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  • 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

  • WRAP-UP: EC recommends expanding membership

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

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Four states or territories would gain representation on the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee under a recommendation adopted during the EC's Sept. 19-20 meeting in Nashville for presentation at the SBC annual meeting in June 2017.

    The recommendation would amend SBC Bylaw 18 to exempt the states and territories of the Dakotas, Iowa, Minnesota-Wisconsin and Montana from Bylaw 30's requirement that territories have 15,000 members in cooperating Baptist churches to qualify for EC representation. Read More

  • New EC media policy addresses social media

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Executive Committee has voted to update its media policy, prompted by the proliferation and ease of use of social media.

    In addition to news media, the policy now encompasses any individuals in attendance at EC meetings, including Executive Committee members themselves. Read More

  • 'Grateful for what God is doing,' Page tells EC

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President and CEO Frank S. Page thanked God at the September EC meeting for His work among Southern Baptists, citing increased financial giving and a renewed commitment to the Great Commission.

    "I'm grateful for what God is doing in our churches. I'm grateful for what God is doing in our mission boards," Page said in his Sept. 19 plenary session remarks. "I'm grateful for what God is doing in our seminaries. I am a grateful man for what God is doing in many ways." Read More

  • Gaines to EC: SBC needs 'renewal from heaven'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Spiritual awakening, soul winning and stewardship will be the three-pronged emphasis of Steve Gaines' Southern Baptist Convention presidency, he told the SBC Executive Committee Monday (Sept. 19).

    Addressing the EC via video because of a scheduling conflict, Gaines said America's morally deteriorating culture evidences the need for revival and awakening. He asked Southern Baptists to pray for revival using Psalm 85:6 and Habakkuk 3:2 as prompts. Read More

  • Gateway name approved; WMU's Wanda Lee honored

    by Erin Roach & Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Two significant changes in Southern Baptist life were key elements of the Executive Committee report to 7,200-plus messengers at the SBC annual meeting in St. Louis:

    -- final approval of the new name -- Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention -- for the former Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, which is relocating its main campus to Southern California from the San Francisco Bay Area. Read More

  • EC action changes plan for SBC entity Q&A session

    by David Roach & Art Toalston, posted Monday, June 13, 2016 (one year ago)

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    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee's June 13 decision not to recommend amending SBC Bylaw 26 has forced the cancelation of a panel discussion scheduled for June 15 with SBC entity heads fielding questions from messengers to the convention's annual meeting in St. Louis. Instead, each entity president will answer messenger questions for four minutes at the end of his report.

    The EC also referred back to its Bylaws Workgroup for further discussion of a proposal to grant EC representation to Baptists in five pioneer regions of the United States. Read More

  • Urban church embraces creativity, holds outdoor baptism

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, May 16, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- When Mosaic Nashville church baptized 40-year-old Paul Ramsey, he found it fitting that he should slip and hit his head on the rim of the aluminum horse trough that was his baptismal pool.

    "I've made a lot of bad choices in my life," he told Baptist Press, "and it's just taken me a lot of knocks and a lot of bumps on my head to get on the right path." Read More

  • EC WRAP-UP: Small-state representation considered

    by David Roach & Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- After nearly an hour of discussion, the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee's officers withdrew a recommendation to propose granting representation on three key SBC committees to Baptists in pioneer regions. EC leadership promised, however, to make an alternate proposal with the same goal but addressing logistical concerns raised by EC members. Read More

  • 'Hope in God,' Floyd tells Southern Baptists

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptists must recognize God as our strength and lead evangelicals into the future with His Light and the truth of His Word, Ronnie Floyd said at the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee's Feb. 22–23 meeting in Nashville.

    "Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, ... in this dark hour in America, when we wrestle within ourselves to not become downcast or discouraged with all that is happening in our nation," Floyd said, "we must respond in obedience to what the Lord is telling us in Psalm 43. We need the power and the guidance of the Holy Spirit so we will be anchored to the Truth of God and to the Lord Jesus Himself alone." Read More