AUSTIN, Texas (BP) – COVID-19 may have impeded some traditional avenues of evangelism, but it hasn’t stopped the Gospel’s advance.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- If history is any indication, the Southern Baptist Convention's trustee system will continue without a snag despite the cancellation of the 2020 SBC annual meeting due to COVID-19. The last annual meeting cancellations, during World War II, were followed by a boom of evangelism and discipleship resourced by the convention's entities. Still, the unique circumstances this year create some potential challenges for a convention reliant on annual trustee elections.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- When Todd Chipman and his wife Julie finalized their adoption of two grade school-aged sisters, the courtroom was packed with excited members of the Kansas City, Kan., congregation that he pastors. Members of The Master's Community Church even arranged for the judge to give American Girl dolls to the sisters from the bench. So overwhelming was the church's support that the Chipmans' attorney extemporaneously added to a formal set of questions for Todd: "Can you assure the court that you will continue to give these children the kind of love you and your church are demonstrating here today?" He replied with a confident yes, and they have.