SBC 2013 Annual Meeting Preview

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CP-fueled missions to highlight Exhibit Hall

HOUSTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's effectiveness in Gospel missions will be the focus of the Cooperative Program exhibit at the June 11-12 annual meeting in Houston, featuring interviews with international and North American missionaries, pastors and other ministry leaders.

Pastors at SBC to hear mission challenges

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Opportunities for pastors to deepen their churches' missions involvement and leave a legacy will be highlighted during an IMB-sponsored breakfast and luncheon in conjunction with the SBC annual meeting in Houston.

Luter names Committee on Committees

HOUSTON, Texas (BP) -- Appointments to the Southern Baptist Convention's Committee on Committees have been announced by SBC President Fred Luter Jr.

2013 SBC Annual Meeting Program

TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 11, 2013 8:00 Worship through Music — Charles Billingsley, convention music director, worship pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Va. 8:10 Call to Order — Fred Luter Jr., president, Southern Baptist Convention, senior pastor, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans, La. Registration Report and Constitution of the Convention — James H. (Jim) […]

Hispanics gear up for fellowship, outreach

HOUSTON (BP) — The National Fellowship of Hispanic Southern Baptist Churches will lead Hispanic Baptists to mobilize before, during and after the SBC’s June 11-12 annual meeting in Houston. Hispanic churches and volunteers will serve in the Crossover Houston initiative “Por Amor a Houston” (in English, “Loving Houston”). Local Hispanic churches are planning a range […]

Chinese fellowship participation growing

HOUSTON (BP) — The Chinese Christian Fellowship of the U.S. and Canada is anticipating a fourfold or greater increase in attendance at its 2013 annual meeting in Houston, the result of several strategies to plant new churches and equip current churches for service. Peter Leong, fellowship liaison ambassador, said the Southern Baptist-affiliated fellowship has planted […]

Messianics to focus on reaching Jews

HOUSTON (BP) — Even though the apostle Paul wrote of his heart’s longing for all Israel to be saved, there is precious little outreach to the Jewish community, says Ric Worshill, a Messianic Jew (a Jew who follows Jesus as Messiah) and a North American Mission Board police and disaster relief chaplain. “The actual effort […]

SBC HOUSTON: Luter signals ‘Revive Us That We May Be One’

HOUSTON (BP) -- A Tuesday evening revival service with worship led by Charles Billingsley and a sermon by Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter will be among the highlights of the SBC annual meeting June 11-12 in Houston.

NAMB to emphasize Send North America

HOUSTON (BP) — The North American Mission Board will highlight a variety of ways Southern Baptists can help penetrate lostness in North America at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Houston. NAMB hopes several thousand church leaders will attend its third annual Send North America luncheon as part of this year’s SBC […]

‘Crossover Houston’: intentional evangelism

HOUSTON (BP) -- When Southern Baptists at every level cooperate to reach people for Christ, it's always effective, said Darrell Robinson, a former pastor and longtime evangelist from Texas.       Continuing the tradition of reaching out to the host city of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, the pre-convention "Crossover Houston" effort is offering opportunities for intentionally sharing the Gospel through block parties and door-to-door evangelism.