Tennessee


UNION TRUSTEES OK ACADEMIC REORGANIZATION

April 26, 2017

Union University News Office JACKSON — Union University trustees approved an academic reorganization for the university that will create the School of Social Work and the School of Adult and Professional Studies, in addition to changing the names of three other schools at their April 21 meeting. The McAfee School of Business Administration will become […]

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TBCH PARTNERS WITH TENNESSEE FOSTER CARE

April 25, 2017

By David Roach Baptist Press NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services has found a valuable partner to help improve the state’s foster care system: faith-based organizations like the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes. Since December, TBCH has participated in a collaboration of government and the private sector to encourage foster parenting. Known as TN Fosters, […]

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KNOXVILLE CHURCH OFFERS PROM DRESSES

April 24, 2017

By Lonnie Wilkey Editor, Baptist and Reflector KNOXVILLE — Black Oak Heights Baptist Church here has been looking for creative ways “to get out of the box” in order to reach their community with the gospel, said pastor Todd Stinnett. Stinnett heard about a church that offered free prom dresses to high school girls and […]

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TENNESSEE FAITH RIDERS SHARE GOSPEL

April 24, 2017

Baptist and Reflector DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Over the last 80 years Daytona Beach has been the favorite destination for Bike Week as 500,000 people gather from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Tennessee Faith Riders, a motorcycle ministry passionate about sharing the gospel with the world, joined Faith Riders from other states in […]

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DR ‘TREE CLIMBER’ JAMES BROWN RECOGNIZED

April 21, 2017

By Connie Davis Bushey News Editor, Baptist and Reflector KNOXVILLE — He’s known as the “Tennessee Squirrel” or the tree climber among Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers. Children seeing him swinging around in a tree with ropes have called him Spiderman. He is James Brown, a Tennessee Baptist disaster relief volunteer. Brown not only climbs […]

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FBC POWELL BEGINS REVITALIZING SECOND CHURCH

April 21, 2017

By Connie Davis Bushey News Editor, Baptist and Reflector POWELL — Several models of Baptist church revitalization exist — a sponsoring church can absorb the congregation, developing a campus of the sponsoring church, or the sponsoring church can bring in another congregation to use the facility of the declining congregation. It is rare for the […]

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BY ALL MEANS START A CONVERSATION

April 20, 2017

By Janice Backer Contributing Writer, B&R GATLINBURG — David Evans says that God must have a sense of humor.  As a former atheist, he would ridicule and antagonize believers who would talk about God and now all his conversations are to share Jesus with others whether at a restaurant or at Walmart. “The irony is […]

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COLLINS SEEKS ‘REAL TIME’ BAPTISMS

April 20, 2017

By Lonnie Wilkey Editor, Baptist and Reflector BRENTWOOD — Roc Collins joined the staff of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board as director of evangelism in January with one purpose in mind — to see more Tennesseans come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. Collins, director of evangelism for the TBMB, also had a strong […]

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1,619 ATTEND WMU GET-TOGETHER & CONNECTION

April 19, 2017

By Janice Backer Contributing Writer, B&R GATLINBURG — For more than 10 years, Sharon Y. Smith has made the eight-hour trip from Memphis to Gatlinburg to attend the Missions Get-Together and Connection.  This year the conference was held on March 31-April 2 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. “The worship and the sessions are good,” Smith […]

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BALANCING SPORTS AND FAITH

April 18, 2017

Baptist and Reflector BRENTWOOD — Mark Moore, executive pastor at Third Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, has coached travel teams in baseball and knows firsthand the challenges of playing sports while maintaining a commitment to God and church. He offers five tips on maintaining a healthy balance.

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BALANCE NEEDED BETWEEN SPORTS, CHURCH

April 18, 2017

By Lonnie Wilkey Editor, Baptist and Reflector BRENTWOOD — Little Johnny has a travel baseball game on Sunday morning, sister Becky has a soccer game in the early afternoon, and older brother Ben has an AAU basketball game at the same time. And, by the way, church starts at 9 and is over at noon. […]

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BAPTIST MUSICIANS HONOR PAUL CLARK

April 10, 2017

Baptist and Reflector BRENTWOOD – Paul Clark, retired director of worship and music ministries for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, was honored recently by the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference. Clark was presented the W. Hines Sims Award for leadership in church music. Clark served on the TBMB staff from 2000 until his retirement last […]

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