But "God ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Lessons from a cave rescue

    by Lonnie Wilkey, posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Similar to the life-and-death crisis of the Thai soccer team trapped in a cave, Lonnie Wilkey sees a parallel to Christians in sharing their faith with the world's unreached millions. Read More

  • Hispanic churches go outside the box for evangelism

    by Joy Pittman , posted Thursday, July 05, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Ricardo Rivera
    ALBUQUERQUE (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

  • Migrant ministry gets early start in Calif.

    by Holly Smith/California Southern Baptist, posted Monday, July 02, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    PARLIER, Calif. (BP) -- Feeding Those Who Feed Us has been a popular California Southern Baptist Convention ministry for nearly 20 years, seeing thousands of migrant workers make professions of faith in Christ.

    The convention ministers in more than 25 migrant centers each summer throughout California, providing food staples, Vacation Bible Schools, children's activities, live music, Gospel messages and other outreach initiatives. Read More

  • Dulcimers become widow's instrument for ministry

    by Gayla Holt Sullivan/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Monday, July 02, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Tena Faris
    KENNARD, Texas (BP) -- Margaret and Jerry Wright trekked to the Arkansas Ozarks town of Mountain View in July 1994 to explore Blanchard Springs Caverns, a nearby cave.

    Or so they thought.

    Checking in at a campsite, they learned that folk music "jam sessions" took place each evening at the Ozark Folk Center and in front of the Stone County Courthouse on the Mountain View town square. Margaret was ... Read More

  • Sammy Tippit harnessing technology for global impact

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Sammy Tippit Ministries
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (BP) -- With Skype, Facebook, Zoom, websites and QR codes, Sammy Tippit reaches several million people worldwide each month to advance the Gospel.

    In addition to evangelistic preaching, discipleship resources by Tippit are translated into Hindi, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Portuguese, Farsi, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic and Spanish, with three more languages on the horizon.

    He and the board of directors of Sammy Tippit Ministries made a decision three years ago "to pursue technology and get the Gospel out through technology," said Tippit, the new president of the Southern Baptist Evangelists organization. Read More

  • Kelley: 'Fuel the Fire' to spark baptism conversation

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (4 months ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Baptisms in the Southern Baptist Convention have been in decline for 16 years. To change that, Chuck Kelley hopes to start a conversation.

    "The Southern Baptist Convention is facing the greatest evangelism crisis in its history, with an unprecedented gap between the number of churches and the number of baptisms those churches record," said Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

    A new book by Kelley, "Fuel the Fire: Lessons from the History of Southern Baptist Evangelism," published by B&H Academic, examines the causes behind the longest running decline in baptisms in SBC history and what can be done to reverse it. Read More

  • Evangelist-led worship 'hit the mark,' pastor reports

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (5 months ago)

    Photo by Matt Miller
    DALLAS (BP) -- Southern Baptist Evangelists -- preachers and singers -- provided a "Worship Encounter" Sunday (June 10) in their annual worship celebration preceding the SBC annual meeting in Dallas.

    The worship service sponsored by Southern Baptist Evangelists, also known as the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, took place at First Baptist Church in Grapevine, where Doug Page has been pastor the last five years.

    "Everybody [on stage] was passionate about Jesus. Several [members] ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Pointed words from Brother Louis Beloney

    by Fred Luter, posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (5 months ago)

    Suffering from injuries in a motorcycle accident, gang member Fred Luter was told by Brother Louis Beloney, "You better get your life together, ask God to forgive you and to give you another chance to get it right!" Read More

  • 'All of us' must evangelize, SBC agrees with task force

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 (5 months ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    DALLAS (BP) -- Lay persons, pastors, churches, state conventions and Southern Baptist Convention entities have a role in an evangelism renewal plan Southern Baptists adopted Wednesday (June 13).

    Messengers adopted an eight-pronged approach recommended by an Evangelism Task Force Steve Gaines appointed in 2017 in his final term as SBC president. Task Force vice chairman Adam W. Greenway presented the plan to messengers after first releasing the document June 11. Read More