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    Baptism: A sign of obedience to Christ

    August 15, 2019

    ABN Digest

    Editor's note: Southern Baptist will celebrate Baptism Day Sept. 8.

    In the Rocky Mountains, whitewater rafting guide Tommy navigates Baptist volunteers Tami Elsey, Katie Dillon and Barry Sutherland down the Arkansas River. The three volunteers from Kansas are part of a team assisting Colorado's Mountain Heights Baptist Church in its outreach to rafting guides. Submitted photo

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    Whitewater guides go to church for a meal and shower

    August 15, 2019

    ABN Digest

    BUENA VISTA, Colo. – The red raft bobs up and down, then picks up speed down the rushing river in the Rocky Mountains. Everyone onboard readies for the first rapid as the guide gives last-minute instructions.

    The raft suddenly dips, drops and then...

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    Raul Arreola, pastor of Buenas Nuevas Mission, Las Cruces, performs a baptism during one of many simultaneous revivals across New Mexico. Submitted photo

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    103 people saved during Hispanic revivals campaign

    August 14, 2019

    ABN Digest

    Editor's note: Baptism Day in the Southern Baptist Convention is Sunday, Sept. 8.

    ALBUQUERQUE – Twenty-nine churches participated in the Baptist Convention of New Mexico's (BCNM) 2019 Hispanic Simultaneous Revivals campaign. The number rose from 24...

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    Gary Ranne (right), one of 120 volunteers in Sturgis, S.D., traveled from Euless,Texas, to evangelize among thousands of motorcycle rally attendees, extends an invitation to hear a 3-minute testimony to qualify for a drawing for a new Harley-Davidson. More than 100 people every three hours agree to listen. Photo by Karen L. Willoughby

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    Sturgis biker outreach seguesto F.A.I.T.H. Riders

    August 13, 2019

    ABN Digest

    STURGIS, S.D. – "Their eternity is forever changed," Garvon Golden said of 10,647 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally attendees who named Jesus as their Lord and Savior during the past 14 years.

    Golden, executive director of the Dakota Baptist Convention,...

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    Rhonda H. Kelley was the keynote speaker at the Connect Women’s Leadership Conference in Rockville, Va. I cant serve until Ive spent time in Gods presence, Kelley told attendees during the Aug. 2-3 event. SBCV photo

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    Women's conference calls for 'mighty women of God'

    August 12, 2019

    ABN Digest

    ROCKVILLE, Va. – "You're either going to be fake or filled," Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia executive director Brian Autry told women at the Connect Women's Leadership Conference near Richmond, Va.

    "No one wants a fake Christian...

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    Pastor Steve Ayers (left) stands with Hillvue Heights Churchs 600th baptism on Aug. 4 along with Sunday School teacher Daniel McBride and childrens leader Karen Turlock. Hillvue Heights Facebook page photo

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    600 baptisms: Church reaches goal for year

    August 12, 2019

    ABN Digest

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The water in the baptistry at Hillvue Heights Church is never still.

    That's entirely by design.

    During the past 12 months, more than 600 have been baptized by the Bowling Green, Ky., church.

    Baptism is a focus of the church and...

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    Why Baptism Sunday?

    August 12, 2019

    ABN Digest

    Editor's note: J.D. Greear is president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of The Summit Church in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area. Baptist Press will be releasing a series of columns leading up to Sept. 8, which is Baptism Day in the SBC.

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    Each 12-by-12-foot cabin offers 96 square feet of living space with an attached front porch and is transportable. Amikas photo

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    Church models low-cost, replicable homeless ministry

    August 12, 2019

    ABN Digest

    EL CAJON, Calif. – Any church can do this, said pastor Rolland Slade.

    On a vacant lot at Slade's senior pastorate Meridian Baptist Church in El Cajon, Calif., a tiny cabin is being built as an emergency, secure shelter for homeless women and...

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    The Kendricks' upcoming movie "Overcomer" (PG), which will release in theaters Aug. 23, asks moviegoers to consider the question: What do you allow to define you? Stephen Kendrick told Baptist Press, "People often say, 'You guys have an agenda when you're making this movie.' Yes, absolutely – the Great Commission is our agenda." BP file photo

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    Kendricks on 'Overcomer': One saved 'better than 10' Oscars

    August 9, 2019

    ABN Digest

    ALBANY, Ga. – Alex and Stephen Kendrick have enjoyed box-office success that few filmmakers ever will experience.

    Their movies "Fireproof" (2008) and "Courageous" (2011) both opened in the Top 4. Their 2015 movie "War Room" climbed to No. 1 in...

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    Ian Carrico, pastor of Beulah Baptist Church in Fancy Farm, Ky-, uses door-to-door sharing as his main evangelism tool- Submitted photo

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    Pastor finds door-to-door evangelism still cool

    August 8, 2019

    ABN Digest

    FANCY FARM, Ky. – Ian Carrico, pastor of Beulah Baptist Church in a small west Kentucky community, likes doing evangelism the old-fashioned way.

    It includes some walking, knocking and talking.

    The door-to-door approach is a weapon in the...

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