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A Prayer of Confession of Racism

By Alex on November 3rd, 2017 in Blog, Church Health, Compassion Ministry, Uncategorized | No Comments

Photo Credit: Copyright by Soichi Watanabe and OMSC Our Annual Fall Meeting this year was centered around the theme of courageous conversations, specifically conversations about race and class division–the church’s part in perpetuating these divisions, and what our churches might be able to do to participate in the Spirit’s work of reconciliation, both in our […]

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Why a Meeting on Racism?

By Alex on November 3rd, 2017 in Blog, Church Health, Compassion Ministry, Uncategorized | No Comments

[These remarks are taken from Jack Hunter’s remarks at this year’s annual fall meeting. Photo Credit: Soichi Watanabe and OMSC.] Why a Fall Meeting on racism?  Has there been a racial rant at one of our churches, or has someone in our Association done harm to a person of a different race?  To my knowledge, there has […]

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Baptist Community Health Services Awarded FQHC Look Alike Status

By Shawn Powers on November 1st, 2017 in Blog, Compassion Ministry, Missions | 1 Comment

Baptist Community Health Services CEO, Shawn Powers, announced today that BCHS has been awarded Federally Qualified Health Center Look Alike status.  This award certifies that BCHS meets all 19 federal qualifications required by the Health Resources and Services Administration. BCHS is a multi-site, non-profit community health center, with clinics in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, Lower […]

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Unity in the SBC

By Alex on August 2nd, 2016 in Blog | 3 Comments

By David E. Crosby, Pastor First Baptist New Orleans July 27, 2016   The church of Jesus Christ has never valued peace and unity as highly as does her Lord. This has been true since the first generation of believers. It remains true today including in the fraternal fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention.   […]

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Which Way Forward: Toward Unity or Division?

By Alex on July 12th, 2016 in Church Health | 19 Comments

The call to unity resonated with Southern Baptist Convention (“SBC”) messengers who convened in St. Louis earlier this summer.  Significant action toward racial reconciliation was taken with overwhelming support. The presidential election went to a second ballot between two candidates who represented different views, styles, and emphases within the SBC. The second ballot ended in […]

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Mourning and Hope in Violent Times: Practical Steps Toward Understanding and Change

By Alex on July 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Mourning the violence this week feeling somewhat helpless in response, I attended Harbor Community Church this past Sunday.  Pastor James Welch delivered a powerful sermon exhorting the white community to seek a new understanding of recent events and to act in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of racial minorities, who undergo both subtle and […]

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Racial Reconciliation in the SBC, by Pastor Larry Johnson

By Alex on July 1st, 2016 in Blog, Church Health | No Comments

During the 2016 SBC Annual Meeting, the messengers overwhelmingly approved a resolution that called on Southern Baptists to reject the display of the Confederate Battle Flag. Messengers had varying opinions on the resolution. Some said the stance was overdue, and the SBC needed to take the step to further foster racial reconciliation within our convention […]

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Proclaiming the Gospel in Word and Deed by Allison Barnhill

By Alex on April 25th, 2016 in Compassion Ministry, Missions | 1 Comment

Allison Barnhill works with Reclaimed Project, a ministry committed to exalt Christ by fulfilling the Biblical mandate to serve the poor and orphaned. She and her husband Bret were missionaries in Botswana before going to Lesotho and they will soon relocate to Zimbabwe. They start orphan care ministries through local churches and work with congregants […]

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From New Orleans to KL with Love by Ken Taylor

By Alex on April 12th, 2016 in Missions | No Comments

In March 2016, ten people from NOBTS traveled to Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia on a mission trip. Before we left we prepared to witness in that largely Muslim country using Any Three, a contextual witnessing method developed by Mike Shipman. A worker there, a NOBTS graduate, gave us guidance as we went out into KL, […]

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