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    MacDonald named IMB VP of marketing, communication

    August 12, 2019

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    RICHMOND, Va.– International Mission Board trustees voted to elect Mark MacDonald as the mission organization's vice president of marketing and communication during a virtual meeting Monday, Aug. 12.

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    Gateway offers D.Min. for overseas students

    August 8, 2019

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    ONTARIO, Calif. – Gateway Seminary is offering a doctor of ministry degree completely by distance learning for overseas students. The Western Association of Senior College and University Commission approved the program Aug. 5. The American...

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    SWBTS launches Center for Church Revitalization

    August 7, 2019

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    FORT WORTH, Texas – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is establishing a Center for Church Revitalization, President Adam W. Greenway has announced. Kenneth Priest will serve as the center's interim director.

    "Ever since our founding by...

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    'Who's Your One?' tour aims to boost evangelism

    August 6, 2019

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    ALPHARETTA, Ga. – What would it take to boost evangelism and baptism numbers among Southern Baptists? Johnny Hunt says the answer is pretty simple.

    "If just 10 percent of the people who attend our churches prayed for and reached just one person,"...

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    A couple of old, uninhabitable farmhouses from the 1900s have emerged as the legal battleground between the North American Mission Board and the City of Clarkston, Ga. Photo submitted.

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    NAMB lawsuit defends church's ministry expansion

    August 6, 2019

    Baptist News | Featured

    CLARKSTON, Ga. – A couple of old, uninhabitable farmhouses from the 1900s are in the spotlight of a lawsuit between the North American Mission Board and the City of Clarkston, Ga.

    NAMB says the city is slow walking a demolition permit that would...

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    Marshal Ausberry, kneeling in red tie, led a prayer for Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd, kneeling center, at the Aug. 2 meeting of the Convention Advancement Ethnic Fellowship. Ausberry is president of the National African American Fellowship of the SBC. Photo by Ric Worshill

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    Floyd dialogues with convention advancement groups

    August 6, 2019

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    ATLANTA – Five keys are vital in transforming the culture of the Southern Baptist Convention to reach the world for Christ, SBC Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd told two convention advancement groups Aug. 1-2 in Atlanta.

    "I believe one of...

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    Baptists respond to 'horrific' acts of violence

    August 5, 2019

    Baptist News | Nation | Featured

    EL PASO, Texas (BP) – As two mass shootings over the weekend brought the total to three such tragedies in just over a week, Baptists prayed, met needs and called for an urgent look at how white supremacy can "fuel" violence.

    The shootings –...

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    More than 130 people from 20 states, Japan, Mexico and Puerto Rico gathered for the 71st annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Conference of the Deaf at Ridgecrest Conference Center in Ridgecrest, N.C., July 15-19. Photo submitted

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    Southern Baptist Deaf meet at Ridgecrest

    August 5, 2019

    Baptist News

    RIDGECREST, N.C. – The Southern Baptist Conference of the Deaf (SBCD) gathered for their 71st annual meeting and elected a woman president for the third time in their history as they rallied around the theme "Good News 24/7" from Mark 16:15.

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    Churchgoers hold conflicting views on the need for other Christians

    August 5, 2019

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    Protestant churchgoers say they can walk with God just fine by themselves, but they also say they need other believers to help them do it.

    A LifeWay Research survey sponsored by the Center for Church Revitalization at Southwestern Baptist...

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    Joshua Harris' 'falling away' stirs doctrine reaction

    August 2, 2019

    Baptist News

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Former megachurch pastor Joshua Harris' departure from Christianity has spurred dialogue about apologetics, legalism and the doctrine of salvation.

    Harris, former pastor of the mega Covenant Life Church in...

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