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  • SBC: Giving increases while baptisms continue decline

    May 24 2019 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    SBC: Giving increases while baptisms continue decline

    Southern Baptist congregations saw an increase of more than $82 million in overall giving in 2018, according to the latest Annual Church Profile (ACP) report. However, other key metrics declined slightly in 2018, including baptisms, membership...

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  • Marshal Ausberry to be SBC 1st vice president nominee

    May 24 2019 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Marshal Ausberry to be SBC 1st vice president nominee

    Marshal Ausberry Sr., senior pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Fairfax Station, Va., will be nominated as first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) during the SBC’s June 11-12 annual meeting, Nevada pastor Vance Pitman...

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  • TX passes bill to shield churches that report abusers

    May 24 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    TX passes bill to shield churches that report abusers

    The Texas Legislature unanimously passed a bill initiated by Southern Baptists to provide civil immunity to churches that disclose credible sex abuse allegations. The Texas Senate passed House Bill 4345 late May 22 without opposition, two weeks...

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  • IMB pledges to ‘be a leader’ in abuse prevention

    May 23 2019 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB pledges to ‘be a leader’ in abuse prevention

    International Mission Board (IMB) trustees heard recommendations May 22 from the firm conducting an external examination of IMB’s handling of past allegations of abuse and sexual harassment and IMB’s present policies and practices. IMB...

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  • SEBTS celebrates first graduates from Hunt Scholars Program

    As Chad Welch and Kevin Cox crossed the stage of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) Binkley Chapel, they celebrated not only a personal accomplishment but a monumental milestone in the life of the seminary as the first two...

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  • Missionary to urban Scottish youth dies of cancer

    May 23 2019 by Mary Jane Welch, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Missionary to urban Scottish youth dies of cancer

    Gena Wilson, a missionary to Scotland who walked the 2014 New York City marathon representing cancer survivors, lost her third battle with the disease May 13 at home with her family in Beaufort, S.C. Wilson, 51, who served more than 20 years as a...

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  • Refugees ‘people that need help,’ simulation shows

    May 23 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Refugees ‘people that need help,’ simulation shows

    Imagine having to either flee with the one child in your arms or run amid gunfire in search of your other children perhaps already killed by terrorists attacking your community. Brian Moore was one of about 100 others who encountered such a...

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  • Eaton explains why he’s running for recording secretary

    May 22 2019 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Eaton explains why he’s running for recording secretary

    Eddie Eaton, pastor of Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church, believes his “well-rounded” experience as a victim’s advocate, deputy sheriff and pastor gives him a “unique perspective” on the role of recording secretary for the...

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  • Noe Garcia to be nominated as SBC 2nd vice president

    May 22 2019 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Noe Garcia to be nominated as SBC 2nd vice president

    Noe Garcia, senior pastor of North Phoenix Baptist Church, will be nominated as second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) during the SBC’s June 11-12 annual meeting, Tennessee pastor Micah Fries has announced. Fries...

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  • Sexual abuse perceptions studied by LifeWay Research

    May 22 2019 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Research | with 0 comments
    Sexual abuse perceptions studied by LifeWay Research

    Many Southern Baptist churchgoers believe still more revelations of sexual abuse and misconduct by pastors and other church staff will be exposed, but few know of specific individuals in their church whose misconduct is still hidden, according to...

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