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  • 'Post-worship war' counsel offered by Page & Gray

    by By David Roach, posted Friday, August 28, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Breaking the paradigm of age-segregated services, navigating a "post-worship war culture" and fostering multicultural praise gatherings are among the topics addressed in a book by Frank S. Page and Lavon Gray on worship challenges for 21st-century churches.

    Worship "has become a big claim in the twenty-first century church; but, based on the reality of people's lives, the worship that we claim to be experiencing is not truly affecting the quality of our lives, our families, and our witness," Page, president of ... Read More

  • Page receives Asian Advisory Council report

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Rebekah Rausch
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Church planting among Asian groups, international missions to Asian peoples and increased Asian cooperation with the larger Southern Baptist family are among the prominent themes in the Asian Advisory Council report presented to Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank S. Page June 15 in Columbus, Ohio. Read More

  • CP surge showcased in exhibit hall discussions

    by Karen L. Willoughby, Bonnie Pritchett and Erin Roach, posted Monday, June 22, 2015 (2 years ago)

    By Rebekah Rausch
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Underfoot throughout the exhibit hall at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting were 12-inch directional decals affixed to the carpeting that proclaimed, "Fueled by the Cooperative Program."

    Those decals -- signaling ministries funded by CP gifts at the state or national level -- were in front of at least three-quarters of the exhibits, including the North American Mission Board exhibit, which offered coffee cups emblazoned with the names of Send Cities, and the International Mission Board exhibit, which distributed ... Read More

  • CP 2.57% ahead of year-to-date projection

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, June 02, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 2.57 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection and 2.09 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page. Read More

  • Page: Obama's comments on poverty disappointing

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 (2 years ago)

    BP file photo
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- President Obama's suggestion that evangelicals often devote more resources to fighting abortion than caring for the poor reflects ignorance concerning denominations like the Southern Baptist Convention, Frank S. Page said on a national radio broadcast.

    "We are involved" in fighting poverty, Page, president of the SBC Executive Committee said May 16 on the "Washington Watch" radio program's weekend edition hosted by Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. "So there was both arrogance and ignorance involved in his comments. It bothered me deeply. We care about people." Read More

  • Pew: Christians decline while 'nones' increase

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The number of Christians in America has dropped nearly 8 percentage points since 2007 while the number of religiously unaffiliated adults has increased by nearly 7 percentage points during the same period.

    That's the finding of the Pew Research Center's 200-page study of "America's Changing Religious Landscape" released today (May 12). The survey of some 35,000 adults drew a variety of reactions from Southern Baptist leaders. Read More

  • Multi-ethnic council reflects 'family of God'

    by Roger S. Oldham, posted Friday, May 08, 2015 (2 years ago)

    ATLANTA (BP) -- Listening to the hubbub of voices of the Multi-Ethnic Advisory Council as they met in small groups, Frank S. Page, president OF the SBC Executive Committee, noted, "Hearing you talk and debate and quote Scripture in your various accents and your various perspectives [reminds me] how rich we are as a family of God to have all of you at the table." Read More

  • Asian American council weighs missions challenges

    by Roger S. Oldham, posted Friday, May 08, 2015 (2 years ago)

    ATLANTA (BP) -- The Asian American Advisory Council, representing numerous Asian cultures and language groups, identified a number of common challenges its churches must address if they are to survive and expand in the years to come, SBCLIFE reports in its current issue, released this month (May). Read More

  • CP 1.39% ahead of year-to-date projection

    by Staff, posted Monday, May 04, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 1.39 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection and 1.89 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page. Read More

  • Baltimore violence shows need for 'a better way'

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Racial turmoil in Baltimore commanded the nation's attention April 27-28.

    "While we watch on the screen and read what is happening in Baltimore," Southern Baptist Convention Ronnie Floyd said, "we need to pray for our pastors and churches in Baltimore as they rise up together, calling Baltimore to a better way to live personally and collectively. Read More