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

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, February 07, 2018 (8 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 (9 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 (10 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

  • Platt apologizes for 'divisive' IMB amicus brief

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, February 16, 2017 (one year ago)

    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- International Mission Board President David Platt has apologized to Southern Baptists for the divisive nature of an amicus brief the IMB joined last May in support of a New Jersey's Islamic society's right to build a mosque.

    "I apologize to Southern Baptists for how distracting and divisive this has been," Platt said Feb. 15 during a meeting with Baptist state paper editors in Ontario, Calif.

    "I can say with full confidence," he said, "that in the days ahead, IMB will have a process in place to keep us focused on our primary mission: partnering with churches to empower limitless missionary teams for evangelizing, discipling, planting and multiplying healthy churches, and training leaders among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God." Read More

  • Platt to students: 'Risk your life in faith'

    by Myriah Snyder, posted Tuesday, January 03, 2017 (one year ago)

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    INDIANAPOLIS (BP) -- As 2016 came to close, more than 2,000 college students and campus leaders were challenged by Southern Baptists and other Christian speakers to give their lives to the cause of missions during the Cross 2016 missions event.

    The purpose of the Dec. 27-30 conference at the Indianapolis Convention Center was "to mobilize students in the cause of frontier missions for the glory of Jesus Christ," according to the event website and various speakers throughout the gathering. Read More

  • Platt livestream cites thanksgiving as IMB's aim

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016 (one year ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Thanksgiving is among the central aims of missions.

    That was International Mission Board President David Platt's assertion in a Nov. 21 Thanksgiving livestream event that included an update on the IMB's financial status and interviews with personnel serving overseas.

    "When we go and proclaim the Gospel and people receive the grace of God ... they will give thanks to God for His grace, and He will receive glory through that," Platt said, basing his comments on 2 Corinthians 4:15, a theme verse for the presentation. Read More

  • Platt: 'Take risks' to spread Gospel

    by Annie Corser, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The reality of death for all people should compel more Christians to take risks in spreading the good news of Christ's resurrection among unreached people groups, said David Platt, president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, during a chapel message at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Read More

  • Platt to EC: Seemingly dead man rose among UUPG

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- What appeared to local believers to be a physical resurrection from the dead among an unengaged, unreached people group in Southeast Asia has opened a door for Gospel witness and highlighted what International Mission Board President David Platt called "God's power to supernaturally save sinners."

    Platt recounted the story -- which, though atypical in Western experience, bore similarities to biblical accounts of raising the dead -- during his report to the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, Sept. 19 in Nashville. The episode illustrates, he said, the spiritual fruit that has come as IMB missionaries have shared the Gospel with "biblical clarity, precision and consistency." Read More