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"We don't want to just be recognized for this incident in our history," Wedgwood associate pastor Jeff Laster said. "We want to be recognized for the other good things we've done

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Nearly 100 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Spurgeon College students, faculty and staff partnered with local area churches on Sept. 10 to proclaim the Gospel during an annual outreach event known as the "One Great Day of Sharing."

ALBANY, Ga. (BP) -- An old Coca-Cola bottling plant donated to Sherwood Baptist Church has become a hub for disaster relief operations and a ministry to at-risk youth.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (BP) -- Longtime pastor Jack Stallings determined years ago to empathetically view life from the eyes of a black Christian, a feat he says he hasn't quite achieved, being he's white.

(BP) -- Hundreds or more new believers who made professions of faith at Southern Baptist churches on Baptism Day (Sept. 8). Baptisms ranged from 1 to more than 100 among several Southern Baptist congregations, according to reports to BP and on social media.

(RNS) — Based on 76% of constituent churches that contributed information, Southern Baptists reported their lowest number of baptisms since 1950. “Baptism Sunday,” a newly-designated day on the Southern Baptist Convention's calendar, is in response to falling numbers.

NEW YORK CITY (BP) -- People crowded onto Jacob Riis Park and Beach in Queens on a hot July afternoon to witness 51 people baptized. As exciting as that Saturday beach baptism was for The Journey Church, one of the city's largest Southern Baptist churches, it wasn't necessarily out of the ordinary.

NAIROBI, Kenya (BP) -- Twelve-year-old Kelvin Murage once earned the ire of his mother when he jerry-rigged a skateboard out of a chair back and suitcase wheels. Now the "King of Skate" has found unexpected paths to share his faith with others.

LEXINGTON, Tenn. (BP) --Former college football coach Tommy Bowden recently spoke to hundreds of Tennessee high school football students about the importance of making good decisions in life.

BUENA VISTA, Colo. (BP) -- The area outside Buena Vista, Colo., is one of the world's best whitewater destinations. Darting along the rushing water is "life" for Tommy and other self-proclaimed "river rats." Mountain Heights Baptist Church has been reaching out to river guides like Tommy for 25 years.