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‘MVP’ Retreat provides refreshment, support
Mar18

‘MVP’ Retreat provides refreshment, support

DAVIS—The Multi-Vocational Pastors (MVP) and Wives Retreat met for the second consecutive year March 1-3 at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, and the three-day event almost doubled in attendance from last year. Philip Jones serves as the MVP strategist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) and led 178 attendees at the second annual retreat. Last year, 98 were in attendance. “It was a high watermark for most of...

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Church sues state for requiring abortion insurance
Mar17

Church sues state for requiring abortion insurance

KIRKLAND, Wash. (BP) — An evangelical church is suing the state of Washington over a new law requiring employers to cover abortion in insurance plans if those policies also cover maternity. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit March 8 on behalf of Cedar Park Assembly of God in Kirkland, Wash., challenging the Reproductive Parity Act signed into law a year ago. Cedar Park offers its 185 eligible workers group...

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What Millennials really think about evangelism
Mar16

What Millennials really think about evangelism

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on www.thegospelcoalition.org. Three weeks ago, a new Barna Group report surprised almost everyone. Almost half—47 percent—of practicing Christian millennials told the research group that “it is wrong to share one’s personal beliefs with someone of a different faith in hope that they will one day share the same faith.” (Barna defines as “practicing Christian” those who identify as...

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VBS is ‘Worth It,’ shows new book based on study
Mar15

VBS is ‘Worth It,’ shows new book based on study

NASHVILLE (BP) — Many of today’s American adults have fond memories of Vacation Bible School (VBS). Memories range from Bible stories and fun songs to flower-shaped cookies and Kool-Aid in Dixie cups. “It’s Worth It” — a new release from LifeWay Kids in partnership with LifeWay Research — notes that nine in 10 American adults say they have overall positive memories of the summertime mainstay....

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Tuesdays are jail days for church’s volunteers
Mar12

Tuesdays are jail days for church’s volunteers

RUSK, Texas (BP) — Tuesdays mean going behind bars for volunteers with Freedom with Christ who meet with men and women in the Cherokee County Jail each week for Bible study and prayer. Freedom with Christ, a ministry of First Baptist Church in Rusk, Texas, also provides Bibles and study materials to prisoners in other correctional facilities in Texas and six surrounding states. FBC Rusk is continuing a work pioneered by Terry...

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Cliché sparks book on ‘lies’ vs. God’s truth
Mar03

Cliché sparks book on ‘lies’ vs. God’s truth

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) — Unprecedented testing and trial confronted Shane and Kasi Pruitt in 2013. After years of dreaming about adopting a child who would one day run and play with their two daughters and maybe star on a Texas gridiron, God answered their prayers in a completely different way. God gave them Titus — a smiling, handsome boy who doctors said would never get out of a wheelchair or communicate the way other...

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