Author: Pam Smith

Benefits of Attending the Southern Baptist Convention

Adoption forum at #TalkCP with leaders of our SBC agencies—all adoptive parents. Left to right: Sandy Wisdom-Martin (WMU), Russell Moore (ERLC), David Platt (IMB) and Kevin Ezell (NAMB). HARRISBURG – An open letter from Dr. Pamela Smith Thank you, BRN, for making it possible for me to attend the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) last week in Phoenix. I had not been to the SBC since the 2014 Convention in Baltimore. It was a blessing to go again, and I came away with seven significant benefits: 1. I know you better. The Southern Baptist Convention is a microcosm-in-view of the...

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Penn-South Jersey WMU Focuses on Children

HARRISBURG – We’ve all heard the statistics. In his book, Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions: Why Children Should Be Your Church’s #1 Priority (Regal Books, 2003), George Barna reports that by age 13, a child has irrevocably formed the majority of her beliefs about: The nature of God, The existence of Satan, The reliability of the Bible, The holiness of Jesus, Whether one can be saved from sin, and What the afterlife really is. Research compiled by his Barna Group shows that by age nine, most children have their spiritual moorings in place and by age 13, their spiritual identity has...

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Nicaragua Mission Trip Opportunity – Sept. 30 – Oct 8

DALLAS (PA) – Dallas Baptist Church would like to invite individuals from any other BRN churches to join them for a missions trip to Nicaragua from September 30 – October 8, 2017.  DBC has a partnership with a Baptist church (Primera Iglesia Bautista de Moyagalpa) on the island and its 3 mission churches.  Recently, three people dropped out of the trip for various reasons, and the church is seeking replacement short-term missionaries to stand in the gap. The primary mission activities are door-to-door ministry with the mission churches, distributing dental hygiene kits,  and worship/preaching/singing opportunities with local churches. Costs – Approximately $1700...

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Disciple Making Is For All of Us

HARRISBURG – I enjoy the rich heritage of a loving, nurturing family. Jesus-followers all, my parents and grandparents taught me, by both their words and their actions, what it means to trust in and live for Him. They also involved me in caring for others, as an expression of my love for Jesus and for them. From my earliest memories in Sunday School, I remember singing “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know” and “Jesus Loves the Little Children, All the Children of the World” and, in my child’s mind, reasoning that if Jesus loved all the children like He...

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