CP surpasses budget projection for fiscal year
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 yearNASHVILLE (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 attackROSEBURG, 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
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 ancestryTUCSON, 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 kidsMORIARTY, 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"Our treatment of animals is a spiritual issue."-- Russell MooreWASHINGTON (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