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  • CP escrow study set to begin

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

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    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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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