Baptist Press Archive

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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  • WRAP-UP: Alt-right resolution & evangelism draw focus at SBC

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    PHOENIX (BP) -- Appointment of a task force to study how Southern Baptists can be more effective in evangelism and a resolution decrying "alt-right white supremacy" were among highlights of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 13-14 in Phoenix.

    In addition, messengers honored 15-term registration secretary Jim Wells with a resolution of appreciation after hearing a report he is in the advanced stages of cancer. Attendees of the SBC Pastors' Conference preceding the annual meeting elected Florida pastor H.B. Charles as the conference's first black president. Read More

  • Platt encourages pastors: 'Engage in SBC ecosystem'

    by Julie McGowan, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (5 months ago)

    The International Mission Board is in a stable financial position, "setting the stage" to send more missionaries to share the Gospel, IMB President David Platt reports to the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix. He also relayed firsthand reports from missionaries around the world. Read More

  • Personal soul-winning, evangelism task force named

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    PHOENIX (BP) – Professors, pastors and a state convention leader comprise a new task force to suggest how Southern Baptists might reap a greater harvest through personal evangelism and evangelistic preaching.

    Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines announced the team Wednesday (June 14) during his closing remarks at the 2017 annual meeting in Phoenix. Messengers authorized June 13 the appointment of the task force at Gaines' request. Read More

  • NAMB: Every church can pray

    by K. Faith Morgan, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Church planting is the responsibility of every Southern Baptist church, and that responsibility begins with prayer. That was the message delivered by Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) at the SBC on Wednesday (June 15). Read More

  • Preach the unchanging Word, exhorts Roger Spradlin

    by Shannon Baker, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Drawing from 2 Timothy 4, pastor Roger Spradlin urged attendees to the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Phoenix to preach the unchanging Word of God amidst the "Titanic" changes in today's post-Christian America. Read More

  • ERLC prioritizes life, parenting, Moore says

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    PHOENIX (BP) -- Protection of human life and preparation of parents have been among the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's priorities during the last year, Russell Moore told messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention Wednesday (June 14).

    In his annual report to the convention, Moore, the ERLC's president, said the entity's efforts during the past year have included: Read More

  • Ezell: SBC needs a 'Gospel Conversation Resurgence'

    by Mike Ebert, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Pledging "NAMB will do its part," North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell said the SBC needs a "Gospel Conversation Resurgence" if declining baptism numbers are to turn around. More church plants, he also noted to messengers at the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix, will yield more conversations about Jesus. Read More

  • Southern Baptist churches send 31 new missionaries

    by Julie McGowan , posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Messengers rejoiced with a "Sending Celebration" of 31 new missionaries during the SBC annual meeting June 14 in Phoenix. The newly appointed IMB personnel, sent by Southern Baptist churches, will take the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. Read More

  • SBC seminary presidents recap campus highlights

    by SBC Seminary Staff, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention's six seminaries noted growth in ministry, enrollment and financial support in their reports to messengers June 14 at the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. Read More

  • 'God has shown us favor,' Rainer reports

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (5 months ago)

    The newly released Christian Standard Bible gives Southern Baptists an unparalleled opportunity to uphold the fidelity of God's Word, reported Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, to messengers June 14 (Wednesday) at the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Un Padre Ejemplar

    by Michael A. Gonzales, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Muchas veces en las familias de hoy la presencia de un padre no existe. Puede ser que el padre haya fallecido, ha abandonado a su familia, o simplemente no está presente tomando sus responsabilidades como el líder del hogar. ... Read More