Latest Articles by BARBARA DENMAN
Jun 20, 2013
HOUSTON (BP)—During a year when mass shootings and suicides have stunned the nation, a resolution on “Mental Health Concerns and the Heart of God” was overwhelmingly approved by messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention’s June 11-12 annual meeting in Houston.
Jun 19, 2013
LEESBURG (FBC)—A revision of the 2013 Cooperative Program budget that reduced income to three Florida Baptist State Convention agencies and the hiring of three church planting field missionaries to expand the teams within the Church Planting Group were among the actions taken by the State Board of Missions during its May 31 meeting at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center.
Jun 7, 2013
LAKELAND( FBC)—A fire was growing within the heart of Mike Harrell and several fellow pastors.
Jun 6, 2013
HIALEAH (FBC)—As hurricane season descends upon the state, Florida Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are poised to respond at a moment’s notice, prepared by four months of training that included a historic event in South Florida with instruction in four languages.
Since March, 487 new and 799 returning volunteers were trained in disaster preparedness in specialties such as mass feeding cleanup, recovery administration, temporary childcare, emergency response, water services, spiritual care and emergency services chaplaincy.
May 22, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—This summer 110 Florida Baptist college students will spend their vacations serving in ways to advance God’s Kingdom when they travel to 17 countries and throughout the state of Florida as student summer missionaries.
May 8, 2013
LEESBURG (FBC)—Nearly 200 participants had their eyes and hearts opened to the multitude of mission opportunities available to them as Florida Baptists during the “Missional Connection” conference April 12-13 at Lake Yale Conference Center in Leesburg.
Workshops highlighted a wide array of missions involvement, including social media, first aid, human exploitation, missional living, grant writing, orphan care, migrants and helping hurting women. Ministry projects fashioned mats for the homeless from plastic grocery bags, collected hygiene products for carnival workers and gathered Bibles and prepackaged snacks for Bible clubs meeting regularly in local elementary schools.
Apr 26, 2013
KENDALL (FBC)—After seeing church signs posted along southwest Miami roads near his home, Sergio Barrero, 23, and his family began visiting Turning Point Church in Kendall, Fla., about eight months ago.
Apr 26, 2013
KENDALL (BP)—Después de ver los anuncios de la iglesia por los caminos del suroeste de Miami cerca de su casa, Sergio Barrero, de 23 años, y su familia comenzaron a visitar Turning Point Church en Kendall, Florida hace unos ocho meses.
Apr 12, 2013
HIALEAH (FBC)—Despite being imprisoned in the 1960s for preaching the Gospel, Cuban pastor and author Alberto Gonzales steadfastly refused to leave his homeland as he persevered in reaching the seaport city of Cardenas for Christ.
Apr 10, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Even with six decades in the ministry, Dan Wade believes he is never too old or experienced for fresh ideas and spiritual insights, especially when it comes to evangelism. So attending the State Evangelism Conference March 17-19 was a priority for the pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church of Zephyrhills.
Not only was he “challenged and encouraged” by the sermons he heard, but he found new evangelistic tools to use in his roles as an interim pastor and mentor to younger pastors. Since beginning his interim at New Shiloh Church in Clearwater, he has seen 40 professions of faith at the church. “The preaching has been excellent,” he said of the conference. “Being a preacher, I like to hear others preach.”