Tag Archives: missions

Building Effective Global Partnerships | themelios

Next week, I’ll be headed to Charleston, SC, where this year’s annual Partnership Mission Coordinator’s meeting will take place. Mission leaders from across the nation will converge on this historic city for several days to learn from one another, and … Continue reading

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Small, rural church gives 30% through CP | Baptist Press

ALMYRA, Ark. (BP) — Some might say trusting God comes easily for the farming families who make up the majority of the members of Almyra First Baptist Church. They watch rice emerge from flooded fields, soybeans grow in carefully weeded … Continue reading

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Pastors see need amid culture of ritual sacrifice | Baptist Press

SOUTH ASIA (BP) — A group of Southern Baptist pastors squeezed their way into a small area with crowds of Hindu faithful to watch the ritual slaughter of goats at the Kali temple in Kolkata, India. Those with cameras were … Continue reading

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MISSIONS: Why we go | Baptist Press

SOUTH ASIA (BP) — Six years ago, I ventured to India. This fall I returned. Nearly four years had passed. A lot had changed. A lot had stayed the same. The city where I served two years had grown. New … Continue reading

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Unwillingness & Inability: A Summary of Andrew Fuller’s Solution

by Ken Hamrick The theology of Andrew Fuller, as set out in his greatest work, The Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation, is centrally located between those Calvinists who see sinners as walking corpses—no more able to believe than a dead … Continue reading

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Our Obligation to the Unreached | Desiring God

Well over one hundred years ago, a single missionary named Lottie Moon, serving in China, began writing letters challenging the church back here to send and support more workers to go there. After her death on the field, her challenge … Continue reading

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What if?

by Mike Nichols During the past few months, rhetoric from both sides of the Michael Brown shooting has been stated and restated, renewed once the grand jury found the officer who shot Brown should not stand trial. That rhetoric was … Continue reading

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U.S.-Cuba diplomacy sparks hope & wariness | Baptist Press

NASHVILLE (BP) — President Obama’s opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba may fuel an already-vibrant evangelistic movement there, or it may fuel a repressive regime, Southern Baptist leaders and pastors said in voicing divergent opinions to Baptist Press. “Our prayer … Continue reading

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Finishing Strong: All-In for Missions | J.D. GREEAR

Summit, I’m consistently blown away with how generous you have proven to be over the past two years. When we began our “All-In” initiative in 2012, we pledged together to give over $30 million toward the mission of God at … Continue reading

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CALL TO PRAYER: Our grand vision | Baptist Press | Ronnie Floyd

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP) — As a local church pastor, I am thrilled when I get to share the vision of how Southern Baptists are praying and working to reach the world for Jesus Christ. When I share with our people … Continue reading

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Forsaking false saints for the true God | Baptist Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (BP) — Lily was scared for her life but didn’t know why. It should have been a happy time, after the 25-year-old had been invited by her best friend to be inducted into a position of … Continue reading

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MISSIONS: Our obligation to the nations | Baptist Press

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — Imagine over 6,000 people groups — spanning billions of individual people — who have yet to even hear that God loves them. Some of them have never even heard the name of Jesus. Meanwhile, Jesus has … Continue reading

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Chuck Lawless on Who Are Our Heroes? | SEBTS | Between The Times

Several years ago, I had the privilege of speaking to missionaries in Russia, and I commented that they were some of my heroes. With a humility that typifies missionaries, they encouraged me not to see them as heroes. “We’re just … Continue reading

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CALL TO PRAYER: Anticipating Jesus’ coming | Baptist Press

NASHVILLE (BP) — Not long ago, I was reminded again that our view of evangelism is closely tied to our view of eschatology. If we really believe Jesus is coming again soon, it will motivate us to tell as many … Continue reading

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Cooperative Program 2% above budget projection | Baptist Press

NASHVILLE (BP) — Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are $31,959,358.96, or 2 percent more than the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection, and are 6.35 percent above … Continue reading

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10 Plumblines for Local Outreach (Part 1) | J.D. GREEAR

Ten years ago, as a church, we began to ask what it might look like to be a blessing to our city. We were studying through the book of Acts, and came to this passage in Acts 8: “The crowds … Continue reading

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My Own Miracle Story | SBC Voices

Last November I went to Senegal—one trip in a series by which our church is trying to take the gospel to an Unengaged, Unreached People Group. While living among our people group, we stay in tents that we pitch in … Continue reading

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Standing Together in the Battle for Souls | Answers in Genesis

by Ken Ham on November 24, 2014 I have a very special true story to share with you today, and it involves a former Army Ranger. But first some background . . . . When I began giving apologetics presentations … Continue reading

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Immigration and the Great Commission | themelios

“100 years ago we sent missionaries to the nations to look for cities. Today you go to the cities and you find the nations.” -Ray Bakke Today, President Obama is expected to reveal his plans for reforming our current immigration … Continue reading

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A world in ruin needs your aid’: Why wait? | SBTS Southern Blog

David Sills — October 29, 2014 “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without … Continue reading

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