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  • IMB Sending Celebration: 'why we came together'

    by Ann Lovell, posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 (one month ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- In an International Mission Board service marked by testimonies and prayer for the approximate 11,700 people groups around the world, IMB President David Platt reminded messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention that the SBC exists first and foremost for the spread the Gospel.

    "Tonight we have the opportunity to remember the reason we came together in the first place. We exist to combine the efforts of our churches for the spread of the Gospel in the world," Platt said during IMB's Sending Celebration the evening of June 12. Read More

  • ANALYSIS: Workplace evangelism abroad begins here

    by Sebastian Traeger, posted Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (one year ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- I've had the privilege lately of seeing an increasing number of people at all stages of life express interest in joining the global mission of God through the International Mission Board. Many wonder how they can be preparing to go.

    On one level, it's very simple: current faithfulness in your assignments is the greatest predictor of future fruitfulness. So, faithfully serve where you are. Read More

  • IMB to align missionary requirements with BF&M

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 15, 2015 (3 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- The International Mission Board's new policy on missionary qualifications -- replacing previous restrictions related to baptism, speaking in tongues and divorce among other matters -- represents an effort to keep basic requirements from going beyond the Baptist Faith and Message, IMB President David Platt told reporters May 14. Read More