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  • IMB's Platt initiates sexual abuse investigations

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, July 25, 2018 (22 days ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Two "thorough, outside, independent" investigations have been initiated by International Mission Board President David Platt into the IMB's handling of any past sexual abuse allegations and into its policies of zero tolerance for such abuse.

    Platt also stated a public apology to Anne Marie Miller, who has alleged sexual abuse by an individual who subsequently became an IMB missionary yet was not reported to authorities following a 2007 IMB inquiry into the matter.

    Platt's actions and apology were relayed to Baptist Press in a statement today (July 25), which is posted at the IMB's website. Read More

  • Platt 'challenged everybody' at Korean gathering

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 (one month ago)

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    CARROLLTON, Texas (BP) -- More than 900 Korean leaders and their families heard International Mission Board President David Platt's challenge to reach the world during the annual gathering of the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America.

    The fellowship, known informally as the Korean Council and encompassing 850 Korean-language churches, meets for three days each year in the same city and same week as the SBC annual meeting. Tuesday afternoon is left free and bus transportation is provided so the Koreans can participate in the day's session of the SBC annual meeting and vote for the next SBC president. Read More

  • Platt underscores Lottie Moon's urgency for the Gospel

    by Ann Lovell, posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (one month ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- This year's Southern Baptist Convention marked the 100th anniversary of the naming of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, International Mission Board President David Platt told more than 1,100 Southern Baptists at the IMB dinner June 11 at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas.

    Lottie Moon was a single female missionary who served with the Foreign Mission Board (now IMB) in China from 1873 until her death on Dec. 24, 1912, aboard a ship in the harbor of Kobe, Japan. She is among Southern Baptists' most well-known missionaries, thanks to the passionate letters she wrote to people back home advocating for more workers and more financial resources. Read More

  • IMB trustees name presidential search committee

    by Julie McGowan, posted Thursday, March 01, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- The International Mission Board began the search for a successor to David Platt to lead the SBC entity during their Feb. 28-March 1 meeting in the Richmond, Va., area.

    Platt, the mission board's president, reiterated his desire that the 173-year-old Southern Baptist entity stay on course for taking the Gospel to the world's darkest, hardest-to-reach places. To that end, IMB trustees approved the appointment of 20 new fulltime, fully funded missionaries.

    Trustee chairman Rick Dunbar named a 16-person committee to find Platt's replacement. Read More

  • David Platt to transition out of IMB presidency

    by David Roach, posted Monday, February 12, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- David Platt has announced plans to transition out of his role as president of the International Mission Board but will continue to serve until a new president is selected.

    Platt told trustees, missionaries and staff today (Feb. 12) that during his nearly four-year tenure at the IMB, he has been "burdened to continue preaching and leading in the local church," which led to assuming a teaching pastor role at McLean Bible Church in Northern Virginia, alongside his leadership of the IMB. Read More

  • Platt: Sharing the Gospel is God's will for believers

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, February 07, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Many believers struggle to "find" God's will, David Platt said in chapel Feb. 1 at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. But he added, "God's will is not something to be 'found.'"

    Platt spoke at the NOBTS Missions Emphasis Day and referenced 2.8 billion people who have little or no knowledge of Jesus.

    "God has [already] clearly revealed His will to us. He has made it clear what He wants us to do," Platt said. "He wants us to take the Gospel to them." Read More

  • Lottie Moon offering 4.1% above last year's pace

    by Julie McGowan, posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (7 months ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Southern Baptists' support of international missions through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is 4.1 percent ahead of the same time frame as last year, according to a report by Rodney Freeman, IMB treasurer and vice president of support services.

    At the end of December 2017, IMB had received $15,221,629 for the 2017-2018 campaign, which began Oct. 1 and continues through Sept. 30. The total is $600,027, or 4.1 percent, ahead of last year's October-December pace. Read More

  • IMB's 2017 entailed 'Give,' 'Send,' 'Celebrate'

    by IMB Staff, posted Friday, December 22, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- During 2017, Southern Baptists -- in partnership with thousands of International Mission Board personnel around the world -- seized opportunities toward fulfilling the Great Commission. Three young women whose hearts have been focused on following their Lord's call to international missions led Southern Baptists' efforts in giving and going.

    Southern Baptists' efforts to give, send and celebrate through the IMB in the past year included: Read More

  • Platt encourages pastors: 'Engage in SBC ecosystem'

    by Julie McGowan, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (one year ago)

    The International Mission Board is in a stable financial position, "setting the stage" to send more missionaries to share the Gospel, IMB President David Platt reports to the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix. He also relayed firsthand reports from missionaries around the world. Read More

  • Southern Baptist churches send 31 new missionaries

    by Julie McGowan , posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (one year ago)

    Messengers rejoiced with a "Sending Celebration" of 31 new missionaries during the SBC annual meeting June 14 in Phoenix. The newly appointed IMB personnel, sent by Southern Baptist churches, will take the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. Read More