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  • Greear to state execs: 'How may I serve you?'

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (one month ago)

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    ATLANTA (BP) -- Agreements to "assume the best in one another" and that a "Gospel-above-all culture needs to prevail" in the Southern Baptist Convention were among the outcomes when SBC President J.D. Greear met Aug. 20 with 15 executive directors of Baptist state conventions.

    "The most basic principle in airline travel is that if you want someone there for the landing, they have to be there for the takeoff," Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., told Baptist Press in written comments. "These are the leaders who have been leading in the things before I became president and likely will be there leading after my term. I wanted to know how I could serve them, catalyze their efforts in evangelism and mobilization and bring cohesion to many of the wonderful things already going on throughout the SBC." Read More

  • State papers celebrate milestones, consider future

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, February 06, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Milestone anniversaries of two Baptist state newspapers have occasioned reflection on the present ministry of state papers and their future role among Southern Baptists.

    The Alabama Baptist celebrated 175 years of continuous publication today (Feb. 6) with a birthday party in Marion, Ala., site of the paper's founding. North Carolina's Biblical Recorder marked 185 years of ministry Jan. 17. Read More

  • Building sales: State conventions cite various factors

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- At its annual meeting this fall, the Colorado Baptist General Convention (CBGC) announced plans to sell its Denver-area office building and relocate to a smaller facility nearby.

    As CBGC executive director Nathan Lorick put it, the convention's "desire in selling our building is to maximize the reach of our dollars through minimizing our space needs" and "to have our staff be more mobile."

    Those sentiments appear representative of at least eight state conventions that ... Read More

  • NAMB trustees: Md./Del. investigation 'concluded'

    by David Roach, posted Monday, June 20, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- A North American Mission Board trustee recommendation and a messenger motion at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting were among the actions Southern Baptists took in St. Louis last week related to NAMB's dealings with the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.

    NAMB trustees adopted a recommendation June 13 stating they have conducted a "thorough examination and review" of the entity's relationship with the BCMD and regard as "concluded" an investigation of complaints the convention, which is also known as the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network, was mistreated. Read More