Future of denominations,
SBC in focus at Oct. 6-9 gathering
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)–The future of denominationalism and Southern Baptists, the effectiveness of evangelism and church planting strategies were among the topics addressed during an Oct. 6-9 conference on “Southern Baptists, Evangelicals and the Future of Denominationalism” at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. The conference’s opening address, entitled “Denominationalism: Is There a Future?,” was delivered by […]
Akin: SBC future hinges on change
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)–Southern Baptists’ future rests on redirecting resources from the Deep South, abandoning racism and remaining committed to biblical orthodoxy, expository preaching, the Lordship of Christ and sound doctrine, declared Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, during an Oct. 8 address at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. Speaking during the school’s Oct. […]
DOMs challenged to live as servant leaders
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Associational leaders should live as servant leaders and find creative strategies for leading other Christians to do the same, speakers said during the June 21-22 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Directors of Missions. Southern Baptist leaders O.S. Hawkins, Ken Hemphill and Thom Rainer addressed the DOMs at the Fern […]
Motions: GCR task force endorsed
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Messengers offered 31 motions but approved only one during the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting June 23-24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center ....
Ala. Baptists pass $1 billion in CP gifts
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP)–Messengers to the annual meeting of the Alabama Baptist State Convention at First Baptist Church in Montgomery Nov. 18-19 adopted a record $46 million budget and marked record attendance for the Tuesday evening inspirational service. As they gathered at the church for the first time since 1962, messengers unanimously approved a Cooperative Program […]
$1 billion CP milestone set by Ala. Baptists
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP)–Churches affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention set a milestone Sept. 8: recording $1 billion in gifts through the Cooperative Program since the Southern Baptist Convention’s unified budget was founded in 1925. Rick Lance, executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, announced the record on his blog, www.RickLance.com. “Sept. […]
Messengers offer 23 motions at SBC
INDIANAPOLIS (BP)–Messengers offered 23 motions June 11 during the opening day of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting at the Indiana Convention Center, including six proposed changes to the SBC constitution and bylaws. Gearl Spicer, chairman of the Committee on Order of Business, told messengers, “It is the convention’s longstanding practice to refer motions which […]
Evangelists create ‘Hall of Faith’
INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--The Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists utilized its 50th anniversary celebration to inaugurate a "Hall of Faith" of individuals who have dedicated their lives to vocational evangelism.
Stetzer: Get to know unbelievers
SAN ANTONIO (BP)–To be missional, Christians must be obedient to the Holy Spirit by moving out of their comfort zones and reaching out to various people groups with the unchanging Gospel, Ed Stetzer of LifeWay Christian Resources told evangelists during their annual retreat in San Antonio. “Much of evangelism in our churches has been recruiting […]
BF&M motion grabs attention at SBC
SAN ANTONIO (BP)--Messengers to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention approved a motion June 12 to affirm the Baptist Faith and Message as the SBC's "only consensus statement of doctrinal beliefs."