Partnerships focus of NAA Fellowship

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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”

Laurie underscores proclamation evangelism at SBC

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PHOENIX (BP) — “This is the time for us to advance with the Gospel; this is not the time for us isolate. This is the time for us to infiltrate and to permeate the culture and offer theology without apology,” Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., said during a celebration service at the Southern Baptist Convention on Tuesday night (June 13).

“This is our time together to reach our world,” Laurie said in a message on proclamation evangelism titled “The time is now.” Continue reading “Laurie underscores proclamation evangelism at SBC”

WMU celebrates ‘Defining Moments’

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PHOENIX (BP) — Around 250 Southern Baptists gathered for the opening session of WMU’s 2017 Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting on June 11 in Phoenix.

“Every moment has a series of defining moments — moments that shape us and change and make us the person we are today,” Sandy Wisdom-Martin, newly-elected national WMU executive director said. She and Linda Cooper, national WMU president, opened the evening and shared personal and biblical “Defining Moments,” in keeping with WMU’s theme for the year. The focus for the opening night was “Redeemed.”  Continue reading “WMU celebrates ‘Defining Moments’”