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IMB trustees appoint 62 missionaries; highlight growth in globalization

PHOENIX, Ariz. (BP) – International Mission Board trustees approved the appointment of 62 new full-time, fully funded missionaries during their Feb. 14-15 meeting in Phoenix. Trustees met in conjunction with a Sending Celebration for new appointees hosted by North Phoenix Baptist Church on Feb. 14.

Southern Baptists unite to serve diaspora peoples in U.S.

The call to reach all nations, people, languages and tribes with the Gospel has always united Southern Baptists. Today that call includes reaching other nations that come to North American soil.

WEEK OF PRAYER: IMB commits to loving and serving during times of disaster

Natural disasters can strike anytime and anywhere. They leave millions of people in need. Those in the path of storms, earthquakes or hurricanes often find themselves hungry, homeless and hopeless.

WEEK OF PRAYER: Jesus is unfamiliar gift for many in spiritually lost world

Lostness around the world is growing every day. In fact, 59 percent of the world’s population remains unreached. This means there are less than 2 percent evangelical Christians within their people group or nearby. Unless something changes, they have little to no chance of hearing the Gospel in their lifetime.

IMB trustees celebrate good news, strong financial outlook

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – International Mission Board trustees approved the appointment of 72 full-time, fully funded missionaries during their Sept. 27-28 meeting near Richmond. The missionaries participated in a Sending Celebration Wednesday evening, hosted by Swift Creek Baptist Church in Midlothian, Va.

Strength of globalization reflected in IMB’s partnership with Korean Baptists

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – IMB staff welcomed 12 representatives of the Korea Foreign Mission Board to their home office in Richmond Aug. 22. The visit was an opportunity for Korean leaders to tour the facility and hear more about current operations and advancements at the International Mission Board. Discussion was built around sharing ideas and learning from each other as the partnership between the two mission boards grows.

Global Missions Center at NOBTS strengthens IMB partnership, provides service opportunities

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Students at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary have greater access to opportunities to reach the nations through the newly renovated Global Missions Center. The center is housed in the Fred Luter, Jr. Student Center at NOBTS and Leavell College, recently named in honor of the prominent pastor and first African American president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Support of IMB gives home team advantage, Chitwood says

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board, started IMB’s report to the 2023 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting with a request. He asked the more than 11,000 messengers if they would record a greeting to missionaries overseas to be shared in a monthly online meeting of IMB field personnel and staff. The crowd enthusiastically participated with applause and cheers.

IMB trustees appoint 92 missionaries, stay focused on Gospel advance

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – International Mission Board trustees approved 92 fully funded missionaries for appointment during their May 17-18 meeting in Richmond. Missionaries approved for appointment will be recognized during a Sending Celebration on Tuesday, June 13, at 9:50 a.m. CDT in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in New Orleans, La. The event will be livestreamed atsbcannualmeeting.net.

Retiring IMB missionaries encourage more to answer call to reach lost

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- The International Mission Board’s newest missionary emeriti have heard the statistics of lostness. According to recent global research data, 4.6 billion people, or 59 percent, in the world remain unreached with the Gospel.