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  • SBC 2018 Dallas theme: 'Testify! Go. Stand. Speak'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (6 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- "Testify! Go. Stand. Speak." will be the theme for the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 12-13 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, SBC President Steve Gaines has announced.

    Evangelism is the urgency of the theme anchored in Acts 5:20, Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church near Memphis, told Baptist Press today (Jan. 17).

    "Fulfilling the Great Commission has always been at the heart of who Southern Baptists are," Gaines said. "However, as research from [New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President] Chuck Kelley has shown, our baptisms are the lowest we have seen in 70 years. If we want to see that trend turn around, we must refocus our efforts on evangelism, telling a lost world about the hope that is found only in Jesus Christ." Read More

  • 2017 SBC Pastors' Conf. issues financial report

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, January 03, 2018 (20 days ago)

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    PHOENIX (BP) -- In what may be the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference's first public financial report, 2017 conference president Dave Miller noted expenditures of just over $400,000 for the Phoenix gathering plus an additional $100,000 provided by the Cooperative Program to help pay for meeting space.

    "As pastors of average and smaller churches, the costs of the conference boggled our minds," Miller, pastor of Southern Hills Baptist Church in Sioux City, Iowa, wrote in a Jan. 2 report. "But we found that with the support of the entities of the SBC ... Read More

  • SBC evangelism task force discusses recommendations

    by Alex Sibley , posted Friday, December 08, 2017 (one month ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Members of the Southern Baptist Convention's evangelism task force met Dec. 5 to each share recommendations that will be considered for a final report to the SBC's 2018 annual meeting in Dallas.

    The task force gathered on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for the second of three scheduled meetings. SBC President Steve Gaines appointed the task force during the SBC annual meeting in June to focus on how Southern Baptists might be more effective in personal soul winning and evangelistic preaching. Read More

  • Dallas SBC 2018 hotel registration opens

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, October 02, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Housing registration has opened for the Southern Baptist Convention's 2018 annual meeting set for June 12-13 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., in Dallas.

    Online reservations may be made around the clock at www.sbcannualmeeting.net/sbc18. Reservations by phone are available from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Central time Monday through Friday at (800)-967-8852 toll-free.

    The Omni Dallas is the official convention hotel, located a block from the convention site. Read More

  • SBC evangelism task force holds first meeting

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- How to increase Southern Baptists' passion for personal evangelism and encourage preachers to include evangelistic invitations in every sermon were among the topics discussed Aug. 14-15 at the first meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention's task force on soul winning and evangelistic preaching.

    "I cannot remember a meeting that encouraged my heart as much as this one," task force chairman Paige Patterson said in a statement released to Baptist Press. "We had a large portion of the task force who were able to attend and they seriously and humbly pursued the convention-assigned task. Read More

  • SBC 2018: Southern Baptist mission teams invited to TX

    by Tammi Reed Ledbetter, posted Monday, August 07, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- As Dallas hosts next year's annual meeting of Southern Baptists, the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention is extending an invitation for churches to bring mission teams as well as messengers.

    Whether it is the week leading up to the June 12-13 meeting, extending their trip into the next week or finding another time frame later in the summer, mission volunteers will find plenty of opportunities from which to choose throughout the state, noted Barry Calhoun, SBTC director of missions mobilization. Read More

  • SBC PHOENIX: registration total finalized, costs down

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, August 02, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    PHOENIX (BP) -- Data compiled following the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix indicates more messengers than 2011, the last time the convention was held in Phoenix, and a net annual meeting cost reduction of some $800,000 since that time.

    Nominees elected to boards and committees were notable for their ethnic diversity, Cooperative Program support and representation of churches with 250 members or fewer. Read More

  • Missionary will remember 'those who are praying'

    by Kevin Singerman, posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (6 months ago)

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    PHOENIX (BP) -- My heart was racing as my wife and I stood and waited.

    Memories from the past several years shot through my mind. Time after time I had heard the cry, "They are perishing without the Gospel! Who will go?" And time after time I had responded. But God's quiet reply to my soul was simply, "Wait on the Lord...." Read More

  • Disciple-making addressed by Ezell, Platt, Geiger

    by Michael Smith, posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (6 months ago)

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    PHOENIX (BP) -- Disciple-making in Southern Baptist churches was assessed by SBC entity leaders Kevin Ezell, David Platt and Eric Geiger during a forum at the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

    Robby Gallaty, pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., president/founder of Replicate Ministries and chairman of a task force created last year to encourage disciple-making by Southern Baptists, led the discussion at the Replicate Ministries booth in the SBC exhibit hall June 13. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A family of churches

    by Curtis Cook, posted Friday, July 14, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Curtis Cook, at each Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting he attends, gains renewed appreciation for a family of churches that can "lock arms together for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ." Read More