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IMB missionary on brink of death from COVID healed through power of prayer

George Smith’s COVID-19 test came back positive. The diagnosis began a months-long battle of prayer and physical challenges for Smith and his wife Geraldine, IMB missionaries in Uganda.

‘Together, we press toward the vision,’ Chitwood assures Southern Baptists

NASHVILLE (BP) – During a global season that crippled businesses, closed borders and devastated families, God was powerfully moving, IMB President Paul Chitwood reported to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting on Tuesday (June 15).

IMB dinner includes celebration and challenge

NASHVILLE (BP) – At the International Mission Board dinner during the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting, Southern Baptists heard stories from IMB missionaries of God’s faithfulness to reach the nations and encouragement to focus on the Great Commission found in Scripture.

Southern Baptists appoint 64 missionaries in Sending Celebration

NASHVILLE (BP) – International Mission Board President Paul Chitwood made a confession to the thousands gathered in the Music City Center on Monday (June 14). As 2020 dragged on, he said, challenge after challenge made the IMB’s goals seem further and further beyond reach.

Send Conference launches with thousands called to be ‘Together on Mission’

NASHVILLE (BP) – Worship led by Michael W. Smith and CeCe Winans, a rousing sermon from Tony Evans and a concert by Crowder kicked off the Send Conference 2021 Sunday night (June 13) at Music City Center.

SBC DIGEST: Feinstein to be nominated for SBC 2nd VP; New IMB Rev 7:9 conference

California pastor Stephen Feinstein to be nominated for SBC 2nd VP By Timothy Cockes/BP ELKTON, Tenn. (BP) – Chris Bolt, pastor of Elkton Baptist Church in Elkton, Tenn., has announced his intention to once again nominate Stephen Feinstein, pastor of Sovereign Way Christian Church in Hesperia, Calif., for second vice president of the Southern Baptist […]

IMB joins Japanese Christians for Olympics outreach, despite reduced crowds

Every four years, athletes and spectators descend on the cities hosting the Olympic games. Historically, volunteer teams from U.S. churches have also journeyed to the Olympics and played active roles in both the Summer and Winter Olympics ministry strategies of IMB missionaries and national partners. 

IMB ramps up efforts to reach ‘500 new missionaries’ target

NASHVILLE (BP) – In January 2020, International Mission Board President Paul Chitwood announced 2025 targets built around the IMB’s vision and mission to engage unreached people and places in the next five years. The first target is “send an additional 500 missionaries.”

FIRST-PERSON: Encouragement through a local church connection

LONDON (BP) – My family’s involvement in Church Connections has provided opportunities for mutually beneficial relationships to be formed between our family and Southern Baptist churches.

Missionary parents teach ‘active Christianity’ and sacrifice to kids

Wesley and Emily Smyth* are raising their four children to understand that the Christian life is supposed to be active, self-giving and about glorifying God and serving others.