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Iorg to graduates: Learn from 'pandemic experiences' by imitating Christ

ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) – Unable to conduct an in-person commencement exercise because of the coronavirus pandemic, Gateway Theological Seminary instead celebrated its Spring graduation ceremonies online May 22. In an address to graduates, Gateway President Jeff Iorg identified three ministry challenges created or revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic: increased isolation, unabashed selfishness and improper ministry priorities. He said although the severity of these difficulties may change as the pandemic ends, the lessons learned by overcoming them will be relevant through a lifetime of ministry service.

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FIRST-PERSON: Stewards and donors

Pressure turns fissures and flaws into chasms and canyons. Right now, some churches are discovering their past strategy of depending on donors instead of building stewards is producing devastating results.

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ERLC urges support for nonprofits, vulnerable

The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has called on Congress to support nonprofit organizations and particular categories of vulnerable Americans in the next coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package.

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FIRST-PERSON: Make a difference

Sometimes we think we'll become useful "someday" because we are challenged by the events in our world today. But the secret to making a difference is to do something now.

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FIRST-PERSON: A simple calling

When you study the Gospel accounts of our Lord, you find a simple Man with a simple calling. He wasn't simpleminded, of course, ... Jesus could tell you in ABC terms what His life was all about.

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IMB's 175th anniversary remembrance continues with emphasis on prayer, virtual timeline

[During COVID-19] as U.S. churches shift their ministries to online gatherings to comply with state directives and governments around the world adjust social distancing measures, IMB missionaries and their national partners also pursue creative ways to share with millions around the world the hope found in Jesus Christ alone.

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