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Thursday, September 06, 2018

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  • Immigrant assistance to be N.C. Baptist outreach

    by Mike Creswell, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    CARY, N.C. (BP) -- North Carolina Baptists are stepping up their ministry to immigrants.

    A new Baptist Immigrant Services (BIS) ministry being gradually launched by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) will set up a yet-unspecified number of immigration ministry centers across the state. The first center is being established in Lincolnton.

    Churches and associations will be encouraged to establish a variety of ministry efforts to engage immigrants with the Gospel. In addition, the ministry centers will be staffed by individuals trained and qualified to help immigrants understand their rights and immigration options. Read More

  • Cincinnati shooting spurs Baptists 'to bring hope'

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    CINCINNATI (BP) -- A shooting rampage in Cincinnati that left four dead and two others injured today (Sept. 6) led a city councilman to request aid from the community. Within minutes Cincinnati Baptists began responding.

    An unidentified gunman entered Cincinnati's 30-story Fifth Third Center through a loading dock at 9:10 a.m. local time and opened fire in the lobby, according to media reports. He killed three people and injured others before police shot and killed him. Read More

  • Anne Graham Lotz seeks 'healing' from breast cancer

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz has breast cancer, she announced Sept. 4, and is seeking prayers for healing that would glorify God.

    "Each day since the diagnosis God has given me promises and encouragement from His Word," Lotz said at "God has been ... and is ... my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in this trouble. Therefore, I will not fear," she said, evoking Psalm 46:1.

    "But He also has made it very clear that my healing will be in answer to not just my prayer, but the prayers of others for me." Read More

  • LifeWay to host Faith Leads Tech conference

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- This fall the intersection of theology and technology will meet at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tenn.

    LifeWay is hosting its first-ever Faith Leads Tech conference on Nov. 9 to bring together followers of Christ who are passionate about technology and innovation.

    "The vision for this conference revolves around inspiring Christians by sharing what God is doing to grow His Kingdom through products and apps that exist in the world today -- or that could exist tomorrow," said Kevin Old, a front-end architect at LifeWay and one of the creators of the event. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: ERLC names Mohler, Waggoner for key awards

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Trustees of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission approved a seminary president and a courtroom advocate as recipients of the Southern Baptist entity's 2018 awards Wednesday (Sept. 5) during their annual meeting.

    The ERLC board unanimously endorsed R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, for the Distinguished Christian Service Award and Kristen Waggoner of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) for the Religious Liberty Award.

    The trustees -- in their meeting at the SBC Building in Nashville -- also unanimously: Read More

  • EDUCATION DIGEST: Cumberlands to lower tuition by 57%; Iorg at convocation: 'The Gospel marches on'

    by Kentucky Today, Gateway Seminary & BP Staff, posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (BP) -- Tuition rates will be cut 57 percent at the University of the Cumberlands for the 2018-2019 academic year under a plan known as "The Cumberlands Commitment."

    Tuition for on-campus undergraduate students will be reduced from $23,000 to $9,875 at the university affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

    "We are making this change because we are committed to putting our students and families first by addressing the most significant hurdle to a college education -- affordability," Cumberlands President Larry L. Cockrum said. "We want all students to know that with Cumberlands there is a clear and affordable path to a college degree." Read More

  • Bible Study: Sept. 9, 2018

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 (5 months ago)

    This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: How's your church doing?

    by Gary Ledbetter, posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 (5 months ago)

    Denominational statistics are important, Gary Ledbetter writes, because "we are connected in our Great Commission work." Read More

  • Los salarios de los pastores no le siguen el paso a la inflación

    Carol Pipes, posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Durante los últimos dos años, las remuneraciones para los pastores y los empleados de las iglesias bautistas del sur que trabajan tiempo completo se están quedando atrás en relación con el crecimiento del costo de vida. Además, la cobertura de su seguro médico sigue siendo poca, esto según el Estudio de Remuneración en las Iglesias de la CBS, hecho en el 2018.

    El estudio bienal es un proyecto en conjunto entre las convenciones bautistas estatales, GuideStone Finalcial Resources y LifeWay Christian Resources. Se colectaron datos, anónimamente, sobre la remuneración y las congregaciones ... Read More

  • El equipo de búsqueda presidencial del SWBTS enfocará la 1ª reunión a la oración

    SWBTS y el personal de BP, posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- La primera reunión de búsqueda presidencial del equipo del Seminario Teológico Southwestern (SWBTS), programada para los días 10 y 11 de setiembre, se enfocará en la oración, de acuerdo con un comunicado del 31 de agosto del presidente del grupo Danny Roberts.

    "A nombre de todo el equipo de búsqueda presidencial del Seminario Teológico Southwestern, les pedimos que se unan a nosotros en oración," dijo Roberts, pastor ejecutivo de la Iglesia North Richland Hills Baptist de Texas. Read More

  • El Programa Cooperativo nacional 2.59% arriba de lo proyectado

    Por el personal de BP, posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Las contribuciones a la fecha a la Convención Bautista del Sur (SBC) para las misiones nacionales e internacionales y los ministerios, recibidas por el Comité Ejecutivo de la SBC están 2.59 por ciento arriba de las proyecciones presupuestarias a la fecha, y 0.01 por ciento arriba de las contribuciones recibidas durante el mismo periodo del año pasado, de acuerdo con un comunicado de prensa de D. August Boto, presidente interino del Comité Ejecutivo de la SBC y vicepresidente ejecutivo de política de la convención. Read More

  • 'Es el momento': El ejecutivo de Wyoming Lynn Nikkel se retira

    Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    CASPER, Wyo. (BP) -- Lynn Nikkel se retira después de más de 13 años de liderazgo ejecutivo de la Red de Misión Bautista del Sur de Wyoming en busca de oportunidades de ministerio en Oklahoma.

    "Es el momento," le dijo Nikkel a Baptist Press el 30 de agosto. "He estado aquí a través de muchos cambios y transiciones, y es el momento de que la red tome una nueva dirección, tenga un liderazgo fresco con ojos frescos para que avance hacia el futuro. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Trabajando en Unidad

    Peter Citelli , posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 (5 months ago)

    "Que vivan con toda humildad y mansedumbre, con paciencia, soportándose unos a otros en amor, esforzándose por preservar la unidad del Espíritu en el vínculo de la paz" (Efesios 4:2-3 NBLH).

    En la Antigua Grecia había una notable rivalidad entre la ciudad de ... Read More