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  • WRAP-UP: Sex abuse prevention tops SBC Exec. Comm. agenda

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (2 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Preventing and responding to sexual abuse was a major focus during meetings of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Feb. 18-19 in Nashville. Among the EC's actions was recommending an amendment to the SBC Constitution stating churches are not "in friendly cooperation with the Convention" if they "have evidenced indifference in addressing sexual abuse." Read More

  • 10-year-old advances SBC ministry day

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (2 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Zak McCullar was 9 years old when he knocked on a stranger's door in Black Mountain, N.C., eager to tell her about Jesus.

    "I said we're from Walker County in Alabama and we're with Oteen Baptist Church and we want to invite you to church, and if there's any questions ask me." Read More

  • EC pres. search committee has found 'God's candidate'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (3 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The search committee seeking the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee has "identified God's candidate for such a time as this" and will announce the nominee "very soon," search committee vice chairman Adron Robinson reported today (Feb. 19). Read More

  • With 'Gospel above all,' Greear tackles sex abuse

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (3 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Maintaining his signature theme of the "Gospel Above All," Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear detailed a prescription to battle sex abuse and its enablers at the SBC Executive Committee meeting Feb. 18 in Nashville.

    "We serve a God who laid down His life to protect the vulnerable," Greear said in his presidential address. "How dare we proclaim that Gospel with our mouths and then turn a blind eye when the vulnerable in our midst cry out for help?" Read More

  • EC search committee has 'actively pursued' non-Anglos

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, February 07, 2019 (15 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Responding to "recent online stories and related social media activity," the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee's presidential search committee says it has "actively pursued resumes from non-Anglo candidates."

    In a Feb. 7 statement to the full EC, the search committee also said it "will not have a nomination to share" at the EC's Feb. 18-19 meeting in Nashville. It is seeking a successor to Frank S. Page, who resigned in March 2018. Read More

  • EC WRAP-UP: Sex abuse prevention, pres. search, DR

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- An initiative by Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear to address sexual abuse in the church will be funded by the first $250,000 in Cooperative Program overage for 2017-2018, by a vote of the SBC Executive Committee.

    Other highlights of the Executive Committee's Sept. 17-18 meeting in Nashville included a report from the EC presidential search committee and a report on Southern Baptist Disaster Relief following Hurricane Florence. Two retiring leaders of Baptist state conventions were honored with resolutions of appreciation.

    In appropriating money for Greear's Sexual Abuse Advisory Study, an initiative in conjunction with the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the EC acted on behalf of the SBC "to provide two years of funding ... to study ways to address sexual abuse and related issues in a church or ministry context," according to a recommendation approved by the EC. The funding will be drawn from an anticipated $5 million overage from the 2017-2018 CP Allocation Budget. Read More

  • SWBTS 'moving forward' despite 'certain events'

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "Although certain events took place this summer," Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary interim president Jeffrey Bingham told the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, Southern Baptists are invited to "move forward" with Southwestern.

    During his Sept. 18 report to the EC in Nashville, Bingham referred at least five times to the May 30 termination of Southwestern president emeritus Paige Patterson, a week after he was accorded that status. Yet in an effort to focus on the future, Bingham never described what happened, utilizing instead the refrain "certain events." His only mention of Patterson by name was a request that EC members pray for him and his wife Dorothy.

    "Yes, events happened this summer," Bingham said. "But you know what? Southwestern, by the grace and the mercy of God, is moving ahead to fulfill its mission, which is to train God-called men and women for a variety of ministries. We are not living in the past." Read More

  • Exec. Comm. members' questions aired in open forum

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Concern over Baptist work in Utah and Idaho, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission were voiced during an Executive Committee open forum Sept. 18.

    The forum was initiated by the EC's interim president, D. August Boto, in consultation with EC officers as part of the closing day's agenda during the Sept. 17-18 meeting in Nashville.

    Boto, who also serves as the EC executive vice president and general counsel, called the forum an "experiment" apart from regular business "to voice the views from your home territories," whether questions, complaints, suggestions or praises regarding Southern Baptist ministry at the national level. Read More

  • BLOG: SBC Executive Committee meeting

    by David Roach, posted Monday, September 17, 2018 (5 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Baptist Press is live blogging plenary sessions of the SBC Executive Committee meeting Sept. 17-18. Updates can be read here and at our Twitter account. Read More

  • EC search committee cautions against speculation

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The committee charged with nominating the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee "has not begun to look at names yet" and says "any speculation or social media posts about who we may nominate is just that, speculation," according to an update released today (June 20) by search committee chairman Steve Swofford.

    The update was addressed to EC members and provided to Baptist Press for publication. Read More