2010 SBC Annual Meeting News

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Children, youth learned too during SBC

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)--Adam and Laurie Wyatt and their daughter Abby attended their first Pastors' Conference and Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Because of the preschool childcare offered by the SBC, Adam did not have to come to the convention alone.

Bivocational network holds 1st luncheon

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–From Nevada to New York and many states in between, 75 Southern Baptist bivocational pastors attended the inaugural luncheon of the newly named Bivocational and Small Church Leadership Network during the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. “Being a bivocational pastor does not mean you’re a little preacher or part-time preacher,” […]

‘Revive, Renew, Restore,’ evangelists preach

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–Speakers at the annual Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists worship service underscored the theme, “Revive the Church, Renew the Nation, Restore Hope.” Bailey Smith, Jay Strack, Ron Herrod, Bill Stafford and Tim Lee were among those who led the service Wednesday, June 16, at the Orange County Convention Center in conjunction with the […]

LifeWay highlights ‘Transformational Church’

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–LifeWay Christian Resources set forth a theme of hope in its annual report to the Southern Baptist Convention as president and CEO Thom Rainer highlighted the “Transformational Church” initiative and “Courageous,” the upcoming movie project with Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga. Rainer said both emphases demonstrate great hope for the church and […]

Koreans report influx of aid for Haiti

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–Members of the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America celebrated their gifts of nearly $109,000 for Haiti relief during the group’s June 14-17 meeting in Orlando, Fla. The 600 attendees at the Korean Council’s sessions at the Marriott Airport Conference Center also heard reports from SBC entity leaders and council departments […]

Filipinos urged: ‘Look beyond who you are’

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–Filipino Southern Baptists are better equipped to reach North America for Christ than any other ethnic group immigrating to the U.S., Jason Kim told the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America. “You are the only group that speaks English,” said Kim, coordinator of the North American Mission Board’s metro mission team. “That […]

Jews still in God’s plan, Messianics told

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–God has not turned His back on the Jewish people, Bruce Mills told members of the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship June 12 in Orlando, Fla. Explaining that the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) “came from a Jew to Jews,” Mills said that God still loves the Jewish people and that “all Israel will be […]

Ministers’ wives focus on mentoring

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–An overflow crowd of more than 1,850 women focused on ways to mentor ministry marriages at the Ministers’ Wives Conference June 15 in Orlando, Fla. Based on Titus 2:3-5, in which the Apostle Paul advises the young leader to “encourage the young women to love their husbands … so that God’s message will […]

Dorothy Patterson receives award

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–Dorothy Kelley Patterson was honored with the 2010 Willie Turner Dawson Award during the Ministers’ Wives Conference June 15 at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Orlando, Fla. Patterson, professor of theology in women’s studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been training ministry wives for years as she has […]

Pastors’ wives hear from Bobbye Rankin

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–Bobbye Rankin offered the Pastors’ Wives Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Pastors’ Conference the same source of help she’s shared for the past 17 years to encourage missionaries on international fields: strength from the Word of God. Quoting from memory the entire 84th Psalm, Rankin affirmed the writer’s desire to dwell in […]