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  • David Crosby Q&A for SBC president

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Louisiana pastor David Crosby, one of three pastors to be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June, responded to six questions Baptist Press posed to each candidate.

    Crosby's nomination was announced March 24 by former SBC President Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans. Read More

  • Steve Gaines Q&A for SBC president

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Tennessee pastor Steve Gaines, one of three pastors to be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June, responded to six questions Baptist Press posed to each candidate.

    Gaines' nomination was announced March 9 by former SBC President Johnny Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga. Read More

  • J.D. Greear Q&A for SBC president

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear, one of three pastors to be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June, responded to six questions Baptist Press posed to each candidate.

    Greear's nomination was announced March 2 by Jimmy Scroggins, pastor of Family Church in West Palm Beach, Fla. Read More

  • 2016 SBC program schedule released

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The schedule for this year's Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting program has been released by the SBC Executive Committee in a special pre-convention issue of SBC LIFE.

    See schedule below. Read More

  • SBC ST. LOUIS: 'Awaken America, reach the world'

    by Shawn Hendricks, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (BP) -- When Southern Baptists depart St. Louis after their annual meeting in June, says SBC president Ronnie Floyd, he will be praying they do so with a "deep burden for our nation, a new commitment to racial unity and an extraordinary commitment to evangelize America."

    With the theme of this year's June 14-15 gathering being "Awaken America: Reach the World -- Agree, Unite, Pray," Floyd continues to point to passionate prayer as a critical tool for a "nationwide and global spiritual awakening." Read More

  • WMU: Share Christ by all means

    by Julie Walters, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Sharing Christ by all means is the focus of this year's Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, June 12–13.

    The meeting's theme -- By All Means -- is also WMU's emphasis for 2016–2018. The impetus for this theme is found in 1 Corinthians 9:22b–23: "I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the Gospel, that I may share in its blessings." Read More

  • SBC Pastors' Conference 2016 schedule

    by Staff, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- This year's Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference will center on the theme "Live This!" and focus on equipping pastors to do the work of evangelists.

    "I don't think anybody can deny that we are at an all-time low in evangelism," Pastors' Conference president John Meador said. "I don't think anyone can deny that no one is going to change this unless the pastor does. And because of those truths, I think this Pastors' Conference is critical and crucial." Read More

  • Pastors' Conference to spotlight evangelism

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference president John Meador didn't choose the "Live This!" theme of this year's sessions in St. Louis.

    He said it was burned on his heart several years ago as God convinced him through study of 2 Timothy 4:5-6 that he had not been leading his church in evangelism and that he -- along with fellow pastors -- needed to heed Scripture's call to "do the work of an evangelist." Read More

  • NAMB to launch Send Relief opportunities

    by Tobin Perry, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Southern Baptists attending this year's SBC annual meeting in St. Louis will learn how their churches can engage local communities with the Gospel by partnering with the North American Mission Board's new Send Relief initiative.

    NAMB will officially launch Send Relief during the Send Luncheon held at noon on June 13 at The Dome at America's Center, former home of the St. Louis Rams. Luncheon attendees will hear stories of how churches throughout North America are meeting needs as they engage their communities with the Gospel. NAMB will provide ways to help equip the church to more effectively do likewise in their community. Read More