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Soul-winning is the heartbeat at Robeline - Baptist Message
02/22/2020
Soul-winning is the heartbeat at Robeline - Baptist Message

Soul-winning is the heartbeat at Robeline - Baptist Message

By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer ROBELINE, La. (LBM) –A flu outbreak in the Ashley Lewis family nearly prevented her from attending a recent revival service held at the First Baptist Church in Robeline, but a miraculous recovery within the household allowed her to experience the miracle of...

Students ‘thrive’ at CEC - Baptist Message
02/21/2020
Students ‘thrive’ at CEC - Baptist Message

Students ‘thrive’ at CEC - Baptist Message

By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer PINEVILLE, La. (LBM) – James Doughty challenged students attending the recent Collegiate Evangelism Conference to become fully devoted followers of God. “If you want to thrive in your faith, you must be devoted to the Word,” said Doughty, pastor of Firs...

“Your youth need to feel they are special because that is what the Gospel says they are.”- Clint Davis, the Forum
02/21/2020

“Your youth need to feel they are special because that is what the Gospel says they are.”
- Clint Davis, the Forum

“Holy there is no one like youThere is none beside youOpen up my eyes in wonderShow me who you are and fill meWith your ...
02/21/2020

“Holy there is no one like you
There is none beside you
Open up my eyes in wonder
Show me who you are and fill me
With your heart and lead me
In your love to those around me.”

A large crowd of student ministers have gathered for the Forum. Clint Davis is the keynote speaker at the event today at...
02/21/2020

A large crowd of student ministers have gathered for the Forum. Clint Davis is the keynote speaker at the event today at the Baptist Building in Alexandria.

ACS boosts ABCs with Gospel, adds Iles to leadership - Baptist Message
02/21/2020
ACS boosts ABCs with Gospel, adds Iles to leadership - Baptist Message

ACS boosts ABCs with Gospel, adds Iles to leadership - Baptist Message

By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer TIOGA, La. (LBM) – Veteran author Curt Iles, who has penned 13 books, has begun writing his latest chapter in his book of life as principal of Alpine Christian School. Iles, a Louisiana College graduate who started Jan. 7 at the school operated by Alpine Fi...

Louisiana Notables - Baptist Message
02/21/2020
Louisiana Notables - Baptist Message

Louisiana Notables - Baptist Message

EDITOR’S NOTE: Do you have a Revival, Homecoming, a new pastor, a community outreach or a concert? The Baptist Message would love to share your church news with the rest of the state. It is very easy to do, just send in your information (who, what, where and when) to [email protected] or c...

Archer shares how to live in Christ’s victory - Baptist Message
02/20/2020
Archer shares how to live in Christ’s victory - Baptist Message

Archer shares how to live in Christ’s victory - Baptist Message

By My Sherie Johnson PINEVILLE, La. (Wildcats Media) – How to live in in Christ’s victory poses a serious question for Christians facing difficult situations, even persecution. Jess Archer shared insights from 1 Peter 4:1-11 in this regard during the Feb. 6 chapel service at Louisiana College. ....

Please keep the family and friends of Mel Granger in your prayers. They will gather Saturday 10 a.m. at North Eunice Bap...
02/19/2020
Memorial service scheduled for disaster relief worker - Baptist Message

Please keep the family and friends of Mel Granger in your prayers. They will gather Saturday 10 a.m. at North Eunice Baptist Church for a memorial service.

By Message Staff EUNICE – A memorial service for Mel Granger, a Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer with the Acadia Baptist Association shower and laundry unit, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 22, at North Eunice Baptist Church in Eunice. According to Pastor Marvin Jones, also ...

Wildcats Media/Debate win awards - Baptist Message
02/19/2020
Wildcats Media/Debate win awards - Baptist Message

Wildcats Media/Debate win awards - Baptist Message

By LC Media Staff PINEVILLE, La. – Louisiana College convergence media students participated in the 2020 Southeast Journalism Conference held Feb. 13-15 at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This year nearly 300 students from 31 colleges and universities across the...

“You must refuse to compromise.”- LC President Rick Brewer, CEC
02/15/2020

“You must refuse to compromise.”
- LC President Rick Brewer, CEC

02/15/2020

Jason Lovins Band at CEC

“You could waste your life following the American Dream. Because God’s dream for you is bigger.”- Stephen Daigle, CEC
02/15/2020

“You could waste your life following the American Dream. Because God’s dream for you is bigger.”
- Stephen Daigle, CEC

What a beautiful site to see so many college students raising their hands to the living One!
02/15/2020

What a beautiful site to see so many college students raising their hands to the living One!

Students fill Louisiana College’s Guinn Auditorium for the Collegiate Evangelism Conference. Look for a story later in t...
02/15/2020

Students fill Louisiana College’s Guinn Auditorium for the Collegiate Evangelism Conference. Look for a story later in the Baptist Message and at baptistmessage.com.

Urgent prayer request needed for disaster relief volunteer - Baptist Message
02/14/2020
Urgent prayer request needed for disaster relief volunteer - Baptist Message

Urgent prayer request needed for disaster relief volunteer - Baptist Message

By Message Staff LAFAYETTE – Urgent prayers have been issued for Mel Granger, a Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer with the Acadia Baptist Association shower and laundry unit, who sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident Friday, February 14. According to Gibbie McMillan, Louisiana Bapt...

Adding value to others - Baptist Message
02/13/2020
Adding value to others - Baptist Message

Adding value to others - Baptist Message

By Waylon Bailey James Clear is a favorite writer. He has written about the power of habits and how you develop those powerful habits. Recently he wrote about adding value to other people. He said that before you ask for value you must give value to others. This fits many areas of life. Think about....

Skills of a church planter: Using the giftedness of others - Baptist Message
02/10/2020
Skills of a church planter: Using the giftedness of others - Baptist Message

Skills of a church planter: Using the giftedness of others - Baptist Message

By John Hebert ALEXANDRIA, La. (LBM)—I’ve learned a lot about leadership through the years, especially as a pastor and working with other pastors in my ministry with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. But some of the most memorable lessons, and many of the fundamentals, I learned while playing ba...

Revival brings focus on Christ - Baptist Message
02/10/2020
Revival brings focus on Christ - Baptist Message

Revival brings focus on Christ - Baptist Message

By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer GLENMORA (LBM) – Cadence Fontenot frequently viewed her life through a dark lens, but an encounter with Christ during the Focus 2020 revival at Glenmora High School gave her a new perspective on life. At the challenge offered by evangelist Ken Freeman “to...

My parish is my parish - Baptist Message
02/07/2020
My parish is my parish - Baptist Message

My parish is my parish - Baptist Message

By Wes Faulk VIDALIA, La. (LBM) –John Wesley famously said that “the world is my parish” in response to the constant restrictions he faced from territorially-minded churches when he tried to spread the Gospel. I’d like to use his words to make a point that in ministry today it seems we are t...

Northwest Baptists seek revival - Baptist Message
02/07/2020
Northwest Baptists seek revival - Baptist Message

Northwest Baptists seek revival - Baptist Message

By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer BOSSIER CITY, La. (LBM)–Nearly 350 members of the Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association’s 118 churches came together to cry out to God to bring revival during the local fellowship’s fifth annual “Call to Prayer.” Hosted by Bellaire Baptist Church ...

ECON 2020 speakers rally Louisiana Baptists to share the Gospel - Baptist Message
02/07/2020
ECON 2020 speakers rally Louisiana Baptists to share the Gospel - Baptist Message

ECON 2020 speakers rally Louisiana Baptists to share the Gospel - Baptist Message

By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer BATON ROUGE (LBM) — Speakers ranging from state leaders to national personalities to a former Navy SEAL rallied Louisiana Baptists to join the fight to share the Gospel during ECON 2020, held at the First Baptist Church, Lafayette, January 27-28. HUNT: JUST...

Simpson builds membership, facilities - Baptist Message
02/07/2020
Simpson builds membership, facilities - Baptist Message

Simpson builds membership, facilities - Baptist Message

By Message Staff SIMPSON (LBM) – Simpson Baptist Church held a groundbreaking ceremony, Feb. 2, to celebrate the beginning of construction on a new multi-purpose facility that will serve future generations. Interim Pastor John Hebert, who also is Louisiana Baptists missions and ministry team direc...

Louisiana Notables - Baptist Message
02/07/2020
Louisiana Notables - Baptist Message

Louisiana Notables - Baptist Message

EDITOR’S NOTE: Do you have a Revival, Homecoming, a new pastor, a community outreach or a concert? The Baptist Message would love to share your church news with the rest of the state. It is very easy to do, just send in your information (who, what, where and when) to [email protected] baptistmessage.com or ...

Louisiana College, on March 2 at 6:30 pm, will host Craig Mitchell who will present “What’s the real issue with social j...
02/06/2020

Louisiana College, on March 2 at 6:30 pm, will host Craig Mitchell who will present “What’s the real issue with social justice?”

In case you missed the Louisiana Baptist state Evangelism Conference, or just want to catch the messages again, click on...
02/05/2020
ECON 2020 Recap • Louisiana Baptists

In case you missed the Louisiana Baptist state Evangelism Conference, or just want to catch the messages again, click on the link below.

ECON 2020 compelled a large gathering of Louisiana Baptists to share Jesus and develop a strategy to do just that. Thanks to your gifts through the Cooperative Program, we were able to bring presenters from across the United States to inspire us to dream once again about what God could do in and thr...

Andrew Maddox returns to LC as new football coach - Baptist Message
02/05/2020
Andrew Maddox returns to LC as new football coach - Baptist Message

Andrew Maddox returns to LC as new football coach - Baptist Message

By Louisiana College Sports Information PINEVILLE, La. – What is old is new again for Andrew Maddox, as the Louisiana College alum and former Wildcat football player and defensive coordinator has returned to his old stomping grounds, named the sixth head coach of the LC football team in the modern...

A great turnout for the Louisiana Life March Cenla today in Alexandria and Pineville.
02/01/2020

A great turnout for the Louisiana Life March Cenla today in Alexandria and Pineville.

“What role are you going to play yo put an end to abortion in America?”- Brian Gunter, Louisiana Life March Cenla
02/01/2020

“What role are you going to play yo put an end to abortion in America?”
- Brian Gunter, Louisiana Life March Cenla

02/01/2020

Louisiana Life March Cenla live

The Louisiana Life March Cenla will start shortly. Comment below if you are here. We will have plenty of photos and a li...
02/01/2020

The Louisiana Life March Cenla will start shortly. Comment below if you are here. We will have plenty of photos and a live video soon.

Dew ‘humbled’ by love, trust expressed at NOBTS inauguration - Baptist Message
01/31/2020
Dew ‘humbled’ by love, trust expressed at NOBTS inauguration - Baptist Message

Dew ‘humbled’ by love, trust expressed at NOBTS inauguration - Baptist Message

By Gary D. Myers and Marilyn Stewart NEW ORLEANS, La. – The inauguration of Jamie Dew, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College, reflected the tone that is the mark of Dew’s new presidency—humility and service like Jesus. Since Dew’s election on June 5, 2019,...

Sign up with Home Depot to net cash for Disaster Relief - Baptist Message
01/31/2020
Sign up with Home Depot to net cash for Disaster Relief - Baptist Message

Sign up with Home Depot to net cash for Disaster Relief - Baptist Message

By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer ALEXANDRIA, La. (LBM) — A partnership between Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and Home Depot has generated more than $950,000 in funds for disaster relief responses since 2017. This money represents a financial windfall from donations by Home Depot amounti...

2020 Commission update: Reaching the next generation and people’s groups - Baptist Message
01/31/2020
2020 Commission update: Reaching the next generation and people’s groups - Baptist Message

2020 Commission update: Reaching the next generation and people’s groups - Baptist Message

By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer ALEXANDRIA, La. (LBM)— Louisiana Baptists are in the final year of implementing the President’s 2020 Commission Report, an initiative undertaken during the leadership of Waylon Bailey, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Covington, and the LBC president...

Broadmoor Baptist Church in Shreveport will host Big Daddy Weave 7 p.m. Feb. 14.Their “When The Light Comes” tour will f...
01/30/2020

Broadmoor Baptist Church in Shreveport will host Big Daddy Weave 7 p.m. Feb. 14.
Their “When The Light Comes” tour will feature special guests Paul and Hannah McClure of Bethel Music. According to their website, Big Daddy Weave has achieved multiple No. 1 singles, including "Alive," “Love Come To Life,” “Redeemed,” “The Only Name (Yours Will Be),” “Overwhelmed” and “My Story.”
For more information on how to purchase tickets, visit https://transparentproductions.com/events/big-daddy-weave-shreveport.

Keith Manuel closes out the 2020 ECON. Look for a story later in the Baptist Message and at baptistmessage.com.“Find one...
01/29/2020

Keith Manuel closes out the 2020 ECON. Look for a story later in the Baptist Message and at baptistmessage.com.
“Find one. They are there and they need what you have. Let’s scatter and sow the seeds of the Gospel.”

“If you will be a submissive servant of God you will be a sensitive servant of God. God will make you sensitive to the w...
01/29/2020

“If you will be a submissive servant of God you will be a sensitive servant of God. God will make you sensitive to the witnessing opportunities that He will place before you.”
- Johnny Hunt, closing ECON message

“We chose Christ in the midst of adversity.”- Frank Pomeroy, sharing about the weeks and months following a deadly shoot...
01/29/2020

“We chose Christ in the midst of adversity.”
- Frank Pomeroy, sharing about the weeks and months following a deadly shooting that left 26 dead at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Nov. 5, 2017

“In my Father’s house, there’s a place for me. I’m a child of God, yes I am.”#LouisianaBaptists
01/29/2020

“In my Father’s house, there’s a place for me. I’m a child of God, yes I am.”#LouisianaBaptists

Jason Lovins Band: “Jesus is coming, Jesus is coming again.”
01/29/2020

Jason Lovins Band: “Jesus is coming, Jesus is coming again.”

ECON participants sharpened their evangelism skills during several breakout sessions Tuesday afternoon. #LouisianaBaptis...
01/28/2020

ECON participants sharpened their evangelism skills during several breakout sessions Tuesday afternoon. #LouisianaBaptists

“Maybe in the back of the desert is exactly where you need to be before God can take you where He wants you to be.”- For...
01/28/2020

“Maybe in the back of the desert is exactly where you need to be before God can take you where He wants you to be.”
- Former Navy SEAL Chad Williams, ECON
#LouisianaBaptists

Veritas leads off the Tuesday afternoon session of ECON.
01/28/2020

Veritas leads off the Tuesday afternoon session of ECON.

A large crowd enjoys fellowship and good food at the Senior Adult Luncheon at ECON.
01/28/2020

A large crowd enjoys fellowship and good food at the Senior Adult Luncheon at ECON.

01/28/2020

“When we come into Jesus Christ, we stop being who we were and start being who He wants us to be. Because the Gospel of Jesus Christ transcends all culture.”
- James Jenkins, ECON

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