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  • SEBTS marks record enrollment increase, expands programs

    October 18 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    SEBTS marks record enrollment increase, expands programs

    The announcement of a record enrollment increase dominated much of the conversation during the bi-annual Board of Trustees (BOT) and Southeastern Society (SES) meetings at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. With the approval of the Master of Arts in Student Ministry, Southeastern is poised to continue fulfilling its call to equip students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission.

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  • SWBTS trustees move forward, uphold Patterson firing

    October 18 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SWBTS trustees move forward, uphold Patterson firing

    In a meeting characterized by unity despite differences of opinion, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SWBTS) trustees voted to uphold the trustee executive committee’s decision in May to terminate former president Paige Patterson. Trustees revisited Patterson’s termination at their Oct. 15-17 meeting based on a motion, referred to Southwestern by the Southern Baptist Convention in June …

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  • LifeWay trustees begin search for new president

    August 30 2018 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    LifeWay trustees begin search for new president

    LifeWay Christian Resources trustees began the initial steps to search for a successor to President and CEO Thom S. Rainer during their Aug. 27-28 meeting in Nashville. Trustee chairman Jimmy Scroggins named a seven-person search committee to find LifeWay’s next leader.

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  • IMB honors past, looks to future

    May 13 2016 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB honors past, looks to future

    The International Mission Board is ready to move forward into a future of partnership with churches that empowers limitless missionary teams who are making disciples and multiplying churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God, International Mission Board President David Platt told the agency’s trustees May 11.

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  • Southeastern trustees elect new faculty

    April 27 2016 by Harper McKay, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Southeastern trustees elect new faculty

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees elected four new faculty members during their April 18-19 spring meeting in addition to voting on curriculum revisions and approving the 2016-17 budget. Southeastern’s newest faculty members are Keith Whitfield, Matthew Mullins, Joshua Waggener and Benjamin Quinn.

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  • GuideStone declares 2016 ‘year of influence’

    March 15 2016 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone declares 2016 ‘year of influence’

    GuideStone Financial Resources’ President O.S. Hawkins told trustees that each person is assigned an area of influence by God according to 2 Cor. 10:13. With that in mind, Hawkins declared 2016 the “year of influence” at GuideStone during the entity’s Feb. 29-March 1 trustee meeting in Dallas.

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  • Church planting personal to NAMB

    February 9 2016 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Church planting personal to NAMB

    As North American Mission Board trustees gathered for dinner on the eve of their Feb. 2 meeting, the entity’s president, Kevin Ezell, called on several to share how their churches are involved in planting churches and sharing Christ. They also heard reports of church planting and chaplaincy activity throughout North America…

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  • NOBTS adds new ministry program, faculty

    June 29 2015 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    NOBTS adds new ministry program, faculty

    The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustee executive committee approved a new master of arts degree in church and community ministries and elected three faculty members during their June meeting. The new 47-hour degree is designed to prepare students for community ministry through a local church or a social service agency.

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  • Late trustee nominees OK’d, entities field questions

    June 24 2015 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Late trustee nominees OK’d, entities field questions

    Among the Southern Baptist Convention entity trustees elected June 16 at the SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, were 11 added to the Committee on Nominations report following its initial release May 1. Also at the annual meeting, messengers asked questions of two SBC entity heads.

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  • Couple’s legacy in NYC is 7-story multi-church meeting place

    October 10 2013 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Couple’s legacy in NYC is 7-story multi-church meeting place

    When Samuel Wong was 32, he and his wife sold everything they had in Hong Kong and moved to New York City.

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  • ‘In God We Trust’ suit dismissed by court

    September 16 2013 by Gregory Tomlin, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A case filed by atheists who want the national motto, “In God We Trust,” removed from U.S. currency has been dismissed by a federal district judge in New York.

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  • Survey: People turn to God after disaster

    May 30 2013 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Survey: People turn to God after disaster

    When natural disasters occur, most Americans take increased interest in God and donate to relief agencies – and they trust faith-based agencies more than their secular counterparts.

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  • TRUSTEES: 1.9% increase in offering reflects heart for missions

    February 8 2013 by Adam Miller, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    TRUSTEES: 1.9% increase in offering reflects heart for missions

    North American Mission Board (NAMB) President Kevin Ezell expressed gratitude to Southern Baptists whose giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering increased 1.9 percent in 2012. The gain, Ezell said during NAMB trustees’ Feb. 5-6 meeting in San Diego, will translate into greater effectiveness in reaching North America for Christ.

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  • Trustees: SWBTS adds 2 faculty members

    October 22 2012 by Keith Collier, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trustees: SWBTS adds 2 faculty members

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SWBTS) trustees elected two new faculty members, installed a professor to an academic chair and devoted time to prayer during their fall meeting, Oct. 17.

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  • TRUSTEES: NOBTS to begin 3 online degrees

    October 16 2012 by Gary D. Myers, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    In an effort to make theological education more accessible, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) trustees approved three fully online graduate degrees during their fall meeting Oct. 9.

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