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The world is the common denominator that links all the ministries of Semihan Church.

Refugees from all over the world, speaking two hundred or more languages, flooding to the Triangle area of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina, find in The Point International a place they belong, together.

Members of the Executive Committee CAAC, joined by leaders of more than a dozen ethnic minority fellowships of Southern Baptist churches, presented a preliminary draft of The Many Faces of the Southern Baptist Convention.

The SBC Executive Committee has named a permanent advisory group to continue to equip, inform, and empower all Southern Baptists for the spread of the Gospel.

The need for more churches in Fairbanks, Alaska weighed heavily on Joe and Cindy Boney. As new church planter with the NAMB, they were praying fervently that God would show them how.

Church planting among Asian groups, international missions to Asian peoples, and increased Asian cooperation with the larger Southern Baptist family are among the prominent themes in the Asian American Advisory Council report presented to Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President and CEO Frank S. Page June 15 in Columbus, Ohio.

Tucson Chinese Baptist Church serves through missions, church planting, community outreach, and giving to the Cooperative Program.

The Asian American Advisory Council, representing numerous Asian cultures and language groups, identified a number of common challenges its churches must address if they are to survive and expand in the years to come.

The more time Paul Kim spent with his fellow Southern Baptist pastors, the more he saw the discrepancy between the way he led Good Community Church of Torrance, California, to do missions, and the way Southern Baptists did missions. The church doubled in size after he refocused his congregation to join together with other Southern Baptist churches for cooperative missions.

The Asian American Advisory Council, representing numerous Asian cultures and language groups, has found unity of purpose around "some things we have in common," SBC Executive Committee President Frank S. Page told Council members during its second meeting, March 13–14, in Nashville.

Representatives of the six SBC seminaries, a Baptist university, and the director of seminary extension recently met with representatives from African American, Asian, and Hispanic advisory councils in an educational summit to discuss course offerings designed to prepare individuals called to ministry from our many non-Anglo congregations.

Three advisory groups gave input to SBC Executive Committee President Frank S. Page and his staff during the month of April.

A newly formed Asian American Advisory Council will meet with SBC Executive Committee and NAMB leadership to communicate the perspectives of churches and church leaders from several Asian cultures.

The following is a list of non-Anglos who have served as president of their respective state Baptist conventions.

In each of the last three years, at least six Chinese congregations have been in the top thirty churches in California in giving through the Cooperative Program.