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  • Louisiana search committee accepting nominations

    November 29 2018 by Baptist Message and BP Staff | with 0 comments
    Louisiana search committee accepting nominations

    The Louisiana Baptist Convention’s Executive Director Search Committee is receiving nominations for a successor to David Hankins, who has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2019, having led the convention since 2005. Search committee chairman Waylon Bailey, pastor of First Baptist Church in Covington and chairman of the convention’s Executive Board …

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  • Hammond unanimously voted Ga. Baptist exec. director

    September 13 2018 by Scott Barkley, Christian Index | with 0 comments
    Hammond unanimously voted Ga. Baptist exec. director

    Georgia Baptist Convention Executive Committee members voted with a singular “yes” to a search team’s recommendation Tuesday (Sept. 11) that pastor Thomas Hammond become the convention’s next executive director. Hammond, 56, is lead pastor of First Baptist Church in Alpharetta and was president of the Georgia Baptist Convention from 2015-2017.

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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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  • Hammond proposed as Georgia Baptists’ next exec.

    August 6 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Hammond proposed as Georgia Baptists’ next exec.

    The Georgia Baptist search team assigned to select a potential replacement for the convention’s executive director has chosen Thomas Hammond, pastor of First Baptist Church in Alpharetta, Ga., The Christian Index reported Aug. 5.  The nominee must be confirmed by the Georgia Baptist Mission Board’s (GBMB) executive committee at their next meeting on Sept. 11 …

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  • SBCAL group to study DOM title change, efficiency

    June 23 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBCAL group to study DOM title change, efficiency

    A 12-member study group is expected to recommend in 2018 a new title, credentialing process and expectations of effectiveness for Southern Baptist directors of missions (DOMs). The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) appointed the group at its conference held June 11-12 in advance of the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

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  • Montana Baptists seek new executive director

    April 1 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Montana Baptists seek new executive director

    The Montana Southern Baptist Convention is seeking a new executive director to lead the group of about 135 churches in a state where more than a third of the people reportedly don’t attend church worship services regularly – or at all.

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  • New board members excited

    February 23 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    New board members excited

    During the Jan. 27-28 meetings, new Baptist State Convention of North Carolina board members met with their respective committees for the first time, heard reports from Baptist institutions and agencies, and shared their enthusiasm and eagerness to serve in 2015. “I’m overwhelmed with excitement about what fellow Baptists are doing …” said Richard Rockwell.

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  • Directors of missions change name, structure

    June 11 2013 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Directors of Missions changed its name and organizational structure during its annual conference, June 9 at Second Baptist Church in Houston.

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  • BOD eyes new strategy, structure changes; elects officers

    February 1 2013 by Shawn Hendricks, BR managing editor | with 0 comments
    BOD eyes new strategy, structure changes; elects officers

    Significant changes involving the structure and staff of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) could be unavoidable in the coming year if N.C. Baptists are to reach their full potential for ministry, Milton Hollifield Jr. told the BSC’s Board of Directors (BOD) Jan. 29.

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  • Jan. 31 deadline for BSC nominations

    December 31 2012 by BSC | with 0 comments
    Jan. 31 deadline for BSC nominations

    North Carolina Baptists still have time to submit recommendations of people to serve on the Baptist State Convention’s (BSC) Board of Directors, the boards of the convention’s agencies and institutions, and convention committees.

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  • WMU-NC adds director of development

    December 31 2012 by WMU-NC | with 0 comments

    After a visioning process the Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina (WMU-NC) added a director of development to its staff. Cindy Finley says it is “my desire to honor all our donors, whether their offering would be categorized by the world as a ‘large sum’ or a ‘widow’s mite.’ Jesus honored the woman who gave two small copper coins because she ‘put in everything she had.’

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  • ‘Sonny’ Tucker named Ark. executive director

    December 5 2012 by Tim Yarbrough, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Sonny’ Tucker named Ark. executive director

    J.D. “Sonny” Tucker was elected executive director-treasurer of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) at the Dec. 4 meeting of the ABSC Executive Board. He officially begins his duties Jan. 1.

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  • Ga. Convention eliminates 18 positions

    February 9 2012 by Joe Westbury, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The Georgia Baptist Convention (GBC) experienced its most dramatic staff reduction ever Jan. 27 and Jan. 30 as 16 employees and two vacant positions were eliminated in the latest round of downsizing.

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  • Jan. 31 deadline for nominations

    January 5 2012 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Jan. 31 deadline for nominations

    North Carolina Baptists still have time to submit recommendations for people to serve on the Baptist State Convention’s (BSC) Board of Directors, the boards of the Convention’s agencies, institutions and committees.

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  • Board actions set stage for important annual session

    October 3 2008 by Norman Jameson, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    North Carolina Baptists’ Board of Directors endorsed the work of several significant task forces that messengers will consider in annual session in Greensboro when they met Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Task forces recommending a single giving plan, Baptist Aging Ministries, Embrace women’s ministry and changes to the Articles and Bylaws were all affirmed.

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