NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Messengers at the annual meeting should get the first view of the website that will feature two goals in addressing sexual abuse reform. One side that will work to provide information toward “prevention, protection and care” and another that will be a searchable database of those credibly accused of sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches.


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Getting down to business: Charlotte pastor offers look at scheduling, logistics behind SBC meeting

Spence Shelton, lead pastor of Mercy Church in Charlotte, has served on the Committee on Order of Business for the SBC annual meeting for three years. He’s serving as the committee’s chairman for this year’s national meeting in New Orleans. Photo courtesy of Morgan Amanda Photography

Spence Shelton, lead pastor of Mercy Church in Charlotte, is serving as chair of the Committee on Order of Business for this year’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in New Orleans. After serving on the committee for the past three years, Shelton has had a front-row seat to what goes on regarding the scheduling and logistics behind the annual meeting.

FIRST-PERSON: Addressing the four major gaps in student ministry

Shane Pruitt says deep Bible study is one way to keep youth engaged. "Don’t dumb it down; disciple them up," he says. NAMB file photo

There are usually two types of people when it comes to setting the alarm to wake up in the morning. Person number one (this is me) – sets the alarm for the last possible minute to when you actually need to wake up to not be late. Person number two – sets the alarm for about an hour before they actually need to wake up, because they want to be able to hit the snooze button over and over and over again.


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