• CP surpasses budget projection for fiscal year

    by Staff, posted Friday, October 02, 2015 (yesterday)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention ended its fiscal year $1.1 million over its 2014–2015 budgeted goal and $2.5 million over the previous year's Cooperative Program allocation budget gifts, according to Frank S. Page, president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee.

    The SBC received $189,160,231.41 in CP allocation gifts for the year. This amount is $2,592,620.78, or 1.39 percent, more than ... Read More

  • Cooperative Program nurtured, climbs in fiscal year

    by Art Toalston, posted Friday, October 02, 2015 (yesterday)

    IMB 2012 file photo
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- It's been an uplifting year for the Cooperative Program.

    The church led by SBC President Ronnie Floyd reached the $1-million mark during its 2014-15 budget year in giving to Southern Baptists' cornerstone channel for supporting missions and ministries -- state by state, nationally and internationally. Read More

  • Pastor's granddaughter shot in Ore. campus attack

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, October 02, 2015 (yesterday)

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    ROSEBURG, Ore. (BP) -- A 26-year-old man who killed nine and injured perhaps nine others at an Oregon community college reportedly targeted Christians in the attack, said a Southern Baptist pastor whose granddaughter was shot and survived.

    "The shooter asked a question, 'Are you a Christian?' And if they said yes, he said, 'Good, because you're going to see God in a second,' and he shot them. Read More

  • Report ranks SBTS' doctoral program in top 5

    by S. Craig Sanders, posted Friday, October 02, 2015 (yesterday)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A recent report from the Association of Theological Schools ranks Southern Baptist Theological Seminary fourth among peer institutions for producing faculty doctorates in the accreditation agency's member schools. Trailing only Princeton Theological Seminary, Harvard and University of Toronto, Southern Seminary improved 12 spots on the list since the previous report in 2001. Read More

  • Chinese church's vision reaches beyond ancestry

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, October 02, 2015 (2 days ago)

    Photo courtesy of Tucson Chinese Baptist Church
    TUCSON, Ariz. (BP) -- Chinese workers came to Tucson to build a railroad and, in the process, formed a local culture. Members of Tucson Chinese Baptist Church, however, are intent on making a global impact.

    Tucson Chinese Baptist Church has been a solid contributor to Southern Baptist missions and ministry since the church was started in 1977 as a mission of First Southern Baptist Church in ... Read More

  • Hope in a backpack for hungry kids

    by K. Faith Morgan, posted Friday, October 02, 2015 (yesterday)

    NAMB photo by Nick Layman
    MORIARTY, N.M. (BP) -- For most school-age children, weekends are a highly anticipated time of fun and freedom. But for others, there's another expectation -- hunger. These kids live in a survival cycle, taking multiple trips through the cafeteria line at school -- stocking up at lunch on Friday and catching up at breakfast on Monday -- to compensate for the food that is in short supply (or even unavailable) on the days in between. Read More

  • ERLC, others issue animal care statement

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, October 02, 2015 (yesterday)

    "Our treatment of animals is a spiritual issue."-- Russell Moore
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has joined with evangelical Christian leaders to issue a statement on the biblically based treatment of animals.

    Evangelical leaders unveiled the document -- "Every Living Thing: An Evangelical Statement on Responsible Care for Animals" -- Sept. 30 at a Washington, D.C., news conference. Read More