Cuando la Convención Bautista de Nueva Inglaterra (BCNE por sus siglas en inglés) entró en posesión del edificio de una vieja iglesia en Massachusetts, los líderes de BCNE sabían exactamente lo que quería hacer con él.
For many exhausted homeowners in Kokomo, Ind., working around the clock to clean up their homes, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) has been a welcome reprieve.
Worship service at First Baptist Church, Washington, was cut short Sunday when a tornado associated with a powerful line of storms came speeding toward the church. Pastor Josh Monda quickly led his congregation to shelter in the basement then, with another member, returned upstairs to be sure all church members were out of harm’s way.
Chaplain Parker Thompson can tell you the exact moment—more than 60 years ago—he knew he was where God wanted him as a U.S. Army chaplain in the Korean War. With the war’s end in sight in the summer of 1953, fighting grew furious as the two sides hammered out an agreement over the transfer of prisoners of war.
At first chaplain Charlie Clanton found it difficult to look at the severely burned young soldier lying on an Army gurney on one side of a makeshift medical evacuation station in Vietnam. His almost black face had been charred beyond recognition by a Viet Cong grenade launcher attack.
For Glenn Stringham, senior adult pastor at First Baptist Church Fayetteville, Ga., honoring the community’s military veterans is a personal mission. As a Vietnam veteran with 22 years of service in the U.S. Army, Stringham knows the life of a veteran firsthand.
When college students return to Staten Island over Christmas break this year, some of them might cross paths with Frank Primiani, a resident and Hurricane Sandy survivor who benefited from the work of Baptist students on Spring Break earlier in 2013. But they won’t find the same “Frank Primiani” who met those earlier student volunteers.
When Steve Gallimore arrived for Churches Planting Churches Training (CPCT) at Brentwood Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn., he already knew how effective church planting could be in reaching unchurched people with the Gospel.
Like thousands of other Southern Baptist churches, First Baptist Church of Hokes Bluff, Ala., has a long and treasured history of missions involvement. Several of our families have served as foreign missionaries. We have given substantially to missions through our local association, the Cooperative Program and special SBC offerings.
When the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 9 about being all things to all people so that he might win a few for the sake of the Gospel, he of course wasn’t talking about changing or watering down the message of Jesus but about presenting it in a way that everyone could understand and relate to.
Thanks to an historic shift in the funding relationship between the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and state conventions throughout the South Region, $1 million will be available over the next four years to help start churches in key cities and towns along the I-29 corridor that runs from Kansas City to Canada.
When a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Sandy Rebuild team arrived to work at Almarean and James Sweeney’s home, the couple said the group was an answer to their prayers. Their home in Freeport, N.Y., was flooded with 4 feet of saltwater, as thousands of homes in the area were when hit by Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge last October. Many homes took on as much as 8 feet of water. The couple, in their 80s, had begun repairs but the mold was not removed properly, so they had to start over. They were given 10 days notice by city inspectors to leave their home of 24 years.
Ever wondered how you know when someone needs encouragement? Let me give you one simple test. It works every time. Check and see if they have a pulse.
Volunteers are the heart of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief ministry as they bring help, healing and hope to survivors of catastrophe. Just ask Michael Raab.
Thousands of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers answered the call to provide help, healing and hope in the wake of Hurricane Sandy's devastation. They continue to respond today.
“They came to not only repair my house, but they looked after my soul,” said Colleen Phillips. Phillips is one of many Long Island residents who has been positively impacted by the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers who worked for several months on homes flooded by Hurricane Sandy.
When the 16 or 17 remaining lay members of Lakeview Baptist Church in New Orleans first met with prospective church planter James Welch (@harborjames) in 2008, at first glance they didn’t appear to be who you would expect on a church planting core team. But what these senior saints—all in their 70s and beyond—lacked in youthful energy they made up for in experience and vision.
In the picturesque coastal village of Freeport on Long Island, N.Y., where super storm Sandy’s surge flooded homes with as much as eight feet of water, neighborhoods look back to normal—at least on the outside. Eleven months after the storm—with the damage primarily seen on the inside of homes—streets are clear of debris and most of the dumpsters that were filled with salt-water soaked furniture, appliances and ruined contents of homes are gone. But pod storage containers still sit on driveways as homeowners work on the interiors of their homes. One local refers to the sight as the “new normal.”
The pastor of one of the fastest growing churches in Tennessee has joined the Send North America: Denver church planting team. Ben Mandrell, senior pastor of Jackson’s Englewood Baptist Church will partner with First Baptist Orlando to plant a church in the Mile High City.