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2008 SBC Annual Meeting News

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Cartoons from SBC in Indianapolis

Joe McKeever, BP cartoonist and director of missions for the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans, has created a series of cartoons dealing with the recent SBC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.

Crossover collegians venture into the flood

NEW WHITELAND, Ind. (BP)--A team of 13 Criswell College students never imagined they would battle floodwaters as part of Crossover'08.

Children, youth enjoy their SBC activities

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)–Elementary school children figuratively became princes and princesses while older students climbed Mount Kilimanjaro during the Southern Baptist Convention and the preceding Pastors’ Conference in Indianapolis June 8-11. Nearly 200 children ages 4-12 attended the children’s camp led by Children Conferences International, based in Madison Heights, Mich. As part of the theme, “The Sword […]

IMB thanks top-giving churches

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)–J.D. Greear recalls a time when he didn’t see missionaries in a very positive light. “I once concluded that missionaries were pastors that could not get jobs in the United States,” said the pastor of the Summit Church in Durham, N.C., during the International Mission Board’s annual pastor’s dinner June 9 in Indianapolis. “It […]

Annie fuels evangelization, Hammond says

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)–“It happens because you don’t sit on your hands,” North American Mission Board missionary David Proffitt told pastors who led in giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions in 2007. The offering finances the ministry of more than 5,200 missionaries in North America. NAMB’s annual appreciation luncheon June 9 in […]

Black Servants report growth

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)–The Black Southern Baptist Denominational Servants Network showcased its steady growth during its 12th annual meeting and gave awards to several leaders June 8 at Gabriel Baptist Church in Indianapolis. Sid Smith, the network’s executive director, underscored the multiple ways the organization has been growing. About 250 African Americans are employed in the Southern […]

Church needs Jewish believers, prof says

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)–The Christian church needs Messianic believers — Jews who follow Jesus as the Messiah — for the same reason a man and woman need each other to be one flesh, a California Baptist University professor told the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship June 7. Stokes addressed the afternoon session of the fellowship’s annual meeting, held […]

Baptist associations’ roles underscored

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)–Following the model of the early church, Baptist associations should encourage doctrinal integrity, foster biblical fellowship, promote genuine worship and advance the cause of the Great Commission, said Russell Cook, president of the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Directors of Missions. Cook, in his president’s address at the SBCADOM June 8-9 meeting in Indianapolis, […]

Redmond: Don’t presume on God’s grace

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)–A church or a denomination may assume it is experiencing God’s blessing because of external factors such as large membership rolls or financial success, but in reality it may be far from God, Eric Redmond said at the annual Founders Fellowship Breakfast June 10 during the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in […]

Crossover reaches Hispanic communities

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--Despite morning downpours and flash-flood warnings, nearly 100 Southern Baptist volunteers staffed evangelistic block parties aimed at reaching Hispanics in metropolitan Indianapolis June 7.