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  • Rainer: Local churches key to reversing SBC decline

    June 21 2018 by Aaron Earls, FactsAndTrends.net | with 0 comments
    Rainer: Local churches key to reversing SBC decline

    Is our denomination dying? That was the question posed at the LifeWay Christian Resources breakfast attended by 1,100 registered guests during the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas. Attendees may have been surprised to hear LifeWay President Thom S. Rainer say yes, the Southern Baptist Convention is dying.

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  • ‘Associational Mission Strategist’ suggested DOM title

    “Associational Mission Strategist” is the new recommended title for Southern Baptist mission leaders formerly called directors of missions or DOMs. The new title was unanimously approved by nearly 250 members attending the 2018 Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders, June 10-11 in Dallas, though its recommendations are not binding for the more than …

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  • Honor God in workplace, Women & Work panel exhorts

    June 21 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Honor God in workplace, Women & Work panel exhorts

    Women’s roles in the workplace was the subject of the panel “Women & Work: Stepping into Kingdom Productivity,” June 12 in Dallas in conjunction with the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. Courtney L. Moore, a Southern Baptist pastor’s wife, contract writer, and mother of three, moderated the panel sponsored by Women & Work.

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  • EC search committee cautions against speculation

    June 21 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    EC search committee cautions against speculation

    The committee charged with nominating the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee “has not begun to look at names yet” and says “any speculation or social media posts about who we may nominate is just that, speculation,” according to an update released June 20 by search committee chairman Steve Swofford.

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  • Runners raise $6,000 for hungry during SBC

    June 21 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Runners raise $6,000 for hungry during SBC

    More than 200 Southern Baptists raised beyond $6,000 to feed the hungry by participating in the Global Hunger Relief (GHR) Run June 13 during the 2018 meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through the registration fees paid by the runners, the second GHR Run – which began at 6:30 a.m. on the second day of the …

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  • Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy denounced, defended

    June 20 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy denounced, defended

    Southern Baptist and other evangelical female leaders expressed their opposition Monday (June 18) to separating children from parents on the border as Congress prepares again to take up the immigration issue. The call for a change in the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that has resulted in family separation at the United States’ border with …

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  • Abuse in the church: Its trauma aired by panel at SBC

    June 20 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abuse in the church:  Its trauma aired by panel at SBC

    The pastor of an Austin, Texas, Southern Baptist church “finds I’m spending more time in preparation than ever before” for his Sunday morning sermons. Matt Carter, pastor of preaching and vision at Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas, said in a CP Stage panel discussion prior to the SBC annual meeting in Dallas that …

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  • ‘Undivided’ race relations resource debuts at SBC

    June 20 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    ‘Undivided’ race relations resource debuts at SBC

    A breakout session on racial reconciliation during the SBC annual meeting accompanied the release of a new resource to help pastors and churches bridge the racial divide in their communities titled “Undivided: Your Church and Racial Reconciliation.” Those who attended the June 12 session hosted by the North American Mission Board (NAMB) heard a pair …

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