Archive: July, 2017

INDEPENDENCE DAY: 'We face another challenging hour'

The 1917 SBC was the first gathering of any religious group following America's entry into World War I. Prayer was a prevailing theme of the convention. Messengers were encouraged to pray for the commander in chief, our national leaders and members of the Armed Services who would be required to make grave and costly decisions.

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Serve Day catches community's attention

An outreach effort in Topeka, Kan., has utilized local media coverage to publicize the ministry of Kansas Baptists and to share the love of Christ in America's heartland.

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New website, e-book to spark 'evangelism renewal'

As a way to encourage evangelistic obedience among pastors and congregations, Thom Rainer, LifeWay President and CEO, has partnered with the North American Mission Board to launch The site will encourage churches to record how many Gospel conversations they hope to have in 2018. "We know conversion is only by the Holy Spirit, but we also know that God begins most of these conversions with Gospel conversations."

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CBU to offer new finance degree

The stewardship of money will be on the minds of new finance majors come the fall 2017 semester at California Baptist University. The new bachelor of science degree in finance offered through the Dr. Robert K Jabs School of Business will emphasize a Christian worldview approach to handling finances.

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