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  • ‘Southwestern moves forward,’ interim president tells SBC

    D. Jeffrey Bingham, interim president of Southwestern Seminary, began his report to the Southern Baptist Convention with an acknowledgement that, though he came to talk about the future of Southwestern, “as a Baptist and as a Christian, I cannot speak to you about the future of the seminary without reflecting responsibly upon its past …

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  • IMB Sending Celebration adds 47 new missionaries

    June 15 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB Sending Celebration adds 47 new missionaries

    International Mission Board trustees approved the appointment of 47 new missionaries sent by Southern Baptist churches to take the gospel to the nations during their June 10-11 meeting in Dallas. The new missionaries were part of a Sending Celebration June 12 during the evening session of the SBC annual meeting at the Kay Bailey Hutchison …

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  • Pastors’ wives speakers address ministry challenges

    June 15 2018 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware | with 0 comments
    Pastors’ wives speakers address ministry challenges

    Amid growing awareness of difficulties women often face in ministry, speakers at the 2018 Pastors’ Wives Conference reminded the audience they are God’s “beloved” amid ministry that can be both “brutal and beautiful.” The June 11 gathering in Dallas was held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, site of the June 12-13 SBC annual …

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  • Send Luncheon: Pastors encouraged for ‘thankless job’

    June 15 2018 by K. Faith Morgan, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Send Luncheon: Pastors encouraged for ‘thankless job’

    One year ago, Hurricane Harvey had yet to appear on radar. One year ago, very few people had heard of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. “A lot can happen in a year” was the theme of the North American Mission Board’s (NAMB) 2018 Send Luncheon. Held during the SBC Pastors’ Conference, NAMB aimed …

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  • Gaines: Supernatural God can lift Southern Baptists

    June 15 2018 by David Dawson, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Gaines: Supernatural God can lift Southern Baptists

    Amid the perplexing and potentially divisive issues facing the denomination, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said the formula for unity and restoration is surprisingly uncomplicated. “Stop talking about how big your problems are, and start talking about how big your God is,” Gaines said in his presidential address Tuesday morning (June 12) at the …

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  • NAMB highlights core ministries & racial relations

    June 15 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    NAMB highlights core ministries & racial relations

    “We are here for you,” Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, said in opening his presentation to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention. “We are grateful for you. We are eager to partner with you to push back lostness in North America.” NAMB celebrated the work of missionaries and shared new mission …

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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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  • Messengers make 20 motions, debate SWBTS trustee action

    June 14 2018 by Brian Koonce, The Pathway | with 0 comments
    Messengers make 20 motions, debate SWBTS trustee action

    Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention proposed 20 motions during two 15-minute scheduled segments of the 2018 annual meeting in Dallas June 12. Messengers debated then defeated June 13 a motion by Tom Hatley of Immanuel Baptist Church in Rogers, Ark., that messengers dismiss Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s trustee Executive Committee. The debate included comments …

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  • Evangelism, tithing crucial, EC leader Boto tells SBC

    June 14 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Evangelism, tithing crucial, EC leader Boto tells SBC

    Personal evangelism and tithing are imperative for reversing declines in key Southern Baptist Convention metrics, SBC Executive Committee Interim President D. August Boto told messengers June 12. Key statistics including top-enrollment seminaries and the largest Protestant membership in the U.S. can camouflage less favorable trends such as declining baptisms and a sharp dip in personal …

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  • SBC resolutions affirm women, denounce abuse

    June 14 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC resolutions affirm women, denounce abuse

    Messengers to the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention affirmed the dignity and worth of women, denounced all forms of abuse and called for sexual purity among Christian leaders in adopting 16 resolutions Tuesday (June 12). Passage of the resolutions on women, abuse and pastoral purity by nearly unanimous votes late in the afternoon session came after …

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  • Diverse slate of officers to lead SBC in 2018-2019

    June 14 2018 by Barbara Denman | with 0 comments
    Diverse slate of officers to lead SBC in 2018-2019

    J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area, was elected the 60th president of Southern Baptist Convention during the 2018 SBC annual meeting in Dallas. Greear will lead a diverse slate of officers including A.B. Vines, pastor of New Seasons Church in San Diego, first vice president; Felix Cabrera, pastor of …

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  • J.D. Greear seeks unity, diversity

    June 14 2018 by Seth Brown, Biblical Recorder | with 0 comments
    J.D. Greear seeks unity, diversity

    On the heels of an election many Southern Baptists believe was pivotal, J.D. Greear struck a conciliatory tone in response to questions about whether his presidency signals a sea change. He fielded inquiries on a range of issues during a press conference Tuesday (June 12) at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting. Greear, pastor of …

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  • Search committee, ERLC funding mark first EC report

    June 14 2018 by Erin Roach & Art Toalston | with 0 comments
    Search committee, ERLC funding mark first EC report

    Messengers received an update of the search for a new Executive Committee president and defeated a proposed defunding of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission during the EC’s morning report at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas June 12. EC chairman Stephen Rummage, speaking of the search for a successor to Frank S. Page after …

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  • Pastors’ Conf. encourages, inspires, elects Danny Wood president

    With the theme “Fulfill Your Ministry,” the Southern Baptist Convention’s Pastors’ Conference speakers sought to encourage and inspire pastors with their messages on Monday (June 11) – the second day of the event. Pastors also elected Danny Wood, senior pastor of Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., as president of the conference during the …

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  • Evangelism task force releases report, recommendations

    June 14 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Evangelism task force releases report, recommendations

    A task force appointed last year to explore avenues of evangelistic renewal among Southern Baptists has released its final report, including a series of eight recommendations for individuals and groups at all levels of Southern Baptist life. “We are convinced that these suggestions can be heartily embraced by all gospel-loving Southern Baptists,” the report stated …

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