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  • SBC IN DALLAS: Prayer for Southern Baptist resolutions

    by Jason G. Duesing, posted Monday, May 21, 2018 (2 days ago)

    Photo by Susan Whitley/NAMB
    DALLAS (BP) -- As chairman of the 2018 SBC Committee on Resolutions, I write to ask for members and messengers of Southern Baptist churches to pray for the committee during this season where we carry out our work and to provide a brief overview of our responsibilities.

    What are resolutions and what is the Resolutions Committee?

    The Resolutions Committee exists to serve the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention and has the entrusted duty of preparing and submitting ... Read More

  • SBC exhibits to feature dialogue & ministry

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, May 18, 2018 (5 days ago)

    BP file photo by Bill Bangham
    DALLAS (BP) -- Abuse, the future of the Southern Baptist Convention, racism and collegiate church planting are among trending topics the Cooperative Program booth will address at the 2018 SBC Annual Meeting in Dallas.

    Interviews with SBC presidential contenders J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and Ken Hemphill, a North Greenville University administrator, also are scheduled during the June 11–13 sessions in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

    C. Ashley Clayton, SBC Executive Committee vice president for CP and stewardship, called the lineup impressive and worthy of notice for visitors to the exhibit hall. Read More

  • Tenn. evangelist Jerry Drace to be 2nd VP nominee

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (7 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Tennessee evangelist and pastor Jerry Drace will be nominated for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Union University professor Ernest Easley announced today (May 16).

    A vocational evangelist for more than 40 years, Drace has preached in approximately 1,000 Southern Baptist churches and conducted 300 of his signature Hope of the Home conferences in the U.S. and Great Britain. For the past eight years, he has served as bivocational pastor at Friendship (Tenn.) Baptist Church, the west Tennessee congregation his father once pastored and where Drace came to faith in Christ. Read More

  • SBC evangelism task force finalizes recommendations

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (7 days ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- With hopes of catalyzing "a fresh wave of evangelistic passion," the Southern Baptist Convention's evangelism task force has finalized its recommendations to the convention and will release them a week before the SBC annual meeting in Dallas.

    The task force, appointed last June by SBC President Steve Gaines, held its third and final meeting May 14-15 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to adopting its recommendations unanimously, the 19-member group elected Southern Baptist Theological Seminary administrator Adam Greenway as vice chairman. Southwestern Seminary President Paige Patterson is chairman. Read More

  • 2nd-gen cross-cultural pastors focus of Dallas panel

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (8 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Second-generation Asian American pastors and others called to cross-cultural ministry are the focus of a panel discussion from noon to 1 p.m. June 12 in Dallas.

    The 2nd-Generation Pastors and Planters Fellowship is open not only to Asian Americans, but second-generation pastors of any ethnic origin called to ministry outside their personal cultural groups in the U.S., said event organizer Thomas Wong.

    "We just want to encourage that second generation -- who may not feel that they have resources, mentors or coaches -- that they can access guys like us," said Wong, president of the National Asian-American Second Generation Fellowship hosting the event. Read More

  • Dallas crowd anticipated largest since SBC 2010

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, May 14, 2018 (9 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Dallas attendance is in line to be the highest at a Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting since 2010, according to an event coordinator.

    Advance hotel reservations which ended today (May 14) are about 25 percent ahead of reservations this time last year, said William Townes, SBC Executive Committee vice president for convention finance. Read More

  • SBC IN DALLAS: Bright light in the prayer room

    by Ted Elmore, posted Monday, May 14, 2018 (10 days ago)

    The prayer room for the SBC annual meeting in Dallas, Ted Elmore writes, will be a gathering place to ask God to do "exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: We are having church on Sunday

    by Joseph Bunce, posted Monday, May 14, 2018 (10 days ago)

    In an era of polarization and confusion, the ministry of Baptist churches in their communities is cause for celebration, Joseph Bunce notes. "We are seeing food given to the hungry," he writes, "and the Bread of Life distributed among those who are far from God." Read More

  • Gaines addresses Patterson, racial diversity, SBC

    by Staff, posted Friday, May 11, 2018 (12 days ago)

    BP file photo by Adam Covington
    CORDOVA, Tenn. (BP) -- Responding to questions about his committee appointments and controversy involving a Southern Baptist seminary leader, SBC President Steve Gaines released a statement today (May 11) to Baptist Press.

    Gaines, pastor of Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., specifically addresses the controversy involving past statements by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson on women, divorce and domestic violence. Gaines' statement also touched on racial diversity and ways Southern Baptists can pray for the SBC leading up to its annual meeting in Dallas, June 12-13. Read More

  • La. pastor announces plans to nominate Hemphill

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 11, 2018 (12 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Louisiana pastor Brad Jurkovich has announced he will nominate Ken Hemphill for Southern Baptist Convention president at the convention's June 12-13 annual meeting in Dallas.

    A coalition of Southern Baptists stated their intent to nominate Hemphill via Louisiana's Baptist Message newsjournal Feb. 1, but no specific individual was identified as volunteering to place the former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary president's name in nomination. Read More