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ALBUQUERQUE (BNM) - Scott Andrus, a member of Anchor Church, Albuquerque, recently received the Albuquerque Fire Department’s Citizen Life Saver Award. The award recognized his effort to save a man’s life following a motorcycle accident. At the scene, Andrus had used skills he had learned at…

MESILLA (BNM) - Borderland Cowboy Church, Mesilla, hosted its second Horsemanship Bible School, June 20-22. The congregation hosts the event each year instead of a traditional Vacation Bible School. The church’s pastor, Hank Willemsma, explained that, “coming from a ranching background and t…

ELEPHANT BUTTE (BNM) - The celebration activities for the 20th anniversary of Church at the Butte will begin on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. with a potluck dinner (out of town guests do not need to bring food). Guests will view a video presentation of the history of the church, as well as a v…

PORTALES (BNM) - During August, some Albuquerque senior adults surprised the New Mexico Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries with an unexpected back-to-school gift. Cows, chickens, goats, pigs, farm sights and farm sounds - along with "farm-y fragrances" - greeted the group of Prime…

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PORTALES (BNM)- The New Mexico Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries in Portales depends on New Mexico Baptists to donate food items to the annual Fall Food Drive. The donations help feed the children for an entire year. Donations received are carefully sorted and stored, ready to be…

ALBUQUERQUE (BNM) - Two mission leaders held different ideas about who had the potential to become a church planter. Finally, they went off in different directions. Sometimes, that still happens today, Steve Ballew said. Then, he noted that the two sides reconnected over time.

Editors Note: The nature of this material requires a tablet or desktop screen for viewing. Other devices will not display all of the content correctly.The Baptist Convention of New Mexico's State Mission Board will present the following proposed 2020 ministry budget at the 2019 Annual Meetin…

PARIS, France (BNM) - International Mission Board Missionaries in Paris, France, have called on New Mexico Baptists to join them in a week of prayer and fasting, Oct. 7-13, as they seek to reach the European city with the Gospel.

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CLOVIS (BNM) - Baptist Convention of New Mexico President Jared Bridge delivered the President’s Address during the Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 22) session of the BCNM Annual Meeting at Central Baptist Church, Clovis.

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CLOVIS (BNM) - Church planters, pastors and other leaders met Tuesday, Oct. 22, for a church planting luncheon at Parkland Baptist Church, Clovis. The Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s Missions Mobilization Team organized the event.

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PORTALES (BNM) - Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, preached during the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s Annual Meeting at the Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries in Portales, Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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CLOVIS (BNM) - As a part of the 2019 Annual Meeting, the IMB Connect ministry of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico hosted a dinner on Oct. 22 to emphasize to attendees the magnitude of the need for churches and members to partner with the International Mission Board to share the Gospel wi…

CLOVIS (BNM) - Twenty-three bivocational pastors and their families shared a dinner provided by the Baptist Convention of New Mexico at Leal’s Mexican Restaurant, Clovis, following the Tuesday afternoon session (Oct. 22) of the convention's Annual Meeting in the city. The dinner expressed th…

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CLOVIS (BNM) - For one final time, Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board, challenge the messengers and guests of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico. Chitwood had already spoken three previous times on the opening day of the meeting.

CLOVIS (BNM) - New Mexico Baptist Foundation Development Officer Micheal Summers gave the foundation report at the Baptist Convention of New Mexico's Annual Meeting at Central Baptist Church, Clovis. Rick Breeden, the entity's president, who would normally give the report, was out of the country.

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PORTALES (BNM) - With remarks interspersed with humor, New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries President Randy Rankin reviewed 100 years of ministry during his report the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2019 Annual Meeting. The children’s home hosted messengers for the se…

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CLOVIS (BNM) - In his opening remarks at the joint meeting of New Mexico WMU and Pastors and Mens Conference, Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board, brought greetings from 3,700 missionaries and 2,280 missionary kids serving across the globe. He thanked New Mexico Bapti…

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CLOVIS (BNM) - A tradition held each year at the Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico is the introduction of new staff who have come to New Mexico in the past year. This year, Joseph Bunce, executive director of the BCNM, invited any new church staff members who were presen…

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CLOVIS (BNM) - Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board spoke during the Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 22) session of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico's 2019 Annual Meeting at Central Baptist Church, Clovis.

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PORTALES (BNM) - Following the final session of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico's Annual Meeting at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries main campus in Portales on Oct. 23, the home served a barbecue meal to all who attended.

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CLOVIS (BNM) - The drive from Albuquerque for most of the staff of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico on Sunday afternoon and evening included high winds. On Monday morning, the BCNM staff gathered at Central Baptist Church, Clovis, to unload the BCNM trailer under blue skies. Its contents…

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CLOVIS (BNM) - Baptist Convention of New Mexico Executive Director Joseph Bunce has announced his intention to retire from his position in 2021, effective Feb. 21, 2021, following 15 years of service as the state’s lead missionary. The announcement came Tuesday, Oct. 22, during the BCNM’s An…

ALBUQUERQUE (BNM) - Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, will speak at the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s Annual Meeting, Oct. 23 in Portales.

CLOVIS (BNM) - In conjunction with the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s annual meeting, the BCNM’s Missions Mobilization Team will host a Church Planting Luncheon, Tuesday, October 22, at 12 p.m., at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis, following the Pastors’ and Men’s Conference and the WMU…

CLOVIS (BNM) - In conjunction with the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s annual meeting, the BCNM’s Missions Mobilization Team will host an International Mission Board Connect Dinner, Tuesday, October 22, at 5 p.m., at Central Baptist Church in Clovis, following the afternoon session of the…

ALBUQUERQUE (BNM) - As the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s evangelism/discipleship team prepared for the 2019 New Mexico Evangelism Conference, the packets of information were sent to churches, encouraging them to promote the conference to their congregations and encourage attendance.

Nineteen alumni from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and their families gathered for fellowship and a seminary report on Wednesday morning of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2018 Annual Meeting. They met at Las Cruces’ Cracker Barrel restaurant, near the Annual Meeting site.…

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God, not people, defines the church, John Morgan told New Mexico Baptists. Morgan pastors of Sagemont Church, Houston, Texas. He preached during the Wednesday morning session of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2018 Annual Meeting at Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces.

“Even in all the chaos and craziness in the world today, do not forget, Jesus is Lord!” proclaimed Steve Gaines, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn. “I have preached this message for 35 years—I do not need notes!” His ch…

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In cooperation with the International Mission Board, the Baptist Convention of New Mexico held an IMB Connect meeting Oct. 24. The meeting took place in conjunction with the convention’s annual meeting and was hosted by the New Mexico State University Christian Challenge, Las Cruces.

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Las Cruces (BNM) - From gavel to gavel, the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2018 Annual Meeting included many different items on its agenda: worship, preaching, reports and business. In business sessions, the convention’s messengers took several actions.

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During the 2018 BCNM Annual Meeting, executive director Joseph Bunce asked all new staff members and their spouses, to come to the platform and introduce themselves. Eight new staff members joined Bunce on the platform to be introduced to messengers. They are as follows:

Mesilla Park Community Church welcomed the children of pastors, staff and messengers at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention New Mexico in Las Cruces. Cindy VanPelt, Mesilla Park Community Church’s children's ministry co-director managed the children's program during the regular…

“This is my 13th convention,” Joseph Bunce shared during the Tuesday evening session of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2018 Annual Meeting. He continued, “In those 13 years there has been turbulence, change, disruption and reorganization. The landscape has changed significantly, but …

BCNM President John Hinze addressed messengers and guests during the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico at Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces, Oct. 24. Hinze is pastor of First Baptist Church, Tucumcari. His message was titled “God's Unshakeable Kingdom.”

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Las Cruces (BNM) - Pastors and lay church leaders from across New Mexico met Oct. 23 for the annual Pastors’ and Laymen’s Conference preceding the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2018 Annual Meeting at Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces.

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Las Cruces (BNM) - The New Mexico Singing Churchmen gathered to rehearse on Monday evening, Oct. 22, at First Baptist Church, Las Cruces, in preparation for Tuesday night's session of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2018 Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting was held Oct. 23-24 at Mesill…

Las Cruces (BNM) - Preaching an unintended sermon to New Mexico Baptists, Steve Gaines told pastors to seek God for six specific ministry qualities and to embrace and practice personal accountability. Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn., and former Southern Baptist Conv…

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Las Cruces (BNM) - 23 exhibit booths lined two walls of the foyer and extended down a main hallway at Mesilla Park Community Church for the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Las Cruces. Ministry opportunities and reports abounded - from children's camps at Sivells Bap…

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Las Cruces (BNM) - 60 people attended a church-planting luncheon hosted by The Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s Mission Mobilization Team at Calvary Baptist Church, Las Cruces, on Tuesday, October 23. The team invited pastors, directors of missions and other interested individuals to hear …

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Las Cruces (BNM) - Twenty former International Mission Board missionaries gathered Oct. 22 prior to the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico at Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces. 

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Las Cruces (BNM) - The Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s Information Services Team arrived at Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces, on Sunday evening, Oct. 21, in preparation for the convention’s 2018 Annual Meeting, Oct. 23-24.

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Las Cruces (BNM) - The Baptist Convention of New Mexico held a registration reception on Monday evening, Oct. 22, in advance of its 2018 Annual Meeting. The reception, the Annual Meeting, and other related activities were hosted by Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces.

Las Cruces (BNM) - Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces, hosted the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2018 Annual Meeting. The church, which relocated to a former Kmart store it remodeled less than two yeas ago, intentionally connects with its community. The church hosts large meetings…

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Las Cruces (BNM) - About 100 people gathered for New Mexico WMU’s annual mission celebration and annual meeting. The group worshipped together, listened to speakers, heard testimonies, and participated in missions activities as part of the gathering.

Las Cruces (BNM) - Rain didn't stop a group of bi-vocational pastors from enjoying each other’s company during the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2018 Annual Meeting, Oct. 23. 

Las Cruces (BNM) - The Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s president, John Hinze, selected “God's Unshakeable Kingdom” as the theme for the convention’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Las Cruces, Oct. 23-24. He based the theme upon Scripture.

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With the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s annual meeting just days away, some new activities and information are available. The convention meeting is open to members of all BCNM churches, whether or not they have been elected as messengers. Messengers can vote during business sessions, but…

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The Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico will take place at Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces, Oct. 21-23, 2018. All convention activities will take place at Mesilla Park unless otherwise stated. 

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The Baptist Convention of New Mexico's 2018 Pastors' and Laymen's Conference will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces. The conference immediately precedes the BCNM's Annual Meeting, which convenes later in the day at the same location. The PLC is open to fu…

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