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Rick Warren anuncia su retiro de Saddleback

LAKE FOREST, Cali. (BP) - El pastor y autor de gran éxito Rick Warren anunció el domingo (6 de junio) que se va a retirar de liderar a la iglesia Saddleback, la megaiglesia del sur de California que fundó en 1980.

Rick Warren announces retirement from Saddleback

LAKE FOREST, Cali. -- Pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren announced Sunday (June 6) that he is stepping down from leading Saddleback Church, the Southern California megachurch which he founded in 1980.

Financial rebound evident in Cooperative Program, designated giving

NASHVILLE (BP) – The financial upturn much of the country has seen as the COVID-19 pandemic winds down is becoming evident though an increase in giving across the Southern Baptist Convention. Both Cooperative Program giving and designated giving reports for May 2021 showed strong year-over-year increases, and CP giving continues to run above budget for the fiscal year.

SBC elections not lacking candidates in 2021

NASHVILLE (BP) – Some SBC Annual Meetings offer little speculation as to the outcomes of the election of officers. The 2021 Annual Meeting in Nashville will not be one of those. With just under a month left until official nominations are made, at least 15 potential nominees have been announced for various SBC-related offices.

Technological advancements, changes in store for 2021 Annual Meeting messengers

NASHVILLE (BP) – When messengers arrive in Nashville for the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting, they’ll be met not only with COVID-19 regulations, but also with improved technology and some new times for a few traditional events.

National CP giving above monthly budget once again, up 2.64% for the year

NASHVILLE (BP) – The American economy has bounced back from the COVID-19 pandemic at a quicker pace than many experts expected. Thankfully for Southern Baptists, that has translated to a rebound in giving through the Cooperative Program as well.

NAMB requests SBC collegiate ministry assignment transfer

BOSTON (BP) -- During their spring 2021 meeting, trustees of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) unanimously passed a resolution formally requesting the SBC’s collegiate ministry assignment be entrusted to the organization.

CP giving steady in March, above budget after six months

NASHVILLE (BP) – Halfway through the fiscal year, giving through the Cooperative Program by Southern Baptist churches remains above budget as churches continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entity leaders reflect on how COVID-19 has changed the Southern Baptist Convention

NASHVILLE (BP) – On the night of March 11, 2020, Ronnie Floyd sat in his home in suburban Nashville and watched as the NBA put its season on hold. Several college basketball conference tournaments had pressed pause earlier in the day. President Donald Trump addressed the nation. COVID-19 had made its arrival known in the United States. Floyd knew things were changing and changing fast.

February giving report reflects continued challenges of COVID-19, weather

NASHVILLE (BP) – Church closures related to COVID-19 and winter weather in the Deep South slowed giving through the Cooperative Program in early 2021, but Southern Baptists remained faithful in their commitment to fueling global missions and ministry. Through the first five months of the budget year, giving is still above the national CP budget by more than 3 percent.