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Floyd dimite como líder del Comité Ejecutivo de la SBC

NASHVILLE (BP) – Ronnie Floyd, presidente y director ejecutivo del Comité Ejecutivo de la SBC, anunció su dimisión el jueves por la noche (14 de octubre) en una carta a los bautistas del sur difundida por correo electrónico.

NAMB looks to Baptist Faith & Message regarding office of pastor

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – The North American Mission Board issued a statement Thursday (Oct. 14) re-asserting its position that “only qualified men” will “serve as the communicator for teaching and preaching” in the main gatherings or worship services of church plants endorsed by the Southern Baptist entity.  In serving SBC churches, the statement began, NAMB […]

SBC DIGEST: Asian ministry initiatives highlighted at recent gatherings

NASHVILLE (BP) – Several recent ministry gatherings reflect the growth of Asian ministries in the Southern Baptist Convention both past and present. The recent gathering of Asian American ministers gave messengers and church leaders the opportunity to give thanks for their partnership as a people group, as well as their opportunity to serve the larger […]

Study: Most self-proclaimed Christians don’t practice faith

PHILADELPHIA (BP) — Over half of self-identified Christians in the U.S. don’t actively practice their faith, the American Bible Society (ABS) said in its latest release from the 2021 State of the Bible. “Across all traditions, the Church needs to recognize that there are a growing number of people who call themselves Christians but don’t […]

SEBTS celebrates high attendance and record giving

WAKE FOREST, NC (BP) – The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is celebrating an enrollment of more than 5,000 students and the highest year of financial giving in the school’s history, according to SEBTS President Danny Akin. The Seminary’s Trustees met on Oct. 11-12. During Tuesday’s Board meeting, President Danny Akin reported that SEBTS has experienced both record enrollment and its […]

Online services expanded reach of churches during pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, online worship services were a novel concept for many churches. In the almost two years since, however, churches have adapted and reached new people with the adoption of digital streaming. According to a new study from Nashville-based Lifeway Research, 45% of Americans say they have watched a Christian church […]

SBTS experiences record enrollment and revenues in 2020-2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) — The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary experienced a record year in both revenues and enrollment in 2020-2021, seminary officials reported to Southern’s Board of Trustees at its fall meeting. The seminary exceeded budgetary expectations in three key areas: tuition revenue, receipts from the SBC Cooperative Program, and donor giving. Student enrollment also […]

Send Relief issues call for homes, churches to help as Afghan refugees arrive

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – As refugees from Afghanistan enter the U.S., Send Relief is asking for churches and individuals to help in whatever way they can. “Call for help, especially if you’re in-near Atlanta,” Greg Wilton, Care for Refugees director for Send Relief, posted to Twitter Tuesday (Oct. 12) afternoon. “Many Afghan families being resettled. […]

Gateway Seminary focused on mission-critical objectives, executive transitions

DENVER (BP) — Gateway Seminary President Jeff Iorg told trustees during the fall board meeting the school has retained mission-discipline in spite of a bevy of distractions. Nearly the entire board met in-person October 11 and 12 in Denver, Colorado, while a limited number of trustees joined remotely. “Tumultuous times require resolute focus on the […]

Hispanics bringing evangelistic zeal, excitement to Southern Baptist Convention

VIENNA, Ga. – Large numbers of Hispanics arriving in the Bible Belt in search of jobs and better lives are embracing evangelical Christianity with a zeal that is sparking spiritual revival. The result has been an infusion of excitement and an explosion of new Hispanic congregations with ties to the Southern Baptist Convention. Julio Arriola, […]