A rural Missouri Baptist church and parsonage in Southwest Missouri were reportedly damaged by a tornado that touched down in the region, May 22. Meanwhile, Missouri Baptist churches in Eldon are reaching out as thousands of homes are still without power in the central Missouri town.
Several Christian ministries – including Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s “For the Church” (FTC) – will offer events on topics ranging from growing healthy churches to current issues in the Southern Baptist Convention for messengers and others attending the SBC’s June 11-12 annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.
Women attending the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Birmingham are invited to a trio of events, including a SBC Women’s Session, a Ministers’ Wives Luncheon, and a women’s expo at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC).
Change is inevitable; revolution, maybe not. I do expect these three men, as well as the two yet to be named, to lead their institutions in new ways.
This call is expressed in two ways in the New Testament: A general call to everyone through creation, conscience, the canon of Scripture, and the gospel of Christ; and an effectual call to those God foreknew, elected, and predestined, resulting in belief and repentance that lead to everlasting life. God chooses His people unconditionally, yet eternal life is conditioned on faith in Christ.
“We’re thankful that Southern Baptists are here ministering to the needs of people who really are in a desperate situation,” Chitwood said in a video during his visit to Colombia. Chitwood witnessed scores of Venezuelans crossing into Colombia for food and medical care not available in Venezuela, where inflation is more than 1 million percent.
“What I’m trying to do in this book is write to the church and for the church, to help the average church member understand the origin of transgenderism as we now know it as a modern sexual identity, why it’s inconsistent with the Bible, and then also to help them have some basic understanding of what science can and can’t tell us about transgenderism.”