Is the SBC On-Line Church Finder Reliable???

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  1. Earth Wind and Fire

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    Just this morning I wanted to do a search of any Southern Baptist Churches in my area so I put in my coordinates at 10 Miles, then 25 Miles then & finally 50 Miles out. Guess what.....each time, 'Nothing in Your Coverage Area?' LIKE REALLY!!!!!, isn't this the organization that touts missionary work & they don't have any representation in NW New Jersey?!? What am I missing????
     
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    I had the same results as you - but I think you were doing it wrong. When you put in the 10, 25 and 50, that is results and not miles. Change to the proximity search and it will put up a Google map with pins on it. I put in my zip and nothing came up but when I did that, a bunch came up including one that is less than 5 miles from me - but it still never came up on the zip search.
     
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    I got 23 SBC churches just in our little town of 37,000 people. :)
     
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    Remember, you are in Texas not New Jersey.
     
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    And the link is? Can you give us a generic location in New Jersey? I don't mean you actual location, just something like Camden. I don't know NJ zip codes.
     
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    Thanks....did that & we have 2 in the area or so it says....one in the immediate area (which has now become .....well, decidedly charismatic (I visited them & they ID moved away from SBC) & the other is farther out & largely a Filipino congregation-----generally like these people but heard some things about the ..... naaaaa, lets just say its shady & let it go at that.

    Other than that, we are back to a longer drive & nothing in the community. I was really wondering if Dr. Albert Mohler should be notified of the situation.....perhaps he could steer Theology Grads in this direction?
     
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    SBC churches in New Jersey.



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    Not surprising really, NJ is in the Northern Baptist heartland. So, I'd broaden my search to GARBC or FBFI churches. You'd probably find Northern\American Baptist churches too liberal for your taste. As for the Filipino congregation, shady is one thing. I think you'd come to enjoy chicken pancit, pork adobo, and lumpia church dinners.
     
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    Ive already gone there & done the work. Not much in the immediate area. BTW if I understand anything of your geography, Camden is like Watts......(A bit more dangerous than Newark NJ), so even if you had a church there, Id be reluctant to go there.

    Now I have been attending a church w/i a 20 Min drive, but they don't have a pastor ..... they are looking. Not sure if they would entertain a SBC guy.....and I'm not sure the SBC would even want to encourage Interviews but that would be a conversation I could probably arrange.
     
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    Errm, I live in Metro San Francisco. Watts is +/-9 hours south.
     
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    But I am in NORTH WEST NJ ..... the other half of the state......above Routes 78 & 80 (that both go East to West) ....also try the western borders of PA ....nearer to that ....Route 287 goes N & S....Im on the Left (NW Side):D:Thumbsup
     
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    And Camden is near Philly.....nobody here claims affiliations with Philadelphia or Camden. Least not without Packing.:Laugh
     
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    Lakeland Baptist?
     
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    45 min to 1 hr. Im looking for something 20-30 min. I think I have one but they aren't DOG/& they are Dispensationalist, something I'm not, Im Amil .....and they are W/O a pastor (in search of one) sooooo this is kinda a toss up.

    Called the pastor today to get more of a handle on the search & its just in its beginning stages soooo here we are.
     
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    If not Camden, then where should we look? My suggestions probably won't work for you as neither groupings (GARBC or FBFI) are DoGers (that formulation seems to be a SBC thing) and both are fairly Premil\Pretrib dispensational.
     
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    For starters, you could remove the Hope Church in Flanders....they told me they are not Baptists. So should I touch base with Al M.?
     
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    Try Flanders:)
     
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    They also eat dog...no thanks:)
     

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