Tennessee


CHURCHES ADD CONTEMPORARY SERVICES

May 22, 2017

By Connie Davis Bushey News Editor, Baptist and Reflector BRENTWOOD — Tennessee Baptist churches are adding contemporary style worship services in various ways. Despite issues — will the new service divide the church, who will speak, when will it be held, and where will it be held — the outcome usually is good, reported pastors. […]

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SALVATION COMES TO THE FOOD LINE

May 19, 2017

By Mike Stover Camp Pastor, Journey Camp On the last day of Journey Camp 2016 at Linden Valley I was serving food to our campers during the first lunch serving. There are two serving times for each meal of the day, both with four lines, and camp staff serve the campers as they come through […]

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FOUR TEENS WIN BIBLE DRILL COMPETITIONS

May 19, 2017

By Connie Davis Bushey News Editor, Baptist and Reflector MOUNT JULIET — Four teens were winners or runners-up in the 2017 State Youth Bible Drill and High School Bible Drill held May 6 here.  Hope Bone of First Baptist Church, Columbia, won the Youth Bible Drill and Caitlyn Crook of Auburntown Baptist Church, Auburntown, was […]

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DR TEAMS HELP FLOOD VICTIMS, OTHERS

May 18, 2017

Baptist and Reflector BRENTWOOD — Tennessee Baptists are being asked to join other Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers in helping flood victims in Missouri and Arkansas and they have responded, said Wes Jones, disaster relief specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. The Midwest has been slammed by severe flooding, CNN reported. Floods have killed […]

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NEW CHURCH SUPPORT CENTER SET TO OPEN

May 18, 2017

Final touches are being made to Tennessee Baptists’ new Church Support Center, just off I-65, south of Franklin. Offices of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board are slated to move this week. The first day in the new facility will be May 22. A ribbon cutting and building dedication will be held on Saturday, June 3. […]

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B&R’S CONNIE BUSHEY TO RETIRE AFTER 32 YEARS

May 17, 2017

Baptist and Reflector BRENTWOOD – Connie Davis Bushey will retire May 31 after 32 years on the staff of the Baptist and Reflector and the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. Bushey joined the B&R in 1985 as assistant editor. She was promoted to news editor in 1998 after the election of Lonnie Wilkey as editor. She […]

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CAMPS — IN THE BUSINESS OF TRANSFORMATION!

May 16, 2017

By TBMB Conference Centers Team Carson Springs and Linden Valley are places of spiritual significance designed to provide a transformational experience for all who visit. Whether it is the 8-year-old away from home for the very first time or the high school senior who is enjoying her 10th annual summer camp, every one that attends […]

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DAY OF PRAYER SET FOR CONFERENCE CENTERS

May 16, 2017

By Lonnie Wilkey Editor, Baptist and Reflector BRENTWOOD — Sunday, May 28, will be observed as a day of prayer for the conference centers owned and operated by the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. The day of prayer is for both Linden Valley Baptist Conference Center in Linden and Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center in Newport. […]

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I KNOW GOD TELLS ME TO LOVE, BUT …

May 8, 2017

By Janice Backer Contributing Writer, B&R GATLINBURG — “Who are the people that are hard for you to like?” asked Tony Rankin of the large number of women who were attending the recent Missions Get-Together & Connection Conference held in Gatlinburg. The responses came from all parts of the auditorium — “kinfolk,”  “coworkers,” and “know-it-alls” […]

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WORSHIP PASTOR ON HARLEY PLANTS CHURCH

May 8, 2017

By Connie Davis Bushey News Editor, Baptist and Reflector CHATTANOOGA — Just two years ago Shane Mitchell was a worship and creative arts pastor of a traditional church who enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Then he felt called by God to build relationships at a coffeehouse. Since then his work-a-day world has shifted — […]

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PORN DEEMED HEALTH HAZARD IN TENNESSEE

May 5, 2017

Baptist Press       NASHVILLE — At least five states have officially declared pornography a public health crisis or harmful to the public, and at least one other is considering a similar measure, according to bill updates filed on state legislature websites. A resolution passed by the Tennessee Legislature declaring pornography a public health hazard was […]

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COMMUNICATIONS TEAM EARNS AWARDS

May 5, 2017

Baptist and Reflector FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Communications Team of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board won multiple awards during the 53rd annual Wilmer C. Fields Awards Competition sponsored by the Baptist Communicators Association. The TBMB Communications Team received 13 awards, including the M.E. Dodd Memorial Award for radio, film, and video. Team members also […]

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