Episode 221

Storms Across Midwest, Election Day, ‘Calling Out the Called’ & Rooftop Pastor

Nov 8, 2022

Disaster Relief workers to continue to assist people in Oklahoma and Texas where weekend storms took the lives of at least two people and devastated homes, churches and other structures. Today is election day across the United States. While most eyes are on the national congressional races, there are five states with ballot inititaives that will have direct impact on abortion measures. “Calling Out the Called,” a new book written by SBC leaders Shane Pruitt and Scott Pace, discusses the importance of raising up the next generation of ministry leaders. And, After 345 days enduring the extremes of the Windy City’s weather since Nov. 30, 2021, Pastor Corey Brooks of New Beginnings Church climbed down Oct. 29 from his 40-foot perch across the street from the church.

Transcript

Disaster Relief workers to continue to assist people in Oklahoma and Texas where weekend storms took the lives of at least two people and devastated homes, churches and other structures.

The Trinity Baptist Church in Idabel, Oklahoma was completely destroyed by the storms.

Relief workers were on the scene at daylight on Saturday helping resident comb through debris.

Read the full story and learn how you can help storm victims at our website.
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Today is election day across the United States. While most eyes are on the national congressional races, there are five states with ballot inititaives that will have direct impact on abortion measures. Voters in California, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana and Vermont will make decision on limiting or expanding abortion access.

Meanwhile, the legalization of recreational marijuana will be voted on in 5 states — Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Voters in Louisiana, Oregon and Tennessee will vote on repealing language in the constitution that permits slavery or involuntary servitude as punishments for crime.
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“Calling Out the Called,” a new book written by SBC leaders Shane Pruitt and Scott Pace, discusses the importance of raising up the next generation of ministry leaders.

It’s already one of Amazon’s best sellers in the Christian Church Leadership category.

Pruitt serves as the national next gen director for the North American Mission Board (NAMB), and Pace is an associate professor and dean of The College at Southeastern.

In a series of videos released on the book’s webpage, Pruitt says he hopes the book will serve as a way to guide and encourage ministry leaders to raise up those who will one day replace them.
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After 345 days enduring the extremes of the Windy City’s weather since Nov. 30, 2021, Pastor Corey Brooks of New Beginnings Church climbed down Oct. 29 from his 40-foot perch across the street from the church.

Brooks raised the first $20 million of a needed $35 million for the church’s Leadership and Economic Opportunity Center, envisioned as a safe place where kids and adults can learn skills and have fun that will enable them to start and work at businesses and trades that will improve the area’s standard of living.

While there was one $5 million gift, and several “matching” gifts, the majority of donations were smaller ones from individuals and churches, the pastor said.

The $20 million will be used for the construction of the 89,000-square-foot building’s shell. Volunteers would help keep costs down, Brooks said, adding that he would welcome assistance from Southern Baptist construction missions teams.

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