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FIRST-PERSON: Empowering all churches, all generations, all ethnicities, all languages

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a convention of churches. The Southern Baptist Convention does not exist to govern churches, but it exists to serve, assist and empower churches to be on mission with God.

FIRST-PERSON: New commitment to a proven channel

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BP) – A few weeks ago, I began writing about changing the channel of our denominational conversation. We are preoccupied with so many pressing issues – political, social, moral, ethical and denominational – that demand attention. It’s hard to ignore the clamor and focus on goals related to our core mission, but we must do so!

FIRST-PERSON: Living and breathing Gospel urgency

NASHVILLE (BP) – When I arrived in Nashville on Monday, May 20, 2019, and began this new life calling, I promoted the dire need for a new culture in our Southern Baptist Convention. When I stood before the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, my message focused on this very subject as I described what I believed this should look like.

FIRST-PERSON: Beyond Vision 2025—The Cooperative Program is the catalyst

Being all in on Vision 2025 begins now. I believe our five Strategic Actions are things in which every church of every size, every ethnicity, and every language can participate. These five Strategic Actions involve increasing our missionaries around the world, adding new churches in America, calling out the called, reaching and baptizing more teenagers, and funding this vision.

FIRST-PERSON: Vision 2025 is ready to go to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting

NASHVILLE (BP) – As followers of Christ, it is our directive to make disciples of all nations. Vision 2025 renews our call as Southern Baptists to reach every person for Jesus Christ in every town, every city, every state and every nation.

Floyd urges ‘return to Great Commission cooperation’ in Vision 2025 relaunch

NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd urged Southern Baptists to return to unified Great Commission cooperation as he lamented "a sound of war in the camp" of Southern Baptists and issued an updated Vision 2025 tonight (Feb. 22) at the EC meeting in Nashville.