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Baptism Sunday set to make a splash in churches

NASHVILLE (BP) – Todd Unzicker admits that having a baptism Sunday might be a bit gimmicky. But Baptists emphasizing baptism should be a slam dunk, right?

Singing Scripture leads believers to the presence of God, Shane & Shane say

NASHVILLE (BP) – Shane & Shane believe they have found a pathway to experience God’s love in deeper, richer way. And it’s through Scripture and song.

Johnny Hunt sues SBC, EC and Guidepost

NASHVILLE (BP) – Longtime pastor and former SBC President Johnny Hunt has filed suit against the SBC, the SBC Executive Committee (EC) and Guidepost Solutions. The suit seeks unspecified damages related to allegations of defamation and the invasion of privacy based on accusations made against Hunt in the 2022 Guidepost report stemming from an investigation into the alleged mishandling of sexual abuse by the SBC EC.

Ministry Check website ‘nearly impossible’ but can be done, Blalock says

NASHVILLE (BP) – Doing what some have called impossible is the goal of the pastor leading a key SBC task force. Marshall Blalock, chairman of the Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force (ARIFT), believes the creation of a ministry check website is possible.

Howe, Whitfield discuss cooperation, what it means to ‘closely identify’

NASHVILLE (BP) – The world’s largest autonomous deliberative body is in the process of change. And the way churches relate to the Southern Baptist Convention's statement of faith, The Baptist Faith and Message 2000, is at the forefront.

Relationships, conversations key to sharing the hope of Christ, former missionary says

NASHVILLE (BP) – What would be on the top of your priority list if you moved to another country to be a missionary? A former International Mission Board (IMB) missionary says it’s learning about the local people and culture. 

Churches respond to action of Executive Committee

NASHVILLE (BP) – Several churches deemed “not in friendly cooperation” with the SBC have responded to action taken by the SBC Executive Committee earlier this week.

Connie Dixon calls WMU a helpful resource for a healthy church

NASHVILLE (BP) – Being one generation away from having no more missionaries motivates Connie Dixon in her work with the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU). She believes the WMU plays a significant role in educating the next generation as it obeys the Great Commission.

Florida church responds to Credential Committee inquiry

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (BP) – Hiland Park Baptist Church has released a response to an inquiry from the SBC Credentials Committee via social media. In a three-page response to the committee, the church’s leadership not only makes statements but asks questions.

Racial reconciliation an everyday calling, not just for one Sunday a year

NASHVILLE (BP) – Relationships and partnerships between churches of differing racial and ethnic backgrounds and how it extends into the ministry of the local church is the aim of Racial Reconciliation Sunday, according to a leading voice in the SBC.