New Annuity Board personal investment program for ministers approved by SBC
ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–A new personal investment program for Southern Baptist ministers and denominational employees was approved by messengers at the annual meeting of the SBC who also approved an Executive Committee decision not to establish a special hunger offering during the annual meeting. Those and a host of other items were approved during the reports […]
BF&M study has 1925, 1963 elements; no new articles
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The recommendations of the Baptist Faith and Message Study Committee for a new edition of the historic document incorporate portions of the 1925 and 1963 editions, with some revisions but no new articles, according to Adrian Rogers, chairman of the committee.
Texas, SBC leaders hold ‘helpful conversation’
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–A recent meeting between leaders of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Southern Baptist Convention was called “friendly and helpful” by participants. The luncheon was April 6 on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth. According to SWBTS officials, the meeting was to discuss relations between the two […]
Biblical manhood, womanhood conference makes note of Southern Baptists’ stance
DALLAS (BP)--More than 800 evangelical pastors and lay leaders, including Southern Baptists, heard a call for "clarity, conviction and courage in biblical manhood and womanhood" at a national conference March 20-22 in Dallas.
BF&M study committee sees release of report in May
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Seeking to give constituents enough time to "familiarize themselves" with their report, the Baptist Faith & Message study committee plans to release its report to Southern Baptists in May.
SBC Cooperative Program posts February increase
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--February receipts and budget year-to-date gifts to the Southern Baptist Convention's Cooperative Program were up compared to the same periods a year ago, according to Morris H. Chapman, president and chief executive officer of the SBC Executive Committee.
SBC Cooperative Program shows month & year up
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--January receipts and budget year-to-date gifts to the Southern Baptist Convention's Cooperative Program were up compared to the same periods a year ago, according to Morris H. Chapman, president and chief executive officer of the SBC Executive Committee.
Ariz. Baptist foundation declares bankruptcy reorganization plan
PHOENIX (BP)–The much-anticipated restructuring plan for the troubled Baptist Foundation of Arizona includes filing for a Chapter 11 bankrupcty reorganization. Under the plan, more than 13,000 investors can choose options of 20 cents on the dollar of their investments or shares in a soon-to-be created for-profit company. The embattled BFA, an agency of the Arizona […]
Arizona’s Grand Canyon University elects new president and chancellor
PHOENIX, Ariz. (BP)–Grand Canyon University’s president, Bill Williams, was elected chancellor and the executive vice president, Gil Stafford, was named president in an Oct. 23 vote by the trustees of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention school. Apparently Williams told the trustees he would step down as president several months ago and asked the trustees to […]
Remembering the Slain
Friends and families of the seven people killed in the deadly shooting Sept. 15 at Wedgwood Baptist Church, Fort Worth, remembered those slain by gunman Larry Gene Ashbrook. Two students at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, and a former student were among the seven killed when Ashbrook started randomly shooting inside the sanctuary of […]