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  • Platt to step down from IMB; Meador named interim president

    September 14 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Platt to step down from IMB; Meador named interim president

    After receiving the resignation of David Platt, International Mission Board (IMB) president, effective Sept. 27, the Executive Committee of the board of trustees of the IMB voted Sept. 13 to approve Clyde Meador as interim president starting Sept. 27, subject to full board approval.

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  • South Asia church planter gets nurture for his vision

    Sampson* grew up in a Christian home where his father was the pastor of a large traditional church in South Asia. When Sampson got married, God began to stir his heart for a new work in one of South Asia’s largest cities, more than 250 miles from his home and family. 

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  • Nat’l CP 2.59% ahead of projection

    September 6 2018 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    Nat’l CP 2.59% ahead of projection

    Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 2.59 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection, and 0.01 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from D. August Boto, SBC Executive Committee interim president and executive vice president for convention policy.

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  • Kenyan family introduced to the ‘Great Physician’

    Fatuma* is raising her five children in a one-room metal house among 2.5 million people who dwell in an estimated 200 slums in Nairobi, Kenya. Despite the squalid living conditions, she knows her children have something she never had as a child: love. After she was orphaned, Fatuma was sent to her aunt and uncle to be raised.

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  • Deaf men stir IMB worker’s heart for their souls

    The imam placed his copy of the Quran carefully on the table and called the men at the memorial service to attention. He opened the book, lifted his hands toward heaven and began to chant in honor of the man who had died. The Deaf men in the room copied the stance but remained silent …

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  • Baptist leader’s arrest sparks responses

    July 23 2018 by BR Staff | with 1 comments
    Baptist leader’s arrest sparks responses

    Mark Aderholt, a Southern Baptist leader who formerly worked for the International Mission Board (IMB) and the South Carolina Baptist Convention (SCBC), was arrested July 3 on charges of sexual assault against a minor in the late 1990s, according to news reports.

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  • IMB, ex-missionary’s accuser differ over abuse response

    July 19 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    IMB, ex-missionary’s accuser differ over abuse response

    The International Mission Board (IMB) and an alleged sexual assault victim of a former missionary have presented differing accounts of how the board handled an investigation of the alleged misconduct. After Baptist Press published a July 16 update on the case of former IMB missionary Mark Aderholt – who has been charged in …

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  • World Cup stirs witness despite crackdown

    July 13 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    World Cup stirs witness despite crackdown

    Russia’s 2016 law restricting evangelism may have curtailed some traditional gospel-sharing efforts at World Cup venues this summer. But through innovative witnessing techniques – like soccer viewing parties at churches and jazz band concerts – evangelicals still have managed to harness the world’s largest sporting event for gospel witness.

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  • Former Baptist leader charged with sexual assault

    July 11 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Former Baptist leader charged with sexual assault

    Mark Aderholt, a former employee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and International Mission Board missionary, has been charged in Texas with sexually assaulting a teenager 21 years ago. Aderholt, 46, was arrested July 3 in South Carolina and booked into the Tarrant County, Texas, jail July 9 on charges of sexual assault of …

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  • Platt underscores Lottie Moon’s urgency for the gospel

    This year’s Southern Baptist Convention marked the 100th anniversary of the naming of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, International Mission Board President David Platt told more than 1,100 Southern Baptists at the IMB dinner June 11 at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas. Lottie Moon was a single female missionary who served with the Foreign …

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  • IMB ‘open for business,’ Platt tells SBC messengers

    June 19 2018 by Ann Lovell, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    IMB ‘open for business,’ Platt tells SBC messengers

    International Mission Board President David Platt declared the IMB “open for business” in his report to messengers at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas June 13. “By the grace of God and through the generous support of Southern Baptist churches, the IMB is positioned on strong biblical foundations, and we are standing on firm financial …

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  • David Sills resigns leadership roles

    June 4 2018 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    David Sills resigns leadership roles

    David Sills has resigned from leadership positions as president of Reaching & Teaching International Ministries, professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and member of the search team for a new president of the International Mission Board. Sills, a leading Southern Baptist missiologist …

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  • At SBC, IMB to help churches ‘play a vital role’

    International Mission Board missionaries and staff are looking forward to sharing during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas “how every church – regardless of size, resources or unique needs – can play a vital role” in taking the gospel to the world’s unreached people.

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  • IMB Facebook Live event confronts missions barriers

    April 26 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    IMB Facebook Live event confronts missions barriers

    Church size, budget limitations and fear should not prevent local congregations from engaging in global missions, said panelists at a Facebook Live event hosted by the International Mission Board. Pastors “are not just called to tend sheep,” said Cliff Jordan, pastor of Movement Church in Richmond, Va. “We’re called to send them” to the nations.

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  • IMB presidential nominations accepted through May 15

    April 13 2018 by Baptist Press & IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB presidential nominations accepted through May 15

    The International Mission Board’s Presidential Search Committee announced April 12 it is accepting nominations for the Southern Baptist entity’s next president. The committee, chaired by Chuck Pourciau, senior pastor of Broadmoor Baptist Church in Shreveport, La., said in a statement they will accept nominations through May 15 by email.

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