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  • Gaines addresses Patterson, racial diversity, SBC

    May 14 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Gaines addresses Patterson, racial diversity, SBC

    Responding to questions about his committee appointments and controversy involving a Southern Baptist seminary leader, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Steve Gaines released a statement May 11. Gaines specifically addresses the controversy involving past statements by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson on women, divorce and domestic violence.

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  • Patterson apologizes for comments ‘hurtful to women’

    May 11 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Patterson apologizes for comments ‘hurtful to women’

    Paige Patterson has apologized for a “failure to be as thoughtful ... as I should have been” in describing domestic violence and the physical attractiveness of women in sermon illustrations. In the ongoing discussion surrounding Patterson’s comments, nearly 230 people have signed an open letter in support of Patterson.

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  • Domestic violence: Ministry advice for pastors

    May 9 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Domestic violence: Ministry advice for pastors

    As discussion of domestic violence persists among evangelicals, seasoned pastors and others who minister to families are advising their ministry colleagues on what to do when they encounter physical abuse in a marriage. At issue in evangelicals’ discussions are controversial comments by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson regarding women, divorce and domestic abuse.

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  • Harper, Moore & Pomeroy to headline ministry wives’ events

    April 23 2018 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware | with 0 comments
    Harper, Moore & Pomeroy to headline ministry wives’ events

    Ministers’ wives attending the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Dallas are invited to a trio of women’s events, including a Ministers’ Wives Luncheon, Pastors’ Wives Conference and a women’s expo. Authors and speakers, Lisa Harper, Beth Moore, and Sherri Pomeroy, will headline this year’s events.

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  • TRUSTEES: Endowed post, female board chair at SEBTS

    April 13 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    TRUSTEES: Endowed post, female board chair at SEBTS

    Scott Hildreth was installed April 10 as the George Liele Director of the Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies, the first endowed directorship at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The election of trustee officers marked a historic moment, with Becky Gardner believed to be the first female trustee chair for a seminary.

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  • Pew: Christian women more devout than Christian men

    April 11 2018 by Aaron Earls, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Pew: Christian women more devout than Christian men

    Pew Research has found a significant gender gap concerning religious beliefs and practice among self-identified Christian men and women in America. More than 7 in 10 U.S. Christian women (72 percent) say religion is very important to them, compared to 62 percent of Christian men.

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  • Women’s discipleship underscored at NOBTS event

    March 29 2018 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Women’s discipleship underscored at NOBTS event

    At home or on the job, women committed to discipleship and transformed by Christ can change the world, speakers said at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s “Discipling women into the future” conference. Rhonda Kelley said the sessions aimed to equip women to minister through the church to other women.

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  • Women & the SBC: 100 yrs. of ‘extraordinary’ input noted

    March 23 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Women & the SBC: 100 yrs. of ‘extraordinary’ input noted

    In 1917, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) received what Georgia’s Christian Index news journal called “quite a shock” when a Texas church music leader made a motion at the SBC annual meeting concerning “the eternal question”: Should women be allowed to serve as SBC messengers?

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  • Women invited to ‘embrace’ NYC

    March 20 2018 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Women invited to ‘embrace’ NYC

    Stephen Trainer serves with Graffiti Church and Community Ministries in the Coney Island community in Brooklyn, N.Y. Trainer serves as lead pastor of Graffiti Church Coney Island and executive director of Graffiti Ministries’ Learning Center. Graffiti is a ministry partner of the Embrace Women’s Evangelism and Discipleship Ministry of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

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  • Shirer’s online Bible studies, global reach

    December 20 2017 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Shirer’s online Bible studies, global reach

    On the other side of the world, Lauri, from South Africa, went through a Bible study with a friend here in the United States. Candice, from Garland, Texas, gathered with friends from all over the country to study God’s Word. ...

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  • Ladies gather to celebrate missions

    November 27 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Ladies gather to celebrate missions

    More than 400 women heard encouraging stories about what missionaries are doing around the world during the second Carolina Women event in October. With 422 women present, the Woman’s Missionary Union groups from North and South Carolina met at Fort Caswell on Oak Island. They collected $4,046.31 to split between the two groups.

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  • Women’s leadership event: ‘Be steadfast’

    November 17 2017 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Women’s leadership event: ‘Be steadfast’

    Facing breast cancer and the breakdown of her marriage, Proverbs 31 Ministries founder Lysa TerKeurst stood before 1,800 women Nov. 9 and urged them to remain steadfast in Christ. There was a collective gasp from the audience at LifeWay’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum as TerKeurst shared she would undergo a double mastectomy the following day.

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  • Church with a woman pastor declined by Tennessee convention

    November 15 2017 by Lonnie Wilkey, Baptist & Reflector | with 0 comments
    Church with a woman pastor declined by Tennessee convention

    Messengers to the Tennessee Baptist Convention (TBC) annual meeting voted overwhelmingly not to seat messengers from First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, which has a woman as pastor, during the TBC’s opening session. First Baptist attempted to register seven messengers, including new pastor Ellen Di Giosia, who has been in the position since Aug. 1.

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  • ‘Anchored’ in God’s Word

    November 14 2017 by Lizzy Long, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    ‘Anchored’ in God’s Word

    More than 220 women gathered together for the Embrace Women’s Ministry retreat at Caraway Conference Center and Camp near Asheboro on Oct. 27-28. The attendees arrived to see the colorful leaves among the Uwharrie Mountains nearing the end of their beautiful life cycle.

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  • Embrace missions team serves Boston

    November 14 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Embrace missions team serves Boston

    Two years ago, a group of women from North Carolina traveled to Boston to assist church planter Dane Helsing with the launch of Beacon Community Church. Several of those women returned this fall and were amazed to see how God has been at work through the church’s ministry in reaching the community for Christ.

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