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  • IMB ‘open for business,’ Platt tells SBC messengers

    June 19 2018 by Ann Lovell, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    IMB ‘open for business,’ Platt tells SBC messengers

    International Mission Board President David Platt declared the IMB “open for business” in his report to messengers at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas June 13. “By the grace of God and through the generous support of Southern Baptist churches, the IMB is positioned on strong biblical foundations, and we are standing on firm financial …

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  • Disciple-making task force atop NAMB report at SBC

    June 19 2018 by Josie Rabbitt Bingham, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Disciple-making task force atop NAMB report at SBC

    Kevin Ezell delivered the North American Mission Board’s (NAMB) report to messengers June 13 focusing on disciple-making and relaying an update on the effectiveness of Southern Baptist church planting efforts and NAMB’s new initiative in Puerto Rico. Ezell, NAMB’s president, began the report by inviting Robby Gallaty to share findings and recommendations from the disciple-making …

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  • Kie Bowman calls for new life in dry bones

    June 19 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Kie Bowman calls for new life in dry bones

    Kie Bowman, pastor of Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, preached the convention sermon from Ezekiel 37, calling on Southern Baptists to ask God to breathe life into families, churches and the Southern Baptist Convention at the annual meeting in Dallas June 13. Bowman, this year’s alternate convention sermon preacher, stepped in to give …

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  • LifeWay to ‘provide biblical resources for the world’

    June 19 2018 by Lisa Cannon Green, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    LifeWay to ‘provide biblical resources for the world’

    LifeWay Christian Resources has begun giving away Bibles to help churches share the Word of God, LifeWay President and CEO Thom S. Rainer told messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Dallas. “One of the best investments we have ever made has no immediate financial return but an incredible eternal return,” Rainer said …

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  • Dave Ramsey urges pastors to lead people out of debt

    June 19 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Dave Ramsey urges pastors to lead people out of debt

    Personal finance speaker and author Dave Ramsey, addressing the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 12, urged pastors to lead people out of debt by teaching them what the Bible says about money. “When you stand up in front of your congregation, you’re looking at a large number of people who do not have the …

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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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