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December 2014 Issue

Southern Baptist pastors are strongly supportive of the Convention’s Cooperative Program, according to a study commissioned by the SBC Executive Committee last spring.
In order to get the Gospel to people all over the planet on time, the IMB is focused on exalting Christ, mobilizing Christians, serving the church, and completing the Great Commission.
They are the forgotten people. The individuals you might not even notice if you passed them on the street.
From a song stage in Sweden to pregnancy health classes in Southeast Asia, IMB missionaries find creative and effective ways to make disciples as they meet people where they are.
Asking the question, “To whom do we pray?,” Mark Edlund opened the annual PrayerLink meeting in Denver by challenging participants to cultivate intimacy with God.
The theme for the 2015 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus, Ohio, will be “Great Awakening: Clear Agreement, Visible Union, Extraordinary Prayer.”
Southern Baptists are continuing to build relationships across ethnic lines and work together for the common purpose of proclaiming the Gospel to all people.
There is no great movement of God that has ever occurred that does not begin with the extraordinary prayer of God’s people.
Statement of Principles, 1928 SBC Annual, pp.32-33
The relations between this Convention and other Baptist bodies can be understood in the light of a few basic New Testament principles.
Koreans are known for their commitment to prayer and to fulfilling the Great Commission by going out or by sending others as missionaries.
They are all full-time pastors, but many of them are also farmers, public school teachers, salesmen, engineers, construction workers, butchers, agricultural consultants, and business owners.
Focus on WMU is a time for churches to highlight ways in which God is changing lives through missions discipleship opportunities provided by WMU.
While the ways in which we as Southern Baptists engage the culture may change as culture itself changes, our fundamental commitment to biblical ethics in regard to human sexuality has not, and will not, change.
“Music can produce positive effects in the life of a special needs person that medicine cannot.”
In 2013, more than 110,000 people made commitments to Christ through My Hope with Billy Graham.
If Jesus is on our minds, He will find a way out of our mouths.