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  • Pastors' Conf. launches scholarship opportunity

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, March 30, 2017 (11 months 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

  • Diversity, smaller churches in Pastors' Conf. line-up

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

    PHOENIX (BP) -- On Sunday mornings in the ballroom of a New Orleans country club, Ryan Rice Sr. preaches to about 55 worshippers at the Southern Baptist church he founded in 2015. The full-time pastor seeking his first seminary degree is among 12 leaders chosen to preach at the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference June 11-12 in Phoenix. Read More

  • 'Every church can' urged at Send Luncheon

    by Joe Conway, posted Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- A capacity audience of 3,000 at The Dome in St. Louis experienced the launch of Send Relief at the 2016 Send Luncheon on Monday, part of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference.

    In keeping with the Send Relief theme -- bringing practical help with lasting hope -- the North American Mission Board (NAMB) presented Plymouth Baptist Church with a Send Relief trailer to augment the compassion ministry the church of 100 already accomplishes to reach the people of Plymouth, Ind. Pastor Clark Harless, his wife Raechelle and their daughter, Kennedy, joined NAMB president Kevin Ezell on stage. Ezell said Harless and his church epitomize what Send Relief can mean for a community. Read More

  • Endurance, gospel-centrality spotlighted at Pastors' Conf.

    by Staff, posted Monday, June 13, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Miranda Johns
    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Aimed at giving pastors a charge like the one the apostle Paul gave his son in the ministry, Timothy, in 2 Timothy 4:5-6, the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference kicked off Sunday (June 12) at the America's Center Convention Complex in St. Louis.

    With the theme "Live this!", the Sunday evening and Monday morning sessions focused on issues such as suffering, endurance, the Gospel, cross-cultural ministry and evangelism. Read More

  • SBC Pastors' Conference 2016 schedule

    by Staff, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- This year's Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference will center on the theme "Live This!" and focus on equipping pastors to do the work of evangelists.

    "I don't think anybody can deny that we are at an all-time low in evangelism," Pastors' Conference president John Meador said. "I don't think anyone can deny that no one is going to change this unless the pastor does. And because of those truths, I think this Pastors' Conference is critical and crucial." Read More

  • Pastors' Conference to spotlight evangelism

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference president John Meador didn't choose the "Live This!" theme of this year's sessions in St. Louis.

    He said it was burned on his heart several years ago as God convinced him through study of 2 Timothy 4:5-6 that he had not been leading his church in evangelism and that he -- along with fellow pastors -- needed to heed Scripture's call to "do the work of an evangelist." Read More

  • FLOYD: Pastors' Conference legacy continues

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Wednesday, April 20, 2016 (one year ago)

    SBC President Ronnie Floyd recounts the legacy of the Pastors' Conference prior to each year's SBC annual meeting. "Some of the most dynamic moments in my life and ministry in the Southern Baptist Convention occurred during the Pastors' Conference," Floyd writes. This year's Pastors' Conference will be June 12-13 in St. Louis. Read More

  • 2016 SBC Pastors' Conference: 'Live this!'

    by Bonnie Pritchett/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Thursday, January 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- John Meador believes some pastors -- and subsequently their congregations -- have departed from the 2 Timothy 4:5-6 mandate, developing a "come and see" method for sharing the Gospel instead of "go and tell." Read More

  • 'He Must Increase' continues at Pastors' Conf.

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, June 16, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Paul W. Lee
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The 2015 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference's afternoon and evening sessions June 15 continued on the theme of "He Must Increase" from John 3:30. Six speakers during the two sessions encouraged and challenged Southern Baptist pastors to emulate John the Baptist's charge to decrease so that Jesus Christ might increase.

    The June 14-15 Pastors' Conference sessions in the Greater Columbus Convention Center led into the June 16-17 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. Read More