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  • Sexual abuse, grief & hope focus of ERLC panel

    October 22 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sexual abuse, grief & hope focus of ERLC panel

    Women are grieving and male church leaders should join them in their grief over the sexual abuse and assault so many have suffered, panelists said Oct. 12 during the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) annual national conference. A panel of lawyers and female Christian leaders addressed sexual abuse and assault …

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  • Repentance vital in Christian homes, ERLC speakers say

    October 16 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Repentance vital in Christian homes, ERLC speakers say

    Repentance should mark Christian parenting, participants were told Oct. 12 at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s 2018 national conference.  Bible teacher Jen Wilkin and Philadelphia, Pa., pastor Eric Mason both pointed to repentance from sin as vital for a Christian home during “The Cross-shaped Family” …

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  • Moore: Cross frees Christians to love their families

    October 15 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moore:  Cross frees Christians to love their families

    The biblical understanding that Christians have been crucified with Christ liberates them to love their families genuinely, Russell Moore said Oct. 11 at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) fifth annual national conference.  Moore, the ERLC’s president, delivered the opening address to about 950 people gathered for “The Cross-shaped Family” …

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  • ERLC conference focuses on ‘cross-shaped family’

    October 12 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC conference focuses on ‘cross-shaped family’

    The gospel’s centrality for the family will be in the spotlight when the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) opens its fifth annual national conference Oct. 11. About 950 people are expected to gather for “The Cross-Shaped Family” Oct. 11-13 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

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  • NAMB, Alabama Baptists plan for Crossover in Birmingham

    October 9 2018 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    NAMB, Alabama Baptists plan for Crossover in Birmingham

    With eight months until Crossover 2019, Birmingham-area Southern Baptists are looking to build upon a record number of faith commitments last year. Although specific plans have not been finalized, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is partnering with seven Alabama Baptist associations in the effort.

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  • ‘Flawed,’ ‘hot mess’ precedent defeats Florida cross

    September 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Flawed,’ ‘hot mess’ precedent defeats Florida cross

    If the federal court had its way, a 34-foot cross would remain at its Pensacola, Fla., post. But “flawed precedent” that judges called a “hot mess” forced them to rule otherwise, the judges wrote in their opinion. Judges said their hands were tied by the 1983 ruling in the nearly identical case of ACLU v. Rabun County …

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  • NCMO supports evangelistic church planting

    September 5 2018 by Carolina Barnhill, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    NCMO supports evangelistic church planting

    Columbus County is the third largest county, in terms of landmass, in the state. More than 59,000 people call it home – and 65 percent of them are unchurched. “We knew if there was a pocket of lostness, this is one of them,” said Billy Roy, pastor of Crossroads Church. “We wanted to come and make an impact here.”

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  • ERLC: New initiatives on women, abuse

    June 18 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC: New initiatives on women, abuse

    Russell Moore announced new initiatives on women and abuse during the report of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) Wednesday (June 13) at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Moore, the ERLC’s president, said the entity will convene a women’s summit as a major part of its work in the year …

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  • Crossover Dallas, Harvest America crusade proclaim gospel

    June 12 2018 by Josie Rabbit Bingham, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Crossover Dallas, Harvest America crusade proclaim gospel

    “I’m not here to talk to you about religion,” Pastor Greg Laurie told the crowd Sunday evening (June 10) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for the Crossover Dallas Harvest America crusade. “I’m here to talk to you about a relationship with God that you can experience,” he said. “Christ can fill that big hole …

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  • Crossover again to showcase Harvest America outreach

    April 20 2018 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Crossover again to showcase Harvest America outreach

    A year after nearly 3,000 people came to faith in Christ during Crossover efforts in Phoenix, Southern Baptists once again are partnering with Harvest America for an evangelistic crusade the Sunday before the Southern Baptist Convention convenes in Dallas this June.

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  • SEBTS launches partnership with Acts 29 training program

    February 16 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    SEBTS launches partnership with Acts 29 training program

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) has announced a partnership with Crosslands, a theological training program under Acts 29 Europe, to prepare potential church planters and leaders. The partnership, which launched Feb. 13, developed out of the seminary’s EQUIP Network, a church-based, theological training initiative.

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  • Greg Laurie’s cooperation with SBC mutually beneficial

    June 15 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greg Laurie’s cooperation with SBC mutually beneficial

    Just one day after seeing nearly 3,400 come to Christ at a Harvest America crusade in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) 2017 annual meeting, megachurch pastor Greg Laurie announced his official cooperation with the SBC. Laurie, concurrently announced plans to hold a Harvest Crusades in advance of the 2018 SBC annual meeting.

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  • Crossover & Harvest America share timeless gospel message

    June 13 2017 by Josie Bingham, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Crossover & Harvest America share timeless gospel message

    It started Friday, June 9 – the rumblings of an awakening. More than 700 voices worshiped at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz., kicking off the weekend’s Crossover Arizona and Harvest America events. Crossover Arizona and Greg Laurie’s Harvest America joined forces to host a three-day evangelistic outreach.

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  • Q&A: Laurie talks Crossover, Billy Graham & WWIII

    May 9 2017 by Brian Hobbs, Baptist Messenger | with 0 comments
    Q&A: Laurie talks Crossover, Billy Graham & WWIII

    The Baptist Messenger recently sat down with renowned evangelist and pastor Greg Laurie, who has been holding Harvest crusades, which are large-scale evangelistic outreach events throughout the United States and abroad, since 1990. In the interview, Laurie talks about the upcoming Harvest event scheduled for June 11 in Phoenix.

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  • SBC Phoenix: ‘Pray! For such a time as this’

    April 24 2017 by Shawn Hendricks & David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC Phoenix: ‘Pray! For such a time as this’

    As this year’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting approaches, SBC President Steve Gaines says fellow Baptists should anticipate emphases on prayer, evangelism and financial stewardship at the June 13-14 gathering in Phoenix, where the 2003 and 2011 annual meetings also were held. This year’s annual meeting theme is “Pray! For such a time as this.”

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