2012: SBC New Orleans

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  • Entity heads address messenger questions

    by Staff, posted Thursday, June 28, 2012 (6 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Messengers had opportunities to ask questions of the presidents of Southern Baptist entities during those entities' annual reports to the convention in New Orleans.

    Following are accounts of questions posed by messengers on the convention floor and responses by entity presidents. Not all entity presidents were asked questions.


    Ron Wilson, a messenger from Wynnbrook Baptist Church in Columbus, Ga., asked two questions at the close of ... Read More

  • Laos native receives WMU's O'Brien award

    by Kristin Easterling, posted Thursday, June 28, 2012 (6 years ago)

    [IMG=32945@right@200]NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Laos native Mycie Vue of Brooklyn Park, Minn., has been named as this year's recipient of the Dellanna West O'Brien Award for Women's Leadership Development by WMU and the WMU Foundation.

    With the encouragement of her pastor, Vue, a member of First Hmong Baptist Church in St. Paul, discovered WMU in 1993 when she sought a way she and other women could serve God.

    Quickly seeing the value of Woman's Missionary Union to bring missions education and... Read More

  • Students 'prayer'-cache across New Orleans

    by Shannon Baker, posted Thursday, June 28, 2012 (6 years ago)

    [IMG=32946@right@200]NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Students used GPS-enabled devices to "prayer"-cache from downtown New Orleans to the French Quarter and across the city as part of youth activities during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

    The prayer thrust was based on "geocaching," a modern-day treasure hunting game in which players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches. Participants follow coordinates, leading them to explore their cities in a unique way.

    Connecting ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Fred Luter & the SBC's moral arc

    by Richard Land, posted Thursday, June 28, 2012 (6 years ago)

    The election of New Orleans pastor Fred Luter Jr., reflects how the Southern Baptist Convention, as Richard Land describes it, "has now gone from being virtually an all-white domination as late as 1970 to being one of the most ethnically diverse denominations." Read More

  • 'Bible storying' is key to reaching 2/3 of world

    by Don Graham & Barbara Denman, posted Thursday, June 28, 2012 (6 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Storytelling is one of the most effective ways to reach two-thirds of the world's population who "learn through stories or music, drama or poetry."

    "If you hand them a book to read, they either can't read it or they won't read it," IMB worker Annette Hall said of chronological Bible storying's impact in addressing WMU's Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting June 17-18 in New Orleans.

    Hall, who has worked for nearly 40 years with North African and Middle Eastern p... Read More

  • SBC entities issue 1st report on ethnic diversity

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (6 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention entities have issued their first reports in response to historic measures adopted a year ago to improve accountability in the inclusion of ethnic minorities in SBC life. Read More

  • Israeli tourism ministry honors 3 SBC leaders

    by Joni B. Hannigan, posted Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (6 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Three Southern Baptist leaders were recognized by the Israel Ministry of Tourism with a Faithful Ambassador Award June 18 for their support of Christian tourism.

    Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, was honored at a "Celebrate Israel" breakfast, along with Jack Graham, senior pastor of the Dallas-area Prestonwood Baptist Church; and O.S. Hawkins, president of GuideStone Financial Resources.

    Page, in prayer, thanked God th... Read More

  • God-given femininity: Value it, Kassian says

    by Shannon Baker, posted Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (6 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- A sold-out crowd of 1,800 ministers' wives heard Mary Kassian speak on "The Hidden Person of the Heart," drawing from 1 Peter 3, at their luncheon during the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in New Orleans.

    Kassian, a women's studies professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a national speaker for "True Women" conferences, admitted that 1 Peter 3, where wives are instructed to quietly submit to their husbands, was not her favorite part of Scriptu... Read More

  • Mary Cox honored by ministers' wives

    by Shannon Baker, posted Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (6 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Mary Cox, who has served alongside her husband, Frank Cox, pastor of North Metro First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga., for the past 30 years, was honored with the 2012 Willie Turner Dawson Award during the Ministers' Wives Luncheon at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in New Orleans.

    Cox also has served since 2004 as ministers' wives consultant for the Georgia Baptist Convention, supporting ministers' wives through regular contact and an annual retreat... Read More

  • IMB, NAMB presidents address DOMs' queries

    by Frank Michael McCormack, posted Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (6 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS -- The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Directors of Missions held its annual meeting at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary June 17-18. Nearly 225 associational leaders attended the SBCADOM sessions in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 19-20 in New Orleans.

    Day one of the conference was highlighted by interviews with International Mission Board President Tom Elliff and North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell.

    D... Read More