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2017 SBC: Exec. Comm., boards, commission, seminaries, committee nominees announced
Nominees to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, the four denominational boards -- International Mission Board, North American Mission Board, LifeWay Christian Resources, and GuideStone Financial Resources -- the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the six seminaries and the Committee on Order of Business have been selected by the 2017 SBC Committee on Nominations. Read More
BP named top denominational online news serviceNASHVILLE (BP) -- Baptist Press, along with its staff members and correspondents, was among those recognized this year by professional organizations for achievements in writing and digital publication.
The Evangelical Press Association, for the third year in a row, has named BP its Award of Excellence recipient in the denominational (digital) category, the association's top honor for online denominational news services. Read More
Persecution readied him for South Sudanese churchMINNEAPOLIS (BP) -- When Philip Nache was growing up in Nigeria, the young Christian had plenty of friends among the majority Muslim population in his hometown.
"Boko Haram wasn't there yet," he said of the militant Islamist group that has ravaged the central African country in recent years. "Most of my friends were Muslims. They would come to our house to sleep. We had that family relationship." Read More
Prayerwalking continues to spark evangelismNASHVILLE (BP) -- Prayerwalking continues to play a vital role in leading people to personal relationships with Jesus, according to ministry leaders and church planters who practice the spiritual discipline of "praying onsite with insight" as part of their ministries.
Mike Puckett, executive director of Baptist Campus Ministry of the High Country in North Carolina, said prayerwalking in his context has been a cornerstone practice -- "a really great way to start work in a new community" as well as "massively important" to ongoing work. Read More