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Friday, April 24, 2015

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  • SBC COLUMBUS: Praying for next Great Awakening

    by Shawn Hendricks, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- As this year's Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting approaches, SBC President Ronnie Floyd urges fellow Baptists to gather June 16-17 in Columbus, Ohio, to cry out to God and expect great things to follow.

    This year's annual meeting theme is "Great Awakening: Clear Agreement, Visible Union, Extraordinary Prayer," based on Romans 13:11. Floyd hopes Southern Baptists of all ages and ethnicities will attend and "rise to this moment in our nation calling out to God for the next Great Awakening in our nation." Read More

  • Carson to withdraw as Pastors' Conf. speaker

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Likely Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference have "mutually agreed" that Carson will not address the Pastors' Conference in Columbus, Ohio, as previously scheduled.

    "We didn't want this to become a distraction for our convention," Pastors' Conference President William Rice told Baptist Press. ... Read More

  • Pastors' Conference to spotlight Christ, not fads

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Though this year's Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference will feature a diverse array of speakers -- in terms of both race and age -- conference president William Rice hopes they won't be the gathering's focus. Read More

  • SBC women's events to share 'Radiant' focus

    by Shannon Baker, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Ministers' wives attending the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention are invited to a trio of women's events based on the theme, "Radiant." These events include a Pastors' Wives Conference, a Ministers' Wives Luncheon and a Women's Expo. Read More

  • Revival, spiritual awakening NAAF aim

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Revival for the church and spiritual awakening for the U.S. culture are the focus of the National African American Fellowship as it holds its annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, June 14–15, according to NAAF President K. Marshall Williams Sr. Read More

  • AVANCE to hear plans for Hispanic network

    by Art Toalston, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Hispanic Southern Baptists' AVANCE will continue in 2015 prior to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, with SBC President Ronnie Floyd as this year's featured speaker. Read More

  • Associational leaders to encourage, equip

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) will work to encourage, inspire and equip its members in kingdom work at its June 14–15 meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Read More

  • Chinese Fellowship growing, connecting

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The Chinese Baptist Fellowship of the U.S. and Canada will work to connect its members and churches with Southern Baptist life by hosting a booth and a fellowship dinner in conjunction with this year's Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Read More

  • Native Americans to seek ministry partners

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Reaching Native Americans in urban areas and developing ministry partnerships with churches across the Southern Baptist Convention will be among the topics of discussion when Native Americans and those interested in Native American ministry gather for the June 15 meeting of the Fellowship of Native American Christians. Read More

  • Filipinos have '2020 Vision' for church planting

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Plant 100 new Filipino churches in North America during the next five years.

    That's a key component of the evangelistic strategy to be presented at the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America's annual meeting June 15-16 in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Read More

  • Messianics' priority: partnerships for evangelism

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Strengthening partnerships within and outside the Southern Baptist Convention to evangelize Jewish people will be among the topics discussed at the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship meeting June 14 in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Read More

  • Evangelists consider new ministry & funding models

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Discussing the changing role of evangelists in Southern Baptist life and hosting an evangelistic festival will be among the agenda items when the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists gathers June 12-15 in Columbus, Ohio, in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. Read More

  • Korean council to meet in San Jose

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The 34th annual meeting of the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America is set to take place near San Jose, Calif., June 15-17. Read More

  • IMB, NAMB to host 'Sending Celebration'

    by Anne Harman, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- This year's Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting will feature a "Sending Celebration" as the Convention's two mission agencies host a joint commissioning service. Read More

  • NAMB to highlight future of SBC missions

    by Tobin Perry, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Southern Baptists attending this summer's Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, may find it easier to get involved in SBC missions efforts thanks to a historic level of cooperation between the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board. Read More

  • LifeWay to screen 2 movies at SBC

    by Marty King, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources will screen two new movies, host a panel discussion about biblical preaching, and provide a men's breakfast in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

    LifeWay Films will screen "War Room," a new movie from Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the award-winning creators of "Fireproof" and "Courageous." War Room explores the power of prayer and stars Priscilla Shirer, Alex Kendrick ... Read More

  • GuideStone to offer retirement, wellness help

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- GuideStone Financial Resources will again offer its Wellness Center during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. Messengers can visit the exhibit hall in Columbus, Ohio, to take advantage of the Wellness Center's free services, valued at up to $150. Read More

  • Seminaries slate luncheons at Columbus SBC

    by Staff, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Alumni and friends of Southern Baptists' six seminaries will gather Wednesday, June 17, in Columbus, Ohio, to hear updates from their respective schools and renew their friendships. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Dos Preguntas y Un Solo Camino

    by Guz Suarez, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Él dijo, ¿Quién eres, Señor? Y le dijo: Yo soy Jesús, a quien tú persigues; dura cosa te es dar coces contra el aguijón. El temblando y temeroso, dijo Señor, ¿Qué quieres que yo haga? Y el Señor le dijo, Levántate y entra en la ciudad, y se te dirá lo que debes de hacer. Hechos 9:5-6 RVR 60. Read More

  • AVANCE va a oír planes para la red hispana

    Por Art Toalston, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- AVANCE de los bautistas del sur hispanos continuará en 2015 con anterioridad a la reunión anual de la Convención Bautista del Sur, con el presidente de la CBS, Ronnie Floyd como el orador destacado de este año.

    "No hay duda de que nuestro presidente [Floyd] tendrá una palabra poderosa de parte de Dios para aquellos presentes en la reunión hispana," dijo Bobby Sena, asesor de relaciones hispanas del Comité Ejecutivo de la CBS. Read More

  • LLAMADO A LA ORACIÓN: El matrimonio y la Corte Suprema

    Por Russell Moore, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Falta muy poco para que la Corte Suprema decida si los estados pueden elegir legalmente si definen o no al matrimonio como la unión de un hombre con una mujer. Es un momento crucial en la historia del país.

    La Comisión de Ética y Libertad Religiosa ha presentado informes ante la corte; argumentado en público y en privado sobre la importancia para el bien común de definir el matrimonio como la unión de un hombre con una mujer; y muchas otras cosas más que sería muy largo mencionar aquí. Read More

  • Mohler, habla sobre liderazgo en la conferencia en español en TGC

    Por S. Craig Sanders, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- Llamado, pacto, valor, convicción y carácter son las marcas del liderazgo cristiano en el siglo XXI, dijo R. Albert Mohler Jr., presidente del Seminario Teológico Bautista Southern en un mensaje en la primera pre-conferencia en español de la Conferencia Nacional de la Coalición del Evangelio (TGC por sus siglas en inglés) en Orlando, Florida. Read More

  • Greear va a nominar a Floyd para un segundo período

    Por el personal, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- El pastor de Arkansas, Ronnie Floyd será nominado para un segundo período como presidente de la Convención Bautista del Sur, anunció hoy (20 de abril) el pastor de North Carolina, J.D. Greear.

    Floyd "es un líder que Dios ha levantado para nosotros en esta hora crucial, y al sentir la mano de Dios en él, quiero verlo liderándonos otro año más," escribió Greear, pastor de la Iglesia Summit de Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, en una declaración a Baptist Press al anunciar su intención de nominar a Floyd en la reunión anual de la CBS el 16 y 17 de junio en Columbus, Ohio. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Dos Preguntas y Un Solo Camino

    Por Guz Suarez, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    LAUREL, Md. (BP) -- Él dijo, ¿Quién eres, Señor? Y le dijo: Yo soy Jesús, a quien tú persigues; dura cosa te es dar coces contra el aguijón. El temblando y temeroso, dijo Señor, ¿Qué quieres que yo haga? Y el Señor le dijo, Levántate y entra en la ciudad, y se te dirá lo que debes de hacer. Hechos 9:5-6 RVR 60. Read More