SBC Life - Spring 2023

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‘Extreme Mission Focus’ Helps Arizona Church Give, Grow

It’s not just by chance that Calvary Baptist Church has grown from fewer than one hundred to more than two thousand in worship each week, said the church’s pastor.

Our Strength

Dear pastor’s wife, our only hope and our greatest pleasure comes from spending time with Jesus, allowing His words to become our joy and the delight of our hearts.

Women’s Advisory Council Prepares Final Report

During its third and final meeting, the Women’s Advisory Council received reports from work teams, reviewed research findings from a survey it conducted in 2016, and began formulating specific recommendations to present to Frank S. Page, president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee.

SBC Annual Meeting—Matters for Consideration

Items that will be considered at the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Cooperative Program: A Three-Legged Stool

The Cooperative Program was launched in 1925 as a threefold system of support.

Disaster Relief: The Public Face of the Southern Baptist Convention

For fifty years, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) has demonstrated Christ’s love in a tangible way to a watching world.

Associational Missions Emphasis

Reports from recent meetings of associational groups SBCAL, AIM, and NOBA.

Southern Baptist PrayerLink Meets, Plans for Maximum Impact

Calling on the Southern Baptist PrayerLink team to “fan into flame a passionate pursuit of God in prayer,” Chris Schofield opened the winter leadership team meeting as the group’s first executive director.

EC Young Leaders Advisory Council Launches Year-long Study

The advisory group hopes to draft recommendations to foster vibrant participation within Southern Baptist life among young leaders, including both pastors and denominational servants.

Prayer and Evangelism: Talking with God; Talking about God

“If you love somebody you talk with them; you don’t just talk to them, you listen to them, with them. And if you love someone, you talk about them.”