Executive Committee members, Southern Baptist Convention entity heads, and other guests gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 21 to inaugurate Frank Page as the SBC Executive Committee’s sixth president. Page officially assumed the position Oct. 1 after serving 30 years as a pastor and in various denominational roles, including SBC president. Guests were led in worship in the Van Ness Auditorium at LifeWay Christian Resources by Travis Cottrell, and several of Page’s colleagues spoke and prayed for him.
The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee released a review of ethnic church and ethnic church leader participation in the convention February 22, setting forth recommendations “to foster conscious awareness of the need to be proactive and intentional in the inclusion of individuals from all ethnic and racial identities within Southern Baptist life.”
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (BP) -- With Skype, Facebook, Zoom, websites and QR codes, Sammy Tippit reaches several million people worldwide each month to advance the Gospel. In addition to evangelistic preaching, discipleship resources by Tippit are translated into Hindi, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Portuguese, Farsi, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic and Spanish, with three more languages on the horizon. He and the board of directors of Sammy Tippit Ministries made a decision three years ago "to pursue technology and get the Gospel out through technology," said Tippit, the new president of the Southern Baptist Evangelists organization.
[[email protected]@180="It's very different than we thought our lives would look like, but we don't doubt that this is what God had planned."]CENTRAL ASIA (BP) -- Jane was in the middle of explaining how God had called her family to one of the toughest areas in Central Asia when the Skype connection went dead.
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Richard and Sharla Rachel are typical American grandparents who enjoy being a part of their grandchildren's lives. They babysit. They have dinner together. They read books and play games.
When I am asked to describe LifeWay in a phrase, I encapsulate it in this way: “We are a ministry built on a business model.” These two components—ministry and business—are essential to what we do. The business aspect of LifeWay helps us provide ministry resources to churches and individuals around the world. Our vision statement captures this idea well: As God works through us ... We will help people and churches know Jesus Christ and seek His Kingdom by providing biblical solutions that spiritually transform individuals and cultures.
BANGALORE, India (BP) -- The blue Skype icon bounces on the bottom of the computer screen in front of Lekha Katti*, an Information Technology [IT] professional in Bangalore, India. When her Bible verse of the day arrives via an instant message, she copies it to her Facebook profile. ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)–Filip Blank feels the gravity of the tragic plane crash involving high-ranking Polish political, military and religious leaders. Blank spent the first 20 years of his life in Poland before moving to the United States with his family and subsequently enrolling at Midwestern Baptist College, SBC, in Kansas City, Mo. The family […]
As the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has spread, one Southern Baptist evangelist says it’s opening up tremendous opportunities to share the Gospel online.
NAIROBI, Kenya (BP) -- Katherine Walton was sitting in her backyard during the Skype interview. Her 13-month-old was toddling in and out of the camera, beautiful blond hair shining in the sunlight. Voices in the background of her sons, Blaise and Ian, sometimes interrupted -- once to report a scraped knee from the trampoline, other times just to ask a question.