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  • SBC ends relationship with DC convention

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (4 days 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 elects officers, requests prayer

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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

  • Executive Committee to hold called meeting

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, April 02, 2018 (one month ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- EC Chairman Stephen Rummage has called a special meeting of the SBC Executive Committee for Tuesday, April 17, at the SBC Building in Nashville.

    "As you know, concerns and questions abound in regard to the sudden and grievous departure of our EC president," Rummage said in the letter to all 83 members of the Executive Committee regarding the March 27 retirement of EC President Frank S. Page. Three of the 86 positions are currently vacant. Read More

  • EC's Frank Page resigns over 'personal failing'

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, March 27, 2018 (2 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Frank S. Page has resigned as president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, effective today (March 27) over what is described as "a morally inappropriate relationship in the recent past."

    Florida pastor Stephen Rummage, chairman of the Executive Committee, released a 300-word statement Tuesday afternoon (March 27) on behalf of the EC's officers noting the circumstances of Page's resignation: ... Read More

  • WRAP-UP: EC considers DC convention, mission board merger

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee has given the District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) 90 days to "secure" the "the removal of any churches from its fellowship that have demonstrated a faith or practice affirming, approving or endorsing homosexual behavior," according to a recommendation adopted by the EC Feb. 20.

    If such churches remain in friendly cooperation with the DCBC after that period, the DCBC will lose its authorization "to receive and disburse Cooperative Program and other SBC contributions," the EC stated during its Feb. 19-20 meetings in Nashville. Read More

  • 'In the Lord we have protection,' Gaines tells EC

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- God protects Christians facing contemporary turmoil and troubles just as He protected the apostle Paul in the first century, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said in his address to the SBC Executive Committee Feb. 19 in Nashville.

    Just months ago in November 2017, a gunman slaughtered 26 people attending worship service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on the heels of an October massacre that killed 58 concertgoers and injured 500 more at an outdoor venue in Las Vegas. Most recently, a teenage student who had been expelled from a Florida high school returned, killed 17 students and teachers, and wounded 14 others, although Gaines didn't mention any specific tragedies. Read More

  • 'Remarkable' number of women reported at SBC seminaries

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 22, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "A remarkable number of young women" are enrolling at Southern Baptist Convention seminaries, according to a report delivered this week to the SBC Executive Committee.

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson, in reporting to the EC Sept. 18, said female SBC seminary graduates are helping to fulfill a need in churches for "strong female Bible teachers." He attributed the increased number of female students in part to the publication of high-quality theological resources for women by LifeWay Christian Resources. Read More

  • WRAP-UP: Prayer, DR giving top EC actions at 100 yrs.

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Intercessory prayer and special disaster recovery funding topped the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee agenda during its Nashville meeting Sept. 18–19, which marked the EC's centennial.

    The Executive Committee unanimously approved a resolution calling Southern Baptists and other Christians to prevailing prayer in the midst of "racial unrest, cataclysmic storms, raging wildfires, political strife, daily shootings in cities across the land, and rampant disregard for the commands and teachings of God's Word." Read More