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EC to elect new vice chair after failed messenger attempt to retain Tom Tucker

NASHVILLE (BP) – South Carolina pastor Tom Tucker's reelection Monday (June 14) as vice chairman of the SBC Executive Committee became moot Wednesday (June 16), when messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting rejected a motion to nominate him to a second term on the Executive Committee.

SBC business plan change rejected, SBC constitution amended

NASHVILLE (BP) – Messengers resoundingly defeated a change to the SBC Business and Financial Plan proposed by the convention’s Executive Committee. Critics said the proposal would have granted the EC too much authority and left the six SBC seminaries in trouble with accreditors.

EC declines sex abuse motion, elects officers

NASHVILLE (BP) – If the SBC Executive Committee’s meeting Monday (June 14) is any indication, the convention’s annual meeting this year could involve drama.

SBC Executive Committee will undergo independent review

NASHVILLE (BP) – SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Ronnie Floyd announced Friday (June 11) that the Executive Committee has secured Guidepost Solutions for an independent review of its handling of sexual abuse issues.

Floyd joins Slade in calling for independent review of allegations

NASHVILLE (BP) – Following the release Thursday (June 10) of audio clips from two 2019 meetings among Southern Baptist leaders regarding how to address sexual abuse in the convention, SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Ronnie Floyd has joined Executive Committee Chairman Rolland Slade in calling for an independent, third-party review.

Business & Financial Plan’s goal is to increase transparency and accountability, says EC leader

NASHVILLE (BP) – While the rewritten Business & Financial Plan up for vote at the SBC annual meeting next week has generated a lot of discussion, its overarching goal is to generate more transparency and accountability among SBC entities. That’s the assessment of Robyn Hari, chair of the Committee on Convention Finance and Stewardship Development […]

Leaked Moore letter alleges pushback from leaders

NASHVILLE (BP) – In a letter written more than a year before his departure from the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, former president Russell Moore asserted that much of what he described as pushback from SBC leaders during his tenure resulted from his stances on race and sexual abuse issues.

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.