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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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  • LMCO gifts 4.4% ahead of last spring’s receipts

    April 12 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    LMCO gifts 4.4% ahead of last spring’s receipts

    Southern Baptists’ contributions to support international missions through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering are 4.4 percent ahead of last year’s pace, according to a report by Rodney Freeman, International Mission Board (IMB) treasurer. At the end of March 2018, IMB had received $124,093,278 for the 2017-2018 campaign.

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  • Opera singer from Brazil sparks Vienna house church

    March 26 2018 by Nicole Leigh, IMB | with 0 comments
    Opera singer from Brazil sparks Vienna house church

    When Maria* began to feel God nudging her to share Christ with Persians, she didn’t know exactly what a Persian was. But within a week Maria met a girl from Iran. When Maria asked what language she spoke, the girl said “Persian,” so Maria invited the young lady to study the Bible.

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  • IMB missionaries ‘died for what matters most’

    March 19 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB missionaries ‘died for what matters most’

    International Mission Board missionaries Randy Arnett, 62, and Kathy Arnett, 61, died March 14 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Missouri-native missionaries served as theological education strategists for Africa. IMB leaders and colleagues reflected on the Missouri-native missionaries’ love for missions and the people of Africa.

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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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  • IMB appoints 20 new missionaries to the nations

    March 2 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB appoints 20 new missionaries to the nations

    Omar Loza accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in his home country of Peru, and then he shared the gospel with his friends and family. A few years after reading that God wants believers to take the gospel to the ends of the earth, he visited an Andean town.

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  • Graham’s indelible impact on global missions

    February 26 2018 by IMB staff | with 0 comments
    Graham’s indelible impact on global missions

    Besides Billy Graham’s unprecedented impact as an evangelist in the United States, he also profoundly influenced international missions in a way many Christians may not realize. Not only did Graham preach in person to large gatherings in more than 180 countries, but for 40 years he led in organizing international conferences on missions and evangelism.

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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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  • Lottie Moon offering 4.1% above last year’s pace

    January 18 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Lottie Moon offering 4.1% above last year’s pace

    Southern Baptists’ support of international missions through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is 4.1 percent ahead of the same time frame as last year, according to a report by Rodney Freeman, International Mission Board treasurer and vice president of support services.

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  • CP speeds Central Asian outreach for Movement Church

    January 2 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP speeds Central Asian outreach for Movement Church

    A young Richmond, Va.-area church saw the effectiveness of the Cooperative Program this summer while helping a Central Asian village build water wells. “The work is thrilling,” said Cliff Jordan, a church planter and pastor of the eight-year-old Movement Church, where about 250 people attend Sunday morning worship.

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