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  • Elliff’s IMB tenure one of energy and prayer

    September 11 2014 by Tess Rivers, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Elliff’s IMB tenure one of energy and prayer

    There are three qualities that many would say characterize former International Mission Board president Tom Elliff: boundless energy, a passion for prayer and a heart broken over lostness. In February 2014, when Elliff asked IMB trustees to begin the search for his successor, he promised…

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  • Elliff calls SBC to ‘one sacred effort’

    June 12 2014 by Don Graham, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Elliff calls SBC to ‘one sacred effort’

    Touting the explosive growth of evangelical Christianity in Cuba as inspiration for Southern Baptists’ global missions effort, Tom Elliff challenged messengers to the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention to unite in “one sacred effort” to carry the gospel to the ends of the earth.

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  • New paths for missionary sending considered

    May 19 2014 by Don Graham, IMB/Don Graham | with 0 comments
    New paths for missionary sending considered

    Sparked by the disconnect between burgeoning spiritual lostness and flatlined missions giving, Tom Elliff, president of the International Mission Board, is urging Southern Baptists to break from tradition and embrace new opportunities to send and support their global missionary force.

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  • Elliff: God is leading my departure from IMB

    February 28 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Elliff: God is leading my departure from IMB

    International Mission Board president Tom Elliff asked the mission agency’s trustees to begin searching for his successor because the Lord told him during prayer that it was the best way to ensure a smooth transition to new leadership. He was 67 when he accepted the post in 2011, and marked his 70th birthday this February.

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  • 27 of 65 new missionaries served overseas as students

    September 5 2013 by Tess Rivers, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    27 of 65 new missionaries served overseas as students

    David Taylor never imagined himself on an overseas mission trip. But when his Bible study leader at North Carolina State University asked him to pray about a summer mission trip in 2002 to Asia, Taylor agreed.

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  • IMB president laments Christians' callousness

    September 4 2013 by Kate Gregory, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    IMB president laments Christians' callousness

    International Mission Board (IMB) President Tom Elliff is concerned that Christians have become desensitized to everyone’s need for a Savior.

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  • Elliff poses 5 questions for Southern Baptists

    March 6 2013 by Don Graham, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Elliff poses 5 questions for Southern Baptists

    Call down God’s fire or shuffle into irrelevancy – that’s the warning Tom Elliff gave trustees of the International Mission Board (IMB) during its Feb. 26-27 meeting in Las Vegas. Speaking from 1 Kings 18 (Elijah and the prophets of Baal), IMB’s president challenged trustees to ask God to show His power among the nations much like He did when Elijah beckoned fire from heaven, turning Israel’s heart back to the Lord.

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