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    IMB worker Andy Leininger dies at 56

    October 21, 2019

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    RICHMOND — Andrew (Andy) N. Leininger, who served as a Christian worker in the former Soviet Union for 22 years, died in his home state of Missouri on October 13, 2019. He was 56.

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    Florida Baptist Financial Services names Wheeler as president and CEO

    October 17, 2019

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Baptist Financial Services will welcome Rick Wheeler as its new president and chief executive officer in January 2020. Wheeler has served the Jacksonville Baptist Association (JBA) network of churches as its lead...

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    Trustees and donors gather, celebrate 25th anniversary of CASE

    October 17, 2019

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    WAKE FOREST, N.C. – Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) donors and trustees gathered together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The College at Southeastern (The College) during their biannual meetings Oct. 13-15.

    "The days are...

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    Veteran Southern Baptist journalist James A. Smith Sr. joins Southwestern Seminary staff

    October 17, 2019

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    FORT WORTH – Veteran Southern Baptist journalist and communicator James A. Smith Sr. has been appointed director of public relations at The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, President Adam W. Greenway announced Thursday, Oct. 17. 

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    MBTS elects DeRouchie, cite record enrollment, plan for library renovation

    October 17, 2019

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Midwestern Seminary's Fall Trustee Meeting on Oct. 14-15 was highlighted by the election of Jason DeRouchie to the full-time faculty, the announcement of record enrollment, and the finalization of plans for renovation of the...

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    Shane Pruitt has been named director of next gen evangelism for the North American Mission Board (NAMB)- “My prayer is to see a movement of God and a revival among students,” Pruitt said- Photo provided by Shane Pruitt-

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    Shane Pruitt named NAMB next gen evangelism director

    October 17, 2019

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    ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Shane Pruitt, an evangelist, Bible teacher and director of evangelism for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, has been named director of next gen (generation) evangelism for the North American Mission Board (NAMB).

    "My...

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    Adam Greenway is the first alumnus in a quarter-century to serve as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Photo by Eric Black

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    New Seminary president seeks to build bridges at SWBTS

    October 16, 2019

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    FORT WORTH – If Texas Baptist ministers who have felt distanced from a seminary they once called their own notice a change in its leaders' "tone" and "tenor" – but not in the institution's "lockstep" commitment to the Southern Baptist Convention's...

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    "You want to change everything in the world?" Ronnie Floyd asked during an Oct. 11 chapel sermon at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. "Love one another. It is love that transforms the culture around us." SWBTS photo

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    Floyd calls Baptists to culture of love

    October 14, 2019

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    FORT WORTH, Texas – Christ's message of love, conveyed in Scripture, should guide our churches, our convention, and our daily walk as Christians, said Ronnie Floyd in an Oct. 11 chapel sermon at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Floyd,...

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    Volunteer Bob Filson counsels with a young man at a medical clinic hosted by Robertson County (Tenn.) Baptist Association. Baptist and Reflector photo

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    Clinic opens avenues for gospel sharing

    October 14, 2019

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    SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – The remote medical clinic hosted by Robertson County (Tenn.) Baptist Association did more than meet physical needs. It provided an opportunity for spiritual healing too.

    The one-day clinic, held at a Springfield, Tenn.,...

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    A farmer in Moldova pauses in his work. A new research project between the International Mission Board and the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College’s Rural Matters Institute will help rural church leaders around the globe reach locals with the gospel. (IMB Photo)

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    IMB, Billy Graham Center focus research, resources on rural churches stateside and abroad

    October 11, 2019

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    WHEATON, Ill. — The International Mission Board and the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College’s Rural Matters Institute have launched a five-year research project that aims to arm the rural church with resources needed to advance the gospel within...

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