Update from KU Christian Challenge

Update from KU Christian Challenge

Despite the coronavirus crisis, Christian Challenge at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, finished the spring 2020 semester strong with “an incredible group of seniors,” reports Ryan Stelk, director. “We already grieve their departures from here, but we rejoice that...
Churches blaze new trails in VBS 2020

Churches blaze new trails in VBS 2020

Pioneers settled Nebraska and Kansas, and historic trails cross our two states. But the coronavirus crisis has caused the need for our pioneer spirit to be rekindled. Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist churches aired their worship services online in a variety of ways....
Pastor shares Christ with demonstrators

Pastor shares Christ with demonstrators

Downtown North Platte, Neb., was the scene of a Black Lives Matter demonstration Sunday afternoon, May 31. The demonstration occurred in the area where Two Rivers Fellowship meets in a historic building. Pastor Doug Lee received a call about a family needing food. So...
Newmans celebrate 20 years at FBC, Chetopa, Kan.

Newmans celebrate 20 years at FBC, Chetopa, Kan.

Pastor Clarence Newman and his wife, June, are celebrating their 20th year of service at First Baptist Church, Chetopa, Kan. They are the longest-tenured pastor and wife in the church’s history. The church celebrated its 150th anniversary Sunday, April 28, 2019. First...
Worship in Spanish airs on News Channel Nebraska

Worship in Spanish airs on News Channel Nebraska

Worship in Spanish is now being aired at noon every Sunday on News Channel Nebraska which covers the entire state. The Hispanic congregation at Northern Heights Baptist Church, Norfolk, Neb., is leading this effort. The first service aired on Sunday, May 31. Services...
Webster Conference Center and the coronavirus crisis

Webster Conference Center and the coronavirus crisis

By Mari Parker As have you and your churches and businesses, Webster has been hit in the midst of this pandemic. Not with employees testing positive to COVID-19, but with reservations being cancelled resulting in loss of income. It’s been a challenge our...
IMB celebrates 175th year with prayer emphasis

IMB celebrates 175th year with prayer emphasis

The International Mission Board is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. It was founded May 10, 1845. During the past 175 years nearly 25,000 Southern Baptist missionaries have shared the gospel, made disciples, planted churches and invested their lives in 185...
Churches show creativity during coronavirus crisis

Churches show creativity during coronavirus crisis

A number of Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptists churches have started holding in-person worship services using health guidelines. For other churches, drive-in services continue to be the best option. On Sunday, May 17, ushers on horseback escorted worshippers to parking...
Technology allows churches to keep ministering

Technology allows churches to keep ministering

Like many other Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist churches, technology has allowed True Light Church Ministries in east Topeka, Kan., to continue ministering during the coronavirus crisis. Pastor Greg Durant and his wife First Lady Linda Durant have led True Light for...
Collegiate ministries seek to contact new students

Collegiate ministries seek to contact new students

KNCSB collegiate ministries are asking for your help to contact new students who will be coming to their campuses this fall. Many avenues they used to contact new students were cancelled by the coronavirus crisis. Please fill out this form and submit it by June 1:...
Virtual church attracts virtual crowd

Virtual church attracts virtual crowd

By Tim Boyd The coronavirus crisis led to a day of innovation in church life. We have seen multitudes of churches doing online streaming. Some churches are doing drive-in worship services in their parking lots. Small groups are meeting on Zoom calls. It is a brand-new...