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  • ‘All of us’ must evangelize, SBC agrees with task force

    June 18 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘All of us’ must evangelize, SBC agrees with task force

    Lay persons, pastors, churches, state conventions and Southern Baptist Convention entities have a role in an evangelism renewal plan Southern Baptists adopted Wednesday (June 13). Messengers adopted an eight-pronged approach recommended by an Evangelism Task Force Steve Gaines appointed in 2017 in his final term as SBC president. Task Force vice chairman Adam W. Greenway …

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  • ERLC: New initiatives on women, abuse

    June 18 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC: New initiatives on women, abuse

    Russell Moore announced new initiatives on women and abuse during the report of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) Wednesday (June 13) at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Moore, the ERLC’s president, said the entity will convene a women’s summit as a major part of its work in the year …

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  • 9,637: SBC’s unofficial Dallas registration

    June 18 2018 by Brian Koonce, The Pathway | with 0 comments
    9,637: SBC’s unofficial Dallas registration

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting drew 9,637 messengers to Dallas June 12-13. The unofficial total is nearly double last year’s 5,015 messengers in Phoenix, topping that total by 11 a.m. the day before the meeting even began. When registered guests, exhibitors and others are included, the count of those at the SBC annual meeting …

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  • Centennial, Mission:Dignity atop GuideStone report

    June 18 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Centennial, Mission:Dignity atop GuideStone report

    O.S. Hawkins brought the 100th report of GuideStone Financial Resources on Tuesday morning to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention during their June 12–13 in Dallas. Hawkins noted the privilege GuideStone has had of living out its founder’s vision. “A century ago, our founder, William Lunsford, stood before the Southern Baptist Convention in Hot …

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  • Akin: God’s grace ‘more than sufficient’ for SEBTS

    June 18 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Akin: God’s grace ‘more than sufficient’ for SEBTS

    Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, reported to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas June 13, as did presidents from the other five Southern Baptist seminaries. In light of recent allegations, which involved the mishandling of an alleged rape report at SEBTS during Paige Patterson’s presidency …

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  • ‘Southwestern moves forward,’ interim president tells SBC

    D. Jeffrey Bingham, interim president of Southwestern Seminary, began his report to the Southern Baptist Convention with an acknowledgement that, though he came to talk about the future of Southwestern, “as a Baptist and as a Christian, I cannot speak to you about the future of the seminary without reflecting responsibly upon its past …

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  • IMB Sending Celebration adds 47 new missionaries

    June 15 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB Sending Celebration adds 47 new missionaries

    International Mission Board trustees approved the appointment of 47 new missionaries sent by Southern Baptist churches to take the gospel to the nations during their June 10-11 meeting in Dallas. The new missionaries were part of a Sending Celebration June 12 during the evening session of the SBC annual meeting at the Kay Bailey Hutchison …

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  • Pastors’ wives speakers address ministry challenges

    June 15 2018 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware | with 0 comments
    Pastors’ wives speakers address ministry challenges

    Amid growing awareness of difficulties women often face in ministry, speakers at the 2018 Pastors’ Wives Conference reminded the audience they are God’s “beloved” amid ministry that can be both “brutal and beautiful.” The June 11 gathering in Dallas was held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, site of the June 12-13 SBC annual …

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