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October 9, 2019

Responding to abuse: New guide available for women’s ministry leaders

October 8, 2019 by BSC & SCBC Communications
A new resource for women’s ministry leaders to help them minister to victims of sexual abuse is now available, thanks to a partnership between the North Carolina and South Carolina Baptist state conventions. 

Beth Moore, Kay Warren address courage, abuse’s effects

October 7, 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press
Courage and a recognition of trauma’s long-term effects are called for if the church is to deal sufficiently with its sexual abuse crisis, Beth Moore and Kay Warren said Oct. 3.

Religion in public schools focus of Pew study

October 8, 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
As courts deliberate the legality of religious activity in public schools, many teenagers participate in or witness religious activity on campus ...

Tokyo, Baptists prepare for Olympics, Rugby World Cup

October 7, 2019 by Caroline Anderson, IMB
The world will converge on Tokyo, Japan, twice in the span of a year for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics. 

EDITORIAL: 7 reasons why you should read Southern Baptist news​
GREEAR: 7 myths about sex abuse in churches​
Lottie Moon Offering totals $156.6 million​
Buddhist finds Christ at Silicon Valley church plant

Man forgives brother’s killer, offers her Christ
Allan Blume
Seth Brown
Executive Editor

News by N.C. Baptists, for N.C. Baptists

I encountered several church leaders in recent days who said they are concerned about the future of Southern Baptist news. While there is a widely acknowledged need among our news outlets for sustainable funding models and relevant products, one thing is for sure: more and more Southern Baptists are becoming aware of the necessity of good journalism for the health of our cooperative efforts.

I would like to share with you what I shared with those concerned leaders. Here is an excerpt from an article we published yesterday on the topic, entitled “7 reasons why you should read Southern Baptist news:”

“Accountability is important.

“News agencies provide a level of transparency in Southern Baptist life as they report accurate information about our missions and ministries. Journalism is not the only light that shines on our efforts, however. Trustee boards, committees, entity reports and other organizational tools provide accountability as well. Yet, news reporting plays a key role in ensuring that vital information remains accessible to as many Southern Baptists as possible. ...

“Informed Baptists are better Baptists.

“Sometimes we have the privilege of reporting uplifting and heartwarming news, other times, not so much. Despite our emotions about any given article or post, our job is to produce news reports that are accurate, thorough and timely. That enables Southern Baptists to feel informed and confident that – whether the news is positive or negative – they have true picture of the state of things. Telling the truth generates trust, and that makes for healthier partnerships in the long run.”

Read the full article here.

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