Baptist Press Archive

Friday, April 21, 2017

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  • EDITORIAL: La misión de evangelizar

    by Michael A. Gonzales, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    El gran plan de Dios es que cada cristiano comparta el evangelio con las personas perdidas. La definición del evangelio se describe muy bien en I Corintio 15:1-4.

    "Además os declaro, hermanos, el evangelio que os he predicado, el cual también recibisteis, en el cual también ... Read More

  • SBC Phoenix: 'Pray! For such a time as this'

    by Shawn Hendricks & David Roach, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- As this year's Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting approaches, SBC President Steve Gaines says fellow Baptists should anticipate emphases on prayer, evangelism and financial stewardship at the June 13-14 gathering in Phoenix, where the 2003 and 2011 annual meetings also were held.

    This year's annual meeting theme is "Pray! For such a time as this" based on Luke 18:1 and Esther 4:14. Gaines hopes that through a commitment "to fervent, frequent, faith-filled prayer," the SBC will become "a catalyst for spiritual awakening and revival." Read More

  • Pastors' Conference to spotlight Philippians

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference president Dave Miller doesn't expect attendees of this year's sessions to recognize the names of all 12 conference preachers.

    But that's OK, he said, because the preachers' names aren't the focus. With the theme "above every name," the June 11-12 gathering is centered on 12 pastors of average-sized Southern Baptist churches preaching through the biblical book of Philippians to exalt Jesus' name. Read More

  • SBC Pastors' Conference 2017 schedule

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- This year's Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference will center on the theme "above every name" and focus on an exposition of Philippians by pastors of Southern Baptist churches with average attendance of approximately 500 or less. Read More

  • AVANCE 2017 to hear IMB's Edgar Aponte

    by Art Toalston, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Mobilization will be the focus of the Hispanic Advance Challenge -- AVANCE 2017 -- on Monday, June 12, prior to the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Phoenix. Read More

  • Pastors' Conf. scholarships exceed projections

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference has announced the first 30 recipients of $1,000 scholarships to attend the Pastors' Conference and SBC annual meeting this summer in Phoenix. Read More

  • ERLC to feature 'Gospel for Life' books, 9Marks event

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission will feature the final three volumes in its "Gospel for Life" book series and partner again in a conversation on church and culture during the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention June 13-14 in Phoenix. Read More

  • GuideStone: resources, wellness & retirement checkups at SBC

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- GuideStone will make available its popular Wellness Center June 12–14 in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. But this year, rather than having participants move from one station to another, the Wellness Center will offer participants one-stop biometric readings. Read More

  • NAAF to join in pre-SBC pastors' conf., crusade

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    The National African American Fellowship (NAAF) has suspended its June 11 worship service in Phoenix preceding the 2017 SBC annual meeting to allow members to attend the SBC Pastors' Conference and the Harvest America Crusade. Read More

  • NAA Fellowship to introduce second-generation group

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    The National Asian American (NAA) Fellowship representing eight Asian nationalities will announce in June a new Southern Baptist group for second-generation Asian Americans, those born in the U.S. Read More

  • WMU explores 'defining moments' at Missions Celebration

    by Julie Walters, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Those who attend will be encouraged to identify defining moments that affect and inspire their missional journey during the WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, June 11–12, in Phoenix. Read More

  • Chinese focus on 2020 goal of 600 church plants

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Ministry updates from church planters are on tap when the Chinese Baptist Fellowship of the United States and Canada gathers June 13 during the Southern Baptist Convention 2017 Annual Meeting in Phoenix. Read More

  • Evangelists to focus on 21st-century ministry

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Equipping evangelists to minister in the 21st century will be the focus when the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists gathers in Phoenix in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting.

    An evangelists' retreat and business meeting June 9-10 at the Arizona Biltmore will be followed by a Sunday worship service hosted by Southern Baptist evangelists June 11 at First Southern Baptist Church in Phoenix. A "Southwest Supper Sing-A-Long" June 12 will give pastors an opportunity to connect with evangelists. Read More

  • Minter, Warren to headline ministry wives' events

    by Shannon Baker, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Ministers' wives attending the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix are invited to a trio of women's events, including a Pastors' Wives Conference, a Ministers' Wives Luncheon and a Women's Expo. Read More

  • Filipinos to elect first executive director

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- The election of an executive director and receiving a report on church planting progress will be among the highlights of the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America's annual meeting in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix. Read More

  • IMB continues limitless challenge at SBC meeting

    by IMB Staff, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- During the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Phoenix, International Mission Board personnel will share how Southern Baptists can be a part of making disciples of all nations as God's ordinary people empowered by His limitless power to fulfill Christ's Great Commission. Read More

  • 'Jesus Saves' focus of associational leaders

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- The salvation assured only through faith in Jesus will be the focus of the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders as they meet June 11–12 in Phoenix in advance of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting. Read More

  • Revamping constitution tops Korean fellowship agenda

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Discussion on major changes to the constitution and bylaws of the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America will be among top agenda items during the fellowship's annual meeting, Executive Director Chongoh Aum said. Read More

  • Messianics to gather with Arab Baptists

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Jewish and Arab believers will celebrate their common faith in Christ at the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship meeting in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Phoenix. Read More

  • FoNAC plans for 'Dimensions to Native Ministry'

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Evangelicals interested in ministering among Native Americans across North America are invited June 10-11 to a two-day conference entitled "Dimensions to Native Ministry." Read More

  • NAMB to highlight compassion ministry, church planting

    by NAMB Staff, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Pastors and others attending this year's Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix will learn more about opportunities to engage their churches locally and throughout North America in compassion ministries as well as church planting efforts. Read More

  • LifeWay to offer free breakfast, workshops at SBC

    by Carol Pipes, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Southern Baptists will learn more about the newly revised Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix June 13-14.

    LifeWay Christian Resources will host a free breakfast focusing on "Discipleship through the Word." Read More

  • Seminaries' alumni & friends to gather in Phoenix

    by SBC seminary communications staff, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Alumni and friends of Southern Baptists' six seminaries will gather Wednesday, June 14, in Phoenix to hear updates from the campuses and renew friendships with classmates and seminary faculty and staff. Read More

  • 9Marks, B21, Connect316 among events for SBC attendees

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Several Christian ministries -- including 9Marks, B21 and Connect316 -- will offer events on topics ranging from building a healthy church amid cultural confusion to "fault lines in the Southern Baptist Convention" for messengers and others attending the SBC's June 13-14 annual meeting in Phoenix. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: God gives only 2 choices

    by Melanie Lenow, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

    In a culture abounding with personal choices, Melanie Lenow notes that God gives only two choices: "Are we going to follow God's instructions and live in blessing or are we going to disobey and live in frustration?" Read More