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Messengers approve 7 EC recommendations

June 15 2011 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press

PHOENIX — Seven recommendations from the SBC Executive Committee were approved by messengers during the opening session of the SBC annual meeting June 14. Four recommendations related to the “Great Commission Resurgence” report adopted at the 2010 annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.

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Pastor jailed in Haiti honored at SBC

June 15 2011 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press

PHOENIX — Two Southern Baptists who exemplify dedication and sacrifice were honored during the afternoon session of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting June 14. Paul Thompson, pastor of Eastside Baptist Church in Twin Falls, Idaho, was among 10 Baptists arrested in Haiti on Jan.

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Unity, cooperation pledge tops EC agenda

June 15 2011 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press

PHOENIX — An affirmation of unity and cooperation among Southern Baptists and new ministry assignments for two Southern Baptist entities highlighted the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee’s agenda June 13 in Phoenix. Pledging to “walk in unity as brothers and sisters in Christ,” Southern Baptist entity heads, state executives and ethnic fellowship leaders signed an “Affirmation of Unity and Cooperation” pledge during the meeting.

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EC recommends changes for mission boards

June 14 2011 by Bob Allen, Associated Baptist Press

PHOENIX — The Executive Committee (EC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) voted June 13 to recommend changes to working agreements that will allow the International Mission Board (IMB) to work directly with internationals living in the United States.

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Crossover brings ‘Living Water’ to Arizona desert

June 14 2011 by Mickey Noah, Joe Conway & Tobin Perry, Baptist Press

PHOENIX – Even as scorching temperatures bumped 102 degrees in Arizona’s Urban Corridor, Southern Baptists mobilized in Crossover 2011 to bring the Living Water to people throughout the region’s parched deserts. Some 5. 2 million people live and work in the corridor, which stretches from the Phoenix metro area down to Case Grande and Tucson.

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Lead in holiness, evangelism, service, pastors urged

June 14 2011 by Baptist Press

PHOENIX – Pastors must take the lead in personal holiness, evangelism and service to others if Southern Baptist churches are to be effective in reaching the world for Christ, speakers said at the 2011 Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference in its first two sessions June 12-13.

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Ala. church blessed with overflow

June 13 2011 by Gary Hardin, Baptist Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — No one can accuse the members of Forest Lake Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa of letting grass grow under their feet. Within hours of the April 27 tornado, more than 100 survivors living nearby came to the church for help.

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Disaster relief continues in Tuscaloosa

June 13 2011 by Gary Hardin, Baptist Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Duane Bechtold understands his mission. “We didn’t come here to cut trees but to tell people Jesus loves them. The chainsaws give us the tools to share that message. ” Bechtold, the volunteer disaster relief coordinator for Texas Baptist Men’s efforts in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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LifeWay: baptisms decline, churches increase

June 10 2011 by Russ Rankin, Baptist Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The number of baptisms in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in 2010 fell by nearly 5 percent, according to the Annual Church Profile (ACP) compiled by Read More

Alabama recovery phase under way

June 10 2011 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Mel Johnson said the word “overwhelming” doesn’t even begin to describe the aftermath of the tornadoes that ripped apart Alabama in late April. The death toll in the hundreds. The total devastation. “It’s been a tough, tough situation — so many lives lost, and so many needs,” said Johnson, disaster relief strategist for Alabama Baptists.

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