NASHVILLE(BP) – Decreased giving during the COVID-19 pandemic led the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee to adopt a Cooperative Program Allocation Budget Tuesday (Sept. 22) that is 5 percent less than the committee projected last February.
PRESTONBURG, Ky. (BP) – I knew my mom had been sick. It was a cold or a sinus infection, she said. Too many days passed with no improvement. When my sister told me she was finally going to the doctor, I knew it was bad.
Lisa Hoff, Gateway Seminary professor and former missionary, died Monday (Sept 21) after a sudden illness. She was 51. In 2012, a church in Texas committed to pray for an unengaged people group in Northern Africa, even knowing they would not have access to much, if any, information or updates.
NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptist layman and financial expert Jeff Pearson will be the next chief financial officer of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, replacing William "Bill" Townes who is retiring.
EAST ASIA (BP) – Abby Cavanaugh* had grown up hearing the story of how Jesus multiplied a little boy’s lunch to feed a whole crowd. But on Sept. 15, she got a whole new look at how He can take small gifts and make them grow.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) – Rather than a message of retreat, the State Board of Missions heard how the Florida Baptist Convention and its churches are moving forward, celebrating new opportunities to seize God’s blessings in the midst of a pandemic.
NASHVILLE (BP) – LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention has sold the Wordsearch Bible to Logos Bible Software creator Faithlife.
SAN DIEGO (BP) – "See You at the Pole" is a bit of a misnomer this year. Organizers of the nationwide, student-led prayer initiative made significant adjustments to this year's event in light of COVID-19 restrictions.
LANGSTON, Ala. (BP) – Debbie Reese has met a lot of people over the past 13 years she says she’ll never forget – people who have lost homes, friends, family members and in some cases, everything.
ALBANY, Ga. – At 12 years old, Malachi Russell had a list of 17 people – one person for each month he was expected to live. They were his “ones.” During his battle with cancer, Malachi had heard about the Who’s Your One movement – a challenge to Christians to pray for and share the Gospel with one person in their circle of influence – and he took it personally.