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  • BGCT’s Family Gathering celebrates unity, diversity

    August 29 2018 by Kalie Lowrie, Texas Baptist Communications | with 0 comments
    BGCT’s Family Gathering celebrates unity, diversity

    A celebration of unity and diversity took place as 2,054 messengers and visitors gathered at the 2018 Texas Baptists Family Gathering and Annual Meeting. Several ethnic fellowships and conventions were represented in the three-day event at the Arlington Convention Center.

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  • Vision team to help implement SBCAL recommendations

    August 20 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Vision team to help implement SBCAL recommendations

    An 11-member vision team will study ways to help Southern Baptist state associations implement recommended changes including a new title and system-wide professional proficiencies for directors of missions (DOMs). The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) vision team will research ways to help state associations implement a study team’s recommendations that were adopted during the SBCAL annual meeting in June.

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  • Brindley to be BSC 1st VP candidate

    July 13 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Brindley to be BSC 1st VP candidate

    Marty Dupree plans to nominate Perry Brindley, director of missions at the Buncombe Baptist Association in Asheville, as the first vice president for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina at this year’s annual meeting, Dupree told the Biblical Recorder July 12. Dupree said he is a longtime friend and touted Brindley’s record of ministry.

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  • Ledbetter to be nominated N.C. Baptist 2nd VP

    July 11 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Ledbetter to be nominated N.C. Baptist 2nd VP

    Matthew Ledbetter, pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Sylva, N.C., will be nominated for second vice president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Jeff Isenhour announced today (July 11). “I highly recommend Matt for several reasons,” said Isenhour. “First, because of his love for God’s inerrant word …

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  • Current BSC officers bow out of upcoming elections

    July 10 2018 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    Current BSC officers bow out of upcoming elections

    Lee Pigg, president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), told the Biblical Recorder he will not seek a second term at the November 2018 annual meeting. Two other officers confirmed they also do not plan to run for office when their terms conclude this year.

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  • Greear confronts SBC challenges in NPR interview

    June 28 2018 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear confronts SBC challenges in NPR interview

    Newly elected Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear addressed topics ranging from the #MeToo crisis to politics and evangelicals in a recent interview with NPR, one of his first since taking the role. In a June 25 interview with Rachel Martin of NPR’s Morning Edition, Greear said that even though evangelical Christians may appear …

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  • Asian Americans can be ‘missionary forces’ in SBC

    June 26 2018 by Morgan Collier, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Asian Americans can be ‘missionary forces’ in SBC

    “We have a citizenship in heaven and we are true brothers and sisters in Christ,” D. August Boto told attendees at the National Asian American Fellowship’s June 11 meeting in Dallas. Boto, interim president of the SBC Executive Committee (EC), said the EC is “available to enhance the way God has gifted you in and …

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  • Messianics voice concerns, finalize restructure

    June 26 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Messianics voice concerns, finalize restructure

    The Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship (SBMF) has expressed concern that a group some SBMF members claim opposes Jewish evangelism was among exhibitors at this year’s June 12-13 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas. During its June 10 annual meeting, the SBMF – which comprises largely Messianic Jews (Jews who follow Jesus as Messiah) …

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  • 2nd-gen pastors explore cross-cultural ministry

    June 26 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    2nd-gen pastors explore cross-cultural ministry

    Struggles and opportunities unique to second-generation Americans pastoring beyond their cultural heritage are a new focus of the 2nd Generation Asian-American Fellowship. The Southern Baptist fellowship drew about 20 pastors to a noon panel discussion June 12 in Dallas, kicking off a mentoring initiative to help second – and even third – generation pastors successfully navigate cross …

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  • Connect 316 prays for unity, clarity in SBC

    June 26 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Connect 316 prays for unity, clarity in SBC

    On the eve of this year’s Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting, Connect 316 – an organization advocating a “traditionalist” view of salvation – convened for a prayer meeting in lieu of its annual celebration. “We heard” outgoing SBC President Steve Gaines’ call to prayer, Connect 316 executive board member Tim Barnette told the June 11 gathering …

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  • CP panelists tackle race, state of SBC, Calvinism

    June 25 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP panelists tackle race, state of SBC, Calvinism

    Panelists on the Cooperative Program (CP) Stage in the exhibit hall prior to the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting in Dallas, discussed a variety of cultural and denominational issues during 20-minute segments live-streamed at talkcp.com. Among topics on the stage were the state of the SBC, abuse in the church, racism …

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  • Panel takes stock of Southern Baptists’ unity

    June 25 2018 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS | with 0 comments
    Panel takes stock of Southern Baptists’ unity

    Engaging the topic of unity within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Jason Allen moderated a panel discussion during the fourth annual For the Church Regional Conference June 12. More than 1,000 people filled the room to hear a spirited discussion by J.D. Greear, Thom Rainer, Mark Dever, H.B. Charles Jr., …

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  • SBC, church’s role in politics focus of 9Marks panel

    June 25 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    SBC, church’s role in politics focus of 9Marks panel

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s current condition and how churches should engage politics were topics of conversation at this year’s 9Marks evening events, June 11-12, in Dallas. Mark Dever moderated both 9Marks events, hosted with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dever is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and president of …

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  • B21 panel urges strong stand on abuse of all forms

    June 25 2018 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    B21 panel urges strong stand on abuse of all forms

    Southern Baptists should take a strong stand against all forms of abuse and fight to create gracious church environments in which abuse victims are heard and loved, panelists said during the Baptist21 luncheon on June 12 in Dallas. More than 1,300 people attended the sold-out event in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center during the …

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  • Pence thanks SBC for values, prayers, ministry

    June 14 2018 by Margaret Colson | with 0 comments
    Pence thanks SBC for values, prayers, ministry

    Vice President Mike Pence affirmed Southern Baptists for their gospel witness and then encouraged Southern Baptists to continue in that commitment, speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting on Wednesday (June 13). “What began more than 170 years ago at First Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga., has now become one of the greatest forces …

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