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  • Evangelists aim for greater international reach

    by Daniel Woodman, posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 (2 days ago)

    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

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 (2 days ago)

    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

  • Valverde returns as Hispanic fellowship president

    by Keila Diaz, posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (10 days ago)

    Photo by Keila Diaz
    PHOENIX (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 report

    by Barbara Denman, Art Toalston & Erin Roach, posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (11 days ago)

    Photo by Marc Ira Hooks
    PHOENIX (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

    by Margaret Colson/The Alabama Baptist, posted Monday, June 12, 2017 (12 days ago)

    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

  • 'Leverage' of CP fosters church's ethnic initiatives

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, June 02, 2017 (22 days ago)

    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 model

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo courtesy of Jason Helmbacher.
    ST. 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 accident

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (one month ago)

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    ANCHORAGE, 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