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Louisiana College probation lifted by SACS

PINEVILLE, La. (BP) -- The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges has removed Louisiana College from probation. SACSCOC placed the Baptist-affiliated college on probation in June 2014, citing issues related to trustee governance, institutional integrity, personnel policies and audit findings that pertain to some financial control matters and student financial aid.

Connect 316 meets, honors Jerry Vines

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Celebrating the "traditional Southern Baptist understanding of God's plan of salvation," Connect 316 executive director Rick Patrick said the group will "stand in our own stream and gladly fish for the souls of men" during the C316 dinner in Columbus, Ohio. The gathering drew more than 200 to its meeting in the Greater Columbus Convention Center June 16 during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

TrueLife.org gives churches evangelistic aid

LYNCHBURG, Va., (BP) -- Katherine* handed Sean* a Watchtower magazine. Sean handed Katherine a card with information about his church and TrueLife.org, an online evangelistic resource. A few weeks later, Katherine emailed Sean to say thanks for the card he gave her at a gas station.

Evangelist: What must & must not change

HOUSTON (BP) -- Three things that are changeless are "the man, the message and the mission," and three that must change are the "mindset, methods and motives," the president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists said at their annual meeting in Houston.

Luter: prayer, revival vital for SBC

HOUSTON (BP) -– Fred Luter answered questions on topics ranging from disaster relief to his prayer life in a news conference after being elected by acclamation to a second one-year term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, June 11 in Houston.

Huckabee to pastors: ‘Feed the sheep’

HOUSTON (BP) -- Contrasting Tim Tebow with Jason Collins while citing the moral slide of American culture, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee addressed the Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference June 10 in Houston.

Christmas musical: family troubles, God’s hope

[QUOTE@right@180="Santa, can you make Mommy love Daddy again? They've been fighting a lot lately and I'm afraid."]LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (BP) -- Jenny watches television as her dad again comes home from work late -- hours late. He plops in his favorite chair and tries to read the newspaper as Jenny's mom goes off, ranting about her husband missing dinner and the long hours he's working.

5 YEARS AGO: Anesthetized pastor spoke hope in the operating room

RICHMOND, Va., (BP)—Pastor Mark Becton's skin cancer surgery five years ago continues to touch lives -- not medically, but spiritually. Becton, pastor of Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., underwent surgery in August 2006 to remove the skin cancer and -- while unconscious from general anesthesia -- quoted Scripture and spoke words of encouragement heard by three medical professionals in the operating room.

COSBE lifts evangelism, laments funding cuts

PHOENIX (BP)–The need for renewed evangelism, concerns about Calvinism and comments regarding North American Mission Board budget cuts were voiced during the annual evangelists-sponsored worship service prior to the SBC annual meeting. The Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists’ gathering June 12, with the theme “Ageless Urgency,” featured three preachers: Eric Fuller, Harold Hunter and Brian […]

1%, Page says, would boost CP by $100M

PHOENIX (BP)--A pastor, a seminary student and Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, delivered a challenge for renewed commitment to unified ministry through the SBC's Cooperative Program.