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2010 State Annual Meeting Roundup

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States call for revival, respond to GCR

A round-up of motions and resolutions adopted in Baptist state convention annual meetings this fall, from calls for spiritual awakening to responses to the Great Commission Resurgence recommendations adopted by Southern Baptist Convention messengers in Orlando this past June.

More states promise larger CP gifts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–More state conventions are committed to sending a larger share of Cooperative Program dollars to Southern Baptist causes worldwide by reducing the portion they keep for ministry within the state. Kentucky Baptists set the pace for next year when messengers to their annual meeting approved a 5.54 percent increase to the national Southern […]

Hawaii increases budget 2%

HONOLULU, Hawaii (BP)–Hawaii Pacific Baptists adopted a $3.22 million budget, an increase of nearly 2 percent, during their Nov. 11-12 meeting at the Waialae Baptist Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. A total of 254 messengers registered for the two-day meeting, along with 104 guests, under the theme of “Pressing On — Reaching Forward,” based on Philippians […]

Ariz. Baptists up CP, highlight missions

AVONDALE, Ariz. (BP)--The 82nd annual session of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention began with a mission fair exploring "Opportunities for the Harvest" and concluded with a challenge from state missionary Steve Bass.

Md./Del. Baptists celebrate 175 years

TOWSON, Md. (BP)--The 175th annual meeting of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware convened with 335 messengers and 109 guests at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel ...

Penn-Jersey Baptists mark 40 years

PHILADELPHIA (BP)--Messengers to the 40th annual meeting of the Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania/South Jersey celebrated the theme "Prepare to Claim the Promise," based on Deuteronomy 31:6, at Ezekiel Baptist Church in Philadelphia.

FIRST-PERSON (Ray Lepage): ‘Jesus has never given up on me’

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following testimony was shared by Ray Lepage, senior pastor of Big Rock Baptist Church in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, during the Nov. 11-12 annual meeting of the Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention. ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (BP)–On behalf of someone all of you know, I would like to share with you about our theme for […]

Ky. Baptists adopt missions plan

UPDATED Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2010 LEXINGTON, Ky. (BP)–Messengers to the 173rd annual meeting of the Kentucky Baptist Convention adopted a plan to better reach the nations for Christ and honored an executive director nearing the end of his tenure. Kentucky Baptists embarked on a new course that eventually will lead the convention to an equitable […]

Northwest Baptists celebrate CP

PASCO, Wash. (BP)–Northwest Baptist Convention messengers re-elected Washington pastor Scott Brewer as president, approved a $5.36 million budget for 2011 and welcomed six churches into affiliation during their 63rd annual meeting Nov. 9-10 in Pasco, Wash. With “Call & Response” as the convention’s theme, the gathering drew 329 messengers and 50 visitors. Serving alongside Brewer, […]

Wyo. ups budget 0.5%

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (BP)–Wyoming Southern Baptists adopted a slightly larger budget when messengers met Nov. 11-12 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Rock Springs, Wyo. The 2011 budget of $1.54 million represents an increase of .5 percent over the previous year, according to Lynn Nikkel, executive director of the Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention. The budget anticipates […]