The church: Destination or missions launch pad?

John Ewart did not grow up in church and had no intention of ever attending church. He heard the gospel through a football teammate. “I was saved in a locker room because a guy who loved...[more]


Church increases gifts through Cooperative...

When Brent Thomas became pastor of East Flat Rock Baptist Church in June he inherited a situation every pastor desires – a debt-free congregation. “We burned the [mortgage] note my third...[more]


Rendezvous Church seeks 'peace of the city'

Canada is a mosaic of cultures, with people bringing their culture and religion with them. More than half of Toronto’s population was born outside Canada and more than 30 percent of Toronto...[more]


World Missions Week emphasizes serving,...

The call to missions is a call to follow God, trusting that He will work through the brokenness and fears of His people, so that His glory will shine to all the earth. It’s a call to trust...[more]


Leaders reflect on first Deep Impact experience

For one week each summer, hundreds of youth from all over the state descend upon The North Carolina Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell for Deep Impact, a weeklong mission camp for middle and...[more]


Next Generation students prepare to be mission...

Although Hicksville is no longer the last stop on the Long Island Rail Road, a distinction it held for several years after the rail station was built in 1837, this hamlet of Nassau County...[more]


New church plant seeks to share gospel among...

He ministered and shared the gospel in Pakistan for many years before the country he loved so dearly forced him out. In a country that is 96 percent Muslism, he came to faith in Jesus...[more]


Transformed by missions, students become...

During his three years as a student at Chowan University, Austin Tallant has participated in mission trips to Haiti, Cuba and New York City. “There is nothing in this world better than...[more]


Why 8 population centers?

A few weeks ago I was driving on Market Street in Greensboro and passed by the location where, as a child, I went to my first drive-in movie with my parents. Back then it was a field just a...[more]


Summit brings together Moldovan camps, leaders

During the Soviet Union days camps were not usually viewed positively, as these “Pioneer” camps sought to indoctrinate children with Soviet Union beliefs and systems. [more]


NCBM disaster relief volunteers assisting in...

North Carolina Baptist Men (NCBM) disaster relief volunteers are responding to a request from the Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief team for assistance in the wake of the May 20 tornado that...[more]


U.S. churches must choose between missions,...

Baptists must turn back to God and get on mission with Him soon or they will die. That was the stark message presented by missions leader Joe Dillon to hundreds who attended a three-day...[more]


Pilot project to identify UUPGs in N.C. metro...

When Bob Lowman moved to Charlotte about 15 years ago to pastor he was not all that familiar with unreached, unengaged people groups, or what it would take to reach these people groups with...[more]


Shaddix urges congregations to mobilize for...

In the modern information age pastors can turn to a variety of resources to find the latest step-by-step guide to church growth, evangelism and missions mobilization. Although Jim Shaddix,...[more]


Collegiate conference urges renewed focus on...

Before knowing Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, C.J. Mahaney described his life as a “mad career” of sin. Mahaney, who now leads Sovereign Grace Ministries, was heavily...[more]


Conference speakers to focus on reaching Muslims

Nabeel Qureshi was a devout Muslim until he met a Christian who could defend the gospel and authority of the Bible. His encounter with this Christian set in motion a personal journey to...[more]


N.C. women prepare to embrace Boston

Although the team was briefed on Hinduism before entering the temple in Jackson Heights, Queens, Wendy Mitchell was surprised to see all the different gods lined up along the wall. Dressed...[more]


Students answer call to serve Sandy victims

Although Mollie Jones hasn’t decided on a career just yet, she knows she wants to devote her life to helping others and she isn’t wasting any time. Jones, a sophomore at Appalachian State...[more]


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