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  • Common Ground: Pastors share testimonies, advice

    by SBC writing team, posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Jeremy Scott
    PHOENIX (BP) -- Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, said he began his ministry as a street preacher who didn't know anything about the Southern Baptist Convention.

    Luter, a former SBC president, was one of four pastors who gave a "Common Ground Testimony" to encourage those in ministry during the SBC Pastors' Conference meeting in Phoenix June 11-12. Read More

  • Study of Philippians pervades Pastors' Conf.

    by SBC writing team, posted Monday, June 12, 2017 (one year ago)

    Encouraging and edifying pastors via the preaching of expository messages from the book of Philippians, the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference kicked off Sunday (June 11) at the Phoenix Convention Center. Read More

  • 'Text is king,' Allen says at pre-Pastors' Conf. workshop

    by Alex Sibley, posted Monday, June 12, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Matt Miller
    PHOENIX (BP) -- Having worked with each of this year's Pastors' Conference speakers earlier this spring on their preaching through the book of Philippians, David Allen noted text-driven preaching is expository preaching "as it should be done."

    Allen, dean of the School of Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, led the Text-Driven Preaching Workshop Sunday (June 11) as the official pre-conference workshop of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual Pastor's Conference in Phoenix. Read More

  • H.B. Charles to be Pastors' Conf. nominee

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 (one year ago)

    Oklahoma pastor Brad Graves has announced the withdrawal of his candidacy for Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference president to clear the way for Florida pastor H.B. Charles Jr. to be nominated as the first African American to hold that office. Read More

  • Pastors' Conf. reaches 60 scholarships awarded

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 05, 2017 (one year ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference has announced 30 additional recipients of $1,000 scholarships to attend the Pastors' Conference and SBC annual meeting this summer in Phoenix, bringing the total number of scholarships awarded to 60.

    Pastors' Conference leaders projected initially that 5-20 scholarships would be funded for pastors not otherwise able to make the trip to Phoenix. The first round of 30 scholarships was announced April 20. Read More

  • Pastors' Conf. scholarships exceed projections

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (one year ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference has announced the first 30 recipients of $1,000 scholarships to attend the Pastors' Conference and SBC annual meeting this summer in Phoenix. Read More

  • SBC Pastors' Conference 2017 schedule

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (one year ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- This year's Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference will center on the theme "above every name" and focus on an exposition of Philippians by pastors of Southern Baptist churches with average attendance of approximately 500 or less. Read More

  • Pastors' Conference to spotlight Philippians

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (one year ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference president Dave Miller doesn't expect attendees of this year's sessions to recognize the names of all 12 conference preachers.

    But that's OK, he said, because the preachers' names aren't the focus. With the theme "above every name," the June 11-12 gathering is centered on 12 pastors of average-sized Southern Baptist churches preaching through the biblical book of Philippians to exalt Jesus' name. Read More

  • Pastors' Conf. launches scholarship opportunity

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, March 30, 2017 (one year ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference has announced it will provide $1,000 travel scholarships to pastors of "average-sized churches" who cannot otherwise afford to attend the Pastors' Conference and SBC annual meeting this summer in Phoenix.

    In keeping with the focus of this year's Pastors' Conference on pastors of small and midsized congregations, an estimated 5-20 scholarships will be available beginning April 10 on a "first-come basis," funded by donations from larger churches, the Pastors' Conference leadership team announced today (March 30) on the SBC Voices blog. Read More

  • Pastors' Conference speakers meet to unify sermons

    by Keith Collier/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Friday, February 17, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Keith Collier
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- This year's Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference has already promised several firsts, including the first time all preachers will be from small- and medium-sized churches and all sermons will walk through a book of the Bible expositionally.

    This year's Pastors'Conference added another first -- the first time the speakers met in advance to discuss their passages to ensure cohesive unity to their sermons. Read More