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25,297 years: emeritus missionaries mark their callRIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- "You, like Paul, found many ways to stay in place."
Drew Carson*, a leader with the International Mission Board, told emeritus Southern Baptist missionaries, who recorded a total of 25,297 years of service during their careers, that the New Testament apostle "could have left … but he chose to stay the course," as recorded in 1 Corinthians 16:8-9.
"Your ministry of staying the course has also helped the IMB stay the course," Carson said. Read More
TRUSTEES: IMB celebrates missionaries, approves balanced budgetRIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- International Mission Board trustees gathered at Ridgecrest Conference Center Sept. 11-13 to celebrate more than 25,000 years of service by emeritus missionaries while approving the appointment of 51 new personnel to take the Gospel to unreached people and places.
The fall meeting near Asheville, N.C., also included orientation for 11 new trustees; approval of a balanced budget for 2017-18; and concerted prayer for specific needs representing every region of the world. Read More
Dinner with a former jihadi, a new view of missionsRICHMOND (BP) -- Growing up in post 9/11 America, I believed no greater enemy existed than a terrorist waging war on the Western world. So you might imagine how, um, surprised and paralyzed I felt when I found myself in South Asia eating dinner with a jihadi.
Well, he used to be. Read More
Redefine your life, Send Conference's 4,000 exhortedORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- "Is anybody hungry for a fresh move of God?" Las Vegas pastor Vance Pitman asked the crowd of 4,000-plus during the first of four main gatherings at the Send Conference in Orlando, Fla.
"Our prayer is that God would move fresh in your heart -- that you would have a fresh encounter with the Holy Spirit," said Pitman, senior pastor of Hope Church in Las Vegas, in speaking on how to live on mission by redefining life. Read More
5 encouragements for short-term summer mission teamsRICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Summers provide great opportunities for short-term mission teams to serve the cause of Christ around the globe.
At the same time, missionaries in cross-cultural settings are anticipating the arrival of those teams -- a process that can bring joy and excitement, but sometimes fear. Short-term summer mission teams can provide much needed help for missionaries, but for both the missionary team and the volunteer team to profit, each side needs to prepare well. Read More
Worship & missions: An interview with Keith GettyNASHVILLE (BP) -- Many Southern Baptists may know the Gettys for "In Christ Alone," a beautiful hymn Keith Getty and Stuart Townend penned in 2000 and the church has been singing ever since.
Keith and Kristyn Getty, along with others, have written many more, some of which tie directly to the missionary activity of the church. During the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Phoenix in June, the International Mission Board's Rodney Calfee sat down with Keith to discuss worship and missions. Read More
'Stage is set,' Platt tells Baptists at IMB dinnerPHOENIX (BP) -- How many missionaries could be sent from just a fraction of all Southern Baptist churches today? At the International Mission Board dinner June 12 in Phoenix, IMB President David Platt and the crowd of approximately 1,350 Southern Baptists estimated that their congregations, right now, have a combined potential of 28,551 missionaries.
Those in attendance compiled the number of students, singles, husbands, wives, moms, dads, kids and grandparents in their churches who might take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the billions of people who have yet to hear it. Read More
Platt encourages pastors: 'Engage in SBC ecosystem'
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
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
TRUSTEES: IMB now on firm ground, Platt reportsPHOENIX (BP) -- Through Southern Baptists' "faithful, generous and consistent giving" of more than $98 million to the Cooperative Program and approximately $153 million to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, the International Mission Board has reached financially stability, IMB President David Platt told the entity's trustees June 12.
"That's breathtaking: over $250 million given from Southern Baptist churches for the spread of the Gospel among the nations," Platt said. "And as a result of that giving, I am glad to report to trustees and the broader SBC that IMB is standing on firm financial ground." Read More