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  • Platt: 'Take risks' to spread Gospel

    by Annie Corser, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (one year 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 (one year 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

  • Platt: Make evangelism 'primary' in life, ministry

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Monday, September 12, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- International Mission Board president David Platt sounded the alarm against a "gospel-less" and "gospel-lite" missions approach that many are apparently adopting today. This dangerous trend, he said, promotes good deeds but minimizes a call for repentance.

    Platt spoke of his concerns during the Global Missions Emphasis chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Sept. 6. He referenced debates taking place among some evangelical mission agencies regarding the usage of "Son of God" in translating Scripture or in interacting with Muslims. Read More

  • T4G speakers esteem Reformation heritage

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The legacy of the Protestant Reformation must endure in the doctrine and ministry of the church, speakers said at the 2016 Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, Ky., April 12-14.

    Nearly 500 years after Martin Luther ignited the Reformation in 1517, 10,000 attendees from 43 different countries and 20 denominations filled most of the KFC Yum! Center to hear preaching from Christian leaders typically identified with Reformed evangelicalism. More than 4,000 attendees self-identified as members of Southern Baptist churches. Read More

  • Platt announces live streamed Q&A

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, February 29, 2016 (2 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- International Mission Board President David Platt will host a one-hour live streamed video session on the entity's future at 11 a.m. Eastern Time March 3, answering questions and responding to comments submitted via Twitter under #IMBLive.

    Platt has expressed a desire to move the conversation beyond discussion of the 983 missionaries and 149 stateside staff members leaving IMB through a Voluntary Retirement Incentive (VRI) and a Hand Raising Opportunity (HRI) collectively aimed at balancing the entity's budget. Read More

  • Platt asks state papers to encourage unity

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    PONCE, Puerto Rico (BP) -- International Mission Board President David Platt has asked Baptist state papers to encourage unity among Southern Baptists following the announcement next week of how many IMB personnel have left the board through a series of voluntary resignation programs.

    Addressing a gathering of Baptist state paper leaders Feb. 16 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Platt also detailed what he deemed some of the most exciting work God is doing through IMB missionaries across the globe. Read More

  • Platt live stream addresses IMB reset

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Restoring the International Mission Board to full financial health will be a long process that requires patience among Southern Baptists and the cooperation of local churches through a variety of avenues, IMB President David Platt said Oct. 27 during a live stream question and answer session.

    Addressing a live audience that tuned in using more than 1,500 separate electronic devices, Platt reiterated the IMB's need to ... Read More

  • IMB grateful for help from Southern Baptists

    by Tess Rivers, posted Monday, October 19, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- International Mission Board missionaries and staff are expressing thanks for the way Southern Baptists have stepped up to provide offers of housing, vehicles and job opportunities to missionaries who have accepted IMB's voluntary retirement incentive.

    "Southern Baptists are not only catching the ball, they are running 99-yard touchdowns," said one missionary serving in Asia. " … Read More

  • IMB transition team announced for missionary retirees

    by Marie Curtis, posted Friday, September 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va.(BP) -- International Mission Board President David Platt has announced a transition team that will focus on the practical needs of missionaries who accept the voluntary retirement incentive recently offered to personnel who are at least 50 years of age with five years of service.

    The retirement incentive is the first phase to reduce IMB staff and field personnel by 600 to 800 people in response to revenue shortfalls. Read More