Archive: February, 2015

Los Angeles is focus of church starting strategy

By nearly every demographic metric imaginable, metro L.A. is a behemoth - large, diverse and nearly overwhelming as a church planting destination. Only 8.3 percent of the population claims affiliation with an evangelical church with only one Southern Baptist church for every 18,794 people.

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Ignition teaches students that "It Matters"

Speakers, leaders and musicians all pointed to the conference theme, "It Matters," when making a decision to follow Christ; exercising the disciplines it takes to become more like Jesus; and dealing with persecution, sacrifice and pain that comes from being a Christian.

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Family carries on businessman's missions giving legacy in California and Texas

A devout Southern Baptist, Francis gave generously throughout his life to the International Mission Board and global missions efforts. After his death in 2010, IMB received a gift from his estate finalized in 2013 at more than $5.3 million for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, the largest estate gift in the organization's history.

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This Convention serves our culturally diverse congregations as we fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.