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Evangelists aim for greater international reach
Increasing international evangelism and diversity were the focus of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists when it gathered in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix. Read More
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). Read More
Chinese Baptist Fellowship shares church planting efforts
Members of the Chinese Baptist Fellowship heard updates from an IMB missionary and NAMB church planters on Chinese church planting efforts at their dinner meeting on June 13. Read More
Valverde returns as Hispanic fellowship presidentPHOENIX (BP) -- The National Hispanic Baptist Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention, in a four-hour meeting June 12, discussed business, honored a Hispanic leader, worshiped and heard God's Word.
The group of approximately 50 elected new officers, made an amendment to their constitution and voted on three motions brought forth from their last meeting. Read More
$3.1M Cooperative Program gift featured in EC reportPHOENIX (BP) -- Flanked by more than two dozen Florida pastors, Tommy Green of the Florida Baptist Convention presented a gift of $3,136,500 to the Southern Baptist Convention during the Executive Committee report June 13 in Phoenix.
The CP gift, from the sale of the Florida convention's former building, was among numerous facets of the Executive Committee's report to messengers during the convention's 160th session since the SBC's founding in 1845. Read More
Student missions team involved in deadly bus accident
Thirty-eight students and adult chaperones traveling from Huntsville, Ala., to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for a mission trip to Botswana were involved in a horrific accident June 8 that left dozens injured and killed one student. Read More
SBC DIGEST: Tenn. missions gets $1.575M endowment; SBTS inaugurates 'Giving Days'; university acquires Preaching magazineTennessee Baptists' state missions offering receives a $1.575M endowment from an anonymous donor; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary inaugurates "Giving Days"; Anderson University acquires Preaching and Youthworker magazines. Read More
'Leverage' of CP fosters church's ethnic initiatives
The "leverage" of the Cooperative Program helps First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix plant churches among immigrant populations, pastor Stephen Hayes told Baptist Press. Read More
Association pioneers church revitalization modelST. LOUIS (BP) -- Two years ago, First Baptist Church of Affton, Mo., knew it was dying. So it sought help from the local St. Louis Metro Baptist Association.
In a process facilitated by executive director of missions Jim Breeden, First Baptist decided to replant itself in March 2016 as Church at Affton, led by replanter Jason Helmbacher. During its first year, the replant baptized 15 new believers and has come to average just over 100 worship attendees -- about 40 of whom were First Baptist members before the replant. Read More
'Miracle man' Stewart continues ministry after accidentANCHORAGE, Alaska (BP) -- A two-hour "Holy Ghost revival" was in progress in Jimmy Stewart's office not long after he returned to work at the Alaska Baptist Convention earlier this year.
Longtime Southern Baptist leader Paul Kim and his wife Rebekah from Boston were visiting the director of evangelism and church development. A small group of ministers and friends were praising God for answering their prayers and healing Stewart from a July, 2016, gas leak explosion at his rural Alaskan cabin. Physically fit and athletic before the accident, the evangelist was scarred from third-degree ... Read More