Three generations baptized on one Sunday, God is faithful to San Diego church plant & Prayer is key to see God work
A Kentucky church baptizes three generations on one Sunday morning. A San Diego pastor sees God’s faithful work to service members from area bases. God uses prayer to call us to Himself and let us join Him in His work.
It was a baptism service unlike any other that Belfry First Baptist Church Pastor Mike McCartney has ever been involved in.
McCartney baptized three people – 85-year-old Bruce Collins, his son, B.J., and his grandson, Bo. All three came to faith on the same day in January.
In McCartney’s four and a half years at Belfry and 25 total years as a pastor, Bruce is the oldest person he has baptized, and this is the first time he has ever baptized three generations in the same service.
A year and a half into church planting, Daniel Carter was ready to quit.
Pillar Church of San Diego, is situated nearby several Navy bases, and the members of his church were being deployed or assigned to different military bases all around the country faster than new disciples were taking their spots.
He and his wife, Rachelle, were left to stare at the empty seats.
But much of what makes church planting in military communities a great opportunity is the same aspect that makes it challenging. Thanks to encouragement from other area pastors and partners and God’s faithfulness they began to see steady growth.
Today, three years into the church plant, the Carters have witnessed dozens of stories of God’s redemption in their broken community.
Every day, hundreds of thousands of people die without the hope of Jesus. Your faithful prayers will make a difference. That’s why the IMB created a free 18-month calendar, called “Impacting Lostness Through Prayer”. It provides guidance, reminders and encouragement as you pray for individuals and communities who have yet to hear the gospel. Learn more about this free resource at IMB.org/prayercalendar.
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Royalty Rates Push Religious Webcasters Out of Market, Send Relief Partners Persevere in Ukraine & The Value of Keeping Alert
Noncommercial religious broadcasters are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review copyright royalty fees, alleging they favor secular speech over religious expression. In the midst of Ukraine’s ongoing conflict, which has tragically claimed over 10,000 civilian lives, the story of Luba, a woman whose life was shattered by the bombing of her home in Bakhmut, highlights the profound impact of compassion and faith. And, in the midst of Ukraine’s ongoing conflict, which has tragically claimed over 10,000 civilian lives, the story of Luba, a woman whose life was shattered by the bombing of her home in Bakhmut, highlights the profound impact of compassion and faith.
ERLC Releases Guide For Gender Confusion, An Answer to Prayer by a Mississippi Church & Essential Resources for Sermon Illustrations
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