15 May, 2021

GNPI Launches ‘100 Lights’ Campaign (Plus News Briefs)

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GNPI has launched a “100 Lights” capital campaign to raise $1.45 million over the next two years with the vision of using “media and online curriculum to train more people around the world on how to use technology as their tools to attract and teach people . . . about Jesus,” president Mike Schrage announced via Facebook.

GNPI’s plan to establish 100 effective media teams producing relevant media for their communities, churches, and countries would “exponentially expand the footprint of GNPI,” he said.

To that end, GNPI plans to upgrade its media tools and is establishing an online training initiative/learning platform called Nomad Academy so train nationals in media production so they can create content with basic tools to make disciples in their city, nation, and region.

Learn more via GNPI’s website or Facebook video. Go to GNPI.org/100lights to make a pledge.

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News Briefs

A school resource officer who serves as a deacon at a noninstrumental church of Christ was shot in the leg by a student who opened fire at a Knoxville, Tenn., high school on Monday. Adam Wilson, a Knoxville police officer and father of four, was resting comfortably after surgery, the Christian Chronicle reported. Wilson is a deacon with the South Knoxville Church of Christ. The student had brought the gun to school; he fired the weapon at officers after they ordered him to come out of a school restroom. An unidentified officer then fired the shot that killed the student, CNN reported.

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The Solomon Foundation officially celebrated its 10th anniversary on April 6. TSF shared a 5-minute video on its Facebook page telling how it started and has grown to become the 10th largest extension fund in the nation. In the process, TSF has helped more than 300 churches with facilities.

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Details for the 2022 National Preaching Summit have been announced (in the aftermath of 2021’s event being postponed due to COVID-19).

Next year’s NPS will take place March 7-8 at The Creek in Indianapolis. The theme, “Preaching in Season and Out of Season,” will be developed by Mark Scott, Caleb Kaltenbach, Jerry Taylor, and Aaron Brockett. Early bird registration pricing runs through the end of the year.

Learn more at preachingsummit.com.

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The Summit to Summit Run/Walk sponsored by Summit Christian College will take place at 7:30 a.m. May 8 in Scottsbluff, Neb. The 7.2-mile course starts at Summit Christian College and heads to the Scotts Bluff National Monument before returning to SCC. The event is expected to attract more than 300 participants. (Last year’s run/walk was canceled due to COVID-19). Online registration closes at noon April 30.

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Milligan University’s annual “Wonderful Wednesday” event last week was a blast, according to participants. Sample the fun via a video on Milligan’s Facebook page.

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