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A Check for Charlie

January 2, 2014, was a big day in my life. So big it even called for a name change. In one moment, just before midnight, with the drawing of one ...

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Moldovan leaders pray for ‘strength to stay,’ continue ministry

VADUL LUI ISAC, MOLDOVA – He scanned the crowd gathered for the revival service and his gaze rested on a man with a beard. Pastor Andrei Ciobanu wasn’t quite sure ...

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Pilot project to identify UUPGs in N.C. metro areas

When Bob Lowman moved to Charlotte about 15 years ago to pastor he was not all that familiar with unreached, unengaged people groups, or what it would take to reach ...

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N.C. women prepare to embrace Boston

Although the team was briefed on Hinduism before entering the temple in Jackson Heights, Queens, Wendy Mitchell was surprised to see all the different gods lined up along the wall. ...

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Church Planting is About Relationships

I read that in 1948 George de Mestral was out on a hike. As he returned home he noticed his pants were covered with burrs from Burdock plants. Being an ...

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Her Obedience Does Not Absolve Me of My Responsibility!

A year ago I introduced the readers of Cross the Culture, to my friend, John, whose daughter, Samantha (Sam), had been called to international missions. John shared with me his ...

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Connection church planting roots, engaging community

NEW YORK – Larry Mayberry and members of Connection Church met Nancy as she frantically tried using five-gallon buckets to remove water in her flooded basement. After Hurricane Sandy, Nancy’s ...

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Who is God Calling Your Church to Engage?

One of the things I love about the position God has called me to at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) is the opportunity to celebrate with churches ...

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The Gospel Hope

The first person I saw coming to the front was an older woman wearing a blue head covering. Wrinkles covered her face and she came slowly, shuffling her feet as ...

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Convention Staff Serving in Moldova

 The 21-year-old sat on the edge of his bed and although he didn’t say much, his eyes filled with tears. Our team shared the gospel and we told him about ...

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