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Mentoring is biblical mandate, Saddleback women's leader says
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Spiritually mature Christian women serving as mentors to others are merely carrying out the biblical mandate that one generation is to teach the next, Janet Thompson told participants in the Women's Enrichment Ministry Leadership Forum, Nov. 14-16 at LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More
'Spiritual growth, not entertainment' seen in today's women's ministries
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Continuing spiritual and numerical growth in women's ministries in Southern Baptist churches were cited as signs of encouragement for the future by a speaker in the Women's Enrichment Ministry Leadership Forum, Nov. 14-16 at LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More
Volunteer nurses for vaccinations needed at IMB orientation center
ROCKVILLE, Va. (BP)--The International Mission Board's Missionary Learning Center is sending out a desperate plea for registered nurses who are available to volunteer in the center's semi-monthly clinics. Read More
Oklahomans affirm BFM, CP; adopt $21.7 million budget
EDMOND, Okla. (BP)--Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma's Nov. 13-14 annual meeting affirmed the Baptist Faith and Message; adopted resolutions on the Cooperative Program, spiritual awakening and the Oklahoma marriage covenant; and approved a $21.7 million Cooperative Program budget. Read More
Ind. Baptists embrace SBC on beliefs, CP, seminaries
MARION, Ind. (BP)--Indiana Baptists affirmed their stand with the Southern Baptist Convention's Baptist Faith and Message statement of beliefs, the Cooperative Program and the SBC's six seminaries during their Oct. 24-25 meeting at Sunnycrest Baptist Church, Marion.
In the first of three bylaws changes, the SCBI adopted the BFM as its own expression of faith, embracing the statement of beliefs adopted at the SBC annual meeting in June in Orlando, Fla.
Two resolutions adopted by the 205 messe... Read More
Arizona messengers approve plan to reorganize state convention
PHOENIX (BP)--Arizona Southern Baptist Convention messengers approved moving forward with a plan to reorganize the state convention and elected laymen as president and first vice president at their annual meeting Nov. 14-15 in Phoenix.
Presentation and consideration of a recommendation by a 14-member Vision Task Force -- which was appointed earlier this year to propose an overall convention vision and an organizational structure to assist in fulfilling the vision -- consumed the largest share ... Read More
SBC women's leaders urge balance in discipleship, evangelism, missions
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The life of a Christian woman and the women's ministry of a church share in common the need for balance among discipleship, missions and evangelism, women's ministry leaders from three Southern Baptist Convention entities said Nov. 16.
Chris Adams, women's enrichment specialist at LifeWay Christian Resources, Laura Savage, ministry consultant at Woman's Missionary Union, and Jaye Martin, women's evangelism associate at the North American Mission Board, spoke in the closi... Read More
NEA affiliate presses school board to ban Scouts in local facilities
PLYMOUTH, Mich. (BP)--In yet another brushfire over the Boy Scouts and homosexuality, a teacher's union opposed to the Boy Scouts policies caused a stir in a southeast Michigan community when it told the school board it opposed the Scouts' use of school facilities, according to the Internet news site CNSNews.com.
With parents and teachers on both sides of the issue packing the Plymouth-Canton School District board meeting Nov. 14, the head of the 950-member teachers union submitted a motion st... Read More
Scouts' lawyers addressing refusal for use of Fla. county's buildings
WASHINGTON (BP)--Lawyers for the Boy Scouts of America in Florida are working on arguments in refutation of a school board's decision to ban the organization from meeting within its county buildings, according to the Internet news site CNSNews.com.
Broward County School Board members voted unanimously in mid-November to "evict the Boy Scouts from county schools," as the Family Research Council described it, alleging that decision violates a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Scouts' ... Read More
Father shares daughter's witness before & after Columbine shootings
HANNIBAL, Mo. (BP)--"What a difference one person can make," said Darrell Scott, referring to his daughter, Rachel Scott, a victim of the 1999 Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colo.
Speaking to a crowd of more than 600 at Hannibal-LaGrange College's 59th annual Booster Banquet Nov. 17, Scott was greeted by a standing ovation. After showing an eight-minute video recounting news clips and other images of that fatal day in 1999, Scott said, "We're now going to move from tragedy to a ... Read More
Media executive recounts progress since 'Unction can be transmitted' realization
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--God provides opportunities for ministry through radio, television and the Internet, Rich Bott said, urging Christians to "put them to work in proclaiming his gospel to our generation."
Bott, executive vice president of Bott Radio Network, includes 16 Christian radio stations across the country, spoke Nov. 16 at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo.
"It wasn't too long ago that radio was in its infancy back in the 1920s," Bott said, noting that even ... Read More