September 16, 2014
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2013: State Annual Meeting Roundup
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Iowa Baptists seek to multiply disciples
DES MOINES, Iowa (BP) -- The Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of Iowa was held amidst a renewed spirit of cooperation, purpose and a desire to multiply disciples and churches.
Kan.-Neb. Baptists overcoming isolation
LINCOLN, Neb. (BP) -- With nearly half the counties in Kansas and Nebraska lacking Southern Baptist churches, congregations there must purposefully connect to overcome the isolation they face, the president of the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists noted during their annual meeting.
Ky. Baptists pass 'no confidence' vote, elect layman, end ties with college
PADUCAH, Ky. (BP) -- Messengers to the Kentucky Baptist Convention's annual meeting conveyed a "no-confidence" vote in the leadership of Sunrise Children's Services, ended a partnership agreement with Georgetown College, elected a layman as its new president and rejoiced in more than 330 decisions for Christ through pre-convention outreach.
KBC messengers vote 'no confidence' in child care agency's president
PADUCAH, Ky. (BP) -- Messengers to the Kentucky Baptist Convention's annual meeting voted overwhelmingly Nov. 12 to convey a vote of no confidence in the president of Sunrise Children's Services to the agency's board of directors.
La. Baptists urgent for future generations
ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) -- The Louisiana Baptist Convention must change its "audience, avenues and actions ... to engage the lostness in this state," LBC President Waylon Bailey noted during the convention's 166th annual meeting Nov. 11-12 in Alexandria.
Md/Del. Baptists affirm biblical marriage
NEWARK, Del. -- Maryland/Delaware Baptists approved new content to their constitution and bylaws regarding the convention's stance on biblical marriage and the use of convention property for marriage ceremonies during their 178th annual meeting.
Minn.-Wis. Baptists move toward CP goal
REEDSBURG, Wis. (BP) -- Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptists will operate next year on a slightly smaller budget than this year's, while giving a greater percentage of Cooperative Program receipts to Southern Baptist national and international missions, the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention reported.
Miss. former staffer elected, budget pared
JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- A former convention staff member, Douglas Matthew "Matt" Buckles Sr., was elected as the Mississippi Baptist Convention's president during the Oct. 29-30 annual meeting at First Baptist Church in Jackson.
Mo. Baptists affirm CP, biblical marriage
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Reminded that God's Word and Spirit can transform a lost world and empower ministry, messengers to the Missouri Baptist Convention reaffirmed a "50-50 by 2020" cooperative giving initiative, defended the biblical definition of marriage and prayed for persecuted believers around the world.
Mont. Baptists increase budget
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (BP) -- Nearly 90 messengers and more than 50 guests gathered for the annual meeting of the Montana Southern Baptist Convention at Westside Baptist Church in Great Falls.
Nev. Baptists increase CP
HENDERSON, Nev. (BP) -- Nevada Baptists approved an increase in their Cooperative Program giving for worldwide mission causes during their 35th annual meeting at Green Valley Baptist Church in Henderson.
New England Baptists see budget increase
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (BP) -- New England Baptists, at their 2013 annual meeting, adopted a $2,489,905 budget for 2014, a 2 percent increase over this year's revised budget.
N.M. Baptists commit to 'Pressing On'
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BP) -- With the theme "Pressing On," New Mexico Baptists approved marriage and pro-life resolutions, various recommendations and a $4.8 million budget during their annual meeting.
N.Y. Baptists test changes in bylaws
AMHERST, N.Y. (BP) -- Messengers to the Baptist Convention of New York's 2013 annual meeting implemented on a trial basis two changes to BCNY bylaws and approved recommendations on carrying out the Vision Task Force plan.
N.C. Baptists highlight lostness
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP) - North Carolina Baptists decreased their 2014 Cooperative Program budget, but increased the percentage they will send to the Southern Baptist Convention, and elected new officers during their 183rd annual meeting. They also learned more details about the convention's new strategy for impacting lostness and making disciples.

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