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Formerly incarcerated man finds Christ through outdoor kids’ ministry

FINCASTLE, Va. (BP) – Jason Gravely, a formerly incarcerated man now a part of Fincastle Baptist Church, said his skeptical search for God concluded with his involvement in the outdoor kids’ ministry program at the church, where he found spiritual answers and discipleship.

Students encouraged to have ‘obedience in the unseen’ at REV7:9 kickoff

Matt List wasn’t even supposed to be at the kickoff tour of REV7:9, a missions movement for 18- to 25-year-olds organized by the International Mission Board. The Virginia Tech student was spending his spring break in Louisiana volunteering at the Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) at Nicholls State University.

FIRST-PERSON: We need not fear evangelism

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) – When someone says the word “evangelism,” followers of Christ tend to tighten up. Why?

Scholarship established to honor Southwestern alumnus and evangelist Wade Morris

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the widow of Wade Morris are partnering to establish a scholarship in honor of the SWBTS alum and evangelist.

FIRST-PERSON: Things aren’t as they are supposed to be, or are they?

Do you ever find yourself trying to control and fit Jesus into your life rather than just giving it all up and letting Jesus take the lead … and really trusting?

NAMB missionary baptizes West Point cadets in icy Hudson River

WEST POINT, N.Y. – A pair of cadets at the United States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, N.Y., celebrated a day they are not likely to forget any time soon. On Feb. 12, Brooke Parker and Zhaoxin (Jenny) Ma were baptized by Baptist Campus Ministry (BCM) director Joshua Austin in an icy Hudson River.

Facebook Marketplace sale leads to evangelism encounter

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BP) – When pastor Grant Gaines went to deliver a baby crib his wife had sold on Facebook Marketplace, it led to a surprise evangelism encounter with a young couple.

Pastor’s ministry to struggling Dakota churches ‘all about love’

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BP) – Pastor Steve Osage has served as a conduit of God’s blessings to ministries across the Dakotas for 20 years, but he doesn’t want any credit.

Churches not holy huddles; ‘We’re an army,’ Pitman says

One-hundred twenty. Vance Pitman wants Southern Baptists of Texas Convention churches to understand two significant things about that number: it’s the size of the crowd that took Jesus seriously when He first delivered His mission, and the size of the average SBTC church. In fact, a majority of churches affiliated with the state convention have an average attendance of 120 or fewer.

Google search for hope leads to faith in Jesus

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) – The turbulence of the past few years has left many young adults feeling lost and searching for answers to spiritual questions. That description fit Kenneth Durlin, a young man recently baptized through the Kairos ministry at Brentwood Baptist Church.