2010 SBC Annual Meeting News

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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,” […]

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.

Evangelists add Fish, Ham to Hall of Faith

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)--Southern Baptist evangelism professor Roy Fish and legendary revivalist Mordecai Ham were inducted into the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists' Hall of Faith June 12 during the organization's annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Carver: ‘We chaplains must persevere’

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)--Two-star U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Carver, the Army's chief of chaplains, had a surprise for the 200 people who attended the annual Southern Baptist Convention chaplain's luncheon June 14 in Orlando, Fla.

NAMB showcases ministry diversity

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–The North American Mission Board put real faces on its work — showing three poignant videos featuring brand-new Christians and then bringing those individuals on stage to a series of standing ovations — during its annual report to the Southern Baptist Convention June 16 in Orlando, Fla. The new believers personified the diversity […]

‘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 […]

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 […]