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  • Mo. Baptists pursue synergy for transforming lives

    by Benjamin Hawkins/Missouri Pathway, posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of the Missouri Baptist Convention
    RAYTOWN, Mo. (BP) -- Missouri Baptists pursued greater synergy for transforming lives and communities with the Gospel during their 183rd annual meeting.

    A total of 883 messengers and 234 visitors from 391 churches gathered Oct. 23-24 at the Connection Point Church (formerly First Baptist) of Raytown, Mo., where they approved new governing documents, heard a report from the Missouri Baptist Foundation President for the first time in 15 years and welcomed special guests, including Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. Read More

  • Judge rules in favor of MBC in Baptist Home, MBU case

    by Missouri Pathway Staff , posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017 (7 months ago)

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) -- A specially-appointed judge has ordered The Baptist Home and Missouri Baptist University to seat trustees elected by the Missouri Baptist Convention. If the ruling stands, the two organizations would resume operating under convention-approved charters and boards for the first time since 2001.

    In an 86-page opinion signed Sept. 27, Special Judge Karl DeMarce held that trustees of the Baptist Home and MBU violated Missouri law when they cut off the MBC's rights in 2000 and 2001, respectively. Both charters required MBC messengers to approve any changes. Once final, the court's order voids any unapproved amendments, reinstates the MBC's rights, and returns the entities to the MBC. Read More

  • Mo. attorney general targets human trafficking

    by Brian Koonce/Missouri Pathway, posted Wednesday, April 05, 2017 (one year ago)

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    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Missouri's attorney general has drawn support from Southern Baptists for issuing regulations enforcing consumer protection laws to target human traffickers.

    In April 3 comments made at an undisclosed human trafficking rescue site in the St. Louis area, Joshua Hawley likened human trafficking to modern day slavery, noting that each year, thousands of young women and girls are forced into commercial sexual exploitation -- forced to provide sex for money. Read More

  • Independent church aligns with Missouri Baptists/SBC

    by Benjamin Hawkins/Missouri Pathway, posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (one year ago)

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BP) -- The shared vision of transforming lives and communities with the Gospel has led a historically independent church whose pastor serves as president of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International to become a cooperating church with the Missouri Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More

  • SBU expels two students in alleged off-campus crime

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, February 03, 2017 (one year ago)

    BOLIVAR, Mo. (BP) -- Southwest Baptist University (SBU) in Bolivar, Mo., has expelled two students allegedly involved in an assault at an off-campus group home unrelated to the university.

    Viavia Manuma, 24, was charged Feb. 1 with one count of child abuse and two counts of first-degree assault in the incident said to have occurred in July 2016 at Home Court Advantage Inc., a residential treatment facility for children, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Henry Epenesa, 21, was arrested Feb. 2 and charged with two counts of assault and one count of child abuse, The Missouri Pathway reported. Both men were SBU football players. Read More

  • MBC calls on court for restoration

    by Missouri Pathway Staff, posted Monday, December 19, 2016 (one year ago)

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) -- The Missouri Baptist Convention has asked the Circuit Court of Cole County to restore The Baptist Home and Missouri Baptist University to the MBC family.

    The Baptist Home, a three-campus senior adult residential ministry, broke away from the convention in September 2000, declaring its board of trustees to be independent and self-perpetuating. In August 2001, Missouri Baptist University (MBU), a four-year college in Clayton, Mo., took the same action, amending its charter to remove all ties to the MBC. Read More

  • Mo. Baptists urge Christian citizenship

    by Ben Hawkins/Missouri Pathway , posted Friday, November 11, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (BP) -- Missouri Baptists urged believers to active Christian citizenship and defending biblical views of the sanctity of life and transgenderism during their 182nd annual meeting.

    A total of 861 messengers and 195 guests from 366 churches gathered Oct. 24-26 at the St. Charles Convention Center, where Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Director John Yeats reminded them that they need never be alone. Inspired by the theme of the meeting, "Never Alone," he encouraged them with Christ's words, "I am with you always" (Matt. 28:20), but he also urged them to "belong to a team" that is on a mission. Read More

  • Mo. Supreme Court returns entity to state convention

    by Missouri Pathway Staff, posted Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (one year ago)

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) -- The Missouri Baptist Foundation is coming home to the Missouri Baptist Convention.

    The Missouri Supreme Court declined Tuesday (Sept. 20) to hear the foundation's appeal of an appeals court decision ordering its return to governance by convention-elected trustees. Read More

  • Missouri Baptist Foundation appeal turned down

    by Missouri Pathway Staff, posted Friday, July 08, 2016 (one year ago)

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) -- The Missouri Court of Appeals has denied a motion by the Missouri Baptist Foundation to reconsider its ruling that the foundation return trustee governance to the Missouri Baptist Convention.

    The July 5 ruling affirmed a unanimous three-judge panel's ruling May 24 to return the foundation to the Missouri convention after 15 years of control by a self-appointed, self-perpetuating board. The foundation motion asked for a rehearing before all 11 judges of the Western District Court of Appeals in Kansas City. Read More