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New SBC Internet web site sets live telecast for Salt Lake


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–A new Internet web site, sponsored by the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be available to Southern Baptists June 1 and will host a live telecast of the Tuesday session of the Salt Lake City SBC annual meeting June 9-11.
The live telecast will be produced by the broadcast communications group of the North American Mission Board and also will be available on NAMB’s web site. The two web pages can be found at: www.sbc.net and www.namb.net.
Don Magee, director of information/financial systems for the Executive Committee, said the new SBC web site is in the final stages of development and would be available on the Internet no later than June 1.
“The Executive Committee is excited about the prospect the Internet can be used to help Southern Baptists reach the world for Christ. The new SBC web site gives Southern Baptists an opportunity to get Baptist Press, the news service of the SBC, and SBC Life, the monthly publication of the Executive Committee, as well as information regarding the Cooperative Program and other special emphases of the convention,” Magee said. “Future plans for the ‘sbc.net’ web site will allow Southern Baptist to make inquiries for church and church staff addresses and other information.”
The Tuesday (June 9) three sessions will also be rebroadcast at a later time to be announced, Magee said.
“We want to thank NAMB for providing the telecast for the SBC Tuesday sessions,” Magee said. It will be the first time an SBC session is provided live on the Internet.
The new SBC web site has been developed by Landmark Community Interests, Inc., a Greensboro, N.C., Christian-based web site developer, Magee said.
After the introductory “welcome” page at “sbc.net,” the next page will be the Executive Committee home page where keys will direct the viewer to God’s Eternal Plan of Salvation, Baptist Press and SBC Life in text formats. There also will be links to SBC entities and a wealth of information about the Cooperative Program, Southern Baptists’ method of supporting missions and ministries around the world.
Magee said there also would be an e-mail link to the Executive Committee staff, located at the SBC Building in Nashville, Tenn.

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