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• Prayerwalking continues to spark evangelism
Prayerwalking continues to play a vital role in leading people to personal relationships with Jesus, according to ministry leaders and church planters who practice the spiritual discipline of "praying onsite with insight" as part of their ministries.

• 'SBC This Week' podcast reaches 100th episode
The podcast "SBC This Week" celebrates its 100th episode April 28. The show, hosted by Jonathan Howe and Amy Whitfield, features roughly 30 minutes of "news and views" from across the SBC each Friday.

• Church police dept. would be U.S. first under Ala. bill
A church could be the first congregation in the nation to open its own police force under a bill progressing through the Alabama legislature, despite disagreement whether it would violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

• Step out of comfort zones for foster care, Bevin says
Kentucky First Lady Glenna Bevin urged 300 attendees during a Woman's Auxiliary luncheon at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to step out of their comfort zones and get involved with foster care and adoption. Glenna and her husband, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, have adopted four children from Ethiopia and have pledged to improve the state's foster care system.

• USCIRF cites Russia, 3 terrorist groups for violations
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom made some ground-breaking recommendations in its latest annual report, but the bipartisan watchdog made clear one reality is not new -- the ability to exercise one's faith continues to deteriorate.

• Send Institute spreading church planting knowledge
Church planting training resources are now available to like-minded evangelicals through the Send Institute, a "think tank" that will house the best practices the North American Mission Board uses in church planting and share those practices with other church planters. The institute will be a partnership between NAMB and the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College.

• Bible Study: April 30, 2017
This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.<br>

• MOVIES: Jury duty & '12 Angry Men'
Movie reviewer Phil Boatwright's respect for jury duty is awakened by the 1957 classic "12 Angry Men." "Not many films from Tinseltown impact our spiritual obligations that way," he writes. "12 Angry Men does."


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