Author: April Betner

Town Hall Meeting Recap: Why are Blacks Staying in the SBC?

PHILADELPHIA – On Wednesday, August 9, 2017 a group of about 40 people attended a Town Hall Meeting at Great Commission Church located in Philadelphia, PA.  The topic of the Town Hall Meeting: Why are Blacks Staying in the SBC? Panelists: Dr. Larry Anderson, Baptist Resource Network  Healthy Churches Director and Lead Pastor of Great Commission Church (Philadelphia, PA) Rev. Hal Hopkins, Church Planting Catalyst (BRN Philadelphia) & Lead Pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church (Breinigsville, PA) Alonzo Johnson, Lead Pastor of Believers Bible Fellowship (Philadelphia, PA) Moderator: Pastor D. Kyle Canty, Missional Living Catalyst (BRN Philadelphia) No assumptions were...

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The Church of the Good Shepherd Starts Awana

CHERRY HILL, NJ – One of our South Jersey churches has begun a new endeavor that caught my attention. The Church of the Good Shepherd, Cherry Hill, NJ is preparing to launch a new ministry called “AWANA.” AWANA is a para-church organization that aims to partner with churches in an attempt to minister and share the Gospel to children and teenagers. It stands for “Approved Workmen Are Never Ashamed” and its major goal is to set a foundation in for students so that they are never ashamed of God and His work.  I remember attending AWANA ministry at a...

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BRN Philly Town Hall Meeting: Why Are Blacks Staying in the SBC?

PHILADELPHIA – Come hear a discussion centered on the recent McKissick SBC resolution and the questions raised by it. This town hall-style event is open to SBC pastors and laypersons. Wednesday, August 9 7:00P.M. @ Great Commission Church 2043 Eastburn Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19138 Panelists: Pastor Hal Hopkins and Pastor Larry Anderson, Jr. Moderator: Pastor Kyle...

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