September 6, 2017
|September 5, 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor|
|Three years ago, Calvary Baptist Church in Morganton was a traditional church in decline and looking for a pastor. Nearby, Journey Church was a growing, contemporary church plant in search of adequate facilities.|
|September 5, 2017 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer|
Kirsten Ellis, a senior sports management major at High Point University, put her last summer of college on hold for whatever God wanted her to do, but that decision wasn’t easy. When she started ...
|September 5, 2017 by Mike Ebert, NAMB|
President Donald Trump met with leaders of the three largest disaster relief organizations in the United States at the White House Sept. 1 to discuss relief efforts in south Texas.
|September 5, 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor|
A Pakistani asylum seeker said he is grateful for his family’s safety, even though they have lived in hiding for more than six years. Religious violence forced the family from their country and now ... READ MORE
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K. Allan Blume
Churches and people are on mission! That seems to be the theme of this week’s printed edition of the Biblical Recorder. It is packed with encouraging stories of Christians and churches that are impacting their communities and the whole world with the gospel.
Two of our staff, Liz Tablazon and Seth Brown, wrote stories about the overseas ministries of Mercy Hill Church in Greensboro and Calvary Baptist Church in Bangkok. Seth’s story is the third in a series of articles from his recent trip to Asia. As you read these stories, we hope you will be motivated to fulfill God’s calling to be on mission where you live. Share this with your church family and friends on social media.
Recently, I met with Mike Chandler, pastor of Summit Church in Morganton. Three years ago the Biblical Recorder ran a short article about the church merger that created Summit. But there is more to tell about this very successful blending of a traditional church and a contemporary church. I asked Chandler to share the church's story with me so I could share it with our readers. Honestly, there's much more than I was able to include, but I hope this will encourage other churches to become more effective in their community by merging with another church. It might be just what your community needs.
Continue to pray for disaster relief teams in Texas and the people they are serving. Check BRnow.org regularly for updates about these ministries.
Thank you for allowing the BR staff to serve you and to strengthen your church family in the faith.