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  • Rudy Fagan, 20-year SBC stewardship leader, dies

    October 8 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Rudy Fagan, 20-year SBC stewardship leader, dies

    A. Rudolph (Rudy) Fagan, who led the former Stewardship Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention for 20 years, died Wednesday (Oct. 3) in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was 88. Fagan served as president of the Stewardship Commission from 1974 until his retirement in 1994.

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  • Greear calls for prayer and fasting amid SBC transitions

    October 2 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 1 comments
    Greear calls for prayer and fasting amid SBC transitions

    J.D. Greear believes something big is happening in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), and he is calling for a “Day of Prayer and Fasting” on Monday, Oct. 8. Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, announced his upcoming retirement today (Oct. 2).

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  • BSC board approves amended $31M budget proposal

    October 1 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    BSC board approves amended $31M budget proposal

    After much discussion and debate, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Board of Directors approved an amended Cooperative Program (CP) budget proposal for 2019 totaling $31 million during the board’s fall meeting held Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 24-25 at Caraway Conference Center and Camp in Sophia, N.C.

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  • California fires leave locals ‘shocked,’ DR active

    August 15 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    California fires leave locals ‘shocked,’ DR active

    California Southern Baptists have found themselves dispensing hope amid the death, destruction and weariness caused by more than a dozen wildfires burning across the state. The largest recorded fire in California history – the Mendocino Complex fire in the northern part of the state – has burned more than 340,000 acres, destroyed 147 homes and left a firefighter dead Aug. 13.

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  • ‘A powerful tool’: 2018 SBC Annual available online

    August 13 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘A powerful tool’: 2018 SBC Annual available online

    The 2018 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual has been posted online, with hard copies available for order. The Annual is a comprehensive collection of reports, budgets and proceedings from the June 12-13 SBC annual meeting in Dallas as well as a compilation of historical data and reports from convention entities.

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  • Budget proposal includes increase to SBC

    July 16 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC & K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Budget proposal includes increase to SBC

    The Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina approved a proposed budget for 2019 totaling $31 million that includes an increase in support of missions and ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention through the Cooperative Program. To offset rising expenses and accommodate the increased allocation to the SBC …

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  • EC search committee cautions against speculation

    June 21 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    EC search committee cautions against speculation

    The committee charged with nominating the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee “has not begun to look at names yet” and says “any speculation or social media posts about who we may nominate is just that, speculation,” according to an update released June 20 by search committee chairman Steve Swofford.

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  • Indiana pastor Randall Forsythe to be 2nd VP nominee

    June 7 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Indiana pastor Randall Forsythe to be 2nd VP nominee

    Indiana pastor Randall Forsythe will be nominated for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, fellow Indiana pastor Reginald Fletcher announced today (June 6). A former president of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana, Forsythe has pastored Grace Baptist Church in Portage, Ind., for the past 15 years. He is the Indiana convention’s …

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  • Mohler confronts SBC’s ‘horrifying #MeToo moment’

    May 25 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Mohler confronts SBC’s ‘horrifying #MeToo moment’

    R. Albert Mohler Jr. has labeled turmoil in the Southern Baptist Convention the SBC’s “own horrifying #MeToo moment” and said it stems from “an unorganized conspiracy of silence” about sexual misconduct and abuse. “Judgment has now come to the house of the Southern Baptist Convention,” Mohler wrote.

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  • SBC ends relationship with DC convention

    May 23 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC ends relationship with DC convention

    After nearly a year and a half of discussions concerning a Washington church with lesbian co-pastors, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has notified the District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) that “the formal relationship between the SBC and the DCBC has come to an end.”

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  • Credentials Committee for 2018 announced

    May 14 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Credentials Committee for 2018 announced

    Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has announced appointees to the 2018 Credentials Committee. Appointed as chairman is Greg Hyche, senior pastor of Ladonia Baptist Church in Phenix City, Ala.

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  • Ethnic breakdown of Gaines’ appointments released

    May 11 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ethnic breakdown of Gaines’ appointments released

    This year’s Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Committee on Resolutions may be “one of the most ethnically diverse committees in the history of the SBC,” convention president Steve Gaines said in a statement announcing the ethnic breakdown of his presidential appointments.

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  • EC search committee now accepting nominations

    May 3 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    EC search committee now accepting nominations

    Nominations are being accepted for president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee, search committee chairman Steve Swofford announced May 2. “On behalf of the Executive Committee presidential search committee, I want to announce that we are accepting nominations for the next SBC Executive Committee president.”

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  • Committee on Nominations seeks more diversity

    May 2 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Committee on Nominations seeks more diversity

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s Committee on Nominations says social media discussion helped reinforce its commitment to propose a diverse slate of nominees for trustee boards and committees. “The committee itself had a repeated discussion” at its March 15-16 meeting “that our goal was to … increase the diversity of the nominees,” James Freeman said.

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  • New books on SBC relay practical, biblical insights

    May 2 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    New books on SBC relay practical, biblical insights

    Who runs the Southern Baptist Convention? You do. This is how the authors of a new book, “SBC FAQs: A Ready Reference,” emphasize the vital role that individuals have in the life of their convention. Also new from Scott Hildreth is “Together on God’s Mission: How Southern Baptists Cooperate to Fulfill the Great Commission.”

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