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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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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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Shawn Powers to Lead Baptist Community Health Services

By Alex on March 16th, 2016 in Compassion Ministry | No Comments

The New Orleans Baptist Association (NOBA) is pleased to announce that the Reverend Shawn Powers has accepted the post of CEO of Baptist Community Health Services (BCHS). BCHS is the New Orleans based medical mission that was launched post-Katrina by the churches of NOBA and the North American Mission Board. Powers said that under his […]

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Standing Together Against the Sex Industry in New Orleans

By Alex on March 6th, 2016 in Compassion Ministry | No Comments

On Tuesday, March 8 at 1:30 p.m., the New Orleans Planning Commission will hold its first public hearing regarding Adult Live Performance Venues. The meeting will take place in the City Council Chambers. Motion M-16-22 directed the City Planning Commission to conduct a public hearing and an extensive study regarding limitations on the number of […]

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After the Storm

By Alex on March 2nd, 2016 in Compassion Ministry | No Comments

On Tuesday afternoon, February 23, 2016, an EF2 tornado struck LaPlace, Louisiana. The tornado hit with maximum wind speeds of 130 mph. The base was 1/4 mile wide and traveled several miles through the community, damaging over 500 homes and businesses. Several injuries were reported, though none were reported to be life-threatening. The community gathered […]

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