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NAMB to inform, mobilize pastors & churches at SBCDALLAS (BP) -- Pastors, messengers and other attendees at this year's SBC annual meeting in Dallas will have multiple opportunities to learn about ways to better engage their churches with mission efforts both locally and throughout North America.
"We never stop seeking out ways to help Southern Baptists get the hope of the Gospel out to North America," said Kevin Ezell, North American Mission Board president. "Through the Send Network, our church planting network, and Send Relief compassion ministries, we hope to equip churches to reach both their communities and all of North America." Read More
At SBC, IMB to help churches 'play a vital role'DALLAS (BP) -- IMB missionaries and staff are looking forward to sharing during the SBC annual meeting in Dallas "how every church -- regardless of size, resources or unique needs -- can play a vital role" in taking the Gospel to the world's unreached people.
The International Mission Board, in a news release relaying its hopes for interacting with messengers and guests at the convention, noted, "A multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ -- it's a big vision, and a vision the International Mission Board knows they cannot fulfill alone." Read More
Messianics to finalize restructuring planDALLAS (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship will finalize an organizational restructuring plan, hear reports of Jewish evangelism and potentially discuss electing an executive director when the group gathers in Dallas in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.
SBMF members and guests will convene Sunday, June 10, at noon for a lunch meeting at TGI Fridays, 1713 North Market St. in Dallas. The business portion of the gathering likely will be brief, SBMF President Ric Worshill said. Read More
Native Americans to discuss Gospel contextualizationDALLAS (BP) -- A presentation of the Gospel message to demonstrate a contextual way of ministering to unreached and under-reached Native people will be part of the Fellowship of Native American Christians' annual meeting in June.
"Everyone is welcome," FoNAC Executive Director Gary Hawkins told Baptist Press. "In the past few years some have told me they would've enjoyed attending our meeting but thought it was only for Indians, which is far from the message FoNAC wants to project. Read More
Filipinos to expand ministry offeringsDALLAS (BP) -- Considering an executive director job description and hearing proposals for new ministry initiatives will be among highlights of the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America's annual meeting in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Dallas.
The fellowship will gather Tuesday, June 12 at 8:30 a.m. at Dallas Metroplex International Church, less than 20 minutes from the site of the SBC annual meeting. The theme of the Filipino Fellowship's meeting is "Together for the Gospel," based on 1 Corinthians 3:8-9. Read More
Asian Americans to honor SBC execs for ethnic inclusionDALLAS (BP) -- The National Asian American (NAA) Fellowship will honor two Southern Baptist Convention executives for speeding progress in ethnic diversity during its annual meeting June 11 in Dallas.
"We have united together much, much more," Paul Kim, Asian American relations consultant of the SBC Executive Committee (EC), told Baptist Press. Read More
Korean Council to consider pastor retirement fundingDALLAS (BP) -- Discussions about helping pastors get started with a retirement plan and mentoring younger pastors are on the agenda of the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America's annual meeting in Dallas.
The Korean Council's June 11-13 sessions, which take place during the week of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting and related gatherings, will be hosted by Semihan Church in Carrollton, where Byeong Rack Choi is pastor. Read More
NAAF seeks to build bridges in racially charged U.S.DALLAS (BP) -- Relationships beneficial to the Kingdom continue to flow from the National African American Fellowship nearly 25 years after its 1994 founding, NAAF president Byron Day said in advance of the group's 2018 annual meeting June 10-11 in Dallas.
"NAAF today continues to be a valuable resource to [Southern Baptist] African American churches and the convention at large," said Day, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Laurel, Md. "NAAF seeks to be a bridge-builder among our racially diverse convention, particularly during this highly charged racial climate in America. Read More
Hispanic unity gaining momentum as SBC Dallas nearsDALLAS (BP) -- Conversations about unity will be part of several Hispanic meetings in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's June 12-13 annual meeting in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
"A good number of Southern Baptist Hispanic leaders are beginning to look at the future with more intentionality and see the need for more unity and collaboration among us," said Luis Lopez, associate director of missions for ethnic work with the Robertson County Baptist Association in middle Tennessee. Read More
Harper, Moore & Pomeroy to headline ministry wives' eventsDALLAS (BP) -- Ministers' wives attending the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Dallas are invited to a trio of women's events, including a Ministers' Wives Luncheon, Pastors' Wives Conference, and a women's expo.
Authors and speakers, Lisa Harper of Nashville and Beth Moore of Houston, and pastor's wife Sherri Pomeroy of Sutherland Springs, Texas, will headline this year's events to be held in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on Level 2, Ballrooms A1-4. Read More