A Missionary Call, Church Revitalization, & Ethical Issues to Watch in 2022
Have you ever thought God might calling you to missions? If so, you might consider having a conversation with the folks at the International Mission Board. Also, members of Pinecrest Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia are continuing to trust God during their church’s revitalization, despite enduring the tragic loss of their senior pastor.
In a piece on Baptist Press, the IMB speaks about their Pathways program that allows people who are trying to discern God’s calling on their lives to explore their options.
According to the IMB, for those who feel called to serve overseas, there are many options, including seven pathways for adults 21 and over who want to go longer than a couple months, several short-term trip opportunities and a host of student pathways.
You can learn more by finding the story For those called to Go, IMB wants to send at BaptistPress.com or by visiting IMB.org.
Members of Pinecrest Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia are continuing to trust God during their church’s revitalization, despite enduring the tragic loss of their senior pastor Reggie Hester a little more than a year ago.
Hester was working as a regional catalyst for the Southern Baptist Convention of Virginia and became a full-time pastor in 2016, while still working part-time with the SBCV.
Stephen Day, a longtime member of the church who was serving as the next generation pastor at Pinecrest, when Hester died carried on the revitalization vision.
Day says Hester’s death has caused the church to grow in trusting God and a deeper commitment to believing and sharing the Gospel.
When we come back we’ll give you some political points Christians should monitor in 2022.
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Leaders at the Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Commission released a list of five things Christians should monitor in 2022.
First on the list is the Supreme Court case of Dobbs vs. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization. They believe it is the Supreme Court case with the greatest chance to overturn the Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion in 1973.
Also on the list are the midterm election in the US, the Russian troop buildup on the border of Ukraine, presidential elections in France and Brazil, and the Winter Olympics in China as the communist country facing growing criticism over human right abuses.
You can find stories on each of these topics and more at BaptistPress.com. Thanks for listening to Good News for Today. We’ll hope you’ll subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.
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Hard times often are described as “going through a valley.” But Bruce Watson, pastor of First Baptist Jeanerette, La., describes life’s valleys as the place where the soil is the richest. Rudy Kebreau and Randal Lyle are bound by far more than their mutual faith and pastoral calling these days. And, maybe your church has a prayer list. But have you ever considered have a personal prayer list? In a piece in the Baptist Press Toolbox, Kie Bowman says it may help you remain faithful in prayer.
Parents Prayerwalking Schools, Churches Play Critical Role to Military Personnel & Starting Your Day With God
See You at the Pole is engaging parents in prayerwalking schools the weekends surrounding the Sept. 27 event to mobilize families in prayer. Why would a 19-year-old sailor be at church nearly every day of the week? And, many of us are very busy. We go to bed with our to-do list incomplete and wake up with a list of things to try to accomplish.