2014: SBC Annual Meeting Roundup

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Evangelism experience preps students

BALTIMORE (BP) -- Justin Harrell had just struck up a conversation with a 13-year-old boy while waiting to meet up with friends for dinner in Baltimore. He asked the boy, "Do you know Jesus?"

Church mental health issues explored

BALTIMORE (BP) -- The church has a unique ability to serve families and persons suffering with mental health issues, a group of Baptist panelists agreed at a special breakfast on mental health and the church.

Panel: Diversity for the sake of Kingdom

BALTIMORE (BP) -- While economic woes have slowed the growing ethnic diversity at state levels in the Southern Baptist Convention, panelists at the Cooperative Program exhibit, held during the SBC annual meeting in Baltimore, discussed intentional efforts to include ethnics in Convention leadership.

21st-century challenges confronted

BALTIMORE (BP) -- As Southern Baptists reflected on and bantered various topics -- including numerous challenges of the 21st Century -- at the Cooperative Program exhibit during their annual meeting in Baltimore, most agreed studying Scripture in its proper context, selfless giving and a commitment to praying for others are good starting points for progress.

Motivating, mobilizing churches addressed

BALTIMORE (BP) -- The advancement of the Great Commission will never be accelerated without Christians engaging in personal evangelism, newly elected Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd said during an evangelism panel discussion at the SBC annual meeting in Baltimore.

2nd VIEW: Cooperative Program reflects Southern Baptists’ values, CP panelists say

BALTIMORE (BP) -- Panelists at the Cooperative Program exhibit expressed universal support for CP missions and ministry during the SBC annual meeting in Baltimore though it is vital to educate grassroots Southern Baptists about how it works.

Leave legacy of missions support, IMB urges

BALTIMORE (BP) -- Whether we like it or not, we are all going to leave behind a legacy, IMB President Tom Elliff said during a June 10 luncheon focused on "The Last Full Measure of Devotion: Your Mission & Ministry Legacy," during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Baltimore.

Pastors challenged to find place in God’s story

BALTIMORE (BP) -- Southern Baptist pastors and members were challenged to "Find Your Place in God's Story" during a dinner hosted by IMB as Southern Baptists gathered for their annual meeting in Baltimore.

Avance Hispano draws 500 in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (BP) -- Several Hispanic groups, in an example of Southern Baptist cooperation with a Latin twist, joined in meetings, fellowship and worship prior to the SBC annual meeting at the Baltimore Convention Center. The June 8 event, which began with dinner at 5 p.m., included four workshops and a celebration service that concluded with a concert at 11 p.m.

Local Hispanic church welcomes SBC influx

BALTIMORE (BP) -- Primera Iglesia Bautista in Laurel, Md., with its retiring pastor Segundo Mir and incoming pastor Gustavo Suarez, welcomed Hispanics from across the country during a special service and luncheon prior to the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Baltimore.