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  • SBC evangelism task force discusses recommendations

    by Alex Sibley , posted Friday, December 08, 2017 (7 days ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Members of the Southern Baptist Convention's evangelism task force met Dec. 5 to each share recommendations that will be considered for a final report to the SBC's 2018 annual meeting in Dallas.

    The task force gathered on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for the second of three scheduled meetings. SBC President Steve Gaines appointed the task force during the SBC annual meeting in June to focus on how Southern Baptists might be more effective in personal soul winning and evangelistic preaching. Read More

  • Amid RVers in the Ariz. desert, church offers faith

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Thursday, November 30, 2017 (15 days ago)

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    QUARTZSITE, Ariz. (BP) -- At least 400 vendors for the nation's largest RV show plus nine major rock/gem/mineral shows and 15 general swap meets gather each balmy winter in the Sonora Desert of southwestern Arizona.

    The vendors see more than a million visitors between December and March who park recreational vehicles, campers, fifth-wheels, vans and sometimes just tents on the flat desert floor around the former mining town of Quartzsite and its 4,000 people.

    The Arizona Bureau of Land Management permits camping on its lands in the desert for $180 for six months, according to its website. This makes for an economical -- and pleasant, weather-wise -- winter base for those seeking relief from the cold and snow in northern parts of the United States and Canada. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: 'We simply talked about the Savior'

    by Jacqueline Scott, posted Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (17 days ago)

    Jacqueline Scott, in venturing to Cairo, Ill., to join in sharing the Gospel, recounts a lesson in being "natural, sensitive and intentional" in conversations with people who need Christ. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Praying for others

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Tuesday, November 21, 2017 (24 days ago)

    Ronnie Floyd notes that churches, denominations, ministries and the prayer movement in American cannot be separated from evangelism. "Every Christian needs to pray for others to come to faith in Jesus Christ," he writes. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Campuses as mission fields

    by Brian Hobbs, posted Friday, November 10, 2017 (one month ago)

    Today's college students need "droves of Christians who hold the truth and light of the Gospel in their hands," Brian Hobbs writes of America's greatest unreached mission field. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Lostness & brokenness

    by Chuck Lawless, posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 (one month ago)

    For those who seldom, if ever, share their faith with others, Chuck Lawless suggests ways "to deepen your burden over those who are without Christ." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Would Jesus go to a football game?

    by Eric W. Ramsey, posted Friday, October 20, 2017 (one month ago)

    High school football games, Eric Ramsey notes, are a prime place in many communities to be a witness for the Gospel -- to "meet people, foster relationships and be where 'life happens.'" Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: It happened one Sunday

    by Randy Adams, posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Randy Adams reflects on the value of parents and grandparents sharing their stories of "what God has done in and through our families" to nurture their children's faith and their commitment to serve Jesus after they leave home. Read More

  • NOBTS year-long centennial to have evangelistic focus

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Thursday, October 12, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Boyd Guy
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary kicked off its 100th anniversary celebration with special events Oct. 3 and the announcement of upcoming centennial initiatives focused on evangelism and missions.

    Activities began with the annual Founders Day chapel service, as NOBTS President Chuck Kelley pointed past the seminary's 1917 founding to the true "seed" from which the seminary sprang -- the Acts 1:8 commission by Jesus to take the Gospel to all nations. Read More

  • Pastor's near-death experience intensifies Gospel focus

    by Robin Cornetet/Kentucky Today, posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Robin Cornetet/Kentucky Today
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (BP) -- After surviving a fiery explosion that nearly killed him, Kentucky megachurch pastor Steve Ayers said he's a changed man, having come out of the ordeal laser-focused on Jesus and telling others about the Gospel before it's too late.

    "I was committed to evangelism before the accident," said Ayers, senior pastor of the 16,000-member Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green, which routinely baptizes more than 500 new believers a year. "I'm completely committed to evangelism now because truly, at your last breath, nothing else matters." Read More