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  • SBCAL group to study DOM title change, efficiency

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 (3 days ago)

    A 12-member study group is expected to recommend in 2018 a new title, credentialing process and expectations of effectiveness for Southern Baptist directors of missions (DOMs). Read More

  • Moments of restoration recalled at WMU annual meeting

    by Barbara Denman, posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (11 days ago)

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    PHOENIX (BP) -- "Defining Moments," those dramatic, life-changing experiences that make an eternal difference in the hearts and minds of the Christian believer, were recounted and celebrated during the Monday sessions of the WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, held June 11-12 at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel.

    The 325 registered participants of the two-day meeting explored defining moments in the Bible and in the lives of missionaries, national WMU leaders, Acteens panelists and other SBC leaders. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Contagious missions

    by Chad Keck, posted Thursday, June 08, 2017 (17 days ago)

    Chad Keck, recalling the serious illness his father battled after a mission trip to Guatemala, marvels that his father never complained -- and “it never slowed him down from taking more trips. He is now 71 and still actively engaged in international mission trips every year.” Read More

  • The number one reason missionaries leave the field

    by Paul Akin, posted Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (19 days ago)

    The most common reason missionaries go home is not due to lack of money, illness, terrorism, homesickness, or even a lack of fruit or response to the Gospel. Regretfully, the number one reason is due to conflict with other missionaries. Read More

  • Missionary superheroes -- They're not a real thing

    by Stefani Varner, posted Thursday, June 01, 2017 (23 days ago)

    For Stefani Varner, missionaries once seemed to be Superman, Indiana Jones, Inspector Gadget, the Good Samaritan, and Grandma all wrapped into one. Then she became one. Read More

  • ANALYSIS: Workplace evangelism abroad begins here

    by Sebastian Traeger, posted Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (one month ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- I've had the privilege lately of seeing an increasing number of people at all stages of life express interest in joining the global mission of God through the International Mission Board. Many wonder how they can be preparing to go.

    On one level, it's very simple: current faithfulness in your assignments is the greatest predictor of future fruitfulness. So, faithfully serve where you are. Read More

  • Her missions journey: from orphan to a doctorate

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Monday, May 15, 2017 (one month ago)

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    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Mary Ann McMillan never intended to earn a full degree when she enrolled at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She just needed 20-30 hours of course credit to go back to the mission field full-time.

    On May 12, McMillan received her doctorate in Christian education, adding on to her master's degree in intercultural studies that she received in 2013 after deciding it would prove useful for her future.

    The Lord was cultivating in McMillan a desire to go overseas to minister in closed countries, so she realized that having a doctorate in education would provide the platform for that goal. Read More

  • Glimmers of Gospel hope for South Asia's 1.6 billion

    by Polly Maclean, posted Monday, May 08, 2017 (one month ago)

    SOUTH ASIA (BP) -- Mosques and temples clamor daily for the souls of 1.6 billion people in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Sri Lanka -- the countries of South Asia that make up the world's greatest concentration of people with no access to the Gospel.

    Muslims and Hindus comprise the overwhelming religious majority in South Asia. A staggering number of the estimated 225,000 people who die here each week enter eternity without Christ. Read More

  • Persecution readied him for South Sudanese church

    by Grace Thornton, posted Friday, April 28, 2017 (one month ago)

    MINNEAPOLIS (BP) -- When Philip Nache was growing up in Nigeria, the young Christian had plenty of friends among the majority Muslim population in his hometown.

    "Boko Haram wasn't there yet," he said of the militant Islamist group that has ravaged the central African country in recent years. "Most of my friends were Muslims. They would come to our house to sleep. We had that family relationship." Read More