Digest

Stories of interest to Arkansas Baptists ...

Saturday
Nov052011

At 7 billion, world abounds in inequality

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) - As the global population reached an estimated 7 billion in October, crowds in the United States and other developed countries were "occupying" various city parks and squares to protest corporate greed and other perceived inequalities.

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Saturday
Nov052011

Ohio Baptists ask NAMB to reconsider funding cuts

LIMA, Ohio (ABP) - Ohio Baptists passed a resolution Nov. 3 asking the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board to reconsider funding cuts they say would have “potentially disastrous impact” on church planting in the state.

NAMB President Kevin Ezell recently unveiled a new strategy titled Send North America with a goal of 55,112 Southern Baptist congregations by the end of 2012. That would be a net gain of 5,112 congregations in less than a decade, more gained than any decade since 1900.

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Saturday
Nov052011

BCNY reduces budget, approves task force

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (BP) - Messengers to the annual meeting of the Baptist Convention of New York adopted a pared-down 2012 budget, though it increases contributions to national and international mission causes, and approved a motion to establish a "Vision Task Force" charged with strengthening the BCNY and maximizing its support for church and associations.

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Saturday
Oct292011

Courageous helping change lives

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (BP) - Nine hundred tickets to the new film "Courageous" made a difference in Douglasville, Ga.

Scene from the movie, Courageous.As representatives from eight local churches, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Douglasville Police Department met together, pastor Steve McFall told them his plan.

 

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Thursday
Oct272011

Calvinism cited among reasons Kentucky church turned down for associational membership

ISLAND, Ky. - Was a western Kentucky church denied admittance to a Baptist association because it is too Calvinistic?

Acting on a report brought by its credentials committee, Daviess-McLean Baptist Association voted 104-9 at its annual meeting last week not to accept Pleasant Valley Community Church in Owensboro for membership.

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