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  • More than 13,000 registered for Send Conference

    July 29 2015 by Joe Conway, NAMB | with 0 comments
    More than 13,000 registered for Send Conference

    More than 13,000 people have signed up for NAMB’s 2015 North America Conference to be hosted at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Aug. 3-4. Organizers say the two-day gathering is more than a missions conference. It will challenge Christians to live on mission in every aspect of life and …

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  • Scouts’ vote may diminish numbers, Bapt. leaders say

    July 29 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Scouts’ vote may diminish numbers, Bapt. leaders say

    The Boy Scouts of America’s executive board has voted to lift the Scouts’ national ban on gay adult leaders and employees – a move Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd said may hasten the exodus of Southern Baptists from Scouting. The BSA executive board approved the policy change by a 79-percent majority.

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  • Penalized cake bakers garner faith-based funding

    July 29 2015 by Sarah Padbury, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Penalized cake bakers garner faith-based funding

    In April, the crowdfunding site GoFundMe halted a campaign raising money for Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Ore. Friends opened a new campaign using Continue to Give, a faith-based giving platform, with the goal of raising $150,000. The campaign has raised nearly $400,000 …

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  • First-year church plant giving back

    July 29 2015 by Meredith Yackel, NAMB | with 0 comments
    First-year church plant giving back

    After more than 30 years in ministry, pastor Garth Leno stepped down from his role at his church of 10 years, not knowing what his next steps would be. A few months later, he helped form The Gathering from a home Bible study. He eventually partnered with the North American Mission Board ...

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  • Basketball gives entrée to inner-city’s young men

    July 29 2015 by Sharon Mager, BaptistLIFE/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Basketball gives entrée to inner-city’s young men

    Mentoring Academics Athletics in Partnerships was founded by former Philadelphia Eagles player Ray Sydnor, and launched June 22 in partnership with the Baltimore Baptist Association, Upward Basketball and the Maryland Bible Society. The league’s long-term goal is to provide an opportunity for churches to build relationships with the young men ...

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  • Hurricane Katrina left mark on Baptist relief

    July 28 2015 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hurricane Katrina left mark on Baptist relief

    Thanks in part to Randy Corn’s experience as an Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteer following Katrina, he and his wife Ronda became North American Mission Board missionaries and spent much of the past decade training SBDR teams in evangelism. Corn served on his first team just days after Katrina …

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