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NAMB looks to Baptist Faith & Message regarding office of pastor

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – The North American Mission Board issued a statement Thursday (Oct. 14) re-asserting its position that “only qualified men” will “serve as the communicator for teaching and preaching” in the main gatherings or worship services of church plants endorsed by the Southern Baptist entity. 

Send Relief issues call for homes, churches to help as Afghan refugees arrive

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – As refugees from Afghanistan enter the U.S., Send Relief is asking for churches and individuals to help in whatever way they can.

El censo revela el futuro de los hispanos y latinos en la SBC

FRESNO, Calif. (BP) - A medida que la población hispana continúa creciendo en todo el país y en la Convención Bautista del Sur, su impacto se observará no solo culturalmente sino en el fortalecimiento de los esfuerzos de la SBC para cumplir con la Gran Comisión, dijo un líder denominacional de California.

Committee on Cooperation named in conjunction with Guidepost contract

NASHVILLE (BP) – Pastors from Texas, Oklahoma and Washington join a CPA in making up the five-member Committee on Cooperation that will act as a liaison between the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, the Sexual Abuse Task Force and Guidepost Solutions during the ongoing investigation over the possible mishandling of reports of sexual abuse in […]

In a return ‘home,’ Mike Proud elected as next state exec for Colorado Baptists

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BP) – Former Colorado pastor Mike Proud was named to be next executive director of the Colorado Baptist Convention at that state’s annual meeting Oct. 11-12 in Fort Collins.

Census reveals future for Hispanics, Latinos in the SBC

FRESNO, Calif. (BP) – As the Hispanic population continues to grow nationwide and in the Southern Baptist Convention, its impact will be observed not only culturally but in strengthening the SBC’s efforts to fulfill the Great Commission, said a California denominational leader.

Guenther, Jordan withdraw as legal counsel, end long relationship with Southern Baptists

NASHVILLE (BP) – Longtime Convention attorneys Jim Guenther and Jaime Jordan alerted SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Ronnie Floyd today (Oct. 11) that the law firm of Guenther, Jordan & Price has “no choice” but to “withdraw … from [its] role as general counsel to the Southern Baptist Convention and the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention.”

In evangelism, ‘the team is key’

PHOENIX, Ariz. (BP) – Hesitancy toward personal evangelism is well-documented and observed. But Jesus gave the model for approaching that fear head-on, says Eddy Pearson, evangelism/discipleship facilitator for the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention. 

Cooperative Program crosses $20 billion in cumulative giving

NASHVILLE (BP) – Since 1925, Southern Baptists have given more than $20 billion through the Cooperative Program to fund its entities and missionaries taking the Gospel throughout the world.

Mississippi church provides cryptocurrency as new giving option

ST. MARTIN, Miss. (BP) – Adam Bennett believes in what is tried and true – namely, the Gospel he preaches each week at Back Bay Church. However, the self-described tech nerd also believes in looking for new ways to advance that message.