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Road to Indy video series premieres, important Annual Meeting dates around the corner

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Road to Indy is getting the green flag as preparations for the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting and Pastors’ Conference in Indianapolis are underway. The popular video series, hosted by Jonathan Howe, provides Southern Baptists important details related to the annual meeting.

N.C. pastor Clint Pressley to be nominated for SBC president in Indy

MONROE, N.C. (BP) – Clint Pressley, senior pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) during this summer’s SBC annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.

2024 Annual Meeting planning revs up in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (BP) – The race to the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting and Pastors' Conference got off to a quick start Tuesday in the city known for going fast. Pastors, association leaders and other church leaders gathered at Harvest Church to learn about the details of hosting an annual meeting.

Barber announces changes to ARITF, chairman of newly formed Cooperation Group

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force has a new chairman, and SBC President Bart Barber has also announced the appointment of a chairman for what he will be called the Cooperation Group in response to the motion made by James Merritt at the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting.

New Orleans church celebrates baptisms as result of Crossover

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Iglesia Bautista Horeb, a bilingual church in New Orleans, has already seen spiritual fruit from their outreach during the Serve Tour + Crossover events the weekend before the SBC Annual Meeting. The congregation recently baptized 10 people during a service on July 16, several of which came as a result of […]

NAAF letter calls for ‘time of prayer and dialogue’ related to recent action on pastoral titles

NASHVILLE (BP) – A letter dated July 3 from the leadership of the National African American Fellowship (NAAF) urges Southern Baptists “to consider entering a time of prayer and dialogue” about recent actions taken by the SBC related to the title of women serving in pastoral roles in the local church.

Leading the church to unity in a divided culture

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – In a world growing increasingly divided, pastors are looking for ways to lead churches toward unity. A group of Hispanic pastors discussed some of the tensions causing divisions among Christians today and how the church can promote unity amidst division. 

Mohler agrees with amendment to Baptist Faith and Message, shares concern about process

NASHVILLE (BP) – A leading voice in the SBC believes the amendment to the Baptist Faith and Message made by messengers to the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting helps clarify what Southern Baptists believe about the office of pastor. But R. Albert Mohler Jr. has some concerns about the way the amendment was made.

Collegiate leaders talk discipleship at Historically Black colleges, universities

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Ministering on the campus of Historically Black Colleges and Universities comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities for discipleship.

Juan Sanchez discusses Constitutional amendment on office of pastor

NASHVILLE (BP) – Texas pastor Juan Sanchez believes Southern Baptists can walk and chew gum at the same. Sanchez led the way for messengers at the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting to affirm the first reading of an amendment to the SBC Constitution that would include a statement saying only men can serve in the role of pastor or elder in a cooperating church.