Author: Laura Shaw

New Shower/Laundry Trailer Under Construction

HARRISBURG – It’s an exciting time to serve with PA/SJ Southern Baptist Disaster Relief! The Baptist Association of Southwestern PA has provided funds to build a new shower/laundry trailer. BASWP will be the owners and administrators of this unit and have asked State Disaster Relief Director Kenton Hunt to coordinate the project. He anticipates this unit being available for mission teams to do community outreaches and evangelism as well as Disaster Relief responses. The unit is currently under construction by JD Welding in Mifflinburg, PA, the same contractor who built the NEPBA shower unit and the BASWP mobile kitchen. This innovatively designed mobile...

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“Why Missions Education” Course Offered by WMU

Why Missions Education? is a self-paced, 30-day course that helps you better embrace God’s heart for the world.  You can find more information here.  Wanda Lee, executive director of Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) 2000-2016, shares her convictions about why missions and missions education is important in the attached video.  We hope you’ll take advantage of this great equipping resource.  ...

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Christmas Eve Celebration Preceded by Months of Cooperation Efforts

HARRISBURG – Transcend Church in Harrisburg launched their Christmas Eve service with the help of East Shore Baptist Church, including their praise band and most of the congregation who came to support the church plant in its mission to share Christ to people living in Harrisburg’s poorer inner city area. Transcend began as a Church plant in 2011 after John Weathersby, a Waynesville, North Carolina native, and his wife Briana, who was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, moved to Pennsylvania for a job transfer. The church initially met at their apartment and grew to a group of twelve followed by meetings...

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Now Available in the BRN Lending Library: “The 7 Rings of Marriage”

The BRN Lending Library is a resource available to our PA/SJ cooperating churches. For more information on the BRN Lending Library, click here. To request the use of a study, email *protected email* the following details: Contact’s name Contact’s church Contact’s telephone number Address (must be a physical address, NOT a P.O. box) Please specify if this is a residence or a business address. Date the study begins An 8-Session Small Group Bible Study for Couples From the engagement ring to the years after the wedding band, each season of marriage requires renewed commitment, fresh perspective, and practical Biblical wisdom. Each...

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“Change the City, Change the World” Student Missions Opportunity

PHILADELPHIA – Is your church looking for a student missions opportunity where participants will learn church planting principles and evangelism skills each morning, then have a chance to engage personally through assigned ministry team activities in the afternoon and evening? P2 Missions provides opportunities for students to understand the spiritual impact of sharing the gospel. Church planting ministry opens the door for students to share the message of God’s grace and the gift of reconciliation in the cities. Participants will serve with their church group on a ministry team that serves a church planter in that church’s context. What students learn through...

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