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  • IMB workers, Summit Church reaching Ukraine

    December 7 2018 by IMB staff | with 0 comments
    IMB workers, Summit Church reaching Ukraine

    In Ukraine, Southern Baptist missionary Russell Woodbridge often encounters people who fled their homes in the eastern part of the country when war broke out a few years ago. And in the midst of that heartbreak, the International Mission Board (IMB) worker and Ukrainian believers – along with help from his home pastor J.D. Greear and The Summit Church …
     

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  • Greear gives Lottie Moon challenge

    December 3 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear gives Lottie Moon challenge

    Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear thinks Southern Baptists can exceed their $160 million goal for this year’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO) for International Missions. So he’s offering a lighthearted incentive to encourage a challenge goal of $170 million. If the 2018-19 LMCO hits that mark, Greear will perform a stunt …

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  • Southern Baptists of Texas celebrate 20th anniversary

    The 20th anniversary of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) drew more than 1,300 Southern Baptists, including 1,027 messengers, to the SBTC’s annual meeting. The theme for the milestone anniversary, “Entrusted:  A Gospel Legacy for the Coming Generations,” came from 2 Timothy 2:2 and opened each session as pastors and denominational leaders preached from 2 Timothy 2-4.

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  • Greear: God ‘stirring’ SBC through transitions

    November 1 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear: God ‘stirring’ SBC through transitions

    State conventions, Southern Baptist Convention entity presidential openings and a Sexual Abuse Advisory Study were the central topics of discussion during an Oct. 31 Facebook Live broadcast with SBC President J.D. Greear. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., said he is “more convinced than ever” God “is not done” with the SBC …

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  • Halloween: Don’t let it divide you, Greear says

    October 30 2018 by Grace Thornton, The Alabama Baptist | with 1 comments
    Halloween: Don’t let it divide you, Greear says

    Christians have long had differing views on how to approach Halloween. But Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear said in a recent podcast that the holiday doesn’t have to be divisive – in fact, it can be a great way to get to know your neighbors. “Some participate and some don’t, but all can redeem …

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  • SBC goes ‘before God in fasting’ for entities

    October 9 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC goes ‘before God in fasting’ for entities

    Churches, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) entities and Baptist state conventions have heeded SBC President J.D. Greear’s call to pray and fast Oct. 8 for the five SBC entities seeking new presidents. “Thanks to all of you going before God in fasting and prayer with Psalm 67 for what God has for us!” Greear tweeted …

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  • Greear calls for prayer and fasting amid SBC transitions

    October 2 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 1 comments
    Greear calls for prayer and fasting amid SBC transitions

    J.D. Greear believes something big is happening in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), and he is calling for a “Day of Prayer and Fasting” on Monday, Oct. 8. Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, announced his upcoming retirement today (Oct. 2).

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  • Greear’s Sexual Abuse Advisory Study underway

    September 24 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear’s Sexual Abuse Advisory Study underway

    Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear’s Sexual Abuse Advisory Study is now “actively involved” in phase one of its two-year process, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission announced Sept. 19 following appropriation of $250,000 for the study by the SBC Executive Committee (EC).

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  • Greear tightens SBC Birmingham schedule

    September 21 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear tightens SBC Birmingham schedule

    Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear announced via Twitter that next year’s SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., will not include any evening sessions. The announcement came the same week the SBC Executive Committee released data indicating a growing role for digital media in conjunction with this year’s SBC annual meeting in Dallas.

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  • ‘Gospel above all’ motivates Greear agenda

    September 19 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Gospel above all’ motivates Greear agenda

    The supremacy of the gospel will motivate J.D. Greear as he leads Southern Baptists to evangelize, plant churches and mobilize college students for the Kingdom, he told Southern Baptist executives Sept. 17 in Nashville. “It is the gospel that is the source of our renewal, and it is the gospel that should be our defining characteristic as a people …

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  • J.D. Greear at NOBTS: Mobilize ‘ordinary people’

    September 18 2018 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 1 comments
    J.D. Greear at NOBTS: Mobilize ‘ordinary people’

    God’s plan for reaching the world involves raising up and sending out “ordinary people” in the power of the Holy Spirit, Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear said at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Sept. 13. “The measure of success for any church ought not be its seating capacity” but “its sending capacity,” Greear said …

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  • Trump hosts evangelicals to celebrate faith, freedom

    August 29 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump hosts evangelicals to celebrate faith, freedom

    Some 100 evangelicals, including Southern Baptists, attended a White House dinner Aug. 27 to celebrate what President Trump called “America’s heritage of faith, family and freedom.” The event included remarks by Trump, prayer and an opportunity for attendees to reflect publicly on the Trump administration. Vice President Mike Pence also was in attendance.

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  • Greear to state execs: ‘How may I serve you?’

    August 23 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear to state execs: ‘How may I serve you?’

    Agreements to “assume the best in one another” and that a “gospel-above-all culture needs to prevail” in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) were among the outcomes when SBC President J.D. Greear met Aug. 20 with 15 executive directors of Baptist state conventions.

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  • Greear: Catholic abuse report requires ‘bold steps’

    August 16 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear: Catholic abuse report requires ‘bold steps’

    A Pennsylvania grand jury’s report alleging unprecedented levels of sexual abuse and cover-up by Roman Catholic clergy has drawn reaction from Southern Baptists. Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear said Southern Baptists should respond to the report by taking all steps necessary to eradicate sexual abuse “from within our community.”

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  • Multiethnic worship caps Charlottesville demonstrations

    August 14 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Multiethnic worship caps Charlottesville demonstrations

    Evangelical pastors in Charlottesville, Va., say a community interracial worship service appeared to be the largest local gathering during what media described as a weekend of peaceful but tense demonstrations in the city. One year after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville turned violent and left three people dead, an attempted repeat in Washington …

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