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Healing from trauma can take ‘years of showing up’

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – About five years ago, Lynnette Ezell and a friend walked into a north Georgia Department of Family Services office bearing diapers.

Executive Committee presidential search team set to interview finalists

NASHVILLE (BP) – The team tasked with finding the new president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee has narrowed the field to seven candidates and is in the process of interviewing them, said search team chairman Adron Robinson.

Hurricane help coming to Southwest Florida from near, far

NASHVILLE (BP) – As of Sunday afternoon (Oct. 2) Florida Baptist Disaster Relief had nine mobile kitchens set up throughout Southwest Florida to provide meals to residents still reeling from the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Ian, which made landfall Sept. 28 as a Category 4 storm.

EC presidential search narrows to 11 candidates

NASHVILLE (BP) – The team tasked with finding the next person to serve as president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee is looking at “11 quality candidates,” search team chairman Adron Robinson told SBC EC members Monday (Sept. 19).

Proposed bylaw change would give messengers more time to ‘process’ resolutions

NASHVILLE (BP) – Members of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee voted Tuesday (Sept. 20) to propose a change in the timeline for submitting and publishing resolutions to be voted on by messengers at SBC annual meetings.

FIRST-PERSON: Nearly dead for camp cred, but totally worth it

NASHVILLE (BP) – During June, I did what many said could not be done. I pulled off the exhaustion hat trick, the triathlon of tired, the white whale of weariness – the SBC annual meeting, Vacation Bible School and Centri-Kid in back-to-back weeks. It was the Baptist Ironman of sleep deprivation.

Guidepost report contains audit of Credentials Committee, recommendations for reform

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Guidepost Solutions report released Sunday (May 22) regarding allegations of mishandling sexual abuse claims by the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee included a detailed audit of “procedures and actions taken by the Credentials Committee.”

Dickard to be nominated for Pastors’ Conference president

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (BP) – Daniel Dickard, pastor of Friendly Avenue Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C., will be nominated for president of the 2023 SBC Pastors’ Conference

Biden announces Russian sanctions; Christians urge prayer

DONBAS, Ukraine (BP) – President Joe Biden announced Tuesday (Feb. 22) that the United States will impose sanctions against Russia, following the movement of Russian troops into eastern Ukraine Monday (Feb. 21).

What’s the word? Website puts Baptist spin on popular Wordle game

NASHVILLE (BP) – After their daily time in the Word, Southern Baptists can now spend a little time figuring out the daily word.