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  • IMB trustees name presidential search committee

    March 2 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB trustees name presidential search committee

    The International Mission Board began the search for a successor to David Platt during their Feb. 28-March 1 meeting in the Richmond, Va., area. Platt, the mission board’s president, reiterated his desire that the 173-year-old Southern Baptist entity stay on course for taking the gospel to the world’s darkest, hardest-to-reach places.

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  • Platt to resign as IMB president

    February 12 2018 by BR Staff | with 0 comments
    Platt to resign as IMB president

    David Platt announced today that he plans to resign from his position as president of the International Mission Board (IMB) and asked trustees to begin searching for his successor, according to a press release at IMB.org. Platt said he is “burdened to continue preaching and leading in the local church.

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  • Platt: Sharing the gospel is God’s will for believers

    February 8 2018 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Platt: Sharing the gospel is God’s will for believers

    Many believers struggle to “find” God’s will, David Platt said in chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS). But he added, “God’s will is not something to be ‘found.’” Platt spoke at the NOBTS Missions Emphasis Day and referenced 2.8 billion people who have little or no knowledge of Jesus.

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  • Platt to students: ‘Risk your life in faith’

    January 4 2017 by Myriah Snyder, Western Recorder | with 0 comments
    Platt to students: ‘Risk your life in faith’

    As 2016 came to close, more than 2,000 college students and campus leaders were challenged by Southern Baptists and other Christian speakers to give their lives to the cause of missions during the Cross 2016 missions event. “Don’t retreat in fear! Risk your life in faith,” David Platt, an event speaker, urged students.

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  • Platt to N.C. Baptists: Missions involves sacrifice

    November 22 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Platt to N.C. Baptists: Missions involves sacrifice

    “We’re fooling ourselves if we think we can live our lives and lead our churches to go and reach the lost in the highways and hedges and continue with business as usual,” said David Platt, president of the International Mission Board, as he delivered the flagship sermon of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s annual meeting.

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  • IMB celebrates balanced budget

    November 14 2016 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB celebrates balanced budget

    International Mission Board trustees celebrated a balanced budget, unanimously approving the 2017 budget during their meeting. Trustees also appointed 50 new missionaries during a Sending Celebration. “We have a sense of glad celebration with responsible projections,” Platt said. “To churches, we want to say two resounding words: Thank you.”

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  • Platt to EC: Seemingly dead man arose

    September 23 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Platt to EC: Seemingly dead man arose

    What appeared to local believers to be a physical resurrection from the dead among an unengaged, unreached people group in Southeast Asia has opened a door for gospel witness and highlighted what International Mission Board President David Platt called “God’s power to supernaturally save sinners.”

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  • Platt to deliver convention sermon at Annual Meeting

    September 20 2016 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Platt to deliver convention sermon at Annual Meeting

    David Platt, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, will deliver this year’s convention sermon as part of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s annual meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Impact: Compelling the Lost to Come to Life” based on Luke 14:23.

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  • Impact: Q&A with David Platt

    September 19 2016 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Impact: Q&A with David Platt

    David Platt will deliver the convention sermon during this year’s Baptist State Convention of North Carolina annual meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Impact: Compelling the Lost to Come to Life” based Luke 14:23. Platt will preach during the special “Impact” worship service and recently took some time to answer some questions.

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  • Platt: Make evangelism ’primary’ in life, ministry

    September 13 2016 by Marilyn Stewart, Baptist Message | with 0 comments
    Platt: Make evangelism ’primary’ in life, ministry

    International Mission Board President David Platt sounded the alarm against a “gospel-less” and “gospel-lite” missions approach that many are apparently adopting today. This dangerous trend, he said, promotes good deeds but minimizes a call for repentance. Platt spoke of his concerns during the Global Missions Emphasis chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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  • Aponte named as IMB vice president of mobilization

    August 25 2016 by Harper McKay, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Aponte named as IMB vice president of mobilization

    During their August 23-24 board meeting, International Mission Board  trustees announced Edgar Aponte, director of Hispanic leadership development at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, as the IMB’s new vice president of mobilization in late fall. “Edgar Aponte is an incredibly talented man of God,” said Danny Akin.

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  • Missions effectiveness examined by SBC leaders

    June 22 2016 by Karen L Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Missions effectiveness examined by SBC leaders

    Entity leaders discussed ways to be more effective in global missions during one of 18 Cooperative Program panel discussions held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting. The recorded discussion took place at one side of the America Center’s exhibit hall with Jon Akin, pastor of Fairview Baptist Church moderating.

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  • 4 SBC leaders address messenger questions

    June 21 2016 by SBC entity & Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    4 SBC leaders address messenger questions

    Questions were posed to four Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) entity presidents during time allotted for messengers’ questions during the leaders’ respective reports at the June 14-15 SBC annual meeting in St. Louis. Following are accounts of the four entity presidents’ responses. Not all entity presidents were asked questions.

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  • International Mission Board ‘standing strong,’ Platt reports

    June 17 2016 by Julie McGowan, International Mission Board | with 0 comments
    International Mission Board ‘standing strong,’ Platt reports

    For more than 170 years, God has blessed the International Mission Board for the spread of the gospel among the nations – and by God’s grace, 170 years later, it is “standing strong,” International Mission Board President David Platt reported to Southern Baptist Convention messengers.

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  • Mission entities celebrate partnership, disciple-makers

    June 16 2016 by Julie McGowan, International Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Mission entities celebrate partnership, disciple-makers

    Highlighting the partnership between Southern Baptists across North America and around the world to spread the gospel and plant churches, the Southern Baptist Convention’s two mission entities held a “Sending Celebration” at the conclusion of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting June 15 in St. Louis.

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