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Leadership Pipeline works to engage, mobilize next generation of SBC leaders

NASHVILLE (BP) – The year is 2041. What do we want the Southern Baptist Convention to look like? More importantly, what steps can we take today to get us there? That scenario serves as the motivation for the SBC Young Leader Pipeline initiative, an effort geared toward Southern Baptists under the age of 40 to insure they are “more than a vote, but a voice.”

Task force to study SBC polity regarding trustee misconduct

NASHVILLE (BP) – A dispute about whether a Southern Baptist entity can suspend trustees for misconduct will be studied by a task force formed by the SBC Executive Committee’s Committee on Missions and Ministry.

Floyd, Greear stare down division, call for refocus on the Great Commission at EC meeting

NASHVILLE (BP) – At the first in-person SBC Executive Committee meeting in more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SBC President J.D. Greear and SBC EC President and CEO Ronnie Floyd called for Southern Baptists to re-engage with a call to take the Gospel to the nations.

SBC Executive Committee disfellowships four churches

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee disfellowshipped four churches today (Feb. 23) for adverse policies and practices including employing convicted sex offenders and affirming homosexuality within their memberships.

Greear decries division, repudiates pharisaical spirit in SBC EC address

NASHVILLE (BP) – Saying the global pandemic didn’t cause the crisis in the Southern Baptist Convention, but revealed “a deeper, more insidious crisis,” SBC President J.D. Greear challenged members of the SBC Executive Committee to “repudiate” a pharisaical spirit and unite for the sake of the Gospel.

SBC DIGEST: SBC EC meeting to be livestreamed; Lifeway Bible features Latin American voices; Spurgeon Library receives donation, releases volume

SBC EC meeting to be held in person as well as livestreamed; New Español devotional Bible features women from 12 Latin American countries; Midwestern’s Spurgeon Library receives donation, releases latest Lost Sermons volume.

Urging cooperation, SBC EC issues white paper to NAMB, state executives

NASHVILLE (BP) – After meetings with both parties, the SBC Executive Committee has issued a white paper to six state conventions and the North American Mission Board urging cooperation among the groups and the settlement of a dispute over cooperative missions.

COVID-19 not the only reason 2020 was eventful for Executive Committee

NASHVILLE (BP) — Even before the wide-scale interruption of a worldwide pandemic, 2020 showed itself early to be a busy and momentous year for the SBC Executive Committee.

Alaska Baptists vote to withhold CP funds

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (BP) – Messengers to the annual meeting of the Alaska Baptist Resource Network took the unprecedented step of attempting to withhold the allocation of future Cooperative Program funds intended for the North American Mission Board.

Clark named editor of BP en Español; Erlanson named BP managing editor

NASHVILLE (BP) – Baptist Press has announced two strategic staff changes: Lucinda Clark has joined as editor of Baptist Press en Español (BPEE), and Laura Erlanson has been named BP managing editor.