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‘Every nation’ underscored as IMB’s mission vision
Jun24

‘Every nation’ underscored as IMB’s mission vision

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — Songs of worship in Swahili, a new missionary testimony in American Sign Language and Gospel presentations by missionaries in Mandarin, Hausa, Russian and Fon representing a biblical view of the church worshipping God for eternity. These were among the highlights of an International Mission Board dinner prior to the SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala. “The IMB exists to partner with churches to...

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Ben Mandrell nominated as LifeWay president/CEO
Jun24

Ben Mandrell nominated as LifeWay president/CEO

NASHVILLE (BP) — Colorado pastor Ben Mandrell has been unanimously recommended as the next president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources by the trustees’ presidential search committee. Mandrell, 42, is the lead pastor of Storyline Fellowship in Arvada, Colo. Trustees will vote on the recommendation during a special called session Friday, June 28, in Atlanta. If elected, Mandrell will become the 10th president of the...

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You need to be inconvenienced for your church
Jun23

You need to be inconvenienced for your church

Editors note** This article originally appeared on for ftc.co, Gospel-centered resources from Midwestern Seminary “By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.” (1 John 3:16) I once read about a revival which took place among some of Scotland’s rural churches in the 1800s. Many of the believers who belonged to these churches lived in the middle of nowhere and would...

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Recommendations sought for BGCO boards, committees & officers
Jun23

Recommendations sought for BGCO boards, committees & officers

The Nominating Committee of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) invites Oklahoma Baptists to recommend persons to serve on the various boards and committees. The committee’s nominations will be presented to messengers at the annual meeting of the BGCO, Nov. 11-12, at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. It is important that consistent information be available for all recommendations. The recommendation form printed with this...

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Rite of Passage: Honk if you love Jesus
Jun22

Rite of Passage: Honk if you love Jesus

I was born and raised in the state of Missouri; our state is called the Show Me State. We got that name because in the early days, we Missourians were rural farmers, and we didn’t cotton to all that highfalutin’, slick, double-tongued city folk talk. So the bottom line was to put up or shut up; just “show me.” Now the state of Missouri is a beautiful place, and we have a lot of caves—over 6,400. I think the only state that has more...

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Seasons of Waiting: What to do when God’s call and reality don’t seem to line up
Jun22

Seasons of Waiting: What to do when God’s call and reality don’t seem to line up

You’re preparing to move your life and family overseas in obedience to the Great Commission. Your house is sold, tickets are booked, and bags are packed. Then, out of nowhere, you get the unsettling news that you’re not going. This would be a hard pill to swallow for anyone, and this is the pill that my family had to swallow just this past year. We were making all the arrangements to serve in Africa, but God had other plans. We went...

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