2014 Annie Armstrong
Apr 8, 2014
MACOMB, Mich. (BP)–Scott Blanchard is familiar with all the public perceptions of Detroit and its surrounding area: Metro Detroit is dying. No one wants to live in the city. The Church can’t survive—much less thrive in the Motor City.
Apr 8, 2014
NEW YORK (BP)–High school student Shamar Smith has been attending Graffiti 2 Community Ministries’ after-school program for years. Raised in the South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven, Shamar is no stranger to the lifestyle and perils that mark the lives of many in the neighborhood; his own brother is already serving out a sentence on Rikers Island, New York’s primary jail complex. Had he not found his safe haven at Graffiti 2, Shamar knows his path might have looked the same.
Mar 24, 2014
LENNOXVILLE, QC (BP)—Canadians easily dismiss Christianity—especially in Quebec. The history of mistrust is woven deep within the fabric of Québécois culture—a culture that’s decidedly Catholic and, at the same time, increasingly secular.
Mar 7, 2014
HOMESTEAD (BP)—You could say Patrick Coats is a product of his spiritual legacy. But it’s a legacy he attempted to elude—at least for a time.
A native of Miami, Coats was raised by his grandfather, Joe Coats, the first African-American pastor to affiliate with the Florida Baptist Convention in 1968. The elder Coats planted a church in a school building and saw it grow to 4,000 members.
Feb 25, 2014
Miami’s Patrick Coats family is Day 3 focus
The North American Missions Emphasis is a time to nurture in Southern Baptists an awareness of and sensitivity to the need to penetrate lostness among all people in North America. It is also a time to encourage Christians to be intentionally active in sharing the Gospel with their families, friends, and communities. During the emphasis, churches and individuals also increase awareness of and participation in giving to North American missions efforts through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering®, 100 percent of which goes directly to the mission field that is the United States, Canada, and their territories.