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