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  • SBC leaders cast vision for 2020 SBC

    August 22 2019 by Barbara Denman, Florida Baptist Convention | with 0 comments
    SBC leaders cast vision for 2020 SBC

    More than 220 Florida Baptist pastors and leaders were challenged by SBC Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd to mobilize messengers “for the sake of the gospel” to attend the SBC annual meeting, June 9-10, 2020, in Orlando.

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  • ‘Caring Well Challenge’ on abuse to launch Sunday

    August 22 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Caring Well Challenge’ on abuse to launch Sunday

    The “Caring Well Challenge” to help Southern Baptists address sexual abuse will launch this Sunday (Aug. 25) in about 750 churches. Caring Well Sunday will mark the next step in an eight-part, 12-month effort to help equip churches to...

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  • Sweeping changes ahead for 8 state conventions

    August 22 2019 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sweeping changes ahead for 8 state conventions

    Eight state Baptist conventions – at their own initiative – are moving toward sweeping changes. The conventions’ goal: adding value to their churches.

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  • SE Asian earthquake victims find healing

    August 22 2019 by Lucy Campbell, IMB | with 0 comments
    SE Asian earthquake victims find healing

    Cahya* sped home on his motorbike, desperate to see his family in the wake of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. He had waited 30 minutes – long enough to let the tremors subside – but a sudden landslide took him by surprise. The treacherous...

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  • Puerto Rico: NAMB breaks ground on Send Relief center

    August 21 2019 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Puerto Rico: NAMB breaks ground on Send Relief center

    Send Relief celebrated the start of construction of a new ministry center in Puerto Rico with a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday, Aug. 19. As the compassion ministry arm of the North American Mission Board, Send Relief expects the new facility...

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  • Ebola deaths & fears return to West Africa

    August 21 2019 by Toni Braddix, IMB | with 0 comments
    Ebola deaths & fears return to West Africa

    The second-worst Ebola epidemic in history is taking place in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The disease has claimed more than 1,900 lives since the outbreak garnered World Health Organization concern in August of last...

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  • PPFA forfeits family planning funds for abortion

    August 21 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    PPFA forfeits family planning funds for abortion

    One of Planned Parenthood’s government revenue streams has officially dried up for now. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America confirmed Aug. 19 it would not abide by the Trump administration’s new rule that prohibits federal...

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  • Church merger ‘undivided example in divided world’

    August 21 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Church merger ‘undivided example in divided world’

    When short-term memory loss from hydrocephalus made it difficult for Jack Stallings, 74, to continue as pastor of Collinswood Baptist Church, he turned to his long-time friend Robert Lee. Would Lee, who had led the majority black Fairwood Agape...

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