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Greear: God 'stirring' SBC through transitionsDURHAM, N.C. (BP) -- 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 and "is extending us an invitation to trust Him."
The 13-minute broadcast, cohosted by Summit associate pastor Todd Unzicker, included a discussion of Greear's "Gospel above all" emphasis at Baptist state convention annual meetings this fall. Among the meetings he has attended or is scheduled to attend are the Colorado Baptist General Convention, the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists. Read More
Halloween: Don’t let it divide you, Greear saysNASHVILLE (BP) -- 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 -- that is, we can use it for evangelism," Greear said on the Oct. 22 edition of his "Ask Me Anything" podcast.
Halloween is probably the only day of the year that your neighbors are knocking on your door, ... Read More
Greear, LifeWay launch 'Ask Me Anything' podcastDURHAM, N.C. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has launched a podcast that allows him to engage listener-submitted questions about biblical, ethical, theological, political and practical issues.
"Ask Me Anything: Honest Answers, Quick Questions" debuted Monday (Oct. 22) with three episodes, the first of which addressed what podcast cohost Todd Unzicker called the "number one question" Greear gets asked: "Pastor J.D., are you a Calvinist?" Ask Me Anything launches along with the LifeWay Leadership Podcast Network, which is carrying the podcast. Read More
SBC goes 'before God in fasting' for entitiesNASHVILLE (BP) -- Churches, Southern Baptist Convention entities and Baptist state conventions have heeded SBC President J.D. Greear's call to pray and fast today (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, referencing Psalm 67's call for God to "be gracious" to His people so His way of salvation would be known "among all nations."
The five entities currently seeking presidents are the SBC Executive Committee, the ... Read More
Greear's call to pray for SBC entities embracedNASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear's call to pray and fast Oct. 8 for the presidential search committees at five SBC entities has been embraced by leaders of associations and state conventions.
Meanwhile, some Baptists have drawn encouragement from God's faithfulness through previous periods of entity transition, including two previous occasions when five entities sought chief executives during the same year.
The five entities currently seeking presidents are the SBC Executive Committee, the International Mission Board, LifeWay Christian Resources, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Read More
Greear's Sexual Abuse Advisory Study underwayNASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention 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.
The study will receive the first $250,000 of overage for the 2017-2018 Cooperative Program Allocation Budget, according to a Sept. 18 EC vote. Expenditures for the study will be administered by the ERLC, a partner with Greear in the initiative, and reimbursed by the EC on a quarterly basis. Read More
'Gospel above all' motivates Greear agendaNASHVILLE (BP) -- 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," Greear said in his first presidential address to the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee at its fall meeting. "(The Gospel) should be what people think about and talk about when they think and talk about us."
Empowering cultural diversity, engaging the next generation in cooperative missions and preventing sexual abuse are also among his goals, said Greear, pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Read More
J.D. Greear at NOBTS: Mobilize 'ordinary people'NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- 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 during a chapel sermon drawn from Acts 7.
Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and church leaders emphasize the sending out of "ordinary people" as an essential aspect of the call to follow Jesus. As a result, the church has sent out 1,016 people to 248 Summit-sponsored church plants and to other ministries. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: A meeting of the hearts
Rick Lance of the Alabama Baptist Convention believes "we were all on the same team" in a meeting led by J.D. Greear, the Southern Baptist Convention's new president. Read More
Greear to state execs: 'How may I serve you?'ATLANTA (BP) -- Agreements to "assume the best in one another" and that a "Gospel-above-all culture needs to prevail" in the Southern Baptist Convention were among the outcomes when SBC President J.D. Greear met Aug. 20 with 15 executive directors of Baptist state conventions.
"The most basic principle in airline travel is that if you want someone there for the landing, they have to be there for the takeoff," Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., told Baptist Press in written comments. "These are the leaders who have been leading in the things before I became president and likely will be there leading after my term. I wanted to know how I could serve them, catalyze their efforts in evangelism and mobilization and bring cohesion to many of the wonderful things already going on throughout the SBC." Read More