Nebraska church closes doors with celebration service

By Doug Lee Ogallala Community Church, Ogallala, Neb., closed its doors Sunday night, Jan. 28, with a celebration service with 23 people present. Why we closed is that four families are moving. The two families remaining felt it was time to close and start a new...

God is revealing Himself in Alliance, Neb.

By Doug Lee God is slowly but faithfully revealing Himself to Native American families in Alliance, Neb. Solid Rock Baptist Fellowship in Alliance is comprised mostly of Native American families from the Lakota Sioux tribe. It meets once a month. What excites me is...

Church reaches and disciples Native American students

The Morris Baptist Center on the northwest corner of Haskell Indians Nations University, Lawrence, Kan., is a hub for Acts 1:8 outreach. Indian Avenue Baptist Church meets in the center which is named for the late Sam Morris, a Home Mission Board missionary who served...

Seven Tips For Bivocational Pastoring

By Sue Sprenkle Bivocational pastors could be the key for filling vacant pastorates in rural Kansas-Nebraska churches. David Manner, KNCSB associate executive director, thinks it could be a “game changer” for rural communities. Having a two-career pastor can be...

Pastor’s Day Takes Him From Factory To Rodeo Arena

By Sue Sprenkle AUGUSTA, Kan.—Each workstation is a flurry of activity. Plastic bottles stream down the conveyer belts. Hands reach out to adjust the bottle to face the same direction before it goes to plastic wrap packaging. Across the floor, someone shouts above the...

Terry McIlvain Retires After 35 Years At KNCSB

“My mom and dad said to be sure to tell you ‘Hi,’” a Super Summer camper would say to Terry McIlvain. McIlvain will retire on Dec. 31 after serving 35 years with the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists. He led the convention’s youth ministry and served as...

FBC, Burlington, Kan., hosts disaster-relief training

By Jay HaleThe 2017 hurricanes hitting the United States and its territories caused a swell of concern for fellow Americans that was manifested in a variety of ways.One local congregation took an extra step on Saturday, Oct. 21, by providing training for deployment to...

Retired Kansas Pastor Wayne Hett Dies

The memorial service for retired Kansas pastor Wayne Hett will be Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church, Independence, Kan., where he pastored for many years. Hett died on Friday, Oct. 13, after being in ill health for about a year. Among Hett’s other...

Fast Facts About The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering®

Week of Prayer for International Missions will be held Dec. 3-10. Many Southern Baptist churches collect the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions® during this time. Here are some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about the Lottie Moon Christmas...

Pastor’s Wife, Cheri Smith Dies

Cheri Jean Smith of Emporia, Kan., entered into her new home in glory while surrounded by her loved ones Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Newman Regional Health. She was 62. She was pastor’s wife at Countryside Baptist Church, Americus, Kan. Cheri was born Nov. 29, 1954, in...