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All-inclusive vision demands we ‘go!’

Paul Chitwood, IMB President
July 08 2020

The International Mission Board’s (IMB) vision: A multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 7:9). The Revelation 7:9-10 vision that we steward at the IMB is literally the culmination of human history... read more

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Pastors need prayers, patience amid pandemic

Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer
July 06 2020

Two recent articles related to the comfort levels of people returning to in-person worship highlight the ongoing challenges that pastors and churches continue to wrestle with amid the COVID-19 pandemic... read more

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Five lessons I learned from a COVID-19 spike at our church

Derek Allen, First Baptist Tillman's Corner
July 02 2020

In March, April and May, our church staff braced for a wave of COVID-19 cases to sweep through our church family. It never happened. In fact, for the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, our church family of about 1,500 only experienced a handful of cases... read more

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Living a compassionate life

David Jeremiah, Turning Point
July 01 2020

When a man I know was a young pastor, he was given a trip to the Holy Land. When his tour group was in Jerusalem, he ventured into the Old City. As he walked, he was shocked by a figure coming toward him... read more

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When all is stripped away

David Johnson, Arizona Baptist State Convention
June 29 2020

In the late 1990s, Matt Redman wrote a song called "The Heart of Worship." It was written on the heels of a painful chapter in the life of Soul Survivor Church in Watford, England. The pastor, Mike Pilavachi, felt that the church was too focused on the musical outpouring that was prevalent in the worship revival of that era and made a radical decision... read more