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When Larry and Melissa Lewis and their family moved to Czechia in 2009 as IMB church planters, they knew they had a tough job ahead. Only 29 percent of the population acknowledges the existence of a god and less than 1 percent choose to follow Jesus. In fact, Czechia is well known for being the most irreligious country in Europe.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (BP) – Robin Covington remembers the day she was no longer an outsider. “It was in a little village where everyone knew everyone,” she said. “We loved living there. It also had a little museum where we would take visitors.”

MARIETTA, Ga. – Replacing a legendary pastor in one of Georgia’s premier churches is no easy task.

DULUTH, Ga. – Fans of The Chosen are making their way into cinemas to watch a much-heralded Christmas project that has begun a 10-day run in theaters.

PHILADELPHIA (BP) – American Bible Society research shows practicing Christians are more generous than others.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – Victor Chayasirisobhon, newly elected president of the California Southern Baptist Convention, believes he can leverage his background to help unify the diverse convention.

ATLANTA, Ga. – Decking the halls in Georgia’s state Capitol involves lots of garlands, bows, Poinsettias and an enormous evergreen sparkling with thousands of lights.

WASHINGTON – As a showdown over abortion played out in the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, Georgia Baptist Mission Board Executive Director W. Thomas Hammond Jr. issued a call to prayer.

LAS VEGAS (BP) – Churches within the Southern Baptist Convention have become prolific reproducers of new congregations, Outreach Magazine reported in its September/October issue.

NEWNAN, Ga. -- The student choir at  First Baptist Church in Newnan  is playing a key role building community within the congregation, providing a sense of genuine belonging, offering new opportunities for learning, encouraging student engagement, building character, enhancing worship and glorifying God.

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