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The Apostles’ Creed: ‘Christians have died for this’

April 3 2019 by SBTS Communications

Among all the statements and confessions in the history of the church, the Apostles’ Creed stands above them all, R. Albert Mohler Jr. writes in a new book seeking to rekindle a love for the creed nearly 2,000 years after its writing. Recited in churches of all traditions and varieties across the world …

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CP vital for missions & future leaders, pastor says

April 3 2019 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press

Four years after Microsoft moved in 1986 to a scenic site on Lake Washington in Redmond, Wash., from nearby Bellevue, Scott Brewer relocated from a Kentucky pastorate to start Meadowbrook Church. He did so specifically because he understood Microsoft would grow, adding more residents to the east Seattle suburb.

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National CP 3.85% over mid-year budget projection

April 3 2019 by Baptist Press Staff

Contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee in March were 3.85 percent above the projected budget at the mid-point of the current fiscal year and 0.03 percent above the amount received during the same period last year …

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Ronnie Floyd elected EC president

April 2 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee (EC) elected Ronnie Floyd as president and CEO of the organization by a vote of 68-1 today (April 2), according to Baptist Press. The EC met in a special called meeting in Dallas after the search committee announced Floyd as their preferred candidate March 31.

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‘Unplanned’ box office success ‘defies logic’

April 2 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press

The pro-life movie “Unplanned” finished its opening weekend No. 4 at the box office and doubled its projected gross earnings – despite a suspension March 30 of the film’s Twitter account, among other obstacles. “Unplanned” also may have played a role in the Georgia state legislature’s adoption of a fetal heartbeat bill March 29, the film’s co-directors said …

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BSC Executive Committee addresses sexual abuse issues

April 1 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Executive Committee (EC) took action on two separate measures aimed at helping N.C. Baptist churches prevent sexual abuse and care for abuse survivors during a regularly scheduled meeting held March 22 at Caraway Conference Center near Asheboro.

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NAMB finds more churches close in urban areas

April 1 2019 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer

A recent analysis by the North American Mission Board (NAMB) revealed almost 75 percent of Southern Baptist churches that closed between 2016 and 2017 were in metropolitan areas with populations of more than 50,000. “We’re closing churches where people live,” said Mark Clifton, NAMB senior director for church replanting, in a Facebook video March 11.

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No slowing down for Wiltshire in retirement

April 1 2019 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

If Donnie Wiltshire’s current plans succeed, his retirement might be as busy as his time at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) as the special ministries consultant. “Donnie Wiltshire has been a valuable member of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s staff for 20 years,” said Milton A. Hollifield Jr. …

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SBC Exec. Comm. names Floyd as presidential candidate

March 31 2019 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

The search committee of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee (EC) announced today (March 31) that Ronnie Floyd is their preferred candidate for president of the organization. Floyd also made the announcement in a sermon today at Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, where he has served as pastor for more than three decades.

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SBC Women’s Leadership Network to offer training, support

March 29 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff

A new initiative to promote collaboration and provide resources for Southern Baptist leaders launched March 25 with a specific focus on training and supporting women in leadership. The SBC Women’s Leadership Network developed as an “outgrowth” of relationships formed amid ongoing ministry in the Southern Baptist Convention, said Amy Whitfield.

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