2012: SBC New Orleans

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‘Bible storying’ is key to reaching 2/3 of world

NEW ORLEANS (BP) — Storytelling is one of the most effective ways to reach two-thirds of the world’s population who “learn through stories or music, drama or poetry.” “If you hand them a book to read, they either can’t read it or they won’t read it,” IMB worker Annette Hall said of chronological Bible storying’s […]

Students ‘prayer’-cache across New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (BP) — Students used GPS-enabled devices to “prayer”-cache from downtown New Orleans to the French Quarter and across the city as part of youth activities during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. The prayer thrust was based on “geocaching,” a modern-day treasure hunting game in which players try to locate hidden containers, called […]

Laos native receives WMU’s O’Brien award

NEW ORLEANS (BP) — Laos native Mycie Vue of Brooklyn Park, Minn., has been named as this year’s recipient of the Dellanna West O’Brien Award for Women’s Leadership Development by WMU and the WMU Foundation. With the encouragement of her pastor, Vue, a member of First Hmong Baptist Church in St. Paul, discovered WMU in […]

Entity heads address messenger questions

NEW ORLEANS (BP) — Messengers had opportunities to ask questions of the presidents of Southern Baptist entities during those entities’ annual reports to the convention in New Orleans. Following are accounts of questions posed by messengers on the convention floor and responses by entity presidents. Not all entity presidents were asked questions. INTERNATIONAL MISSION BOARD […]

Evangelists underscore ‘power of God’

NEW ORLEANS (BP) — Two former presidents and the new president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists focused on “The Gospel: The Power of God Unto Salvation” during the group’s Sunday morning worship June 17 in New Orleans prior to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. Braxton Hunter expressed impatience with division over the […]

IMB, NAMB presidents address DOMs’ queries

NEW ORLEANS — The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Directors of Missions held its annual meeting at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary June 17-18. Nearly 225 associational leaders attended the SBCADOM sessions in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 19-20 in New Orleans. Day one of the conference was highlighted by interviews […]

Mary Cox honored by ministers’ wives

NEW ORLEANS (BP) — Mary Cox, who has served alongside her husband, Frank Cox, pastor of North Metro First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga., for the past 30 years, was honored with the 2012 Willie Turner Dawson Award during the Ministers’ Wives Luncheon at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in New Orleans. Cox also […]

God-given femininity: Value it, Kassian says

NEW ORLEANS (BP) — A sold-out crowd of 1,800 ministers’ wives heard Mary Kassian speak on “The Hidden Person of the Heart,” drawing from 1 Peter 3, at their luncheon during the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in New Orleans. Kassian, a women’s studies professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a national speaker for […]

Israeli tourism ministry honors 3 SBC leaders

NEW ORLEANS (BP) — Three Southern Baptist leaders were recognized by the Israel Ministry of Tourism with a Faithful Ambassador Award June 18 for their support of Christian tourism. Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, was honored at a “Celebrate Israel” breakfast, along with Jack Graham, senior pastor of the Dallas-area […]

Native Americans install 1st executive director

NEW ORLEANS (BP)--The Fellowship of Native American Christians has installed its first executive director, Gary Hawkins.