East Kentucky church among first to embrace solar power

Originally published in Western Recorder and Baptist Press- www.westernrecorder.org & www.bpnews.net

CAMPTON—An eastern Kentucky congregation has become one of the first to embrace solar power as a means to simultaneously help their community and reduce their carbon footprint.

Campton Baptist Church in Wolfe County recently installed 80 solar panels on the roof of the church, a project sponsored and installed by Sonlight Power, an Ohio based non-profit that provides renewable electricity to communities worldwide. This was their first project in the United States.

Campton’s pastor, Gary Conner, sees this project as a “way to invest in the community,” he said. Continue reading “East Kentucky church among first to embrace solar power”

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Chinese Baptist Fellowship shares church planting efforts

Originally published at Baptist Press – http://bpnews.net/49088/chinese-baptist-fellowship-shares-church-planting-efforts

PHOENIX (BP) — Church planting drew the spotlight of the Chinese Baptist Fellowship’s June 13 meeting in Phoenix.

In fact, the mission of the fellowship is threefold, according to Benny Wong, president of the Chinese Baptist Fellowship of USA and Canada and senior pastor of First Chinese Baptist Church of Los Angeles. The fellowship exists for planting, caring and training. The fellowship’s gathering was held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting on June 13-14. Continue reading “Chinese Baptist Fellowship shares church planting efforts”

Partnerships focus of NAA Fellowship

Originally published at Baptist Press – http://bpnews.net/49090/partnerships-focus-of-naa-fellowship

PHOENIX (BP) — The National Asian American (NAA) Fellowship spotlighted the need for more partnerships with Southern Baptist seminaries and a desire to reach second-generation Asian Americans. The group met for its second annual meeting on June 12 in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Phoenix.

The group, made up of eight Asian fellowships, was formed in October 2016 in Dallas as a fellowship specifically for second-generation Asian Americans. More than 60 were in attendance for the June 12 meeting. Continue reading “Partnerships focus of NAA Fellowship”