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  • Paul Chitwood elected unanimously as IMB president

    November 16 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Paul Chitwood elected unanimously as IMB president

    About a decade ago, Paul Chitwood became convinced God was calling him to mobilize missions and missionaries, he told International Mission Board (IMB) trustees. That call culminated Nov. 15, he said, with his election as IMB president. “Being a member of this board for eight years changed my ministry and it changed my life …

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  • UC Berkeley leader slammed over biblical gender views

    November 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    UC Berkeley leader slammed over biblical gender views

    A Christian student leader is facing backlash and censure after abstaining from a pro-transgender vote and citing a biblical standard of two genders in her defense. A University of California at Berkeley LGBT group is petitioning for Sen. Isabella Chow’s resignation from student government; her political party, Student Action, has dropped ties to her …

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  • Dave Ramsey’s love for pastors fuels mission

    November 16 2018 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Dave Ramsey’s love for pastors fuels mission

    For Dave Ramsey, pastors have a special place in his heart. This summer at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Dallas, the CEO of Ramsey Solutions and author of Financial Peace University (FPU) spoke to pastors and other Baptist leaders about stewardship and what the Bible teaches about debt. He offered FPU for free to pastors who …

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  • Southern Baptists celebrate sending 42 new missionaries

    November 15 2018 by Ann Lovell, IMB | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptists celebrate sending 42 new missionaries

    Southern Baptists celebrated the appointment of 42 new missionaries in a service held Wednesday, Nov. 14, near Richmond, Virginia. Churches of all sizes from Louisiana to Indiana and North Carolina to Kansas are sending singles, couples and families to large cities, small villages and hard-to-reach places around the world. 

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  • 2019 SBC theme announced by Greear

    November 15 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    2019 SBC theme announced by Greear

    The supremacy of the gospel will motivate Southern Baptist Convention President J. D. Greear as he leads Baptists to evangelize, plant churches, and mobilize college students for the Kingdom, he said in announcing his theme for the 2019 SBC annual meeting. Greear stated his theme as “Gospel Above All”…

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  • New college partnership provides pathway for bi-vocational ministry

    A new partnership is underway between The College at Southeastern and Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) to help students develop technical and ministerial skills for an ever-increasing bi-vocational ministry platform. On Oct. 22, Jamie Dew, dean of the college at Southeastern, and Levy Brown, vice president for academic affairs at VGCC, signed the Memorandum of Understanding …

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  • Tax on churches looms, ERLC coalition urges repeal

    November 15 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Tax on churches looms, ERLC coalition urges repeal

    A diverse coalition led by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) has urged members of Congress to repeal a section of a federal law that could force churches to file tax returns for the first time in American history. The ERLC – joined by 32 other organizations – sent a letter Nov. 13 …

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  • Chapmans, Gettys, Platt join expanded EFL

    November 15 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Chapmans, Gettys, Platt join expanded EFL

    Southern Baptist-sponsored Evangelicals for Life 2019 (EFL) has expanded its schedule and added two leading couples from the modern Christian music world and a well-known preacher/author to the program. Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman, Keith and Kristyn Getty, and David Platt will appear at the fourth annual EFL conference …

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