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Seminaries celebrate God’s blessings, honor alumni at SBC luncheons

NASHVILLE (BP) – The six Southern Baptist seminaries hosted luncheons for both alumni and friends during the lunch break Wednesday, June 16, -- the second day of the two-day 2021 SBC Annual Meeting. Seminary presidents addressed the crowds with updates from their respective schools, recognized distinguished alumni and welcomed guests.

VISION STAGE: Advancing the vision

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Vision Stage in the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting exhibit hall saw approximately two dozen different panels over three days discuss topics ranging from the sending missionaries to leading a church in a post-pandemic world – all with a focus on the Great Commission.

VISION STAGE: Panelists highlight the SBC’s growing diversity

Leaders discuss diversity in the SBC in several panel discussions on the Vision Stage in the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting exhibit hall.

Largest SBC gathering in 25 years spurred by first-time messengers, geographical proximity to Nashville

NASHVILLE (BP) – Last week’s 2021 SBC Annual Meeting was the largest since 1995, and much of that had to do with the location and the involvement of first-time messengers to the convention.

Worship sets the tone at SBC meeting

NASHVILLE (BP) – On June 15-16, the Southern Baptist Convention gathered for business proceedings and voting sessions. But before the meetings could begin, attendees refocused their hearts on a greater purpose, Jesus Christ, through a time of worship.

FIRST-PERSON: Rescuing resolutions

FARMERSVILLE, Texas (BP) – Last week, I encountered at the SBC annual meeting (not for the first time) the idea that the Southern Baptist Convention ought to do away entirely with the resolutions process. The sentiment is widely held, deeply held and rationally held. The underlying rationale, if I might summarize, is that the resolutions process accomplishes nothing other than causing trouble.

Seminary presidents report growth amid challenges in reports to messengers

NASHVILLE (BP) – Presidents of the six Southern Baptist seminaries gave reports to messengers and guests attending the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting Wednesday (June 16). A common theme of the reports was God’s faithfulness during the challenges of 2020. Below are summaries of each report submitted by the seminaries. IORG: Gateway reflects kingdom diversity; celebrates […]

NAMB missionaries attend SBC annual meeting, connect with ‘family’

NASHVILLE (BP) – Every year, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) invites church planting missionaries from around North America to come and be a part of the SBC annual meeting. While there, they receive training during events like the Send Network Breakfast, but the main purpose is to help them meet and connect with their Southern Baptist family.

Past presidents say SBC must refocus on evangelism, missions and prayer

NASHVILLE (BP) – The SBC’s future hinges on a reemphasis on evangelism and missions, four former presidents agreed during a panel discussion before the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting.

WRAP-UP: SBC elects Litton, takes control of EC investigation

NASHVILLE (BP) – From the moment they were called to order with a different gavel than the one SBC presidents had used for the previous 149 years, messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting June 15-16 in Nashville – the largest since 1995 – were ready to make changes and challenge traditions in the name of advancing the Gospel.