2013: State Annual Meeting Roundup

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  • Okla. Baptists mark 40 years of disaster relief

    by Staff/Baptist Messenger, posted Wednesday, December 04, 2013 (4 years ago)

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    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (BP) -- A sea of yellow shirts greeted those attending the opening session of the 107th annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma at First Baptist Church in Broken Arrow as the 40th anniversary of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief was celebrated.

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          The celebration was marked with hundreds of disaster relief volunteers dressed in their trademark yellow shirts, vests and jackets on hand, with a portion of the BGCO's DR fleet of trucks and vehicles on display in the parking lot for the community to tour and see. Read More

  • BGAV governance aims for 2015 implementation

    by Paige Peak, posted Wednesday, December 04, 2013 (4 years ago)

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (BP) -- The Baptist General Association of Virginia adopted a far-reaching governance proposal Nov. 13 which leaders said would position the network of 1,400 churches to more effectively meet the challenges of the 21st century while maintaining broad representation from its diverse constituency. Read More

  • Ark. Baptists address medical marijuana push

    by Tim Yarbrough/Arkansas Baptist News, posted Tuesday, December 03, 2013 (4 years ago)

    ROGERS, Ark. (BP) -- Messengers to the 160th annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention approved a Cooperative Program budget of $22 million and, among four resolutions, encouraged voters to reject all attempts to legalize medical marijuana in the state in next year's general election. Read More

  • Ariz. Baptists aim 'to make disciples'

    by Elizabeth Young, posted Tuesday, December 03, 2013 (4 years ago)

    TUCSON, Ariz. (BP) -- Arizona Southern Baptists have adopted new mission and vision statements to guide their work for the next 15 years. Read More

  • Ohio Baptists focus on prayer

    by Bruce Smith, posted Monday, December 02, 2013 (4 years ago)

    PERRYSBURG, Ohio (BP) -- With a focus on prayer and a goal to reach 1 million of 11.5 million residents in their state with the Gospel, 254 Ohio Baptist messengers plus guests gathered for their 60th annual meeting.

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  • Iowa Baptists seek to multiply disciples

    by Staff, posted Monday, November 25, 2013 (4 years ago)

    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. Read More

  • NW Baptists welcome 19 churches

    by Cameron Crabtree, posted Monday, November 25, 2013 (4 years ago)

    YAKIMA, WA (BP) -- Northwest Baptist Convention messengers welcomed 19 churches into affiliation, approved a $5,177,000 budget for 2014 -- which increases resources for church planting, evangelism and communications -- and elected Dale Jenkins, pastor of Airway Heights (Wash.) Baptist Church as president. Read More

  • Messengers focus on 'Mission Illinois'

    by Staff, posted Friday, November 22, 2013 (4 years ago)

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    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP) -- The 107th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Baptist State Association drew messengers together under one theme with three pieces: Churches, Together, Advancing the Gospel. Read More

  • New England Baptists see budget increase

    by Staff, posted Friday, November 22, 2013 (4 years ago)

    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. Read More

  • S.C. Baptists closer to 3-year goal

    by Butch Blume & Scott Vaughan, posted Thursday, November 21, 2013 (4 years ago)

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP) -- Messengers to the 193rd annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention adopted a new vision theme, and approved a 2014 budget that could move the convention closer to increasing its international missions giving by 21.95 percent -- and eventually a 50/50 split in CP receipts. They also elected new officers and endorsed a slate of resolutions. Read More