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FIRST-PERSON: Looking for community?
"God's design for true community," Melissa Meredith writes, "is more than having a group of girlfriends around your age that you go shopping with or have over for dinner occasionally. It is something much deeper and altogether more than we could ever create ourselves." Read More
Survey: 2/3 of churchgoers invited someone to churchNASHVILLE (BP) -- America's Protestants like to invite their friends to church.
At least once in a while.
Nearly two-thirds of Protestant churchgoers say they've invited at least one person to visit their church in the past six months, according to a new LifeWay Research study.
"It's a fairly easy thing for churchgoers to do," said Scott McConnell, ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: A journey from Korea to the Army & beyond
"God has been faithful to guide me every step of the way," Paul Kim writes of a life transformed faith, influenced by the military and then spent in ministry. Read More
SBC DIGEST: Ronnie Floyd writes on 'Living Fit,' Mary Mohler on 'Growing in Gratitude'
SBC DIGEST: Holistic living examined by Ronnie Floyd in new book; Scripture's teaching on gratitude keys Mary Mohler's first book. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: This is our time
Tony Wolfe exhorts young leaders to "pour our lives out" for the Kingdom of God. "If we waste time now, time will waste us later," he writes. "God's Gospel story is passing through our generation right now. Read More
Sammy Tippit harnessing technology for global impactSAN ANTONIO, Texas (BP) -- With Skype, Facebook, Zoom, websites and QR codes, Sammy Tippit reaches several million people worldwide each month to advance the Gospel.
In addition to evangelistic preaching, discipleship resources by Tippit are translated into Hindi, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Portuguese, Farsi, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic and Spanish, with three more languages on the horizon.
He and the board of directors of Sammy Tippit Ministries made a decision three years ago "to pursue technology and get the Gospel out through technology," said Tippit, the new president of the Southern Baptist Evangelists organization. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Spiritually fit
Spiritual maturity, like physical fitness, entails commitment, effort and time, Doug Metzger writes. In striving for spiritual fitness, he notes, "we can expect evidence that God is working in us." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Needing qualified people
To address the problems plaguing contemporary culture, Hance Dilbeck writes, churches need men and women who are morally, practically and spiritual qualified. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Winsomeness, personified
Susie Hawkins gained a picture of winsomeness from the late Marge Caldwell, "whether with children, women or anyone else. She had a joy and a love for others that was contagious." Read More
Task force report: Baptism must lead to discipleshipDALLAS (BP) -- "Could it be that we have considered baptism to be the finish line and not the starting line?" Robby Gallaty asked messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas.
"Could it be that we have spent a lot of our time teaching people what they're saved from, and we haven't spent time teaching people what they're saved for?"
Gallaty set forth the recommendations of a Disciple-making Task Force during the June 13 report of the North American Mission Board at the SBC annual meeting. Gallaty is a Tennessee pastor who has chaired the task force since it was commissioned two years ago by NAMB and LifeWay Christian Resources. Read More