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  • Platt encourages pastors: 'Engage in SBC ecosystem'

    by Julie McGowan, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (9 days ago)

    The International Mission Board is in a stable financial position, "setting the stage" to send more missionaries to share the Gospel, IMB President David Platt reports to the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix. He also relayed firsthand reports from missionaries around the world. Read More

  • Southern Baptist churches send 31 new missionaries

    by Julie McGowan , posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (9 days ago)

    Messengers rejoiced with a "Sending Celebration" of 31 new missionaries during the SBC annual meeting June 14 in Phoenix. The newly appointed IMB personnel, sent by Southern Baptist churches, will take the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. Read More

  • Platt apologizes for 'divisive' IMB amicus brief

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, February 16, 2017 (4 months ago)

    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- International Mission Board President David Platt has apologized to Southern Baptists for the divisive nature of an amicus brief the IMB joined last May in support of a New Jersey's Islamic society's right to build a mosque.

    "I apologize to Southern Baptists for how distracting and divisive this has been," Platt said Feb. 15 during a meeting with Baptist state paper editors in Ontario, Calif.

    "I can say with full confidence," he said, "that in the days ahead, IMB will have a process in place to keep us focused on our primary mission: partnering with churches to empower limitless missionary teams for evangelizing, discipling, planting and multiplying healthy churches, and training leaders among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God." Read More

  • Platt to students: 'Risk your life in faith'

    by Myriah Snyder, posted Tuesday, January 03, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    INDIANAPOLIS (BP) -- As 2016 came to close, more than 2,000 college students and campus leaders were challenged by Southern Baptists and other Christian speakers to give their lives to the cause of missions during the Cross 2016 missions event.

    The purpose of the Dec. 27-30 conference at the Indianapolis Convention Center was "to mobilize students in the cause of frontier missions for the glory of Jesus Christ," according to the event website and various speakers throughout the gathering. Read More

  • Platt livestream cites thanksgiving as IMB's aim

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016 (7 months ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Thanksgiving is among the central aims of missions.

    That was International Mission Board President David Platt's assertion in a Nov. 21 Thanksgiving livestream event that included an update on the IMB's financial status and interviews with personnel serving overseas.

    "When we go and proclaim the Gospel and people receive the grace of God ... they will give thanks to God for His grace, and He will receive glory through that," Platt said, basing his comments on 2 Corinthians 4:15, a theme verse for the presentation. Read More

  • Platt: 'Take risks' to spread Gospel

    by Annie Corser, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (9 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The reality of death for all people should compel more Christians to take risks in spreading the good news of Christ's resurrection among unreached people groups, said David Platt, president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, during a chapel message at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Read More

  • Platt to EC: Seemingly dead man rose among UUPG

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (9 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- What appeared to local believers to be a physical resurrection from the dead among an unengaged, unreached people group in Southeast Asia has opened a door for Gospel witness and highlighted what International Mission Board President David Platt called "God's power to supernaturally save sinners."

    Platt recounted the story -- which, though atypical in Western experience, bore similarities to biblical accounts of raising the dead -- during his report to the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, Sept. 19 in Nashville. The episode illustrates, he said, the spiritual fruit that has come as IMB missionaries have shared the Gospel with "biblical clarity, precision and consistency." Read More

  • Platt: Make evangelism 'primary' in life, ministry

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Monday, September 12, 2016 (9 months ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- International Mission Board president David Platt sounded the alarm against a "gospel-less" and "gospel-lite" missions approach that many are apparently adopting today. This dangerous trend, he said, promotes good deeds but minimizes a call for repentance.

    Platt spoke of his concerns during the Global Missions Emphasis chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Sept. 6. He referenced debates taking place among some evangelical mission agencies regarding the usage of "Son of God" in translating Scripture or in interacting with Muslims. Read More

  • T4G speakers esteem Reformation heritage

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (one year ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The legacy of the Protestant Reformation must endure in the doctrine and ministry of the church, speakers said at the 2016 Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, Ky., April 12-14.

    Nearly 500 years after Martin Luther ignited the Reformation in 1517, 10,000 attendees from 43 different countries and 20 denominations filled most of the KFC Yum! Center to hear preaching from Christian leaders typically identified with Reformed evangelicalism. More than 4,000 attendees self-identified as members of Southern Baptist churches. Read More

  • Platt announces live streamed Q&A

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, February 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- International Mission Board President David Platt will host a one-hour live streamed video session on the entity's future at 11 a.m. Eastern Time March 3, answering questions and responding to comments submitted via Twitter under #IMBLive.

    Platt has expressed a desire to move the conversation beyond discussion of the 983 missionaries and 149 stateside staff members leaving IMB through a Voluntary Retirement Incentive (VRI) and a Hand Raising Opportunity (HRI) collectively aimed at balancing the entity's budget. Read More