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'Beyond powerful,' woman says of black church conf.RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- When Dianne Gordon returned home from the 2016 Black Church Leadership and Family Conference, friends observed a difference in her appearance.
"Everybody was telling me this morning, 'Dianne you're shining, you're glowing,' and I really do feel like that," Gordon told Baptist Press July 18. "I feel like 'wow.' I'm good."
Baptized a year ago at Wake Eden Baptist Church in Bronx, N.Y., the 52-year-old Gordon works fulltime as a registered nurse. She lost her brother to murder two years ago in her native Jamaica and is in the middle of a divorce. She also is pursuing a doctorate in education and leadership at the University of Phoenix. Read More
'No partiality,' Page assures black church conf.RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank S. Page upheld God's impartiality during July 14 greetings to African Americans gathered at Ridgecrest, N.C., for a black church leadership conference.
"I know, and you know, that we're in difficult days," Page said. "I know that you know there is much struggle in our land today, and we need to lift each other up."
He shared revelations from his daily personal quiet time focused on Romans 2:11, ... Read More
God's 'rules of engagement' urged amid turmoilRIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- Appeals for pertinent action amid turmoil following the killings of two black men and five white policemen were issued July 12 during a conference designed to strengthen black churches and families.
As more than 800 gathered at the Black Church Leadership and Family Conference July 11-15 at Ridgecrest, N.C., leaders peppered sermons and seminars with advice drawn from Scripture.
Using the conference theme of LEAD, an acronym for launch, engage and advance into destiny, speakers used the biblical story of Nehemiah as a framework to encourage constructive action approved and empowered by God and not defined by individual and personal agendas, nor limited by human strength. Read More
Leadership, family focus of black church conf.RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- A concurrent spiritual retreat, leadership development week and a family vacation characterize the Southern Baptist 2016 Black Church Leadership and Family Conference July 11-15 at Ridgecrest, N.C.
Southern Baptists from across the U.S. will be encouraged to Launch, Engage and Advance into their Destiny, as is the conference theme, drawn from Nehemiah 4:14, said Mark Croston, national director of Black Church Partnerships for LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More
MOTHER'S DAY: Molding minds, developing potential
Dorothy Patterson notes that molding minds, developing potential and nurturing bodies provide a mother with "the opportunity for her greatest legacy." A mother's rewards, writes Patterson, professor of theology in women's studies, "are not materialistic benefits that fade but intangible rewards of blessings and honor that will last through eternity." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Ministry & family time
"We must protect our families, but we need not sequester them," Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, writes about the balance a minister must find between serving his church and caring for his family. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Minivan manliness
ANDERSON, S.C. (BP) -- Christian studies professor Chuck Fuller defends the minivan. It is not "the final resignation to a decidedly uncool existence," he writes, but "a magnificent symbol of true masculinity." Read More
Tips to help families be on missionSOUTHEAST ASIA (BP) -- International Mission Board missionaries serve all over the world. They help tell people about Jesus in jungles, huge cities and rural villages. They’re serving among people from various cultures and religious backgrounds. But missions isn’t just for the international missionary. Believers can be involved in global missions right where they live.
And, missions isn’t just for adults. By helping children participate in missions, parents can prepare them for a lifestyle that’s focused on serving God and others. Read More
Former Atl. fire chief Cochran now a preacherRIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- Kelvin Cochran was enjoying newfound popularity in 1981 as one of the first black firefighters in Shreveport, La., when women began following him to the fire station with their phone numbers in hand, charmed by his presence on the back of the fire engine.
The 21-year-old dated like "crazy" for four months, he said, until God woke him up one morning and changed his life. Read More
Platt: World missions 'multiethnic issue'RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- All ethnicities are called to world missions, International Mission Board President David Platt told more than 600 black Southern Baptists gathered at Ridgecrest, N.C., acknowledging only 25 of the 4,700 IMB missionaries are African American. Read More