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November 2018 Issue

Recovering the Primacy of Personal Evangelism for the SBC
On any given weekend, more than five million Southern Baptists gather to worship around the country. Can you imagine the impact if every one of them asked God each day to let him or her lead one person to Christ next year?
SBC President J. D. Greear stated his theme as “Gospel Above All” and expressed that he will reflect on the Gospel “again and again” during his term.
With eight months until Crossover 2019, Birmingham-area Southern Baptists are looking to build upon a record number of faith commitments last year.
Funding for an SBC presidential initiative to address sexual abuse in the church was approved by the SBC Executive Committee during its September 17–18 meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Importance of Vetting an Applicant’s Work History
The church personnel or pastor search committee is the first line of defense against sexual predators and others bent on causing harm being employed in a church setting.
Facebook is an important tool for this church plant in getting to know their neighbors and pointing them to Christ.
This is the War Room. For the past two years, it has happened every week during both Sunday morning services and on the first Wednesday of the month.
"We are thankful for the opportunity to expand the stewardship of this resource in providing a Gospel witness to the community."
A small church outside the Appalachian town of Booneville in eastern Kentucky has received a huge boost from a fellow Kentucky congregation.
Your church has a vital role to play in reaching every nation. The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is a critical part of that.
Arkansas church members partner with IMB field personnel whose lives are spent sharing Jesus with those who have little to nothing.
Every Church Reaching Every Nation
At the IMB, we believe that every church, regardless of its location, size, or resources, has a part to play in reaching the nations with the Gospel. And the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is one way—a vital way—your church can engage and reach the unreached.
Welcomes New Members, Receives Reports, Strategizes for Further Implementation
The CAAC welcomed five new members, reviewed the group’s database dashboard, prayed for the presidential search committees of five SBC entities, and set 2019 goals and action plans during its August 2–3 meeting in Atlanta.
Testimonies, Break-Outs, Panel, Concert of Prayer Mark Annual Gathering
PrayerLink's annual gathering included testimonies, break-outs, a discussion panel, and a Concert of Prayer, among other activities.
Ongoing infrastructure upgrades in the city of Birmingham coupled with major water damage to one of the two convention hotels have added a layer of complexity to parking, transportation, and lodging options.
Southern Baptist churches in the St. George, Utah, area work together in Kingdom-building to bring living water to the people who live in the parched and starkly beautiful southwestern corner of the state.
Depression is an invisible sickness. It cannot be seen. A broken leg is obvious. But a broken soul—is there such a thing?
I have come to believe there are things J. D. and I practice that help us love what we do.