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  • ANALYSIS: Workplace evangelism abroad begins here

    by Sebastian Traeger, posted Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (12 days ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- I've had the privilege lately of seeing an increasing number of people at all stages of life express interest in joining the global mission of God through the International Mission Board. Many wonder how they can be preparing to go.

    On one level, it's very simple: current faithfulness in your assignments is the greatest predictor of future fruitfulness. So, faithfully serve where you are. Read More

  • Her missions journey: from orphan to a doctorate

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Monday, May 15, 2017 (13 days ago)

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    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Mary Ann McMillan never intended to earn a full degree when she enrolled at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She just needed 20-30 hours of course credit to go back to the mission field full-time.

    On May 12, McMillan received her doctorate in Christian education, adding on to her master's degree in intercultural studies that she received in 2013 after deciding it would prove useful for her future.

    The Lord was cultivating in McMillan a desire to go overseas to minister in closed countries, so she realized that having a doctorate in education would provide the platform for that goal. Read More

  • Glimmers of Gospel hope for South Asia's 1.6 billion

    by Polly Maclean, posted Monday, May 08, 2017 (20 days ago)

    SOUTH ASIA (BP) -- Mosques and temples clamor daily for the souls of 1.6 billion people in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Sri Lanka -- the countries of South Asia that make up the world's greatest concentration of people with no access to the Gospel.

    Muslims and Hindus comprise the overwhelming religious majority in South Asia. A staggering number of the estimated 225,000 people who die here each week enter eternity without Christ. Read More

  • Persecution readied him for South Sudanese church

    by Grace Thornton, posted Friday, April 28, 2017 (one month ago)

    MINNEAPOLIS (BP) -- When Philip Nache was growing up in Nigeria, the young Christian had plenty of friends among the majority Muslim population in his hometown.

    "Boko Haram wasn't there yet," he said of the militant Islamist group that has ravaged the central African country in recent years. "Most of my friends were Muslims. They would come to our house to sleep. We had that family relationship." Read More

  • Prayerwalking continues to spark evangelism

    by Erin Roach, posted Thursday, April 27, 2017 (one month ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Prayerwalking continues to play a vital role in leading people to personal relationships with Jesus, according to ministry leaders and church planters who practice the spiritual discipline of "praying onsite with insight" as part of their ministries.

    Mike Puckett, executive director of Baptist Campus Ministry of the High Country in North Carolina, said prayerwalking in his context has been a cornerstone practice -- "a really great way to start work in a new community" as well as "massively important" to ongoing work. Read More

  • SBC DIGEST: Emeritus Korea missionary Don Jones dies; 2nd WMU grant made for Tenn. wildfire relief

    by Southern Baptist TEXAN, WMU & BP Staff, posted Monday, April 24, 2017 (one month ago)

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    Don Jones, emeritus Southern Baptist missionary who served in South Korea 36 years, dies at age 88; WMU makes second grant to aid Smoky Mountain fire victims.

    Don Jones, 36 years a missionary to Korea, dies

    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (BP) -- Don Jones, an emeritus Southern Baptist missionary who served in South Korea for 36 years, died April 9 after suffering a head injury in a fall two days earlier. He was 88. Read More

  • SE Asia water fights show Buddhism's unmet longings

    by Lily Xingh, posted Thursday, April 20, 2017 (one month ago)

    Buddhists in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar celebrate the lunar new year with fervor, Christian worker Lily Xingh writes, yet they are left with unfulfilled longings to increase their good deeds to outweigh their bad ones. Read More

  • Safety & short-term mission trips

    by Andy Johnson , posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (one month ago)

    "Should we care about safety on short-term mission trips?" asks pastor Andy Johnson, an associate pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Read More

  • Southeastern offers minority mission trip assistance

    by Harper McKay, posted Monday, April 03, 2017 (one month ago)

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern have launched a Kingdom Diversity Missions Initiative to encourage minorities to become more involved in Great Commission work around the world.

    As a partnership between Southeastern's Kingdom Diversity Initiative and its Center for Great Commission Studies, the new program offers minority students financial assistance for Southeastern mission trips along with help in preparing to go, such as raising funds and obtaining a passport. When students return from their trip, the ... Read More