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Students discover hands-on evangelism experience

BALTIMORE (BP) -- Justin Harrell had just struck up a conversation with a 13-year-old boy while waiting to meet up with friends for dinner in Baltimore. He asked the boy, "Do you know Jesus?"

Church mental health issues explored

BALTIMORE (BP) -- The church has a unique ability to serve families and persons suffering with mental health issues, a group of Baptist panelists agreed at a special breakfast on mental health and the church.

Panel: Diversity for the sake of Kingdom

BALTIMORE (BP) -- While economic woes have slowed the growing ethnic diversity at state levels in the Southern Baptist Convention, panelists at the Cooperative Program exhibit, held during the SBC annual meeting in Baltimore, discussed intentional efforts to include ethnics in Convention leadership.

21st century challenges confronted at CP exhibit

BALTIMORE (BP) -- As Southern Baptists reflected on, bantered and debated various topics -- that included numerous challenges of the 21st Century -- at the Cooperative Program exhibit during their annual meeting in Baltimore, most appeared to agree that studying Scripture in its proper context, selfless giving and a commitment to praying for others are good starting points for progress.

Motivating, mobilizing churches addressed

BALTIMORE (BP) -- The advancement of the Great Commission will never be accelerated without Christians engaging in personal evangelism, newly elected Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd said during an evangelism panel discussion at the SBC annual meeting in Baltimore.