2018 State Annual Meeting Reports

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  • Evangelize 91 counties, Kan.-Neb. Baptists urged

    by Eva Wilson/Baptist Digest, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (3 days ago)

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    PRATT, Kan. (BP) -- Start new ministries in 91 area counties that have no Gospel witness, attendees of the 2018 Kansas Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists (KNCSB) were urged.

    The meeting was held Oct. 8-9 at First Southern Baptist Church in Pratt, Kan., with the theme "Leading through Change," based on Joshua 1-3.

    KNCSB Executive Director Bob Mills told of counties that don't have a Southern Baptist witness -- 31 counties in Kansas and 60 in Nebraska. Many of these ... Read More

  • Dakota celebrates Cooperative Program giving

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Thursday, October 18, 2018 (4 days ago)

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (BP) -- With "Together We Can Because He Can" as its annual meeting theme, and a Cooperative Program dinner to start things off, messengers to the Dakota Baptist Convention (DBC) voted again to increase Cooperative Program giving next year by 2 percent.

    This was in addition to the $25,000 it sent in extra funds to Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries earlier this year, for the second year in a row, because of increased giving by DBC churches. Read More

  • Montana engages in its first Crossover outreach

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, October 12, 2018 (10 days ago)

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    HELENA, Mont. (BP) -- Twenty-nine people from across Montana stayed an extra day after the 2018 annual meeting of the Montana Southern Baptist Convention to participate in the convention's first-ever Crossover evangelistic initiative.

    The 29 messengers from the annual meeting assisted four of Helena's Southern Baptist churches Oct. 6 by joining in door-to-door Gospel conversations, canvassing neighborhoods and distributing flyers about the churches. Read More

  • Alaskans embrace 'Vision Plan for a New Tomorrow'

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Wednesday, October 03, 2018 (19 days ago)

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    WASILLA, Alaska (BP) -- An Alaska Baptist Convention "Vision Plan for a New Tomorrow" was approved by messengers at the ABC's 73rd annual meeting, Sept. 25-26 at First Baptist Church in Wasilla.

    Sweeping changes include a decrease in Cooperative Program giving from 37 percent to 20 percent to Southern Baptist Convention causes; a restructuring from four associations to six regions; and a potential name change.

    "This came out of discussions at Executive Board meetings," said Randy Covington, executive director/treasurer of the Alaska Baptist Convention since 2016, about the CP decrease. "If we're going to reach our state for Christ, we're going to have to keep more money at home. Read More

  • N.Y. Baptists launch 50th year, increase CP

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, October 02, 2018 (20 days ago)

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    NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (BP) -- Messengers to the Baptist Convention of New York increased giving to Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries for the fourth year in a row and heard a report on the sale of the convention's office building in East Syracuse, N.Y.

    The BCNY also kicked off its 50th year of ministry and approved creation of a team to cast vision for the future. A total of 82 messengers from 56 churches attended the Sept. 23-25 sessions at Trinity Baptist Church in Niskayuna, just northwest of Albany. Read More

  • BGCT's Family Gathering celebrates unity, diversity

    by Kalie Lowrie/Texas Baptists Communications, posted Tuesday, August 28, 2018 (one month ago)

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    ARLINGTON, Texas (BP) -- A celebration of unity and diversity took place as 2,054 messengers and visitors gathered at the 2018 Texas Baptists Family Gathering and Annual Meeting. Several ethnic fellowships and conventions were represented in the three-day event at the Arlington Convention Center.

    Messengers also elected a new slate of officers, and newly elected leaders set a course for the next year of cooperative missions and ministry work. Read More