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Feeding Children in Local Public Schools on May 16

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Feeding Children in Local Public Schools on May 16

Did you know that local public schools will be closing on May 16th? Unfortunately, because many students in these schools are “food insecure,” some might not eat that day without help from the local community. Here’s where you can step in and help. The NC Council of Churches is hosting a community planning meeting on Thursday, May 10, from 6- 7:30 at First Calvary Baptist Church for anyone who is interested in participating in efforts to feed and take care of local kids on May 16th. Consider attending this meeting to see how...

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Pastor Andrew Brunson’s Sentence in Turkey Delayed

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Pastor Andrew Brunson’s Sentence in Turkey Delayed

For those of you who have been praying diligently over the last 7 days counting down to Pastor Andrew Brunson’s trial, please continue your prayers. Yesterday, we learned that the judge adjourned the hearing until May 7 and remanded Mr. Brunson in custody. The accounts of yesterday’s trial are hard to read, but give us a glimpse into what we should be praying for as Andrew continues to suffer in Jesus’ name. News outlet, Hurriyet, relayed, Brunson sobbed before telling a court in the city of Izmir that he was in a...

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7 Days of Prayer for Andrew Brunson

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7 Days of Prayer for Andrew Brunson

You’ve heard us over the past year talk about U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson and his plight in Turkey. The latest news was announced at the end of March that imprisoned Pastor Brunson is set to stand trial before a Turkish criminal court on Monday, April 16 on espionage- and terrorism-related charges that could jail him for up to 35 more years. To remind the church family, his daughter – a UNC student – attends our church and has been actively helping lead a nationwide campaign to see her father released and sent home. As well,...

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All Christians are missionaries.

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All Christians are missionaries.

It is essential that all Christians understand that they are missionaries, and that the world that lies outside of their church’s doors in the mission field. It is one thing for a minister to be an advocate and supporter of missions: it is another and very different thing for him to understand that missions are the chief end of the church, and therefore the chief end for which his congregation exists. It is only when this truth masters him in its spiritual power that he will be able to give the subject of missions its true place in his...

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Why Puerto Rico?

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Why Puerto Rico?

In September 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico. Those among the Bible Church body who were aware of this tragedy mourned at a distance. But our brother and Director for Latino Ministries, Gaby Correa, grieved for his home and his family. Recently, Gaby was able to return to Puerto Rico for the first time since Maria struck. He did so yearning for its spiritual and physical renewal. He sought ways to empower the Puerto Rican church for Gospel-centered service with enduring impact, and he wondered if the Bible Church could be...

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How to Pray for Our Missions Partners

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How to Pray for Our Missions Partners

Perhaps God has placed a desire in your heart to pray for missionaries everywhere, or maybe for one particular missionary. Either way, God has a great plan to use you to help complete his mission of making his name known among the nations as you participate through prayer. Use these seven points to fuel your prayers for our missions partners work in the Triangle and beyond. I. PRAY FOR OPEN DOORS Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message. … — Colossians...

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