Celebrating Milestones, Imprisoned for Christ & 9Marks at Southeastern
Two organizations are celebrating significant milestones in donations. The Voice of the Martyrs is offering churches and small groups a free on-demand virtual experience with three men who have been imprisoned for their faith. And, more than 500 pastors and church leaders recently attended a seminar on healthy churches at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The event was sponsored by the seminary and 9Marks ministries.
Two organizations are celebrating significant milestones in donations.
The IMB’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering has crossed the $200 million mark for the first time ever. The offering provides funding to more than 4,000 IMB serving around the world.
In addition, Southern Baptists have given more than $200 million through the Cooperative Program for the first time ever. The resources are used to help the IMB, the North American Mission Board, six seminaries, and other Southern Baptist entities.
The Voice of the Martyrs is offering churches and small groups a free on-demand virtual experience with three men who have been imprisoned for their faith.
The event called Imprisoned for Christ – a virtual event where you’ll meet three Christian workers who were imprisoned for their faith! This special event is FREE and now available on demand, so you can access it at a date and time that works best for you. When you tune in to the event, you’ll hear from three inspiring speakers: Petr Jasek, Andrew Brunson and Dan Baumann.
While sharing God’s love in three different restricted nations dominated by Islam, each was arrested, interrogated, and imprisoned. While all three struggled to find God’s purpose in their suffering, they ultimately recognized His faithfulness and love amid desperate circumstances.
Learn more at persecution.org.
Good News for Today is sponsored by The Voice of the Martyrs
Good News for Today is made possible through our friends at The Voice of the Martyrs, a nonprofit organization that serves persecuted Christians around the world. Founded in 1967 by Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, VOM is dedicated to inspiring believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill His Great Commission — no matter the cost. Find out more and sign up for their free monthly magazine at vom.org/goodnews.
More than 500 pastors and church leaders recently attended a seminar on healthy churches at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The event was sponsored by the seminary and 9Marks ministries.
They focused on biblical preaching and theology, church leadership and a biblical understanding of conversion.
One of the speakers, H.B. Charles, a pastor from Florida, told the group, ““There are many churches that will readily affirm that the Bible is the Word of God, yet they deny the Bible in their practice,” said Charles, warning that biblical theology must permeate every aspect of a Christian’s life and confession.
“Gospel doctrine matters above all else and should shape everything else. Healthy churches know what they believe, and healthy churches know why they believe it.”
The Maryland Supreme Court has ruled 4-3 that a Catholic employer was lawful in denying health benefits to the spouse of a gay married employee because such unions violate church doctrine. This college football season is unlike any other in David Pollack’s life. For as long as he can remember, the sport dominated his Saturdays in ways most people haven’t experienced. And, from 2012-2017, the reality TV series “Duck Dynasty” told many stories of the Robertson family and their duck-call and decoy business. “The Blind,” coming to theaters Sept. 28, tells the story of Phil Robertson’s life before he became a Christian.
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.