September 1, 2014
BALTIMORE (BP) -- Southern Baptists are advancing, not retreating, as they rally to give more through the Cooperative Program to fuel the Great Commission task, Executive Committee President Frank Page told messengers to the SBC annual meeting in Baltimore June 10.

"We thank God that two years ago the Cooperative Program stopped its declination at 5.41 percent and last year rose for the first time in two decades to 5.50 percent," Page said. Read More
BALTIMORE (BP) -- Baptist Press is live blogging the SBC annual meeting in Baltimore. Updates can be read here, at our Twitter account (, or our Facebook account ( Want more updates? Follow our SBC annual meeting feed at A schedule of the Wednesday meeting can be found at Watch the SBC annual meeting live here. Read More
"Do you know His name?" Fred Luter asks
BALTIMORE (BP) -- The Gospel found only in the name of Jesus will change an America that has blown it with God and is quickly becoming more pagan than Christian, Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter told messengers on the eve of his last day in office. Read More
Ronnie Floyd puts focus on spiritual awakening
BALTIMORE (BP) -- Ronnie Floyd has his heart set on seeing Southern Baptists come together in "explicit agreement, visible union and extraordinary prayer" for the next Great Awakening of the United States of America. Read More
Transgender stance: needed & wise, Moore says
BALTIMORE (BP) -- Questions from churches about the transgender issue and the tide of culture pointed to the need for Southern Baptists to address the topic during their annual meeting, the convention's lead ethicist said. Read More
9 resolutions garner SBC messengers' adoption
BALTIMORE (BP) -- Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention adopted a resolution on transgender identity for the first time while returning to such issues as civil rights, gambling and world hunger for further statements. Read More
Gospel conversations emphasized at NAMB presentation
BALTIMORE (BP) -- North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell exhorted messengers at the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting to join in reaching communities for Christ through "Gospel conversations." Read More
Elliff calls SBC to 'one sacred effort'
BALTIMORE, Maryland (BP) -- Touting the explosive growth of evangelical Christianity in Cuba as inspiration for Southern Baptists' global missions effort, IMB's president challenged messengers to the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention to unite in "one sacred effort" to carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
      Speaking to more than 5,000 Southern Baptist pastors, leaders and church members gathered at Baltimore's convention center June 10, Tom Elliff said God used a trip to Cuba in late 2013 to radically touch his heart. Read More
Meador: 'Get in the field' & evangelize by example
BALTIMORE (BP) -- It begins with a man, and pastors must be that man who will "get in the field" and evangelize by example among hurting people who need the Gospel, Texas pastor John Meador urged in the convention sermon during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. Read More
Revival, prayer get a closer look at SBC
BALTIMORE (BP) -- A focus on the three aspects of the "Restoration and Revival through Prayer" theme of the Southern Baptist Convention was conveyed in theme interpretations during the June 10-11 sessions in Baltimore. Read More
WMU to 'Go Forward' from Baltimore
BALTIMORE (BP) -- Echoes of history with a continued challenge to "Go Forward" permeated the Woman's Missionary Union Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, June 8-9 at the Baltimore Harbor Hotel. The meeting culminated a yearlong celebration of WMU's 125th anniversary. Read More
SBC's Committee on Nominations named
BALTIMORE (BP) -- Sixty-eight Southern Baptists from 34 state Baptist conventions have been named to serve on the 2014-15 SBC Committee on Nominations. Read More

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