BGCT postpones Bible Drill finals due to concerns about swine flu

The Baptist General Convention of Texas postponed its state Bible Drill finals, which had been scheduled the first weekend in May, due to concerns about swine flu, and missions leaders continue to monitor the developing situation in Mexico.

SBC may deploy disaster relief for swine flu, leader says

The Southern Baptist Convention could deploy its nationwide disaster-relief network if the international outbreak of swine flu becomes a pandemic in the United States, said a spokesman for the North American Mission Board.

Response to hunger shows gospel’s relevance to unbelieving culture

DenisonWhen Christians help hungry people, they earn the right to share the gospel—not only with people in need, but also with a skeptical society, Jim Denison told a conference on ethics and evangelism.

Young evangelicals call for end to nuclear weapons

Jonathan Merritt
A group of under-40 evangelicals attending a leadership meeting in Austin announced a new initiative to mobilize American Christians to eliminate nuclear weapons. Jonathan Merritt, national spokesperson for the Southern Baptist Environment and Climate Initiative, spoke in support of the initiative. "Nuclear weapons are not only unacceptable, they are un-Christian," Merritt said. "As followers of Jesus we serve a God that abhors the shedding of innocent blood."

TWU students dispense love and care to needy in Brooklyn

Students from the Baptist Student Ministries at Texas Woman’s University spent their recent spring break serving a church in Brooklyn, N.Y., participating in ministries ranging from organizing a clothing closet to feeding the homeless to ministering at a women’s shelter.

Maya Angelou challenges Baptists to fight racism

With an African-American population estimated as high as 50 million, the "blight of racism" is "still an epidemic assailing" the United States, writer Maya Angelou said April 24 at the Southeast regional gathering of the New Baptist Covenant April 24 and 25 at Wake Forest University.

Groups urge Obama to proclaim 'inclusive' day of prayer

The Interfaith Alliance and Jews on First called on President Obama to proclaim an "inclusive" national day of prayer May 7 instead of endorsing a National Day of Prayer Task Force headed by Shirley Dobson.

WMU Foundation awards $163,445 for missions support

The Birmingham, Ala., -based WMU Foundation board of trustees recently awarded $163,445 to boost missions work in North America and around the world.

CERI volunteers meet medical, dental needs in rural Nigeria

Volunteer health care professionals treated about 1,200 orphaned children and needy families in Nigeria during a trip with Children’s Emergency Relief International.

Anglo church responds to ‘mission field across the street’

For 10 years, Buckner International has partnered with Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas to serve the Spanish-speaking children and families in a community near the church through the Amigos de Dios mission.

Gregory inducted into MLK International College of Preachers

Morehouse College President Robert Franklin recently inducted Joel Gregory, professor at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, into the Martin Luther King Jr. International College of Preachers.
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