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CP 3.25% ahead of projection
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 3.25 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection, and are 4.97 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page. The total includes receipts from state conventions and fellowships, churches and individuals for distribution according to the 2014-15 SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget. Read More
Huckabee tests GOP's social conservatismNASHVILLE (BP) -- Despite backlash against former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee's recent criticisms of "gratuitous profanity" and sexual immorality in America, GOP politicians and Baptist leaders agree that social conservatives still play a prominent role in the Republican Party.
"There has been a huge push for fiscal conservatives to step out and lead in Republican policy issues and decision-making," U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., told Baptist Press. "But the vast majority of Republicans are social conservatives. They're also fiscal conservatives, but they're social conservatives first. While some people would say, 'Be quieter on those issues,' that's who we are." Read More
Caner's departure addressed, trustee resignsMOUNT VERNON, Ga. (BP) -- Brewton-Parker College trustee chairman Gary Campbell is the third high-profile figure to leave the college's leadership team in the past two weeks.
Campbell tendered his resignation on Feb. 2 shortly before introducing Interim President Charles "Charlie" Bass to faculty and staff at the South Georgia college. Read More
Pastor finds 'strength in numbers' through CPKENOSHA, Wisc. (BP) –- It was all there in the church constitution, Lenard Tavernelli realized when he became pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Kenosha, Wisc., in October, 2013.
He didn't have to start something new, but just lead the congregation to regain and fulfill its purpose and mission. Read More
Crosse brings 'award-winning' skills to Ark. churchBENTONVILLE, Ark. (BP) -- Few churches in Arkansas -- and in the entire Southern Baptist Convention for that matter -- gather for worship led by an award-winning Christian music artist. But it happens every week at First Baptist Church in Bentonville.
Christian musician Clay Crosse, 47, is a four-time Dove Award winner (including Best New Artist of the Year in 1995) with nine No. 1 songs and is an author of three books. He has been serving for more than a year as full-time worship pastor at First Baptist, Bentonville, which is located near Bentonville's downtown square. Read More
SBC DIGEST: New D.C. convention exec; Ouachita VP to lead Ark. higher ed; Children's Ministry Day
WASHINGTON (BP) -- Robert Cochran has been elected as the new executive director/minister of the D.C. Baptist Convention; Ouachita vice president to lead Arkansas Department of Higher Education; Children's Ministry Day slated Feb. 14. Read More
FROM THE STATES: Okla., Tenn., Ariz. evangelism/missions news; 'The Lord gave us a way to breathe new life into His church'
Today's From the States features items from:
The Baptist Messenger (Oklahoma)
Baptist & Reflector (Tennessee)
Portraits (Arizona) Read More