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Long-term sexual abuse reforms, financial updates highlight EC meeting

NASHVILLE (BP) – At its meeting Feb. 19-20, the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee adopted a reduced Cooperative Program Allocation budget, deemed four churches not in friendly cooperation with the SBC and learned of the potential launch of a new non-profit organization to manage long-term sexual abuse reforms.

CP Allocation Budget total to decrease, auditors say EC financial practices remain viable

NASHVILLE (BP) — Executive Committee members voted Feb. 20 to recommend a 2024-25 Cooperative Program Allocation Budget of $190,250,000 based on current CP receipts and detailed predictive analysis of state convention projected budgets. 

Executive Committee deems four churches not in friendly cooperation

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee deemed four churches not in friendly cooperation with the SBC Feb. 20.

EC UPDATES: Members hear from presidential search team, legal study group

EC members encouraged to ‘pencil in’ March 21 for President/CEO vote; EC members hear from legal strategy work group chairman.

Barber: Holy Spirit guides churches in difficult decisions

NASHVILLE (BP) – Jesus has promised His presence, His answer and His concurring action when any valid, New Testament church is deliberating over weighty matters, SBC President Bart Barber reminded Executive Committee trustees Monday night (Feb. 19) in Nashville during his address.

God’s provision, faithfulness steady in Executive Committee work, Howe said

NASHVILLE (BP) – God has carried the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee (EC) staff as it remains faithful in the work of the Convention amid dwindling numbers and other challenges, interim president and CEO Jonathan Howe told the committee Feb. 19.

Georgia Baptist leader Thomas Hammond withdraws from EC consideration

SUWANEE, Ga. (BP) – In an email to the Georgia Baptist Mission Board’s executive committee on Tuesday (Jan. 23), GBMB Executive Director Thomas Hammond revealed that he had been selected as the candidate to lead the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee but had withdrawn his name. The search team had kept the candidate’s identity confidential.

EC president/CEO candidate withdraws from search process

NASHVILLE (BP) – The chairman of the team searching for the next leader of the SBC Executive Committee has let the members know their candidate has withdrawn his name. A release from search team chair Neal Hughes was sent to EC members on Tuesday morning.

EC search team ready to announce president/CEO candidate 

NASHVILLE (BP) – The SBC Executive Committee Presidential Search Team is set to announce its candidate to the public Feb. 18. The team announced today (Jan. 8) that is plans to present the candidate Feb. 19 at the EC meeting in Nashville.

Executive Committee files amicus brief in McRaney/NAMB case supporting ‘importance of religious freedom’

NEW ORLEANS (BP) — An amicus brief filed Dec. 4 by the Executive Committee supports a recent court decision to dismiss the case of a former state executive director due to the ecclesiastical abstention doctrine.