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  • EC receives CP report, frames building sale process

    by David Roach & Art Toalston, posted Monday, June 12, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Matt Miller
    PHOENIX (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee heard a report today (June 12) that "escrowing, withholding [and] reducing" gifts through the Cooperative Program is "not as widespread" as thought in February when the EC's CP Committee created a special committee to study the issue.

    The EC also voted to ask the SBC for authorization to sell the SBC Building in Nashville if a favorable offer is made. The committee additionally adopted a resolution of appreciation for SBC registration secretary Jim Wells, who has completed 15 years of service and will not attend this year's SBC annual meeting due to an ongoing battle with cancer. Read More

  • Exec. Committee marks 100 years 'behind the scenes'

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, June 08, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee's 100th anniversary will be marked by a "low-key" celebration, says EC President Frank S. Page, because by design the committee has never been characterized by publicity and attention.

    Unbeknownst to many Southern Baptists, Page told Baptist Press, the EC has been a "quiet, behind-the-scenes, steady hand that has helped guide and direct [the SBC] over the years." Read More

  • IMB study to examine entity trustee fluctuations

    by David Roach, posted Friday, March 17, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Roger S. Oldham
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- While the Southern Baptist Convention's Committee on Nominations met this week (March 16-17) in Nashville to discuss potential members of boards and standing committees, a subcommittee of the International Mission Board was embarking on a study of trustee representation from states and territories with decreasing numbers of Southern Baptists. Read More

  • CP escrow study set to begin

    by David Roach, posted Monday, March 06, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- With an ad hoc committee of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee set to begin its study of churches' escrowing Cooperative Program money, EC chairman Stephen Rummage says the study was occasioned in part by the notable volume of contacts the EC has received regarding the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Read More

  • SBC's ethnic diversity leaves EC 'grateful to God'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A review of ethnic participation in Southern Baptist Convention life left a workgroup of the convention's Executive Committee encouraged at the SBC's progress and eager for increased diversity in the days ahead.

    Reports submitted to the EC "show intentionality on the part of each one of our entities to provide resources and opportunities for involvement of our ethnic churches and church leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention," Jim Gregory, chairman of the EC's Communications Workgroup, told Baptist Press. "I think we've made some very good strides because of our intentionality." Read More

  • Young leader initiative announced by EC & NAMB

    by Mike Ebert, posted Friday, February 24, 2017 (one year ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- The SBC Executive Committee and North American Mission Board are launching a young leader initiative to better engage pastors between the ages of 25-45.

    The network's goal will be to provide a sense of brotherhood for those already participating in Southern Baptist life and find ways to engage those who are disconnected or minimally involved. Read More

  • EC WRAP-UP: CP escrowing by churches draws study

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid continuing discussion of churches' escrowing or withholding Cooperative Program funds, the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee launched two efforts to study the issue at its Feb. 20-21 meeting in Nashville.

    The EC also authorized its officers to study the feasibility of selling the SBC Building in downtown Nashville. The EC declined to recommend amending Article III of the SBC Constitution to list racial discrimination as evidence a church is not in friendly cooperation, noting the Baptist Faith and Message and convention resolutions already make clear that racism is grounds to disfellowship a congregation. Read More

  • Singing 'Down on My Knees,' Gaines exhorts SBC to pray

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In Nashville all of 24 hours while his wife Donna was home in Memphis, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines had already spoken with her four times, he said, because he loves her and simply loves to hear her voice.

    The conversations with his wife served as an analogy to encourage Southern Baptists to talk with God and tell others about our Savior, the theme of his sermon on the first evening of the SBC Executive Committee meeting in Nashville Feb. 20-21. Read More

  • Gateway move increased assets, streamlined staff

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, September 22, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Thanks to the move of Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention's main campus to Southern California, the seminary has more financial assets and an employee structure more focused on theological education.

    That's the report Gateway President Jeff Iorg delivered to the SBC Executive Committee Sept. 20 in Nashville. Read More

  • Platt to EC: Seemingly dead man rose among UUPG

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    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