2015 SBC Annual MeetingFound 113 stories for this story collection.
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Opportunity, authenticity draw people, panels sayCOLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- With more than half the world's population believed to be living in urban areas, the International Mission Board addressed how it is looking to combine the evangelistic efforts of its full-time missionaries with students, retirees and businessmen who can most seamlessly relocate to foreign cities.
During a 20-minute segment on the Cooperative Program stage in the exhibits area at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, IMB President David Platt and executive vice president Sebastian Traeger provided information on the IMB's "cities strategy." Read More
Future of missions spotlighted by CP panelCOLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- David Platt of the International Mission Board and Kevin Ezell of the North American Mission Board addressed during a panel discussion the future of Southern Baptist missions and the two organization's efforts to work more closely together.
The two mission agency presidents spoke for 20 minutes on the Cooperative Program stage in the exhibits area of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: The conflict in our culture, Part 1
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP) -- We are now approximately 72 hours after the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage in the United States. The overreach of the Supreme Court in this decision is astounding -- in fact, redefining to their role in American society.
I think we need to remember this was a 5-4 decision; therefore, four justices did not adhere to the final decision of the court, including Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. Read More
'Tea at 3' highlights relationships, God's Word
COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The first "Tea at 3" drew women of all ages, representing missions and ministry organizations, seminaries and churches from across the convention. The turnout has those who attended and helped organize this year's event already talking about 2016. Read More
Pastors discuss vulnerabilities, victoriesCOLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- More than 200 church leaders gathered for the first Men's Breakfast at the Southern Baptist Convention to hear prominent pastors share personal stories of vulnerability and victory.
Co-sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources and the North American Mission Board, the sold-out, men-only event featured a panel with J.D. Greear, Matt Carter and Michael Catt. The June 17 event was held during the SBC's annual meeting in Columbus. Read More
Hunger ministry calls for action
COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Nearly 1 billion people are undernourished, and "chronic hunger is a debilitating problem for many around the world," Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, told messengers to the SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Read More
Transgender ministry, gender roles discussedCOLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood hosted a breakfast panel discussion in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, which addressed issues surrounding biblical complementarianism, including gender roles in the church and how churches can effectively minister to individuals who identify as homosexual or transgender. Read More
Preaching through Bible has risks, pastors sayCOLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Preaching straight through the Bible has its risks, pastors acknowledged in a panel discussion held during the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
Panelists urged a balance between verse-by-verse explanation and sermons on specific topics at a June 16 breakfast meeting sponsored by The Gospel Project, a curriculum series of LifeWay Christian Resources. Read More
9Marks sparks discussion on church, culture
COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Southern Baptist leaders discussed how the church can engage culture and align itself with biblical practices at two 9Marks panels in Columbus, Ohio.
During the two-evening event, held June 15-16, about 800 people attended each panel. The panels were held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Columbus. Read More
Legacy church planting revitalizes dying churchesCOLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- A dying and dysfunctional church robs God of glory, said John Mark Clifton, national legacy strategy leader for the North American Mission Board, speaking during a panel discussion at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
Approximately 10-15 percent of Southern Baptist churches are at risk of dying. Every year, about 900 churches close and lock their doors for the last time, with as many as 70 percent of them situated in growing neighborhoods, Clifton said. Read More