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  • Prayer, evangelism highlight SBC 2017 recap video

    June 23 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Prayer, evangelism highlight SBC 2017 recap video

    Prayer and soul-winning evangelism are highlighted in a brief video recapping the spiritual emphases of the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Phoenix. Impassioned pleas with outstretched hands and heads bowed before God, high praise, brief interviews and video captions of Southern Baptist leaders and members comprise the video.

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  • B21 panel calls for unity amid differences

    June 23 2017 by S. Craig Sanders, SBTS | with 0 comments
    B21 panel calls for unity amid differences

    Christian unity should transcend differences on Calvinism, politics and race for the advancement of the Gospel, panelists told more than 800 attendees June 13 at the ninth annual Baptist21 luncheon during the Southern Baptist Convention’s meeting in Phoenix. “Our world is going straight to hell and we need to be one in telling people about Jesus …

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  • SBCAL group to study DOM title change, efficiency

    June 23 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBCAL group to study DOM title change, efficiency

    A 12-member study group is expected to recommend in 2018 a new title, credentialing process and expectations of effectiveness for Southern Baptist directors of missions (DOMs). The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) appointed the group at its conference held June 11-12 in advance of the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

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  • 9Marks panels discuss church, SBC

    June 23 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press & Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    9Marks panels discuss church, SBC

    Mark Dever warned pastors that Satan “is going to continue to put increasing pressure on our churches to fall out with each other over different answers to debatable questions.” Dever distinguished such essentials as the deity of Christ and the inerrancy of Scripture from “debatable” issues.

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  • Pastors’ wives urged to be ‘brave,’ engage culture

    June 22 2017 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware | with 0 comments
    Pastors’ wives urged to be ‘brave,’ engage culture

    Be “brave” in sharing God’s truth to those outside and inside the church, especially in the face of today’s increasing intolerance toward Christianity, said several speakers during the 2017 Pastors’ Wives Conference. Based on Proverbs 31:25, “Brave” was the theme of this year’s conference.

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  • Filipino Baptists delay vote on executive director

    June 22 2017 by Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Filipino Baptists delay vote on executive director

    A vote to postpone election of an executive director and continued emphasis on church planting were among highlights of the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America’s (FSBFNA) annual meeting. During a business session, the fellowship’s officers nominated Dan Santiago, pastor of Covenant Christian Church in Jacksonville, Fla., as the first-ever FSBFNA executive director. 

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  • Messianics meet with Arabic-speaking believers

    June 22 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Messianics meet with Arabic-speaking believers

    Arabic praises could be heard alongside the more typical Hebrew worship at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship (SBMF) this year as the fellowship met June 11 at First Arabic Baptist Church in Phoenix. The gathering included a joint worship service of Arab, Kurdish and Jewish followers of Jesus.

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  • Korean Council elects new executive director

    June 22 2017 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Korean Council elects new executive director

    James Kang was elected on a second ballot to a potentially unlimited term as executive director of the 830-church fellowship known as the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America, and as the “Korean Council.” And after discussing for nine years changing the constitution and bylaws …

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  • Chinese Baptist Fellowship shares church planting efforts

    June 22 2017 by Myriah Snyder, Western Recorder | with 0 comments
    Chinese Baptist Fellowship shares church planting efforts

    Church planting drew the spotlight of the Chinese Baptist Fellowship’s June 13 meeting in Phoenix. In fact, the mission of the fellowship is threefold, according to Benny Wong, president of the Chinese Baptist Fellowship of USA and Canada. The fellowship exists for planting, caring and training.

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  • CP panels celebrate Baptist ministries, missions

    June 21 2017 by David Roach & Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP panels celebrate Baptist ministries, missions

    Countering declining baptism numbers, improving preaching, combatting pornography and increasing women’s involvement in the Southern Baptist Convention were among topics discussed by panelists at the Cooperative Program booth during the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. In response to news baptisms among Southern Baptist churches have decreased eight of the past 10 years …

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  • Ezell: SBC needs a ‘Gospel Conversation Resurgence’

    Pledging “NAMB will do its part,” North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell said the Southern Baptist Convention needs a “Gospel Conversation Resurgence.” “If one member from each of our 47,000 churches shares the gospel each day, it would result in over 17 million gospel conversations in a year,” Ezell said.

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  • Financial stewardship is a heart matter, panel says

    June 21 2017 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Financial stewardship is a heart matter, panel says

    Good financial stewardship stems from a right relationship with God, and the Bible has plenty to say about managing God’s resources God’s way, a group of pastors said during the President’s Panel on Stewardship June 14 at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix.

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  • Runners raise hunger funds at SBC

    June 21 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Runners raise hunger funds at SBC

    Lindsay McDonald had two good reasons for rising early June 14 for a 6:30 a.m. race of more than three miles – she really enjoys running, and she really believes in the ministry of Global Hunger Relief. McDonald was among 189 registrants for the first Global Hunger Relief Run at the Southern Baptist Convention.

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  • SEBTS, NAMB host annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast

    June 21 2017 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    SEBTS, NAMB host annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast

    Transition was the topic of the 2017 Women’s Leadership Breakfast, in which Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the North American Mission Board partnered together to host more than 92 women on June 14. The event was held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Phoenix.

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