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  • Executive Committee to hold called meeting

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, April 02, 2018 (2 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- EC Chairman Stephen Rummage has called a special meeting of the SBC Executive Committee for Tuesday, April 17, at the SBC Building in Nashville.

    "As you know, concerns and questions abound in regard to the sudden and grievous departure of our EC president," Rummage said in the letter to all 83 members of the Executive Committee regarding the March 27 retirement of EC President Frank S. Page. Three of the 86 positions are currently vacant. Read More

  • EC's Frank Page resigns over 'personal failing'

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, March 27, 2018 (2 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Frank S. Page has resigned as president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, effective today (March 27) over what is described as "a morally inappropriate relationship in the recent past."

    Florida pastor Stephen Rummage, chairman of the Executive Committee, released a 300-word statement Tuesday afternoon (March 27) on behalf of the EC's officers noting the circumstances of Page's resignation: ... Read More

  • WRAP-UP: EC considers DC convention, mission board merger

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee has given the District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) 90 days to "secure" the "the removal of any churches from its fellowship that have demonstrated a faith or practice affirming, approving or endorsing homosexual behavior," according to a recommendation adopted by the EC Feb. 20.

    If such churches remain in friendly cooperation with the DCBC after that period, the DCBC will lose its authorization "to receive and disburse Cooperative Program and other SBC contributions," the EC stated during its Feb. 19-20 meetings in Nashville. Read More

  • 'In the Lord we have protection,' Gaines tells EC

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- God protects Christians facing contemporary turmoil and troubles just as He protected the apostle Paul in the first century, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said in his address to the SBC Executive Committee Feb. 19 in Nashville.

    Just months ago in November 2017, a gunman slaughtered 26 people attending worship service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on the heels of an October massacre that killed 58 concertgoers and injured 500 more at an outdoor venue in Las Vegas. Most recently, a teenage student who had been expelled from a Florida high school returned, killed 17 students and teachers, and wounded 14 others, although Gaines didn't mention any specific tragedies. Read More

  • Page: Churches & stewardship key to SBC honoring God

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- God wants "everything we do to bring Him glory," Frank S. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, noted.

    The church must be a focal point where God's glory is evident, Page stated during the opening session of the EC's Feb. 19-20 meeting in Nashville.

    Page read two verses from the apostle Paul in Scripture, Ephesians 3:20-21, to open his message: Read More

  • 'Remarkable' number of women reported at SBC seminaries

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 22, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "A remarkable number of young women" are enrolling at Southern Baptist Convention seminaries, according to a report delivered this week to the SBC Executive Committee.

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson, in reporting to the EC Sept. 18, said female SBC seminary graduates are helping to fulfill a need in churches for "strong female Bible teachers." He attributed the increased number of female students in part to the publication of high-quality theological resources for women by LifeWay Christian Resources. Read More

  • WRAP-UP: Prayer, DR giving top EC actions at 100 yrs.

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Intercessory prayer and special disaster recovery funding topped the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee agenda during its Nashville meeting Sept. 18–19, which marked the EC's centennial.

    The Executive Committee unanimously approved a resolution calling Southern Baptists and other Christians to prevailing prayer in the midst of "racial unrest, cataclysmic storms, raging wildfires, political strife, daily shootings in cities across the land, and rampant disregard for the commands and teachings of God's Word." Read More

  • CP overage reallocation to aid hurricane survivors

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptists' Cooperative Program helped survivors after Hurricane Katrina in 2005; it will do so again in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey and, now, Maria.

    The SBC Executive Committee, in its Sept. 18-19 meeting in Nashville, voted to utilize overages in the 2016-2017 Cooperative Program Allocation Budget for disaster relief in two ways:

    -- Designating the first $1.25 million of any overage in the SBC's $189 million allocation budget for disaster relief in Florida and Texas by the Send Relief ministry of the North American Mission Board. Read More

  • CP withholding found to be 'lower than anticipated'

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (9 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A committee established in February to study "the current reality in Southern Baptist life of churches either escrowing or discontinuing Cooperative Program funds" concluded that fewer than two of every 1,000 Southern Baptist churches diverted CP funds during the past year.

    "This percentage was lower than anticipated," and reasons for diverting CP funds "varied as much as the number of churches identified," according to the final report of the CP Study Committee, an ad hoc group created by the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee's CP Committee. Read More

  • Gaines to EC: Do you see lostness?

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (9 months ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Prayer and evangelism will enable the Southern Baptist Convention to abide and continue its work in an increasingly eclectic society, SBC President Steve Gaines told the Executive Committee during its 2017 fall meeting in Nashville.

    SBC leaders and laity must see and love the lost so much that it creates a burden that the lost be saved, Gaines said in his address Sept. 18 at the SBC Building. He exhorted the Executive Committee, other Southern Baptist leaders and SBC employees gathered before him, to understand and love the disadvantaged, and to show them the love of Christ. Read More