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  • EC search committee cautions against speculation

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The committee charged with nominating the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee "has not begun to look at names yet" and says "any speculation or social media posts about who we may nominate is just that, speculation," according to an update released today (June 20) by search committee chairman Steve Swofford.

    The update was addressed to EC members and provided to Baptist Press for publication. Read More

  • Evangelism, tithing crucial, EC leader Boto tells SBC

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Personal evangelism and tithing are imperative for reversing declines in key Southern Baptist Convention metrics, SBC Executive Committee Interim President D. August Boto told messengers June 12.

    Key statistics including top-enrollment seminaries and the largest Protestant membership in the U.S. can camouflage less favorable trends such as declining baptisms and a sharp dip in personal giving, Boto said. Read More

  • Search committee, ERLC funding mark first EC report

    by Erin Roach & Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Messengers received an update of the search for a new Executive Committee president and defeated a proposed defunding of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission during the EC's morning report at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas June 12.

    EC chairman Stephen Rummage, speaking of the search for a successor to Frank S. Page after Page's March departure, voiced gratitude to Southern Baptists on behalf of the Executive Committee "for your prayers for us as we sought God's leadership during the difficult circumstances surrounding the departure of Dr. Page this spring" after eight years as EC president. Read More

  • EC disfellowships Ga. church, honors Mohler

    by David Roach & Erin Roach, posted Monday, June 11, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee has disfellowshiped a Georgia church for alleged "intentional discriminatory acts toward individuals based solely on the color of their skin," according to a recommendation adopted at the EC's June 11 meeting in Dallas.

    The EC also honored R. Albert Mohler Jr. for serving 25 years as president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, elected a slate of officers led by chairman Mike Stone of Georgia and heard a report from the EC presidential search committee. Read More

  • SBC ends relationship with DC convention

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- After nearly a year and a half of discussions concerning a Washington church with lesbian co-pastors, the Southern Baptist Convention has notified the District of Columbia Baptist Convention that "the formal relationship between the SBC and the DCBC has come to an end," according to a statement by interim Executive Committee president D. August Boto.

    At its Feb. 19-20 meeting in Nashville, the EC adopted a recommendation granting the DCBC ... Read More

  • EC search committee now accepting nominations

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, May 02, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Nominations are being accepted for president of the SBC Executive Committee, search committee chairman Steve Swofford announced May 2.

    Swofford, pastor of First Baptist Church in Rockwall, Texas, said in a statement to Baptist Press:

    "On behalf of the Executive Committee presidential search committee, I want to announce that we are accepting nominations for the next SBC Executive Committee president by email at ECPresidentSearch@SBC.net. Read More

  • EC search committee elects officers, requests prayer

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The presidential search committee elected yesterday (April 17) to nominate the next chief executive of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee used its first meeting to select officers and begin laying groundwork in prayer to receive recommendations.

    "In a few weeks we will be releasing an email address through which we will be receiving recommendations," said search committee chairman Steve Swofford, pastor of First Baptist Church in Rockwall, Texas. "In the meantime, we will be gathering information and putting together a profile of what we feel like we are looking for." Read More

  • EC elects diverse presidential search committee

    by David Roach & Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, April 17, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The six-member committee charged with nominating the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee is marked by racial and gender diversity as well as a mixture of clergy and laypeople.

    The presidential search committee was elected during a special called EC meeting in Nashville today (April 17). The meeting -- prompted by the March 27 departure of former EC President Frank S. Page -- also included reports from EC chairman Stephen Rummage and interim president D. August Boto. See related Baptist Press report. Read More

  • Greear, Hemphill rally prayer, civility amid transitions

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 09, 2018 (4 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid two Southern Baptist Convention entity leadership searches and upcoming national SBC elections, both SBC presidential candidates have issued a joint call for prayer, grace and civility.

    J.D. Greear and Ken Hemphill, both tapped as 2018 nominees for SBC president, made the joint appeal as the International Mission Board (IMB) and the SBC Executive Committee (EC) are tasked with finding new entity leaders. In the midst of the entity searches, Southern Baptists will elect national officers at the SBC 2018 Annual Meeting June 12-13 in Dallas. Read More

  • Jimmy Draper named Executive Committee ambassador

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, April 09, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Jimmy Draper, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and president emeritus of LifeWay Christian Resources, has been named "EC Ambassador" by D. August Boto, interim president of the SBC Executive Committee.

    Draper, who has maintained an active speaking schedule since retiring from LifeWay in 2006, is "someone for whom no introduction or explanation need be given," Boto said in an April 9 announcement. "He is someone whom involved Southern Baptists all across our nation would immediately recognize and trust." Read More