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  • Endure trials in church revitalization, pastors say

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Friday, August 18, 2017 (3 days ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Pastors should endure amidst ministry challenges, said leading voices in church revitalization at the summer Alumni Academy at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Despite challenges and trials involved in church revitalization, ministers who are turning around congregations should maintain their vision for a healthy, biblically sound local church. They need to focus on God's plan instead of being discouraged when people scowl at biblical preaching, said Andy Davis, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Durham, N.C., and author of "Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again." Read More

  • Charles W. Draper, beloved scholar-teacher, dies at 70

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (one month ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Charles W. Draper, a professor of Boyce College and chair of the school's department of biblical studies, died from a heart attack June 25. He was 70.

    "Professor Charlie Draper was a cherished member of the Boyce College and Southern Seminary faculty, and he will be greatly missed," said R. Albert

    Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College. Read More

  • SBC seminary presidents recap campus highlights

    by SBC Seminary Staff, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention's six seminaries noted growth in ministry, enrollment and financial support in their reports to messengers June 14 at the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. Read More

  • Seminary marks 20-year nurture of ministers' wives

    by Annie Corser, posted Monday, May 22, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Alumni and students celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Seminary Wives Institute at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with testimonies from graduates from 1999 to 2017. Read More

  • Step out of comfort zones for foster care, Bevin says

    by Charissa Crotts, posted Thursday, April 27, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Kentucky First Lady Glenna Bevin urged 300 attendees during a Woman's Auxiliary luncheon at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to step out of their comfort zones and get involved with foster care and adoption. Glenna and her husband, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, have adopted four children from Ethiopia and have pledged to improve the state's foster care system. Read More

  • Prioritize prayer, Gaines says in SBTS chapel message

    by Annie Corser, posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Southern Baptists should prioritize prayer for unity and evangelism, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said in a chapel message at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary setting forth key aspects of prayer.

    "I'm praying that the priority of the Southern Baptist Convention ... will become literally a house of prayer," Gaines said. "I'm praying that when people think about the Southern Baptist Convention the very first thing they will think of is this: That's the group of folks, those are the folks that pray." Read More