'All of us' must evangelize, SBC agrees with task force

Lay persons, pastors, churches, state conventions and Southern Baptist Convention entities each have a role in an evangelism renewal plan Southern Baptists adopted Wednesday (June 13).

IMB 'open for business,' Platt tells SBC messengers

International Mission Board President David Platt declared the IMB "open for business" in his report to messengers at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas June 13.

Disciple-making task force atop NAMB report at SBC

Findings and recommendations of a disciple-making task force were relayed to messengers during the North American Mission Board's report to the SBC annual meeting.

IMB Sending Celebration: 'why we came together'

Missions is "the reason we came together in the first place," IMB President David Platt says of the Southern Baptist Convention during a Sending Celebration of missionaries June 12.

NAMB highlights core ministries & racial relations

The North American Mission Board, in its presentation at the SBC annual meeting, highlighted collegiate church planting; a new resource to help churches foster racial reconciliation; and military chaplaincy.

LifeWay to 'provide biblical resources for the world'

LifeWay Christian Resources has begun giving away Bibles to help churches share the Word of God, LifeWay President and CEO Thom S. Rainer told messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Dallas on Wednesday (June 13).

ERLC: New initiatives on women, abuse

Russell Moore announced two new initiatives – a women's summit and a study on abuse -- during the report of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Wednesday (June 13) at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.

SBC seminary presidents relay reports to messengers

Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention's six seminaries reported on their 2017-2018 academic year to messengers June 13 at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas.

Centennial, Mission:Dignity atop GuideStone report

O.S. Hawkins brought the 100th report of GuideStone Financial Resources at the SBC annual meeting, highlighting the SBC entity's centennial and its Mission:Dignity aid to needy retirees and widows.

WMU: Great Commission at center of all we do

Linda Cooper, president of national WMU, opened the report of Woman's Missionary Union to the Southern Baptist Convention Thursday (June 13) citing findings by the Barna Group. In a March 2018 study, Barna found 51 percent of church goers have never heard the words "the Great Commission."

9,637: SBC's unofficial Dallas registration

The Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting drew 9,637 messengers to Dallas June 12-13; the unofficial total is nearly double last year's 5,015 messengers in Phoenix.

Kie Bowman calls for new life in dry bones

Kie Bowman, pastor of Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, preached the convention sermon from Ezekiel 37, calling on Southern Baptists to ask God to breathe life into families, churches and the Southern Baptist Convention at the annual meeting in Dallas June 13.
  • Messengers elect Committee on Nominations

    by Staff, posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 (4 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention have elected the 68-member Committee on Nominations for 2018-2019 to represent the 34 states or territories qualified for representation on the committee according to SBC Bylaw 30. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: IMB adds 47 new missionaries

    by Julie McGowan, posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 (4 days ago)

    Photo by Chris Carter/IMB
    DALLAS (BP) -- International Mission Board trustees approved the appointment of 47 new missionaries sent by Southern Baptist churches to take the Gospel to the nations during their June 10-11 meeting in Dallas.

    The new missionaries were part of a Sending Celebration June 12 during the evening session of the SBC annual meeting at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Read More