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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—The Baptist Convention of New Mexico was among the only four state conventions in the SBC that saw an increase in baptisms in 2017, LifeWay reported.

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VIBURNUM, Mo. (BP)—A woman had a 6-foot-wide hole in her roof and a 55-gallon drum catching rainwater in her living room. She had retired after 35 years in the local school district. Now, she and her son, who is battling cancer, have a new roof provided by the Love Thy Neighbor home repair o…

International Mission Board trustees celebrated a balanced budget, unanimously approving the 2017 budget during their Nov. 10-11 meeting near Richmond, Virginia. Trustees also appointed 50 new missionaries during a Sending Celebration. Scott Harris, missions minister at Brentwood (Tenn.) Bap…

ALPHARETTA, GA. (BP)--The nearly $59 million given to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering in 2016 ranks second highest in the offering's history, the North American Mission Board announced Oct. 12.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Sandra Wisdom-Martin was unanimously elected executive director/treasurer of national Woman's Missionary Union by its executive board during a special called meeting, July 29-30, in Birmingham, Ala. Wisdom-Martin, who has served as executive director of WMU of Texas,…

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WASHINGTON (BP)—A misleading concept prevalent about women is the focus of a new book from the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s publishing arm.

DALLAS (BP)—GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins  says his favorite holes to play are the par threes. “It only takes one really good shot out of three to make par,” Hawkins noted.

ST. LOUIS (BP)—Appointments to the Southern Baptist Convention’s Committee on Committees have been announced by SBC President Ronnie Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas. Two New Mexicans are among those announced: Danny Kirkpatrick, Taylor Memorial Baptist Church, Hobbs and K…

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