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  • 2017 SBC: Exec. Comm., boards, commission, seminaries, committee nominees announced

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, April 28, 2017 (14 hours ago)

    Nominees to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, the four denominational boards -- International Mission Board, North American Mission Board, LifeWay Christian Resources, and GuideStone Financial Resources -- the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the six seminaries and the Committee on Order of Business have been selected by the 2017 SBC Committee on Nominations. Read More

  • Persecution readied him for South Sudanese church

    by Grace Thornton, posted Friday, April 28, 2017 (14 hours ago)

    MINNEAPOLIS (BP) -- When Philip Nache was growing up in Nigeria, the young Christian had plenty of friends among the majority Muslim population in his hometown.

    "Boko Haram wasn't there yet," he said of the militant Islamist group that has ravaged the central African country in recent years. "Most of my friends were Muslims. They would come to our house to sleep. We had that family relationship." Read More

  • 'SBC This Week' podcast reaches 100th episode

    by Mike Schueler , posted Thursday, April 27, 2017 (yesterday)

    The podcast "SBC This Week" celebrates its 100th episode April 28. The show, hosted by Jonathan Howe and Amy Whitfield, features roughly 30 minutes of "news and views" from across the SBC each Friday. Read More

  • 2017 SBC annual meeting program released

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (2 days ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- The program for the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting has been released. The meeting will convene at the Phoenix Convention Center Tuesday, June 13, at 8:15 a.m. and conclude Wednesday, June 14, at 4:55 p.m.

    A full schedule follows. Read More

  • Fred Powell, behind-the-scenes stalwart, dies at 86

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (3 days ago)

    EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. (BP) -- Fred Powell, a behind-the-scenes leader during the Southern Baptist Convention's Conservative Resurgence, died April 24 in Johnson County, Kan., where he was in hospice care. He was 86.

    Powell became the top aide to Charles Stanley shortly after the Atlanta pastor was elected as SBC president in 1984 ... Read More

  • Pastors' Conf. scholarships exceed projections

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (7 days ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference has announced the first 30 recipients of $1,000 scholarships to attend the Pastors' Conference and SBC annual meeting this summer in Phoenix. Read More

  • 9Marks, B21, Connect316 among events for SBC attendees

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (7 days ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Several Christian ministries -- including 9Marks, B21 and Connect316 -- will offer events on topics ranging from building a healthy church amid cultural confusion to "fault lines in the Southern Baptist Convention" for messengers and others attending the SBC's June 13-14 annual meeting in Phoenix. Read More

  • Seminaries' alumni & friends to gather in Phoenix

    by SBC seminary communications staff, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (7 days ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Alumni and friends of Southern Baptists' six seminaries will gather Wednesday, June 14, in Phoenix to hear updates from the campuses and renew friendships with classmates and seminary faculty and staff. Read More

  • LifeWay to offer free breakfast, workshops at SBC

    by Carol Pipes, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (7 days ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Southern Baptists will learn more about the newly revised Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix June 13-14.

    LifeWay Christian Resources will host a free breakfast focusing on "Discipleship through the Word." Read More