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PBT Plans Recruitment Event in Texas (Plus News Briefs)

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Pioneer Bible Translators invites potential new missionaries to embark on a life-changing journey of discovery at their upcoming Discovery recruitment event June 4-7 on the campus of Dallas (Texas) International University. 

Discovery introduces participants to the ministry of Bible translation. Frontline missionaries will share stories of victories and challenges in their cross-cultural ministries, and members of Pioneer Bible’s recruitment team will cast the vision for the varied aspects of the Bible translation ministry—including literacy, administration, business development, and education in addition to translation and disciple-making.

 Pioneer Bible Translators exists to disciple the Bibleless, mobilizing God’s people to provide enduring access to God’s Word. Their vision is transformed lives through God’s Word in every language. For more information about Discovery, go to pioneerbible.org/discovery.

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The National Gathering of RENEW.org will take place April 25-26 at Traders Point Christian Church, Indianapolis. The theme is “Resilient: Standing Firm in a Hostile World.” RENEW.org will include a book entitled Resilient: Standing Firm in a Hostile World, by David Young, to those who register. In addition to that, Christian Standard will provide registrants with Robert Coleman’s book The Master Plan of Evangelism (the gold-standard work on discipleship). More information and registration access is available here.

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Kentucky Christian University will present The Cane Ridge Celebration on May 20 at the site of the 1801 Cane Ridge Revival near Paris, Ky. The event will include a special Communion service, guest speakers Dr. Keith P. Keeran and Dr. Rob Shoaff, and lunch on the grounds. It will commemorate the 222nd anniversary of the start of the Restoration Movement.

Registration and check-in will begin at 8 a.m. at Cane Ridge. A limited number of tickets are available; cost is $35 per person. Registration is available until May 10 at www.kcu.edu.

For more information, contact Becky Stamper at [email protected] or (606) 474-3258.

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Sullivan First Christian Church continues to serve as a leader in helping their community respond to and recover from a March 31 tornado that killed 3 and destroyed more than 200 structures in Sullivan County, Ind. 

Workers at the church, serving in conjunction with the Salvation Army of Sullivan County and with the assistance of other churches and community groups, have provided thousands of hot meals of emergency personnel, volunteers, and city residents over the past 10 days or so.

“Your generosity & willingness to serve alongside us has been a blessing and an encouragement!” the church wrote on their Facebook page. “We’re SO THANKFUL FOR ALL OF YOU. . . .”

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Among the first officers to respond to the deadly mass shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tenn., on March 27 was Detective Sgt. Jeff Mathes, a graduate of Harding University, a noninstrumental Church of Christ school in Searcy, Ark., the Christian Chronicle reported. Nashville police rushed into the building and killed the shooter, who had killed three adults and three children.

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Police have arrested a suspect who allegedly set a bale of hay on fire near the entrance to Valley Christian Church, Boardman, Ohio, on March 31, WKBN.com reported. Wind spread the fire to the doors and entrance of the church, causing smoke damage to the building’s interior, and forcing cancellation of services April 2. The 18-year-old suspect, who was arrested near the building on April 4, has been charged with arson.

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Victor Glover, recently named as pilot for the upcoming Artemis II mission to the moon, slated for November 2024, has worshipped with noninstrumental Churches of Christ in California and Texas, the Christian Chronicle reported. Glover will become the first black astronaut to go to the moon.

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“The American church is poised to find new life for one major reason: Waves of Christians are migrating to the US,” CNN.com reported on Easter, citing an opinion held of some of the nation’s top religion scholars and historians. “And they said the biggest challenge to Christianity’s future in America is not declining numbers, but the church’s ability to adapt to this migration.”

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